The originally inserted name for a page is retained in the system even after editing the page title. I figure this could be good for seo but cannot be sure if this applies to the home page – if this reverts to being named index. by WordPress or whether it is kept as-is. It’ll work for other pages but I would expect the search engine will offer more weight to a homepage. Have you done any research on this at all?
Hello again Jamie,
I’m suspecting that the original page name is retained somewhere in the database even though the permalink shows: index. I have two sites, both re-indexed, and they still show in serps with their original name as the main result title in bold blue on Google & Bing. It’s a different client but same site so needs to show the new client’s name.
I’ve tried again to hunt through the database for any reference to page name/title so I can edit that but without success – I just don’t have enough experience with a database. Can you please shed some light on where or what I need to look for.