August 27, 2008
I recently set up a new site, which isn't something I often do, and forgot to set up the meta title and description. Now what is called up on Google for my site is HOME and a sentence from mid-page. Now that I have fixed the Web problem, how do I get the search engines to do another crawl of the site?
First, because I'm a stickler for always trying to use the proper SEO vocabulary, you should know that there's no such thing as a "meta title." I believe you are talking about the "title tag."
It's not that big of a deal that you didn't have your Titles customized when you first went live. While you can't force the search engines to re-crawl your website, they do it fairly frequently these days, depending on the overall popularity of your website.
So basically, don't worry about it – they'll crawl in their own time. Most likely, they already have!
Jill Whalen is the CEO of High Rankings, a Boston SEO Services company.
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