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Title tag different from title appearing in Google?

Actually, the answer above is incorrect. You would need to read the question carefully. In this case, the title tag is too long and Google decided to use what it determines as a brand which is simply ...
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My title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly

Bare with me. I will explain what changes Google has made followed by how Google decides how to make the SERP link and what specifically happened in your case. Google has been changing the look and ...
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Does a meta title tag help rankings when used in addition to a title tag?

For HTML5, there is no title metadata name. You may only use values defined in the HTML5 spec or registered in the WHATWG wiki, and as title is not registered, you can’t have an element like: <...
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Is <meta name="title"> redundant?

Yes, <meta name="title" ../> is superfluous. It is clear, after reading the HTML specification of the meta tag: The meta element represents various kinds of metadata that cannot be ...
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Rankings plummeted when I changed H1 tags to match the title, can I recover my rankings by reversing the changes?

Your h1 is likely not the culprit, but let's find out First of all, I'd wait about 2 weeks before doing anything. Google just finished rolling out their November spam update. SERPs are a bit volatile ...
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Does the Title and meta description for noindex pages influence SEO ranking in any way for the rest of the indexed pages?

No, it does not influence in ranking, because that pages is not indexed at all, also it does not harmful for your site in some ways, but if you are placing too many noindex tags, then those pages will ...
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The word 'behance' appears instead of my title in Google search results

I contacted John Mueller at Google about this issue. He had his team take a look at it and got back to me with the answer. The word "behance" is coming from an SVG image on your page. The image ...
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What is the minimum recommended page title from an SEO perspective?

Better question would be: Are two words a relevant pagetitle to that page? It's a bit minimal, but if relevant, it's no problem. But I dont think it can be very relevant with only two words.
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After updating the title and meta description, how long until changes take place on Google?

If you go to Google Search Console website, click on Crawl, the Fetch as Google you can order the page on your website that you are updating to be indexed. From that point, as of the date of this ...
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Why does Google change / mispell my very site name?

Radiom is not a term. Radio is. Google is using n-gram analysis and term ontologies trying to understand your domain name for semantic value. The best it can come up with is radio and M. If, for ...
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Title in Google does not match <title> of document

This is an easy one. Your title tag is too long. Prior to the recent Google font size change in the SERPs, the rule was to have a title tag no longer than 55 characters. With the font change, I am ...
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Does a meta title tag help rankings when used in addition to a title tag?

Google maintains a list of all the meta tags that it uses. It lists the <title> tag (although it notes that it is technically not a meta tag). It does not list <meta name="title"> ...
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Why is Google rewriting the page title with '[3]' in the search results?

It seems to have to do with duplication of words in the Title. I ran a screaming frog of your site and noticed many Titles have the same words repeated. Take a look at this search: https://www.google....
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Should every page on my site have our company name in the title?

I would go with some version of option #1 because its clean and consistent which will help with click through rate. Whenever you are dealing with titles, think about the best way to quickly convey to ...
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"About" or "About us"? "Contact" or "Contact us"? "Services" or "Our services"?

Proper selection of title / url permalink does make a difference to your seo rankings as the title / url put a strong emphasis on what the content of the page looks like and it should ideally match ...
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SEO method to set page titles differently? (same header PHP)

Set the title as a variable and pass it to your include: <?php $page_title = 'Welcome to my site'; include("PHP/header.php"); ?> Then inside your header PHP you can use that variable. ...
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Search result website title for Bing and Yahoo

Caching is done on the search engine's servers, so there isn't much you can do about it. it is outside your direct control since you are at the mercy of specific search engines re-indexing you. You ...
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Search result website title for Bing and Yahoo

I can't really speak for Yahoo but in case of Bing, submit request about "Outdated cache removal" Read more about this here: http://www.bing.com/webmaster/help/bing-content-removal-tool-cb6c294d ...
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What is the minimum recommended page title from an SEO perspective?

From the Google's support page you can find that Page titles should be descriptive and concise. Avoid vague descriptors like "Home" for your home page, or "Profile" for a specific person's ...
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Title tag different from title appearing in Google?

Yes, it happens sometimes, Google picks up the best title from your site and shows it in Google Search results. I've already asked this question on another forum. For example when I search for "...
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Force google not to include my site's name in my pages' title

Google has found that CTR(s) increase with site branding and because Google gauges user satisfaction through CTR, Google sees site branding as a positive thing for it's business. As part of the recent ...
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Fixing website title on Bing

Bing may change titles in their SERPs (Just like Google). See Bing’s blog post How Does Bing Choose The Title For My Web Page?: Sometimes, despite a webmaster’s best efforts, Bing may choose to ...
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Duplicate meta descriptions & title tags

I'm gonna attempt to go simple as the OP requests. Each webpage with a title and meta description will contain source code with these lines in it near the beginning of the code: <title>insert ...
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After updating the title and meta description, how long until changes take place on Google?

There is no definite answer on how long will google take to reflect your content. But primarily it depends on few important factors like: How often google crawls this page of your site which again ...
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How to tell Google that each subfolder is a different site? Otherwise, Google appends the main site's name to every other subfolder

Within another context I have given these examples of how to use hreflang and canonical links. For your purpose I added structural data in the head section of both examples with meta tags indicating ...
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How to tell Google that each subfolder is a different site? Otherwise, Google appends the main site's name to every other subfolder

We checked today on November 29th and the title in the SERP no longer has the - Foobar USA appended to the end. It is now just Foobar Korea (not Foobar Korea - Foobar USA). Here is what we did ...
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Include page name in title?

If you are not making your document title excessively long by including the name of the page, then yes, you would be well-advised to include it. Including the page name in the document title will ...
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Will duplicate articles with changed titles help me rank for multiple keywords?

Duplicating pages to better target the title for keywords is not an effective SEO strategy. There are two things that will work against you: Google detects when pages are substantially duplicate ...
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Will duplicate articles with changed titles help me rank for multiple keywords?

You can be certain of one thing: Google does all they can to give people the info they are looking for. Tools on how to tell genuine search querry info have changed over time - and will change. But ...
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