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Website not indexed properly - shows URLs-only



11:44 am on May 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi Mentors,

My website is not indexed properly by Google and it shows only the URL's instead of the title of webpages

My website title is like:

<title>Brandname is a GC Partner and SCRM Partner</title>

but on Google index it shows only the URLs like:


Is it related to Google Latest update (Penguin April 2012)...? Please suggest me why, and how to solve this.

[edited by: tedster at 3:15 pm (utc) on May 10, 2012]


8:58 pm on May 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

No, this kind of thing has been happening since long before Penguin. It especially happens with relatively new websites or those with a pile of recent changes.

Google would prefer to show either the real titles or their own construction taken from the page or backlinks. So just make sure your site has no technical errors - especially that robots.txt and/or meta tags are not accidentally blocking googlebot. Then keep working on improving your site and its marketing.

Andy Langton

10:37 am on May 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member andy_langton is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

An easy check for crawling problems (which, as Ted says, can result in the URL-only listings you're seeing) would be to verify the site in Webmaster Tools and check the crawl reports. That's the highest priority to check, and if it comes up OK then there are other areas you would need to start exploring.

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