mark_roach - 10:28 pm on Jan 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
aristotle I am afraid I have to disagree with you.
Does every external link on your site use the title of the linked page as the anchor text ?
I doubt it and I would fully expect you to choose appropriate anchor text so it made the best possible experience for your visitors. Google is simply trying to do the same thing.
Just because search engines have traditionally used the title as the anchor text doesn't mean they always will, times change. Remember back in the good old days, before they created their own snippets, they used to use your meta description verbatim. That was a far bigger change than the addition of a site name at the end of a title.
It seems to me Google no longer likes to display exact match titles in the results, particularly if there is more than one on the page. If you don't like the additional words they are adding to your title it is straightforward to work around, just choose some of your own.
I know you can argue you shouldn't have to change your titles to suit Google, and I agree you have a point, however unfortunately it is their site, their game and their rules.