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  • Plugin Support devnihil

    (@devnihil)

    @stevethefootycoach We checked on the page https://www.broughtonschoolofmotoring.com and did confirm that Yoast is outputting the correct title that you specified in the source code (see image here):

    <title>Driving lessons in Scunthorpe and Brigg : Broughton School of Motoring</title><meta name="description" content="Top quality driving lessons in Scunthorpe and Brigg. Friendly, patient instructor. Great first time pass rate. Brilliant reviews. Student/NHS discounts." />

    However, we do see that this is not the title that Google is indexing in a search here.

    Whereas Google typically uses the title from the metadata for indexing, this is not always the case. Google will sometimes modify the title of the URL as it sees fit, as well as sometimes adding the brand or sitename to the end of your title. This is not due to the plugin not functioning as expected, but rather is due to Google modifying the Title it indexes as it’s algorithm has concluded that there is a better version to index.

    We would recommend referring to the article here for recommendations for crafting a page title which will help increase the likelihood that Google will use the title you specified instead of modifying your page’s title as it sees fit.

    Thread Starter stevethefootycoach

    (@stevethefootycoach)

    Thank you.

    I’ll do as you suggest.

    Plugin Support devnihil

    (@devnihil)

    @stevethefootycoach Thanks for your reply and you’re welcome. We are going ahead and marking this issue as resolved but please let us know if you require any further assistance.

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