Extra text (my name) is added to title in Google snippet

  • Hi, guys,
    In Google SERP extra text (my name) has been added to the title of the Homepage. It’s absent in metatags.
    I suspect that it’s a Rank Maths structured data markup.
    How can I remove it?

    • This topic was modified 3 months ago by Todd. Reason: Added a screencast
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  • Hello,

    Thanks for getting in touch with us.

    That’s completely normal for Google to include your brand name in the title’s automatically – even if you deliberately leave them out from your titles.

    ​Here’s an article mentioning that as well.

    ​https://seo-gold.com/marcus-lemonis-website-seo-review/google-automatically-adds-brand-name-to-titles/

    ​And a link to Google’s forums with replies from Experts saying that it is like that on purpose:
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/thread/5328043?hl=en&msgid=5328043

    If you wish to know Google’s guidelines on writing Good titles, here are the guidelines straight from the horse’s mouth:
    ​https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35624?hl=en

    ​With that said, it largely depends on keyword intent too. For some keyword searches, your custom title might appear while for others – Google might append your brand name to the title and there is nothing you can do to force them to do otherwise. That is regardless of what SEO plugin you use.

    ​Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

    Thanks, Todd.

    I’m an SEO specialist. Made audits and optimization for 200+ websites. So I have a bit of imagination of how snippets are being formed.

    Let me explain the situation more detailed. To understand why I’ve asked my question.

    Worked with many WordPress websites recently. And none of the titles in snippets were modified by Google. All these websites use either Yoast or All in One SEO Pack plugins. Including my websites. In March I’ve launched two new websites and installed Rank Math for them. And for both of them Homepage titles were modified.

    On one of the pages you’ve provided, https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35624?hl=en, you can find the following text:


    Site owners have two main ways to suggest content for the snippets that we create: rich results and meta description tags.

    Rich results: Add structured data to your site to help Google understand the page: for example, a review, recipe, business, or event. Learn more about how rich results can improve your site’s listing in Search results.

    That’s exactly why I’m suspicious about structured data generated by Rank Math. That’s why links that you’ve provided doesn’t help in any sense. Nothing new for me there.

    Hi,

    If you are already familiar with this, then you should know that the title and meta descriptions change per the search query. Moreover, you can also change your structured data easily and make it match your actual SEO title via the Schema tab:

    Ensure that this is the setting in the Schema tab if Rich Snippets are enabled on your website:
    ​https://i.rankmath.com/pG0pcS

    ​To reiterate, the Schema title must show %seo_title% and the description should show %seo_description% – this will ensure your SEO title and SEO Description that you set up via Rank Math can also be used for your schema details:

    Moreover, I am sharing a screencast in the sensitive data section that shows I am seeing the exact same title that you have set in the Rank Math screenshot you shared.

    Do let me know if you still have any confusion.

    > Moreover, I am sharing a screencast in the sensitive data section that shows I am seeing the exact same title that you have set in the Rank Math screenshot you shared.

    It’s the same now, after I’ve disabled the structured data module and changed meta title. And used the Search Console to reindex the page. Some of these two things worked. Need a bit more time to detect the exact reason.

    Anyway, thank you for your answers.

    Hi,

    Maybe Google hadn’t indexed your page since you made those changes.

    In any case, I am glad it is working now.

    If you have any feedback or if you find any issue with the plugin, we would encourage you to open a new ticket.

    Thank you.

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