mike2010 - 1:52 am on Aug 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
Google has been changing title tag to business name in LOCAL search for over a month now. (Only in certain positions) I blogged about it maybe 1 1/2 months ago.
There are 2 diff algo changes that happened fairly recently that affect titles in SERPS. Can't remember what the algos are called.
She's been re-writing SERP titles for awhile now. BUT in local she started changing to business name, oh maybe almost 2 months ago.
I've got this going on with one of my domains recently.
All I did basically was change the IP and Hostname to another company's server IP so that I could white-label our domain on their server.
In view source, the Title Tags appear fine with what should appear in the Title...but for some reason google caches and uses our domain company name (whois) as the title in it's listing. Nothing local here either...it appears like that in normal search.
How to make the correct title tags to appear, and why the heck are they doing this ? and how do they scrape the company name...from domain registration ? Because we don't have our company name listed anywhere on the site.
So weird & stupid that they would do this, when we specify what should be in Title.