Google Titles In Snippets Gone Awry

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been hearing rumblings across the community about the Google search results not working as expected. Specifically how the titles are showing wrong, invalid or weird information. In fact, I think John Mueller was asked at the 24:35 mark into the hangout from Tuesday on Google+.

So just this morning, I spotted a webmaster who shared a specific example. A search for [LJL] returns a snippet in the first position that shows 0 as the title, where the title tag actually says “League of Legends Japan League.”

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Here is the question that came up in the hangout:

Google has been tampering a lot with our homepage titles for exact match queries (sitename + country) . It is a multisite wordpress installation with localised versions en, uk and BR – what should we be looking at?

John responded that he needed to see specific examples but it can be an issue of Google folding two pages together. But truth is, I’ve heard more rumblings about this in forums and on Twitter.

Here is the video embed:

Have the title tags been normal for you in Google?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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Author: barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)

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