Change WordPress Website Title For Google Search Tutorial

In my post, I show you how to change the site title and tagline for your WordPress website, step by step. Your site title and description are essential because they help search engines understand your blog topic. Once changed, submit your site to search engines.

Let’s do that step by step.

Change WordPress Website Title And Tagline For Google Search Tutorial

How To Change Your Site Title And Tagline In WordPress Admin

How To change your site title and tagline in WordPress admin quick guide.

  • Step One – From Settings, select General.
  • Step Two – Add your site title and tagline.
  • Step Three – Save your changes.
  • Step Four – Submit your site to Google and Bing.

First, hover your mouse over ‘Settings’ on the left and select ‘General’ from the menu.

Select settings then General

Add your title tag and tagline in the two boxes.

Add site title and tagline

Next, scroll to the bottom of the page to save your changes.

Save changes

Go to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools accounts and submit your site.

Submit Website To Google Search Console

In your Google Search Console, paste your site URL in the top box and click enter on your keyboard.

Google Search Console

Select ‘Request Indexing’ to submit your site to Google.

Request indexing

Submit Website To Bing Webmaster Tools

In Bing Webmaster, select URL Submission.

Select URL submission

Next, click on Submit URLs.

Submit URL

Paste your site’s URL in the box, then select ‘Submit’ to request indexing.

Paste URL and submit

How To Change Your Site Title And Tagline In WordPress For Google Search Video Tutorial

How To Change Site Title and Tagline Using The Yoast SEO Plugin

Change your site title and tagline using the Yoast SEO plugin quick guide.

  • Step One – Install and activate the Yoast SEO plugin.
  • Step two – From SEO, select Search Appearance.
  • Step Three – Add your SEO title and meta description.
  • Step Four – Save changes.
  • Step Five – Submit your site to Google and Bing.

First, install Yoast SEO. Go to Plugins and select Add New.

Add new plugin

Type ‘Yoast’ into the search box. Install and activate the Yoast SEO plugin.

Yoast SEO

Once you have activated Yoast SEO, hover your mouse over ‘SEO’ on the menu and select Search appearance.

Search appearance

Add your site title in the first box and a short description of your site in the second box.

Site title and meta description

When complete, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Save Changes.

Save changes

Go to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools accounts and submit your site.

Submit Website to Google Search Console

In your Google Search Console, paste your site URL in the top box and click enter on your keyboard.

Google Search Console

Select ‘Request Indexing’ to submit your site to Google.

Request indexing

Submit Website To Bing Webmaster Tools

In Bing Webmaster, select URL Submission.

Select URL submission

Next, click on Submit URLs.

Submit URL

Paste your site’s URL in the box, then select ‘Submit’ to request indexing.

Paste URL and submit

How To Add A Site Title And Tagline Using The Yoast SEO Plugin Video Tutorial

When Will You See The Changed Website Title In Google Search

Google has robots scan the web for new or updated content. Edits made to your site get indexed and updated but don’t show immediately.

Google decides what it updates and when. After you request Google to index your site, you must be patient. Asking Google to index your site multiple times doesn’t speed up the process.

I know it is frustrating when you see Google hasn’t updated your website title on search. I recommend focusing on producing more content for your blog. Your website and tagline will get updated.

Conclusion

I recommend you set your site title and tagline after you install WordPress. Google and Bing are excellent at finding new websites, so getting this done early ensures the search engines know the topic of your blog.

You can set the title and tagline directly on WordPress. Or you can use the Yoast SEO plugin.

Google and Bing scan websites daily for new content. After you update anything on your site, submit the URL to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster tools.

To submit your site to Google, check out my ‘How does Google discover new sites?‘ post. To submit your site to Bing, check out my ‘How to submit a sitemap to Bing.’ post.

Before you update your site’s title tag and tagline, would you kindly spare one minute to leave me a comment? Did you find my post helpful? I appreciate all feedback.