aakk9999 - 10:14 pm on Aug 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
Google has been rewriting titles for quite some time which can be very frustrating. If you google for:
google rewriting titles site:webmasterworld.com
you will find many posts on this subject in this forum, discussing many different ways on how titles are rewritten.
but the title of the SERP link is the anchor of the link, which, in turn is just a part of the URL of the page
Is the title in SERPs written as it is in URL (including connecting hyphens) or it just takes words from the URL?
And a more widely targeted question: do you guys think that the era of "prettifying" one's URLs is over? What I mean by that, I'm almost sure Google would not make "?page=1234" a title of their SERP but it happily makes "widget-type-color" (a prettified URL) a title, even if there's an actual title "Using Type Widgets Of a Certain Color".
It seems that you wish to revert to dynamic URLs in order to stop Google rewriting your titles. I personally would not do this - there are many other benefits of having pretty URLs rather than dynamic, and I am not talking here about having keyword rich URLs in link anchor.
They make more sense to the user, and they also help with issue of potentially having infinite URL space because of how parameters are handled within URLs.