Apologies in advance for the basic nature of this question.
I created a fairly large web application, the vast majority of which is behind a password off the
/private path. After telling the robots.txt file to
Disallow: /private/, Google is left with around four public pages to look at. Those are the ones I'd like Google to index.
I followed all of the instructions found on sites like this one as far as signing up for Webmaster tools, Fetching as Google, submitting, etc. All of this takes place with no errors but I don't understand the results I'm seeing in Google.
Consider the results shown when searching on
[site:mydomain] which is apparently the way to ask Google to show the pages that are cached in a specific domain.
My questions are:
Why is Google appending "-HOME" to the title of my pages except for (ironically enough) the actual home page ? This issue was touched upon in this post and the answer indicates that Google is trying to append the site's name to the title and has incorrectly deduced that the name of the site is "HOME." But in my case, I can't imagine what would lead Google to believe the name of my site is "HOME." I don't recall even using that word on the site. It's certainly not in any
Why is Google showing extremely rare error messages randomly embedded into the search result excerpt? Check out on the excerpt from the Resources page. It's showing "Sorry, your browser doesn't support HTML5 video," a rare fallback error message contained in a
<video>tag that virtually no one will ever see.