What Google Returns When You Search For Your Site (5 posts)

  1. thegeneralist
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello All,

    I'm interested in finding how to change what Google returns when you search for your own site. Right now, it returns the website and:

    "...Just another WordPress weblog ... 2010 ... Powered by WordPress | Theme by ...| Log in..."

    Tried looking for a setting in the Dashboard to change this, but no go...

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You cannot control what Google does, or does not, display when including your site in its search results. All you can do is optimise your site for search engines.

  3. Saildude
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Dashboard >> Settings >> General >>

    Then change your Title & Tagline - Google should catch the change at some point.

  4. Darrell Schauss
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Whatever is in your meta description of your page is what Google will use. If you don't have a description Google will choose a piece of your content. If you want to customize a catchy description (that will make people want to visit) for all your pages instead of it automatically being filled with your post/page content. You can use http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/

  5. thegeneralist
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Right on, thanks a lot, everyone. I'll probably be back sometime soon. The next thing that's catching my eye is the Valid XHTML link in the Meta links. Clicking on it results in a report of 8 errors. I'm guessing this has to do with the theme, since I haven't messed with the code much.

    In the meantime see you around, and good luck with whatever you're doing. :)

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