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    Posted: March 08 2018 at 12:11
Anyone with search engine knowledge here who might know what's causing some search engines to show Japanese characters under the web site name in the search results as below. The information comes from a garden furniture web site which has no connection to my friend's web site. 
It just seems to be Bing and DuckDuckGo that do this.
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I use StartPage. Doesn't happen there :)

https://rateyourmusic.com/~siLLy_puPPy
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Happens to me too. It looks like a Wordpress site, could it be that it's built on some garden furniture example template?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 07:15
Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

Happens to me too. It looks like a Wordpress site, could it be that it's built on some garden furniture example template?
 
I hadn't thought of that. The issue only seems to occur with Bing and DuckDuckGo as we've assumed that it was a search engine issue.
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

Happens to me too. It looks like a Wordpress site, could it be that it's built on some garden furniture example template?
 
I hadn't thought of that. The issue only seems to occur with Bing and DuckDuckGo as we've assumed that it was a search engine issue.
The bit in Japanese is probably the contents of the "description" meta tag. I haven't used Wordpress myself but according to this it should be in the header.php file.
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Many thanks Vompatti, I don't know if it is Wordpress but I have asked my friend to get it checked. You could be right about the template.
 
I assume this means other search engines don't use this tag?
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I think a lot of engines just grab the first few lines of text from the page and show that.
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