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[resolved] Why does my site come up as post name | site name in search results? (5 posts)

  1. oceanofp
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I did a search regarding my site on Google to see what displayed in the results. I found that the results were displayed as post name|site name

    Like this one:

    Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga | Ocean Of Perspectives

    I don't see this for other sites. Any suggestions on how I can get my posts listed in search results without my site's name on the same line?

    I'm using WP 2.6.3 with Darkwater-1.1 theme by antbag on my own domain.

  2. krembo99
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    First of all - a lot of sites have that ...
    see this for example http://www.nessoret.com (Just a random examples I found in 10 seconds - never mind the strange language)
    even my own site http://www.krembo99.com
    and if you will look well in THIS VERY SITE ITSELF at the title, you will also see that... (yes.. look up at the browser top..)

    Google (and other websites) display the TITLE of a page as the title of the search result.
    the TITLE is defined in your header like so:
    <title>TITLE GOES HERE </title>
    And it is actually what you see at the very top your browser window. (window name).
    If you will look at the source code of your page (right mouse click in your browser) you will see that at the top.
    The actual code, is in your header.php file of your template.
    You can change that to whatever you want.
    you will see something like that
    <title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?> | <?php the_title(); ?></title>
    or similar ..

    But I must advise you also, that what you have now is quite good for SEO, and a lot of people search for PLUGINS that will do the same thing for them.
    Probably your theme builder thought of it alone and integrated it in it's theme.

  3. oceanofp
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you so much krembo99 for your response and your detailed explanation.

    I do have three plugins for SEO and Meta, plus I recognize this code <title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?> | <?php the_title(); ?></title> from my header.php.

    Thank you for explaining that its as it should be.

    I have one other meta question. When I check keyword density on different pages with the Firefox SeoQuake I see this "Meta description: /description/"

    I fill out page description for all my posts and pages using All in one SEO and Headspace. Shouldn't my description show up instead of /description/ ?

    url, title and keywords have the names and keywords I put in. So I'm wondering about the description.

    Thank you again krembo99. Your information was a lot of help and I'm sure it will be of great help to any one else who searches for this.

    Have a great day!

  4. krembo99
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I do not know what your website is, so I can not look at the code.
    But if you open the source code (again, left mouse click in browser) , what do you see under Description meta ?
    if you see /description/ (just the word) than something is wrong.
    If you fill all the description fields under the AIO SEO plugin, both for single posts, and overall in the setting page of the plug, you should see the correct description.
    See what you have at the plugin setting page, under the Description field.
    you should have (at least) this :
    %description%

  5. oceanofp
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I wasn't able to check back in the forums yesterday. I'm sorry for my delay in getting back to your latest response.

    Okay, this is what I get using Firefox's SeoQuake on my home page

    Url: http://www.oceanofperspectives.com/

    Title: Ocean Of Perspectives

    Meta keywords: perspectives, spirituality, philosophy, life-experiences, yoga, religions, relationships, india, meditation, gods-goddesses

    Meta description: /description/

    The Meta description on all my pages show /description/

    After replacing the "/" surrounding description, i.e. /description/ to "%", i.e. %description% this is what I get for my home page

    Url: http://www.oceanofperspectives.com/

    Title: Ocean Of Perspectives

    Meta keywords: perspectives, spirituality, philosophy, life-experiences, yoga, religions, relationships, india, meditation, gods-goddesses

    Meta description: One drop into the world's ocean of perspectives

    TaDa. All my pages now show the description I wrote for each page.

    Thank you so much krembo99 for all your help. Your information and description was excellent. Since the default All In One SEO had /description/ setting, I thought it was as it should be.

    Thank you again for helping me sort it out. Have a great day!

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