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What Google Returns When You Search For Your Site

  • 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!

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  • 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.

    Dashboard >> Settings >> General >>

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

    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/

    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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