search engine returning blog title instead of post title

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  • #158032

    amaeze
    Member

    I was searching for my tests on Google today (took forever). I noticed that Google returns the title of my blog instead of the title of post – no wonder I can’t find my posts.

    Any thoughts?

    This is the search criteria “REST – Updating a resource has multiple side effects” and it returns blog “Ka Anyi Kwuo Okwu” on page 2 instead of title as posted above.

    #158293

    timethief
    Member

    Provided your blog is not private, would you please post a link to it so we can see what you mean?

    #158294

    amaeze
    Member

    sorry

    here is the link eikonne.wordpress.com

    #158295

    timethief
    Member

    http://eikonne.wordpress.com
    Now it’s clickable. :)

    #158296

    amaeze
    Member

    true that. now i need some answers :)

    #158297

    timethief
    Member

    This is the search I did REST – Updating a resource has multiple side effects site:wordpress.com

    This is the first result in that search and it is directing correctly to the blog post.
    REST – Updating a resource has multiple side effects http://eikonne.wordpress.com/2007/10/31/rest-updating-a-resource-has-multiple-side-effects/

    #158300

    amaeze
    Member

    so in my search in google i need to include the site i want it to search on? am I missing something. I don’t do that for any other search. why isn’t my post title actually returned?

    #158301

    timethief
    Member

    This is the search I did

    Processes or Data – Batching site:wordpress.com

    This is the first result of the search Processes or Data – Batching

    Your post titles are being returned in Google Blog searches. They are correctly linked to the blog article titles. I’m unable to understand what the problem is.

    #158302

    amaeze
    Member

    but how about when you search the web (and not blogs)?

    #158303

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry I can’t help you further on this perhaps our Moderator or staff or another blogger can. :(

    #158304

    amaeze
    Member

    thanks. i definitely see that if I go search for blogs on a particular topic, I get my blogs back. but I never search “blogs”, I always search the web (and I never get my blog back) and now that we’re going through this exercise I think it’s because the my page title is not part of the url returned by Google i.e. its part of the page itself.

    So the pages that are returned when I search have “rest”, “update” as part the page. My blog comes back as http://eikonne.wordpress.com. I wonder why!

    #158307

    timethief
    Member

    The url for your blog which is http://eikonne.wordpress.com cannot be changed unless you purchase a domain and domain mapping for it.

    The title of your blog which is Ka Anyi Kwuo Okwu can be changed at anytime and as many times as you want on this page -> Options -> General -> Blog Title

    Unless or until you have a domain and domain mapping then the permalinks for your posts will always appear like this http://eikonne.wordpress.com/2007/–/–/Title of the blog post/

    #158310

    The thing to remember is that the post you are talking about was posted today, 10/31/07, and for it to even show up in Google’s main search index that quickly is a minor miracle, since Google does not generally crawl every site, every day. I suspect within a week or so, the permalink for that post will show up in the search results.

    #158314

    amaeze
    Member

    I doubt the permalink for my posts will show as they have never shown up in the past. I searched for old entries to see if this was the case, and I was disappointed. It seems like a domain/domain mapping is really how you make yourself “public” to the web.

    #158319

    @amaeze
    Hmmm that’s interesting. I’ll have to check a few of mine. I thought for sure I had seen the permalinks showing up in Google

    #158321

    I just typed in “expanded awareness in everyday life” and the permalink to it is the first one on the first page using the standard Google search box (not blogsearch).

    #158345

    amaeze
    Member

    well search for any of my stuff, i think the results may differ!

    #158346

    amaeze
    Member

    so any other thoughts?

    #158348

    timethief
    Member

    Contacting Google ?

    #158362

    amaeze
    Member

    google? I still wonder if this is a wordpress issue. when i go to other wordpress blogs and hover over post titles i get “Permanent Link to [post title]”. I don’t get this on my blog.

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