Title Tag Showing Incorrectly In Google Results

  • Hi Michael,

    I have a question regarding title tags. For some reason the title tag I have set for our home page is not being read correctly by Google.

    I have set “Buy Eco-friendly Home Decor – Our 2020 Range | Reclaim Design” within RankMath, but Google is showing “Reclaim Design: Buy Eco-friendly Home Decor – Our 2020 …”

    It has been this way for weeks, and I have resubmitted the page for indexing previously. I have no idea where it is getting “Reclaim Design:” from or why it is prefixing it to the title since I have set up my pages to follow this format Title | Reclaim Design.

    Please can you help?

    Thank you!


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  • ​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:

    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. Thank you.

    Thank you Alberto for your detailed help. I appreciate it. I’ll read the Google help file you suggested now. I think it might have something to do with the character count being 61. I asked the question on Google Webmaster and they mentioned that as a possiblity since if it is truncated and the brand name is at the end of the url, Google might be putting it at the front of the url to avoid that.

    Hi Michael,

    I am glad that this info was helpful 🙂

    Don’t hesitate to contact us should any other issues come up. Thank you.

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