SERPs not indexing my title tag

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SERPs not indexing my title tag
« on: 07-09-2015, 22:29:49 »
I am having a problem with one of the websites I’m trying to rank for. This is a big issue because Google is ignoring the homepage title tag I’m using and just putting something else, which is not using all the ~70 characters I get at my disposition. Shortening my chances to optimize my title tag and rank faster/easier.
To explain the issue better let me give an example. Let’s say that this is my current title tag (no quotes):
“My Website Topic – My website name”

At this moment it’s only:
“My Website Topic”

This is a big issue because as we know the title is one of the most important factors of Onsite Optimization.

Let me know what you guys think. Have any of you have had a similar experience.


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Re: SERPs not indexing my title tag
« Reply #1 on: 07-13-2015, 06:33:21 »
Hello jamesbetfix,

I believe that there can be two primary reasons for this:-

1. The title of your homepage is too lengthy than what it should be. Google truncates strings that are longer than 70 characters. Make sure that your title is within the range.

2. You have changed your title from “My Website Topic" to “My Website Topic – My website name” and Google has not crawled your webpage yet. Try to see when was the last time that your homepage was cached to understand better.

Hope it helps :) !
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Re: SERPs not indexing my title tag
« Reply #2 on: 07-13-2015, 10:03:49 »
Hello jamesbetfix,

I believe that there can be two primary reasons for this:-

1. The title of your homepage is too lengthy than what it should be. Google truncates strings that are longer than 70 characters. Make sure that your title is within the range.

2. You have changed your title from “My Website Topic" to “My Website Topic – My website name” and Google has not crawled your webpage yet. Try to see when was the last time that your homepage was cached to understand better.

Hope it helps :) !

ThanksJoomdev,

I don't agree though, for the following reasons:

.1: you are correct, Google "truncates" for lengthy titles and descriptions, but in my case is not truncating but completely overwriting what I'm putting as title tag.
.2: the Google cached version shows "a snapshot of the page as it appeared on 4 Jul 2015". I have updated the title tag long before that. So is clear the page has being crawled since the last title update.


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Re: SERPs not indexing my title tag
« Reply #3 on: 07-14-2015, 10:20:42 »
issue has been fixed:

This was the cause:
Title tag content was displaying the similar keyword too close to each other, making the title look too spammy.
We have removed any duplication from the title tag and keep it under 56 chars.

Google is now displaying the desired title on SERPs.

Thanks for all your contributions.

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SERPs not indexing my title tag
« Reply #4 on: 07-22-2015, 06:16:33 »
If you have strong feeling that the SERP's is not indexing your title tag then you really need to change it.
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Re: SERPs not indexing my title tag
« Reply #5 on: 07-23-2015, 04:27:49 »
SERPs not indexing my title tag
« on: 09 July 2015, 22:29:49 »

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    Thank You

I am having a problem with one of the websites I’m trying to rank for. This is a big issue because Google is ignoring the homepage title tag I’m using and just putting something else, which is not using all the ~70 characters I get at my disposition. Shortening my chances to optimize my title tag and rank faster/easier.
To explain the issue better let me give an example. Let’s say that this is my current title tag (no quotes):
“My Website Topic – My website name”

At this moment it’s only:
“My Website Topic”

This is a big issue because as we know the title is one of the most important factors of Onsite Optimization.

Let me know what you guys think. Have any of you have had a similar experience.

It happens sometime because of duplicate contents, so we always need to use fresh and unique contents.

 

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