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On 12/29/2023 at 5:25 AM, Genopy said:

Hi,

When searching my website, the first line on the google search is my website's URL and not my site's title.

I have tried re-index and waiting weeks, but still not updating.

Hi, Google tries to display what it detects as the site title. You can help it by checking your site title, SEO page title, H1 text. Are they all set?

And then submitting a page index on Google Search Console should be faster than submitting a new site map.

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On 12/30/2023 at 4:07 PM, melody495 said:

Hi, Google tries to display what it detects as the site title. You can help it by checking your site title, SEO page title, H1 text. Are they all set?

And then submitting a page index on Google Search Console should be faster than submitting a new site map.

Yes, from the beginning, my site title and SEO page title were set as what I wanted, but never updated from the URL line. What is the H1 text? where can i modify it?

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10 hours ago, Genopy said:

Yes, from the beginning, my site title and SEO page title were set as what I wanted, but never updated from the URL line. What is the H1 text? where can i modify it?

Hi, can you share a screenshot to show your site title and page SEO title? 

Your homepage should have the main title using Heading 1 text.  If you share your site url, I could have a look?

If everything looks ok, you can request a re-index for a specific page on Google search console, have you tried this? https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9012289#request_indexing

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6 hours ago, melody495 said:

Hi, can you share a screenshot to show your site title and page SEO title? 

Your homepage should have the main title using Heading 1 text.  If you share your site url, I could have a look?

If everything looks ok, you can request a re-index for a specific page on Google search console, have you tried this? https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9012289#request_indexing

Attached is the SS of the site title and page SEO title

 

homepage: www.genopy.com

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20 hours ago, Genopy said:

Attached is the SS of the site title and page SEO title

homepage: www.genopy.com

Thanks. I can see your Site Title is set to Genopy. Google looks at your homepage and decide if it can determine your site name, if not it will display the url. 

I can see from your homepage that the only reference to the text Genopy is in your footer, in the copy right. It is part of the LTD, and not on its own. So there really isn't any reference to Genopy in your homepage. That is probably why google doesn't have enough information to determine your site name.

- You don't have an H1 text. Including Genopy in your H1 text can help google.

- or you could include Genopy in your "Building a healthier...". This is H2, but in the absence of H1, this could take precedence.

- include Genopy in your homepage. At present, the only reference is part of your copy right, it's nestled in a long string. And the logos are images, not text, so they won't help google to determine your site name. 

BUT, even with all these, Google can still decided to show the url rather than Genopy. It is up to Google and you can really only try and help them. This is not a SquareSpace specific thing, it is applicable for all website building.

Hope this helps.

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