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 the domain name without the TLD.
I detailed the process in this answer:
My title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly
But I will ...
I would think neither would make a difference except for preference. Search engines are looking at word boundries (programming term) when parsing a string and would not recognize these characters as either a word nor a part of an HTML tag and likely will ignore them completely. From an SEO perspective, they would likely be totally ignored.
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 feel of the SERPs since March 2014 with the hopes of improving the user experience and click-through rates (CTR). It is believed that changing the SERP look and ...
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:
<meta name="title" content="…"> <!-- invalid in HTML5 -->
In HTML 4.01, you may use any value (there is no registry):
<meta name="title" content="…"&...
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
expressed using the title, base, link, style, and script elements.
So the meta title doesn't provide any additional information to the title tag, and it is not even ...
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 kept some PageRank or JuicyRank.
Most of webmaster including me using noindex tag on specific directory, that have no quality content for example, list of ...
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 is https://onceuponafoodblog.com/wp-content/plugins/simple-social-icons/symbol-defs.svg and it has a number of <title> elements in its source code, the ...
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 example, radiom was a strong brand, then the result would be different. Google uses more than one ontology to understand domain names including an ontology of brand ...
No there is not, Google will reflect the changes when it crawls and processes your pages again.
This whole process may take from days to weeks and you can't force Google to do it right away. Even if those conflicts are already solved, they could still be showing up in Webmaster Tools.
Only regard to branding. Otherwise, it does not matter. For example, if you are trying to brand the website, meaning you want the domain name to be recognizable as a brand, then yes. Put it in. Otherwise there is no real value that I can see.
Branding a website is to connect the website name to perceived value. For example stackexchange.com has a reputation ...
If it’s only colon vs. pipe: Use the pipe.
1. The colon might (more) often be part of the page title.
It might be confusing to have two colons. Example for an article called "Top 10: Songs":
Example.com: Top 10: Songs
It seems as if "Top 10" would be some kind of second-level category here.
2. The site title should come after the page title. The colon ...
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 assuming about 45 characters, though that may not be a precise answer.
If a title tag is too long, Google will make one up. You want to avoid this as much as ...
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"> tags.
Most websites rank very well without meta tags named "title". I've never used such a tag myself before. Your use of a meta title tag would be ignored by ...
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:
Although the changes may not show up under HTML Improvements for a while, using the Fetch as Google tool helps you to see a page as Google sees it, including HTML code.
It may also help to trigger re-crawling within a day according to this Google Webmaster Central Blog:
The Fetch as Googlebot feature in Webmaster Tools now provides a way to submit new ...
I’d have thought exactly the same: that there are no real pros or cons in where you place the TITLE element within the HTML document’s HEAD area.
However, although this is nothing whatsoever to do with SEO, I do remember reading that in an HTML document, the best practise is to include the TITLE after the first META tag that declares the content-type and/or ...
You should also consider bookmarking and tabs
Imagine if webmasters.stackexchange.com just had the title Webmasters. You go to bookmark it and would quickly forget what it is. From a User Experience point of few that's a problem. Or imagine if every /about.html was titled "About Us." Talk about a nightmare!
So, are there any reasons to put the the brand ...
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 the person what the page is about.
For SEO I would focus on local. For your home page I would do something like "Dog Grooming - City, State | Example Dog ...
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 the content of your page as crawler is intelligent enough to identify the title you are giving to your page and content on that page.
These matters for most of ...
Set the title as a variable and pass it to your include:
$page_title = 'Welcome to my site';
Then inside your header PHP you can use that variable. Here I'm using htmlspecialchars to ensure that <>& are properly escaped if they are used in the title.
<title><?php echo htmlspecialchars($...
You need to write <title> tag for visitors and not for SEO. Thus, you must use a title easy to read and understand.
Whatever you put commas, hyphens or something else, just inserting keywords in the row is not easy to read or understand.
Google uses the titles and descriptions found in your webpages to display a title and description in the snippet it returns in its search results, as illustrated in number 1 below:
If titles and descriptions are duplicates from page to page, then search results will appear the same to users. Therefore, Google requires them to be unique.
To remove these ...
In terms of keywords contained domain names:
As covered here in more detail, domains that contain keywords (aka., "Exact Match Domains") are no longer given more weight by search engines like Google, unless associated with common brand names.
ccLTDs such as .co.uk are also not considered keywords, though they do help specify regionalism and target ...
All HTML specifications define the title element as specifying a title for the page.
It’s still OK to include a site name in the title element content, if that content as a whole works as a title for the page.
For example, if a page contains a product catalog of the ACME corporation, then <title>Products of ACME</title> would be OK.
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
A title tag is the most important tag in your page. It tells
the search engines what your page is about so avoid two word title for your page. But there ...
I can't really speak for Yahoo but in case of Bing, submit request about "Outdated cache removal"
Read more about this here:
Please note, that all search engines eventually crawl over your web pages again. It's just a matter of time.
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 can (and should) sign up for Bing and Google webmaster tools (Yahoo is part of Bing's tools). This will give you an opportunity to let them know you've updated ...
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 SERP redesign, Google made some changes that includes site branding for shorter title links as an effort to add value. I can understand the heartburn this ...