Thank you for getting in touch with us. I will share with you a guide we usually use for these cases, you might take a look into it and if you have any questions, just let us know.
1. First of all, I am assuming that you have already changed the SEO Meta Title and Meta Description with the help of Rank Math:
Add a Meta Description in Classic Editor:
Add title and description in Gutenberg:
2. Then, ensure that this is the setting in the Schema tab if Rich Snippets are enabled on your website:
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:
3. The next step is to check if your title/description is properly set up in the page source:
You can use this tool for the same as well: https://www.heymeta.com/
4. If it matches your settings, then you must check if Google has seen the changes already or not.
For that, please check when the Google cache was updated for that page:
If the cache date is from before adding the new meta description, then you just have to wait for Google to re-crawl and re-index the page with the new info. If the date is after you made the changes,
Do note that if everything’s fine and Google still decides to show a different meta title/description for your search keyword, there is nothing you can do as Google sometimes ignores the custom meta info altogether and show something from the page’s content that matches the search intent better.
The best you can do is optimize your meta tags to try and match the intent of the search/keyword.
You can read more about it here
This section sheds light on that:
Why the search result title might differ from the page's <title> tag
Hope that helps. If you have any further question(s), please let us know.
I think it’s the same issue that guy has:
Could you please check my website, it seems like Google can’t read my site name and including queries instead from somewhere.
Google, for some reason, is determining that “Free Fonts” is your brand name.
Your issue is not related to the ticket you linked to because for that user – the title was showing the brand name in the title in the page source but it is not showing up in your page source.
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.
And a link to Google’s forums with replies from Experts saying that it is like that on purpose:
If you wish to know Google’s guidelines on writing Good titles, here are the guidelines straight from the horse’s mouth:
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 for the replay Uzair.
Sorry, but I’m confused here because of my little knowledge, isn’t the brand name is the same as the site name? If yes, then “Free Fonts” is not my brand name. Also, sometimes Google includes ” Download free fonts” and those are the keywords I’m including on the homepage.
If they are the same, then I will just ignore this and remove the site name from the title tag.
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