Different meta description and title showing on google

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Tourist
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Hi there

Up until very recently google has started showing a different title and meta description to what I have provided in Shopify. 

I have not made any changes to the title or meta description in some time. 

Below are photos to help explain the issue. 

I am unsure how to fix this? any suggestions? 

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

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Hello @Tropicolour 

Welcome to the Shopify Community!

This is Jay from Oakleaf Infoway. I am Interested to help you and get out it of you from your current issue.

I have seen that Google is showing different page titles and page descriptions. As I understood, you want to appear the meta description as same as on the home page.

Yes, As an e-Commerce Experts, I would love to help with the same and full fill your expectations.

If you wish to move forward with us.

Please add me over the skype/Mail for an instant communication

Email ID: jay@oakleafinfoway.net

 

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Shopify Partner
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Hi @Tropicolour, I have the same issue as you are. It's normal for the meta description to not appear as expected. Do you charge to use Yoast SEO or use it for free?

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Explorer
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This is an accepted solution.

TLDR; make them shorter. 

Yeah @Meg_Dawson  is right, it's pretty normal to have meta descriptions and titles rewritten by Google. It happens ~60% of the time.

Also, I wouldn't recommend relying on the Shopify character length fields for a couple reasons: 

  1. They are not smart enough to factor in theme prepends and appends to the title or meta field. So when a title like "Yellow Cars" becomes "Yellow Cars - The Car Shop" due to the way the liquid in the theme is setup. Then the string " - The Car Shop" is not counted in the title length field character count in that screenshot you attached.
  2. Shopify field lengths are based on char counts, when Google seems to use something closer to a rendered pixel length. So even if Shopify character counts (1) were accurate, they would still have a margin of error before going overlength and being truncated at best and rewritten at worst.

These are better tools (there are lots) to estimate lengths: 

Even if you get your lengths right, you can't force Google to use your meta-description or title tag. Think of setting metas + titles as suggestions to Google, not instructions.

If you make better suggestions (accurately reflect on-page content, within field length limits) then from experience, it tends to be more likely that Google will use your copy, and not "decide" to algorithmically replace with it's own generated snippet.

Full time Shopify SEO "expert" ? across a few S+ stores. Sometimes I freelance.
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New Member
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Hello everyone,

I am having kinda same problem .In google search it shows as like

" This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn More. OK. Log in with passport ...`"

Can anyone help me on this ?

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Explorer
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@ossi without knowing any context here, can only really guess. Maybe no meta descriptions, or google is choosing to rewrite for the same reasons above. Fix, recrawl in GSC then wait a day.

Failing that I would look at altering your HTML structure so that the cookie popup text is not as semantically important within the markup.

 

Full time Shopify SEO "expert" ? across a few S+ stores. Sometimes I freelance.
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Hey @Meg_Dawson,

We walk you through Meta Descriptions starting at 1:23 in our video but I do recommend you watch the whole thing Getting your SEO done properly is soo important! We hear from a lot of store owners A LOT that they get a lot of traffic but no conversions.

If you have any questions, you can contact us using the information in our signature.

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Hello @Tropicolour 

I have a same problem, I saw your website How did you fix it?

will you help me please?

Email: snappyspark01@gmail.com

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Hello @snappy 

I am Interested to help you and get out it of you from your current issue.

If you wish to move forward with us.

Please add me over the skype/Mail for an instant communication

Email ID: jay@oakleafinfoway.net

Team, Oakleaf Infoway

Skype: live:.cid.2ca82125d1edaa5f
Email ID: info@oakleafinfoway.com
Website: www.okaleafinfoway.com
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