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Google gives my blog a generic name

  1. My blog has come up on the first or second page in Google for several months now when you search for my type of business, BUT the big bold title that it is listed under has never been my name or the name of my site. It's always something generic like the current "Full Site" header it shows up under, or it'll be one of my category names. So when someone does see my blog in google I don't think it's getting much attention because the bold header makes no sense.

    Do you think it is because in the General Settings tab I leave the SITE TITLE field blank? Unfortunately if I fill it in the default theme settings post it in huge black letters across the top of my blog and it looks awful! I can only assume the info in this field is what Google would post if it were going to show up with anything right? Or does google pull a site name from somewhere else I don't know about? Is there any way around this problem?

    Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!!

    The blog I need help with is elaborateeyes.com.

  2. Hi. I'm pretty sure that's it: because you leave the "site title" box blank.

    And as far as I know, yes, Google can pull up the name from another source, one of them being the Open Directory Project at http://www.dmoz.org

  3. Yeah, after alot more searching I finally found a tutorial on how to change your CSS to keep that field from showing up... unfortunately it isn't working.

    In my CSS it now reads:

    h1 {
    display:none;
    font-size:0;
    text-indent:-1000px;
    }

    I honestly have very little knowledge of html and css because I almost never use it, but apparently this is the work around to keep the header from appearing. When I changed it and saved, I opened my site up and the header was gone at first. But as soon as I navigated away from the main page it reverted back. I have no idea what to do from this point. I guess having it show up right on search engines is more important than how bad it looks on the top of my page, but it's driving me crazy.

    If anyone knows why the edit to my CSS isn't working let me know! The site is http://www.elaborateeyes.com.
    Thanks!

  4. This may seem like a basic question, but do you have the paid CSS upgrade? Have you filled in the Site Title?

  5. Yep, I upgraded to edit and save it, and I did add the title in. After several attempts it finally fixed it, but then I had a purple and black bar running across the middle of the page! Then I reverted it back to the original CSS and tried again... now it looks good on the main home page, but the header still shows up on the other pages. For now I'm gonna let it go, and maybe someone knows why it's still showing up on sub pages and not the main page. I'll try looking at it again tomorrow from a different computer.

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