Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Yoast does not change anything to my site on google

  • Resolved bforis



    I configured everything on Yoast SEO, I put the descriptions for all the pages, changed their titles etc … And when I go to check my site on google with site: www …com
    My site appears as if nothing had been changed by Yoast SEO. The basic title of the home page, a random description put by WordPress.

    I have tried to change everything several times, nothing helps.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Plugin Support Suwash Kunwar


    Hi @bforis

    If we understand you correctly, you found that Google is showing a different SEO title and meta descriptions of the pages on the search results to the one you set in Yoast. Can you please provide us some example URLs for testing this on our end? This would help us investigate the issue.

    Thanks for your quick response.

    it’s the homepage of the website. Example for the homepage, Yoast SEO is well configured with the meta description and the meta title, but when we search for this page on google, we come across a meta description and a title that is not the same as on Yoast.

    Thanks !

    Plugin Support Suwash Kunwar


    Hi @bforis

    While comparing the homepage on the search results vs checking the meta data (SEO title and meta description) output on the page source we could see the difference.

    The SEO title and meta description you’ve set in Yoast SEO doesn’t seem to be detected by Google in the search results.

    Unfortunately, this is common. While Google typically uses the title and meta description from the metadata for indexing, this is not always the case. The title and meta description you enter in our snippet preview are suggestions for Google. Google’s goal is to best represent and describe each result. They use a number of different sources to get this information. In doing so, they try to make the search results as relevant as possible. Due to this being handled on Google’s end, there is little you can do to force Google to display your preferred title.

    Using the URL Inspection Tool can sometimes force Google to update its index. You can also reach out to Google Search Console in the forums and ask for further assistance.

    We have some additional resources on this:
    Google Shows The Wrong Title For My Site
    Google shows the wrong meta description for my site.

    Please let us know if you’ve any more questions.

    Plugin Support devnihil


    We are going ahead and marking this issue as resolved due to inactivity. If you require any further assistance please create a new issue.

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