SEO Titles Showing Double for Each Page in Google

  • Hi RankMath Support,
    Recently, all four main menu pages on my site are showing TWO sitenames AND a category along side the page name. This is despite the settings in ‘SEO Titles & Meta’ set to just %title% %sep% %sitename%. If you do a site:websitename.com search for my site (given in sensitive data) you will see that the three posts are displaying correctly using a desktop or laptop but the menu pages are incorrect. This problem is WORSE on mobiles with ALL pages (except my home page) showing the same problem with title/sep/sitename/category/sitename. I have checked all my SEO Titles & Meta settings in RankMath and they are still at the default value. All I want to display is title/sep/sitename for every page and post. I can supply additional photos if you need. Thank you sincerely in advance for your help in this matter.

    • This topic was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by  Lincoln. Reason: I have submitted login access details for the site
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  • Hi There,

    We might need to take a closer look at the settings. Please edit the first post on this ticket and include your WP logins in the designated Sensitive Data section.
    Sensitive Data Section

    It is completely secure and only our support staff has access to that section. If you want, you can use the below plugin to generate a temporary login URL to your website and share that with us instead:

    Temporary Login Without Password

    You can use the above plugin in conjunction with the WP Security Audit Log to monitor what changes our staff might make on your website (if any):

    WP Security Audit Log

    We really look forward to helping you.

    Hello,

    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.

    I was able to log into your site and I saw the error, however, your SEO titles seems to be correctly set as expected. However, there is nothing to worry about. Google sometimes does not honor your titles and displays them as per their will.

    You can go through this post on the Google Search Console support section.

    Specifically, you might want to check the title Why the search result title might differ from the page’s <title> tag

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

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    Hi Michael,
    Thank you for getting back to me so soon. Thank you to for the post information from Google. I read it with interest and the section “Why the search result title might differ from the page’s <title> tag” helped me to understand why these search results are showing differently AND at quite random times.

    From this post “Create good titles and snippets in Search Results”, it seems that the ‘double’ result I was referring too, appears to be coming from Google actually trying to help me by pulling extra information from my page to help the searcher. It may be seen as helpful from Google’s point of view but I don’t think it looks clear and simple to me (only my opinion).

    I will go back into my site and use the guidelines on that post to see if can better address the issue with different titles that will help the site search results look better.

    Thanks once again for all your help, time, and getting back to me so quickly. I am very grateful to you.

    Hello,

    We are super happy that you were able to get some understanding of the issue. If you have any other questions in the future, know that we are here 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/?rate=5#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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