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5:08 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi
One of my sites' home pages appears with its DMOZ description instead of my META DESC for some search terms, and I've learned to do live with that.

Now, however, a second degradation has crept in.
My website is at www.mysite.org.uk.
The word mysite is on the page, but the title is something like
"The something or other site - mysite"

For many searches for terms on the home page, it produces
"The something or other site - mysite"
My Meta Desc or DMOZ description

However, if I search for "mysite", it produces
Mysite
My Meta Desc (never the DMOZ description)

Mysite isn't the title - how do I get the real title to appear?
DerekH

5:31 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Have you tried the <meta name="robots" content="noodp"> tag? See this thread for more information:

Google Supports NOODP Tag [webmasterworld.com]

5:39 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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As tedster states, I had similar troubles with the title changing 2 - 3 ways in SERPS adding the noodp meta tag kills it off in 2 to 3 days.
6:26 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks - I'll give it a go and see what happens.
DerekH