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    Why does Google Change the page title in my search results?


    Hi Everyone,

    Seo newbie here so please bare with me

    My page title is...
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    Buy Silver Coins, Silver Bullion and Buy Gold | Gainesville Coins
    </title>
    However... Google displays the page title as...
    Gainesville Coins: Buy Silver Coins, Silver Bullion and Buy Gold

    Why is that? What can I do to make Google recognize the correct format of the page title?
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    Is this a word press site?
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    I'm guessing that you just changed this title sometime this past week or so, and your new title hasn't been added into Google's Index yet. After Googlebot hits your site and reads the new page, this new info will propagate to search engine results shortly after. Give it another week or so...... that is if what I said sounds about right. I Google'd your site and its set up right.
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    Nope, not a wordpress site. I also don't think it was changed recently either. P.S - The page title shows up correctly in bing.
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    I would log into Google Webmaster Tools for this domain and look for any errors. That would be your next step in my opinion. The title tag shows correctly in the browser tab, which says it's set properly. The GWT I believe should also be able to tell you when the site was crawled last which I'm guessing is going to be where the issue would be.
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    um, wrong.... Google just sometimes changes the title to use one that better matches the query. https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/35624?hl=en
    ...sometimes even pages with well-formulated, concise, descriptive titles will end up with different titles in our search results to better indicate their relevance to the query.

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    I think it's Google just being a bully and formatting it the way they want too....Possibly related to penguin update?

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    Originally Posted by yaknowss
    I think it's Google just being a bully and formatting it the way they want too....Possibly related to penguin update?
    Read the link KernelPanic gave you.
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    Originally Posted by KernelPanic
    um, wrong.... Google just sometimes changes the title to use one that better matches the query. https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/35624?hl=en
    Thank you! This answers my question

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