Search engines affected if title not included in Settings?

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  • #483404

    windwhistle
    Member

    I like to make my blog title a part of my header art. With some themes (eg, Twenty Ten), the only way to hide the default title (to avoid duplicating the title) is to not put the blog title on the Settings page. Does doing so mean my blog title will not be seen by search engines? Or to put it another way, does leaving the title off the Settings page mean the blog title will be left out of the CSS head info?

    The blog I need help with is piedtype.com.

    #483665

    arifsali
    Member

    Yes, and yes.

    #483666

    timethief
    Member

    This has been discussed on the forum in previous threads. If you do not enter your blog title and/or tagline here Settings > General page then the bots cannot “read” what does not exist. Choosing to remove the blog title and or tagline is THE wrong choice to make.

    #483669

    So you need a theme that includes the “Hide Text” option; complete list here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/header-images/

    #483673

    windwhistle
    Member

    That’s as I suspected. Funny I never thought about it before. I guess it’s back to Vigilance then. Thanks!

    #483676

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and best wishes with your blog. :)

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