Questions tagged [title]

HTML tag displaying the title of a web page.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
17
votes
3answers
2k views

Title tag different from title appearing in Google?

I'm just wondering how it is possible that IGN.com has this in its title tag: Video Games, Cheats, Walkthroughs, Game Trailers, Reviews, News, Previews & Videos at IGN while on Google its ...
3
votes
1answer
8k views

Title in Google does not match <title> of document [duplicate]

One of my project's title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly. The title tag of the home page reads: <title>Grande Prairie Jobs | Job Board for Grande Prairie, Alberta ...
8
votes
3answers
841 views

My title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly [duplicate]

My title is: <title>School Management Software, College & University Management Software, Cloud ERP Software</title> However it's showing up like this in Google: Is there something ...
146
votes
2answers
20k views

Does the order of keywords matter in a page title?

Stack Overflow has made a change to their page titles such that the most popular tag for a question appears at the start of the title. The change is being deployed across the network, so check out ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

My website title shows up slightly different from what's in my title tag, only in Google search [duplicate]

I've included my page title in the title tag in this format: " blah blah blah | sitename ". But for some reason it's showing up on Google search results as " sitename: blah blah blah ". It shows up ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

Pipes or colons in HTML title tags?

Other than esthetics, are there any valid reasons to choose pipes vs colons in an HTML <title> tag, or vice-versa? Usability? SEO? Example: <title>Example.com | Top 10 list of stuff</...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Website logo text - best tag for SEO purposes?

I'm trying to develop a new website in HTML5 adhering to SEO standards where possible and I'm having a little trouble trying to figure out what tag my site name and slogan should live in. Originally ...
12
votes
5answers
7k views

Which symbol should I use in the title: “|” or “-”?

So there are two way of writing a site's page title: Meow | Photo Magazine or: Meow - Photo Magazine Which one is better (for SEO and for users)?
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Company name change and new URL - Google showing old company name in result title

I have posted this question on a Google Webmasters forum with no luck. I also called Google and spoke with a rep with no luck. Here is our problem. Overview Website launch for a client about a year ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Google showing H1 text instead of page TITLE in search result?

I always thought Google shows page title (whatever is in the <title> tag of the page) as 1st line of each result. But looking at the search "orologi da collezione" below, it seems Google is ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Why would Google show the old title when it has indexed the page with a new title?

I changed the title and meta description of a web page. It got re-indexed but still it shows in search results with the old title. Why would this happen and how would we resolve it?
8
votes
2answers
738 views

Should every page on my site have our company name in the title?

How different should the <title> tags be for each page on my domain? Which of the following are better examples are "better practice": Home - Example Dog Grooming Company About Us - Example ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Duplicate meta title and description displayed in Google Webmaster Tools [duplicate]

In Google Webmaster Tools under Search Appearance --> HTML Improvements it's showing: Duplicate Meta Titles - 166 Duplicate Meta Descriptions - 275 For example: Duplicate title tags Offer prices ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Google search results show my title incorrectly twice

Does anyone know why Google shows my title twice in search results? And it's the wrong title too. Here's a screenshot:
2
votes
2answers
188 views

Even though I have <title> tag, Google show the name of the link instead of the actual title in results

I noticed today that in some cases in the google results of my page, some of the title results are shown not with the <title> tag, but with the link name. Fore example if the contact link is ...
1
vote
1answer
410 views

Where does Google get the shorter title that it uses in site links when it is different than the page title?

Google seems to use the Title tag as the primary source for determining sitelink titles. However, I noticed that for some sites, the page title is not the same as the sitelink title. For example, ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Is there any way to tell Google to display the updated title instead of displaying the old blog title in search results?

As a matter of optimization, a few weeks ago I modified the way the titles of my blog posts are displayed (I made a change also in the title of the blog). Then I used the Google Webmaster Tools to re-...
36
votes
6answers
4k views

How long should my HTML page title really be?

How long should my text within my <title></title> tags really be? I know Google cuts it off at some point but when? When I used IIS7's SEO Toolkit 1.0 I get error stating my title ...
23
votes
10answers
1k views

What's the importance of the “title” tag?

Talking with some other people recently, it came up an interesting topic. The core question at hand is: What's the real importance and weight of the <title> tag in a web site? For instance, ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Brand name showing before the title in search results [duplicate]

If we search for our brand name or any keywords that relate to our website, the first words to appear in the title shown in the Google result preview follow this format: Brand Name: Title Here's a ...
6
votes
2answers
4k views

Google Webmaster Tools is not updating based on HTML improvements I implemented

I use Webmaster Tools for my website and I have removed duplicate titles in my site. But it is not getting reflected in Webmaster Tools. Is there any reload to view the changes in HTML Improvements?
2
votes
3answers
17k views

How long does it take for Google to re-index pages or update the link titles?

On one of our classified sites, when doing site:[mysite.com] in Google, the link text is simply [product name] - [mysite.com], where as it should read [product name] classifieds for sale in... I ...
0
votes
1answer
125 views

SEO effect of many articles having a similar title and content structure?

I'm building a diet directory on my weight loss site, and the structure for those diet descriptions will be similar (the actual content will be unique though). Here are some examples of the ...
6
votes
6answers
3k views

What is the minimum recommended page title from an SEO perspective?

What is the minimum recommended page title from an SEO perspective? Would there be any problems if I use a two words title? I know that there is a maximum recommended, but I did not find anything ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Why is my domain name getting appended to the title in Google SERP? [duplicate]

Suppose my site is example.com. Now all the results for my site are displayed like this in Google search: How to make cookies - example.com However, my title is only How to make cookies, and ...
3
votes
2answers
759 views

Google Plus is using value of 'name' property (from Schema.org Person) as site title

I added Schema.org’s Person - suddenly Google Plus is using the name property as site title! Is this a bug? I was wondering if anyone else ran into the same problem. This is the code I used <div ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Which special characters, if used in <title> tags, will be visible in Google SERPs?

Seems like Google doesn't display some special characters if they are used in <title></title>. What are the characters that will be visible in SERPs for site titles?
3
votes
1answer
123 views

Can I randomly change the page title for users while showing search engines a static title?

Let's say I wanted to make a website or series of pages where the title (or at least what appears on your browser's tab) alternates randomly each time it's loaded - just for giggles. I have a bank of ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Does the order of a keyword combination matter in the title and URL? [duplicate]

If I wanted to rank for "Christmas Coffee" does it matter whether my title is A) 2015's Best Christmas Coffee or B) 2015's Best Coffee of Christmas How much weight is put into this?
2
votes
1answer
36 views

Google shows “Widget tips” instead of “Widget” as title, but I don’t use this term anywhere

I have been working on one of the client's website from couple of months now. I have installed Yoast SEO plugin and titles was forced to put site name i.e "Widget" at the end of each post. But from ...
2
votes
1answer
122 views

Google is fetching body as title [duplicate]

I'm encountering a strange behaviour of Google. Pages in my site has the form : .. <title>Title of Article - mysite</title> </head> <body> <img alt='mysite logo'> .. ...
1
vote
3answers
791 views

Duplicate meta descriptions & title tags

I have website and have some issue with duplicate description and title. Can any body help me to solve this error in easy and simple words?
1
vote
0answers
214 views

checking for duplicate title and meta description tags across multiple subdomains

I know in Google Webmaster Tools, under "search appearance" for any domain, there's an "HTML Improvements" section which only checks crawled URLs specifically for that domain. My website has ...
1
vote
2answers
566 views

(Google) Title of page not updated, everything else did [duplicate]

My website changed significantly this month. Amongst the changes was the website's title. Two weeks ago, I finally used Webmaster Tools and submitted the page. So far, Yahoo and Bing have updated ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

Having or not having Brand Name of end of the title has any effect SEO Wise

Assume that my website is examplewebdesign.com. Having or not having Brand Name of end of the title has any effect SEO Wise? Ex 01 : Why your website should be mobile friendly? Ex 02 : Why your ...
1
vote
1answer
329 views

Will Google lower my rankings for boilerplate titles?

Will Google lower my rankings for titles with one-word difference (AKA boilerplate titles)? For example: Title #1: "Keyword A - Keyword 1 Included | Example Website" Title #2: "Keyword A - Keyword ...
1
vote
2answers
487 views

All caps <title> text - does it effect CTR ? Is it allowed

by having all your text in CAPS i presume that there is a slight increase in CTRs, has any one experimented / experienced this ? Are you allowed to have all caps title text, or is it seen as spammy ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

Writing meta description for listings pages

As per my research, they say either have unique meta description tags for each page or don't have them at all. I was okay not having them but the snippet google is showing in search results is really ...
0
votes
1answer
329 views

what would cause incorect titles to be listed in google?

I did a search for my site and it turns out that google showed an entry with an incorrect title, yet the description is ok. The title was incorrect to the point where it was called "the album" with ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

3 posts independent but related. Seo solutions

I have 3 blog posts that want to go deep in a subject. Each one covers a different aspect. Each one can be read independently. At the same time, they are connected. I thought that I could do ...
0
votes
4answers
492 views

Does changing company/brand name in title have SEO issues?

Say we had a website which on every page had a meta title of the following Product Name Blah Blah Blah | CompanyName.com However we felt that "CompanyName.com" was not really our identity and we ...