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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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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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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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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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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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"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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My site title or blogpost title, which should be h1?

The blog post title should be H1, as it's the most important piece of text on the page. You'll mostly want people to be able to find you through that one title. You can ofcourse add your name as the ...
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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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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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Should the brand name appear in each tag title even if it repeats keywords or dilutes from the targeted keyword phrase?

I would be cautious if the keyword you will use as a brand name consists general words, However using brand names will establish your brand for both user & search engines. A good example is: ...
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Same og:title and title on a page

It seems counterintuitive to me, but if we take IMDB as an example of proper implementation, we can see that they use the same value for the og:title and <title> tags. To see for yourself, view ...
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SEO monthly time investment

Okay, so there's a lot here to unpack, but I've done SEO myself and have worked with and selected/rejected a lot of vendors over the years, so I can give you some factors to look at. First off, looks ...
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Can I randomly change the page title for users while showing search engines a static title?

Yes, Google has started supporting javascript in their bots, this is due to the increasing popularity of javascript in the web and frameworks like Angularjs. Taking the bigger picture, the web isn't ...
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Google displaying wrong title / Adds "First -" before the title

Does Google just put that "First -" itself? Nope. Otherwise where might that be coming from? There are several things you will need to check since this is WordPress. All of them are ...
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Having same page with different meta tags without affecting SEO

It's not going to well in search result. Displaying the same content on different URL's is considered to be 'duplicate content' (Google mostly focuses on body content), no matter if your title, meta ...
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Google Search Results show and extra 0 in my title

The 0 from the thumbs up/down section is within the H2 that contains your page title. Pull that out of there and keep just your page title in the heading tag. That should help search engines identify ...
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How to eliminate duplicate titles for a website URL using www.example.com and example.com

Regarding the comment on your question, you only have one site which is served to your users with the two versions of the site (with www and without www). Therefore, you need to 301 redirect one ...
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search from Domain name , results showing lower case Title

This is because your Google search includes the domain name, or keywords that do not exist currently in your page title. Google only rewrites titles when the search doesn't have a 'search match', in ...
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Does having the name of a country in the site title hurt SEO for other countries?

Having any word, be it of a country or anything in the title, will positively impact the SEO ranking of your website for that term/word. The title is very important for higher SEO ranking and ...
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Title too long - SEO implications?

They are just warnings. You can ignore them. Very short titles for SEO was a thing about 7 years ago. At that point the best way to rank was to create a page for every search phrase with a title ...
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H1 followed by H2 without text among the titles afflicts the SEO?

These h1-h4 headings represent the logical heading structure which means there is nothing wrong, You can have a main heading and it can immediately follow it with subheading to categorize your ...
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