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Can anyone explain the cause of this fluctuation between Google results? The directory title only appears with a few certain keyword searches (most searches display actual page titles)...
If anyone has any thoughts or experience with this issue, I'd love to determine a cause (and solution). Thanks in advance!
Sometimes I get DMOZ title & DMOZ descrip.
Sometimes DMOZ title & meta tag descrip.
Sometimes meta tag title & DMOZ descrip.
Sometimes meta tag title & meta descrip.
It's weird & it's random. Been happening probably about 2 weeks now.
Odd, very odd.
This looks to me like Google is presenting listing info that is more relevant to a user's query rather than sticking with a set result. This method can go a long way in improving users' experiences as irrelevant descriptions or page titles can be detrimental even if the result is relevant to the user's query. How many sites do you see out there that just repeat a generic meta description on every page?
That being said, what Google displays in the SERPs and what the algorithm takes into consideration for rankings are two different things. I don't expect these impending changes to affect white hat SEO techniques much.