Google search results show different title than given in Rankmath / elementor

  • Hi Everyone,

    I’ve created a title and meta description within rankmath (integrated within Elementor) for a website of a client

    For about a month now, the title at Google search results differs / has a different order compared to what I filled out on rankmath.

    I’ve added screenshots so it might become clear/easier to understand what I mean.

    Can somebody help me out? I’ve checked the knowledge page and did some research but cannot find the solution yet.

    Google search result: https://ibb.co/Ssp72fB
    Title as how I Entered it within Rankmath: https://ibb.co/4gxGH7f

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  • Hello,

    ​Thanks for getting in touch with us.

    ​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:
    https://i.rankmath.com/HwXR1o

    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:
    a.

    b.

    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

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35624?hl=en

    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. Thank you.

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for you extensive reply and instructions.
    Everything seems to set correctly, according to your instructions.
    Most likely it’s indeed Google that decides to show different meta.

    Thanks, have a nice weekend. Mart

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for you extensive reply and instructions.
    Everything seems to be setted up according to your instructions.
    Most likely it’s indeed Google that decides to show different meta.

    Thanks, have a nice weekend. Mart

    Hello,

    We are glad to help you.

    If you don’t mind me asking, could you please leave us a review (if you haven’t already) on https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/seo-by-rank-math/reviews/#new-post about your overall experience with Rank Math? We appreciate your time and patience.

    If you do have another question in the future, please feel free to create a new forum topic, and it will be our pleasure to assist you again.

    Thank you.

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