cyphix — 2012-05-25T12:43:58-04:00 — #1
I had a site setup with a "Coming Soon" landing page for a while with a simple page title; I launched the site almost 4 weeks ago now I would say with an updated page title and Google are yet to update the page title, yet they have indexed all my other pages on the site, so they have been crawling the site (which I can also see from Webmaster Tools).
I uploaded a sitemap within my Webmaster Tools account and submitted that, no change. I then found out that Google may not bother checking the page to avoid caching the same content over and over again if I had not put a "Last updated date" for the appropriate link within the sitemap; so I did that and re-submitted the sitemap, and it shows it has now been processed, however upon searching Google my site title STILL has not been updated.
Please someone help!!!
system — 2012-05-25T15:23:50-04:00 — #2
cyphix — 2012-05-26T01:32:16-04:00 — #3
system — 2012-05-26T02:27:16-04:00 — #4
cyphix — 2012-05-26T03:02:09-04:00 — #5
ozsubasi — 2012-05-26T08:18:23-04:00 — #6
I believe it is just showing you the part of the title that is relevant to your search. The title has been updated, the cached page of 11 May has it.
If you do a different search, e.eg for "web design Perth" the new title is shown but not it full because it is too long.
ralphm — 2012-05-26T08:25:10-04:00 — #7
Meh, Google takes as long as Google takes. Once I make a change like that, I try to put it out of my mind, so that I won't go checking vainly day after day. Have you changed any other content on that page?
I notice that Bing has updated the title, but not Duck Duck Go. It has "Web Design Perth - Condor Creative". Did you use that an any stage?
system — 2012-05-26T09:20:38-04:00 — #8
Your website page is update on bing and yahoo, you should wait for some time and start work on link exchange, you will get result soon.
cyphix — 2012-05-26T09:24:43-04:00 — #9
Ahhhh that makes sense. Thanks a lot!
Hmmmmm come to think of it "Web Design Perth - Condor Creative" may have been my initial page title.
jakesmithoz — 2012-05-30T21:40:15-04:00 — #10
Ive checked it in yahoo and google.com.au, yahoo shows the title exactly as what your title in your source page says, while in google.com.au says just Condor Creative...most of the time google is slow in showing the updated data unlike other SE's
lonking — 2012-05-30T23:11:19-04:00 — #11
It is not advised to change the title frequently, if the origrinal one has been indexed, it may take a long time for Google to discover. Sometimes, it is just too difficult to know what it is thinking.
ralphm — 2012-05-31T01:26:45-04:00 — #12
Just because Google is slow to update isn't a reason (at least on the face of it) not to change titles ... unless I'm missing something.
stevie_d — 2012-05-31T08:45:55-04:00 — #13
It isn't a reason for not changing the title, but it's a reason for not changing it regularly. Sure, there will be times when you want to change a page title to reflect changes you have made to the content, structure or branding, but you don't want to be doing that all the time. Choose one and stick with it, otherwise you're likely to confuse your readers.
weblaunch — 2012-06-09T13:47:05-04:00 — #14
It may take some time for Google to update your site information. I've found that it may take 2-3 weeks for the updates to show up on the SERPs.
system — 2012-06-09T16:15:35-04:00 — #15
Some people have no idea what they are talking about. Have you even investigated the OP's problem?
Google is actually deliberately changing the title in Google.com.au when the search query is 'Condor Creative', as that is what the search is looking for and that is what a lot of the anchor text and the URL says Condor creative and its the name of the business, despite the site title saying 'Web Design Perth...'. It has NOTHING to do with time for Google to change it.
This is just a case of the algorithm interpreting what the searcher is looking for and providing the search results in the way that the algorithm best detects they should be displayed to help the searcher.