Kirby - 6:47 pm on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
I ran into this with a client using a Wordpress theme from Studiopress (used SP code as example below). Google didnt use the title attribute, instead picking up asentence in the body. The client wondered why G didnt use the <h1>. I attributed it to the way the theme handles the <h1> element on the homepage by putting it in a div in the header.
<div id="title-area"><h1 id="title"><a href="http://www.studiopress.com/" title="StudioPress - Premium WordPress Themes">StudioPress - Premium WordPress Themes</a></h1><p id="description">Professional WordPress Websites</p>
</div><!-- end #title-area -->
It doesnt appear anywhere in the content area. Any thought on how Google may treat this with regard to changing the title?