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    Google Choice of Page Title in Search Results isn't mine


    Please help, I can't figure this out how to fix this!

    Google search results (image below) is pulling the name Alla Tchemodanova from somewhere and sticking it as the page title in the search results.

    It definitely isn't the <title> that the page has (code below), and I don't know how to get rid of this page title that Google is using and display the <title> the page has in the <head>, and I cannot find where the mistake is... please help!



    Code:
    	<head>
        
    	<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
    	<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
            <meta name="description" content="Over 3000 Successful Cases, 22000+ Hours of Private Practice, Psychotherapy, Hypnosis, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Private Patients, Business Consulting"/>
            <meta name="geo.region" content="GB-LND" />
            <meta name="geo.placename" content="London" />
            <meta nam e="geo.position" content="51.516948;-0.146112" />
            <meta name="ICBM" content="51.516948, -0.146112" />
            <meta name="msvalidate.01" content="E3D191F40DFE8EF36E5EA3FFAD37AC2B" />
     
            <title>Get Fearless With One Of The World’s Leading Therapists</title>
           
            <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="css/screen.css">
    	<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/style.css">
    
    	<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.js"></script>
    
            <script>
      		(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
      		(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
      		m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
      		})(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');
    	    ga('create', 'UA-84731094-1', 'auto');
    		ga('require', 'displayfeatures');
    		ga('require', 'linkid');
    		ga('send', 'pageview');
    		</script>
    
    	</head>
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    It's pulling that name from your footer, twice:

    Code:
    <footer>
    
    
    	© Copyright Alla Tchemodanova Davies 2016 (Established 2006)· 
    	<a href="psychotherapy-hypnosis-counselling-confidentiality-privacy-policy.html" title="Confidentiality and Privacy Policy" target="new">Confidentiality and Privacy Policy</a><br>
    	7 Harley Street, London W1G 9QY
    	
    	<br><br><br><br><br>
    
    
    </footer>
    Code:
    <div class="footer-m">
    
    
    	© Copyright Alla Tchemodanova Davies 2016 (Established 2006)· 
    	<a href="psychotherapy-hypnosis-counselling-confidentiality-privacy-policy.html" title="Confidentiality and Privacy Policy" target="new">Confidentiality and Privacy Policy</a><br>
    	7 Harley Street, London W1G 9QY
    
    
    	<br><br><br><br><br>
    	
    </div>
    As to why, I don't know. It looks like you have a duplicate home page though.

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    First of all add the follow to your head section
    <meta name="robots" content="noodp"/>

    Quite often Google will use the open directory product to help out with page titles, adding that will ask google to not use it.
    However for the query you did (site:domain) google thought the title it used was more appropriate for the user. The Title tag is your suggestion but Google I am afraid will ignore it if it feels it can do better. For example if your Title contains too many stop words or it does not describe the page well. Making claims as the world leader is quite a statement, maybe Google does not agree so is treating it as a false claim.
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    It's not in dmoz so it's not getting it from there, Looks as if google might be using it from the copyright as Mike mentioned.
    Did you change the title lately?

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