Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Search Appearance Settings?

  • Resolved jdphoenix

    (@jdphoenix)


    Hi there,

    In the search appearance section of YOAST, I set both the page and post settings as such:

    TITLE | SITE TITLE

    It doesn’t appear to use my the custom Yoast title for the page. Also, the site title does not appear after the title as the settings depict.

    Here is a page example:

    https://skyharbortransportation.com/rates/

    You will notice it only shows “rates” in the title. It does not use my custom title for the page, nor does it show the site title. Any suggestions?

    Thanks so much!

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  • Thread Starter jdphoenix

    (@jdphoenix)

    Actually the PAGE title is now appearing to be correct. The SITE title variable does not appear to be working. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    Plugin Support Michael Tina

    (@mikes41720)

    Hi @jdphoenix

    We’re checking on the /rates/ page and the <title> tag shows as:

    <title>Transportation Rates</title>

    When editing this page, could you provide us with a screenshot of the snippet variables you’ve used in the SEO title field in the Yoast SEO meta box? (you can use a site such as snipboard.io or similar to upload a screenshot and share a link here)

    Could you also check if you’ve defined the site title as per your WP admin dashboard > Settings > General > Site title.

    You can check all available snippet variables here – https://yoast.com/help/list-available-snippet-variables-yoast-seo/

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by Michael Tina.
    Thread Starter jdphoenix

    (@jdphoenix)

    Hi there, here are some screenshots. If you need anything else for investigating purposes, please let me know. Thanks!

    https://pasteboard.co/S266PDsNvkiA.jpg
    https://pasteboard.co/sEaU76ZMf8wp.jpg
    https://pasteboard.co/LmauIRaFuQeD.jpg
    https://pasteboard.co/gHKDdulHHyr0.jpg

    Plugin Support Michael Tina

    (@mikes41720)

    Hi @jdphoenix

    In your last screenshot (with the Yoast SEO meta box), it looks like you’ve set a specific SEO title of ‘Transportation rates’.

    If you remove that value in the SEO title field and then update or save the changes to the post, it should then fall back to the default title template you’ve set in the Search Appearance section (with the snippet variables) and you should get the expected title then (with the title / separator / site title).

    Could you check and see if this helps solve the issue?

    Thread Starter jdphoenix

    (@jdphoenix)

    Hi Michael,

    There’s no way to add a custom meta title and then use the “universal” site name variable? I don’t want to use the h1 title within the page as my meta title. I prefer to customize it. Thanks so much for your help.

    Plugin Support Michael Tina

    (@mikes41720)

    Hi @jdphoenix

    We recommended that you remove the input from the SEO title field for that page so that it falls back to the default title template you’ve used in the Search Appearance section.

    However, it is also entirely possible for you to add the snippet variables itself in the SEO title field when editing that specific page – https://yoast.com/help/list-available-snippet-variables-yoast-seo/

    You can use something like:

    %%title%% %%sep%% %%sitename%%

    in the SEO title field and it should output it, or use a mix of both text and snippet variables.

    Thread Starter jdphoenix

    (@jdphoenix)

    Hi there,

    Okay, I got it to work by adding the variables directly into the page SEO title of YOAST.

    Basically, I added my custom title, then added the “separator” variable and the “site title” variable directly into the page SEO title section.

    Plugin Support Michael Tina

    (@mikes41720)

    Hey,

    We’re glad to hear that you were able to get it working and add the correct variables to your SEO title.

    We’ll be closing this thread to keep the forum overview.

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