Shopify SEO Homepage Title and Meta Description Not Updating

Maverickyeung
Tourist
9 0 2

Hi all,

 

I am currently working on my website's SEO ranking on Google. I have updated my website's homepage title and meta description on Shopify.

SEO2.JPG

 

I have also followed Google's instructions on crawling by indexing and uploading a sitemap according to the below link: 

https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/crawling/ask-google-to-recrawl 

 

I've tried this several times over the past couple of weeks now. However, my website still appears to not match the details above when I search for it on Google. The title appears to be my alt text for my company's logo in the heading. It seems that the meta description is from contents of the homepage but I'm not entirely sure. 

SEO1.JPG

 

I was wondering if this is something that I could fix on the Shopify backend? Especially since I've requested Google to crawl my website several times now but still hasn't turned out the way I want it to be.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Maverick

Replies 7 (7)
MS-WEB-DESIGNER
Shopify Partner
3012 181 488

Dear @Maverickyeung 

Please note that showing title and description on SERP depends upon Google algorithm w.r.t the relevancy of user's query. 

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Maverickyeung
Tourist
9 0 2

Hi there,

Thanks for your response. If I understand what you're saying correctly, does this mean that it's irrelevant what you put in Shopify in terms of title and description? Since it's essentially dependent on Google's algorithm and the user's search query.

 

Thanks,

Maverick

Josh_Uebergang
Shopify Expert
853 30 213

Looking at the cache of the website, I see it has been crawled on Aug 13:

However, looking at the source code of your theme, I couldn't find a title tag. So something is missing from your theme.liquid file:

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ilanadavis
Shopify Expert
85 11 21

When you enter the meta title and meta description, you are trying to help Google to understand what's on the page. If Google isn't using your title or description you've entered into Shopify, it could be due to a few reasons.

1. The theme isn't connected properly to these settings in Shopify and it has it's own settings in the theme Customizer. As Josh mentioned, it looks like someone removed the title tag <title></title>, possibly the theme was coded incorrectly or when you deleted an app that set this tag, they overrode your settings.

2. The information you've entered into the meta title and description doesn't describe the page properly. If Google determine that the content you've entered doesn't properly describe the page, they will use whatever content they think is appropriate.

In your case, I think #1 is the culprit.

Ilana Davis, a Shopify Superhero working with e-commerce shops to remove friction from the buying process.
Owner of JSON-LD for SEO, a Shopify app that adds structured data to your theme, getting you more organic traffic through Rich Results.
Maverickyeung
Tourist
9 0 2

Hi Josh and Ilana,

 

Thanks very much for your reply and pointing to directly where the issue may be. It turns out that the title and page description tags were commented out in theme.liquid for some reason. As you suggested, it could've happened as I was recently decluttering my site by deleting unused apps. I'll request Google to crawl my site again and hopefully it'll sort itself out soon.

Thanks again!

 

Maverick

PoojaPillai
New Member
8 0 0

Save time and update your product meta details at once using our Bulk Meta Update

samuelrconteh
New Member
1 0 0

Hey @Maverickyeung, did that fix work for the meta description?