Google editing my page titles or problem w/plugin setting?
I’ve noticed that Google is showing a snippet of the site name in the first spot in the page title – ahead of the title as is set in the plugins, for many of our sties in this fashion:
Sample url: http://www.sleep-rite.com
Page Title (as displayed by Google) for a typical non-branded search “sleep centers in New Orleans, LA”
“Sleep-Rite: Sleep Centers & CPAP Machines in New Orleans, LA”
However, the title in the source code, and generated by the plugin is as follows:
<title>Sleep Centers & CPAP Machines New Orleans, LA – Sleep Rite</title>
The site name is nowhere to be found, yet Google is showing it ahead of my optimized title and with a : and space ahead of it. Yuck.
When we search in Yahoo we see the page title reflected as programmed.
I know that Google has the ability to craft it’s own page title based on other factors, but I’m seeing this same type of result for most of our sites and find it odd that it’s so consistent:
“Sitename: Page Title”
I would love to hear if anyone has feedback on this, or if there is a setting in All in One SEO that might perhaps cause this. We have the settings marked to only display %page_title% and NOT sitename at all.
Thanks in advance,
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