Argh - Google has replaced my page title and description!

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Argh - Google has replaced my page title and description!

Postby updw » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:33 pm

For years google has listed my page titles and descriptions in the search engine.

But I just came across my page and the index page is listed as a load of words (I'm guessing those key words I originally submitted) replacing the title!

It only seems to be my index page that's been changed.

Has anyone come across this? Any ideas?

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Postby updw » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:03 pm

leftybogs wrote:what do you mean.. your site just change your title?
never heard a problem like that before..
are you sure..maybe its just your backlinks...

whats the url of your site..?


Affected URL is www.p-s-i.org.uk

If you go to google (UK anyway) and type in "paranormal investigators" it's the sixth entry down.

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Postby updw » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:06 pm

I've just checked on yahoo and it appears as normal on there..

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Postby AnthonySE » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:00 am

It might be pulling it from DMOZ if you're listed there. If you are, check to see what information they have for your title, etc. If not, then further research is required.

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Changed "Title & Description"

Postby hgupta » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:02 am

I have faced these problems several times last year for few of my sites.
The answer is that your site's title & meta description are not changed by Google rather they are extracted from DMoz.org or Open directory project.

Checking process:
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Open http://dmoz.org/
In the search box give your website's URL (Without http://www.) and search; you will see your site is listed under a category where the Title & Description Tags are different with your site's current meta & title tags.

==## Google uses open directory project's result with their search results for the relevancy of search result; and in this process it extract titles from Dmoz.org) ##==

If you want Google not change you Title & Meta Description tags: use the following Meta Tag:
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<meta name="robots" content="noodp">

Thanks...

Himanshu Gupta
Webmaster (SEO/SEM)
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Postby bradystjames » Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:58 pm

wow, never heard of that happening. :shock:

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Google has replaced my page title and description!?

Postby Jenny4u » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:30 am

Google has replaced my page title and description!?

What???

Can they do this??? :shock:

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Are you sure is it your site??

Postby Jenny4u » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:34 am

Are you sure is it your site?? :lol:

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Postby Steve m » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:18 am

hgupta thanks for your input I had the same situation, I have a number one listing in google for panic alarms and the description and title were different to the ones on the site.

Having looked at DMOZ it is listed there as the search result is listed.

Its a bit misleading as stun guns are illegal in the UK and I do not sell them but it is nice to have a number 1 listing so no complaints.

Google moves in mysterious ways.


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