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#1 BloominHuman

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 12:35 PM

I am trying to figure out why Google has added my personal name (Teven, Scott) to several of my photo business webpage titles. The example I have attached represents a sample listing of one of several pages I have found in G search results. In this particular instance the 2 word phrase "Texas Photography" is all I actually placed in the title tag for this page. Has anyone seen this before ? Any idea why G would have added this ?

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#2 chrishirst

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 06:31 PM

Because your two "key" word title is pretty damned poor, so Google decided to write a better one, they have been doing that for quite a few years now.

 

 

If you write GOOD titles, Google will probably use yours, so take the hint Google is giving you, ...  and improve your document titles.

 

 

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#3 Jill

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 07:21 PM

If you write GOOD titles, Google will probably use yours

 

Not necessarily. They think they know best, however. 



#4 BloominHuman

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 10:30 AM

OK, that particular example is not a very good title. Nonetheless, I have many other pages with good titles which have also been edited by Google - with the addition of my personal name displaying in SERP. Can I make a request to Google not to do this ? 



#5 Jill

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 11:45 AM

Sometimes Google changes them based on the search query. And sometimes they just add company names to the end.

 

No, you can't request them to change them. And no, there's nothing you can do about it other than try to create your titles similarly to how Google is doing it for you so that they "accept" them as is.



#6 BloominHuman

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 12:41 PM

Thanks Jill. I will try to re-title and re-submit the page and see what happens.

 

The re-titling may have something to do with the way I structured spammy SEO into many of my photo gallery pages "back in the day" but that is rather off topic. I may start a different thread for that.






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