Google indexing Meta Tile incorrectly for home page

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I have a site thats about 7 weeks old. I used all in one SEO plugin to set the site meta title as plumber luton-harold jones ltd but

google has indexed the home page as harold jones ltd: plumber luton (ie the wrong way around) - it should say plumber luton-harold jones ltd

BUT all other pages are correct eg:

our services| plumber luton-harold jones ltd
contact | plumber luton-harold jones ltd

etc etc

any idea why this is and will it impact the rankings for KW plumber luton, which, should generaly be at the beginning of the metatitle to rank best from my experience

thanks

(the 'luton' reference is just to illustrate and not the real title)
#google #home #incorrectly #indexing #meta #page #tile
  • Profile picture of the author jacks009
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    • Profile picture of the author martyJames
      uh? if you cant give an intelligent detailed response dont reply pls
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Google does not use meta title and nothing else does either.

    Meta title has not been used in almost 20 years.

    So if you are indeed setting "meta title," get a grip on reality.

    Ditch wordpress, seo plugins, get a real website,
    and use the current title tag that matters.

    Any other seo wannabe who has no clue about
    meta and title, needs to actually learn things.

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  • Profile picture of the author irawr
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    Originally Posted by martyJames View Post

    I have a site thats about 7 weeks old. I used all in one SEO plugin to set the site meta title as plumber luton-harold jones ltd but

    google has indexed the home page as harold jones ltd: plumber luton (ie the wrong way around) - it should say plumber luton-harold jones ltd

    BUT all other pages are correct eg:

    our services| plumber luton-harold jones ltd
    contact | plumber luton-harold jones ltd

    etc etc

    any idea why this is and will it impact the rankings for KW plumber luton, which, should generaly be at the beginning of the metatitle to rank best from my experience

    thanks

    (the 'luton' reference is just to illustrate and not the real title)
    Branded anchors/citations should fix that. Make sure you have it the correct way in the title tag, not the meta title.

    7 Weeks? Dude, I've got 10 new sites that are getting absolutely molested by sandbox 2.0. I wouldn't be too worried at this point.

    The new sandbox is maddening, I actually gave up on those sites for awhile, came back to them, gave up on them again, got 5 domains I won at auction (they didn't drop) built sites on them, got those sites going, then came back to the new domains and gave up again yesterday. These domains are all 3-4 months old. They got their initial rank, I lightly built a few links, they start dancing (pretty normal) and they either dump to page 10-25 and get stuck, or they dance out of the index entirely. It's so insanely frustrating.

    Still not completely sure what to do, do I work on existing sites (I have plenty to keep me busy there...) and wait for this nonsense to stop, or do I build those sites as normal and just pretend my stats are normal.

    Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

    Ditch wordpress, seo plugins, get a real website
    I really hate that advice. It's just a platform. That's like saying windows > mac.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Why do you guys always get Paul stirred up about meta titles?
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    • Profile picture of the author Tim3
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Why do you guys always get Paul stirred up about meta titles?
      Hope they don't do away with schema as well later, he may have a seizure
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  • Profile picture of the author martyJames
    dont know why i bothered asking here - if you havent got a relevent usefful answer DONT post
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by martyJames View Post

      dont know why i bothered asking here - if you havent got a relevent usefful answer DONT post

      Don't get your panties in a bunch.

      I've already went over your OP situation a dozen times in detail on this forum. If you want the info. it's there, all you have to do is look.
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    • Profile picture of the author irawr
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      Originally Posted by martyJames View Post

      dont know why i bothered asking here - if you havent got a relevent usefful answer DONT post
      Actually I think about half of the people who post on WF, who actually know what they're talking about have posted in this thread. Edit: and there was a few nonsense spam posts as well.

      Also, this is a forum, we are not an SEO agency. You are not our boss, to us, you are not a client. If you want an SEO agency to tell you the same thing we told you in this thread, then go find one.

      I recommend you read the thread personally and also understand this concept: Google does not exist to make you money.
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