When you install your first WordPress blog and you start looking around options and the dashboard, you will notice that your site title is “Just Another WordPress Site“. Lots of people like all of us who started as newbies can’t find out how to remove the title and make their blogs look professional and unique.
But, if you browse your admin area links, you will find how to create your own blog title, and even, a short description or the tagline.
In this post, I’ll show you how to change ”just another WordPress site” and also, I’ll show you how to update your website title from the Google search page after indexing your blog.
First, login to your WordPress dashboard and click on “Settings”, and you will get the “General Settings” page, where you can delete he default site title and tagline, but also, some other basic options that you can set up, as the following screenshot.
When you complete adding your blog tagline and title, click the “Save Changes” button. The changes will be live and you can see that your site title was changed to the new one.
How to remove “Just Another WordPress Site” from the Google index?
If you’ve just changed the site tagline after some days from the installation, then, Google already crawled your blog and found its old title. So, when people search for something in your site, they will see that default tagline, even, if you’ve updated it recently. The solution here is to resubmit your blog sitemap to Google again if you’ve done that before.
If it’s not the case, then, read how to submit a WordPress blog sitemap to Google. You will get a step by step tutorial for that.
The fastest way to tell Google about your blog changes is to submit your homepage URL manually, using the “Fetch as Google” function in your Google Webmaster Tools. If you’re not a user, you can create your free account with Google, and start optimizing your blog with the biggest search engine.
Select the full homepage fetching, in this case, you don’t have to add anything. Google will add your domain name and you just need to click the “fetch” button as the following example.
When the fetch complete, you should click on “submit to index” link and a pop-up window will be opened. Now, check one option and submit. Googlebot will crawl your homepage and follow all its links in the next few minutes in general, if not instantly.
If the Googlebot receives lots of requests at that exact time, then, you will be added to the queue, and shortly your site will be crawled for index update. Come back later and search for your blog on the Google search result page, and you will notice the new updated site tagline that you’ve created.
This is the fastest and easiest method to change your site tagline and remove the default one. Most importantly, you can update your site index details when you request a new crawling from Google. That way, you make your blog look professional without that ugly tagline, and your visitors will remember your blog easily.
Fathi Arfaoui: A Physicist, founder and owner of Trustiko.com. He shares Business, WordPress, Web Safety, and Blogging tips to build better websites and blogs. Thus, you will succeed online with the right marketing strategies and recommendations. Of course, you’ll find much more topics.