I am at my wit's end. At the first of the year I took my wordpress.com blog self-hosted. I chose pretty permalinks, as I had before, but quickly saw new posts appeared different in Google, beginning with the words Blog archive>>. I assumed it is theme dependent and emailed the theme author but got no reply.
I then installed the AIO SEO pack which gave me the appearance I desired but -- my hits plummeted, especially for any new posts, sometimes non-existent and finally I tracked down a couple recent listings and they showed only words from my front page, mostly the blogroll, as a snippet or summary. I upgraded the plugin with no change so yesterday I disabled the plug in and my hits almost immediately jumped, especially (again) for the older, wp.com posts.
So short of changing themes, how can I change that one aspect? The Codex seems Greek to me. Using today's post as an example Google shows as a title:
From Scratch>>BlogArchive>>Video preview: new Top Chef
And I'd like it say either:
Video preview: new Top Chef
Video preview: new Top Chef|From Scratch
It's on page 4, using the search term Top Chef preview. The Sphereit listing for that post is on page 3. I am not thrilled.
Thanks in advance.