Note: I'm not the web dev on this project, but I oversee it. So I do my part to help where I can, shine light on what can be improved, and do all the SEO research that I suggest to the team to implement.
So our website (
https://tradehub.pro) have titles that change once the content is loaded. For example, if you go to
https://tradehub.pro/stock/aapl the first few seconds it will show as
Stock | Info, News, & Data but when it's done fetching all the data, the title changes. In this example, to
AAPL - $131.86 (price changes during market hours). Other pages are like this too, such as
https://tradehub.pro/user/rich title at first is
User - Trade Hub then switches to
Username - Trades & Performance Stats on Trade Hub as well as a few other pages (blog posts, user generated content/posts/trades).
The description will also change once the page has fetched all the data from the APIs.
So the issue is, when the website is being crawled it will get indexed with the placeholder titles and descriptions- presumably because the pages don't load fast enough by the time crawler moves onto the next URL. Which then gets these links marked as issues in some webmaster (yandex) & SEO tools (moz/ahref). (see image)
![Yandex webmaster, dupe titles issues](https://i.imgur.com/TS2PD36.png "Yandex Webmaster Titles Issues")
So my question is, what can help solve this? Other than speeding up the pages load time. We're working on a new web app design right now, haven't gotten to these pages yet but the speed of market data we're fetching for our Discord bot has increased tremendously so can only assume same will go for website- so hoping that is the case. But this type of data takes time to fetch, unless it's truly the method/code being used for this current/soon to be old site. Is there anyway to tell crawlers to slow down? Wait X seconds on each page when crawling before indexing?
I know there's a timer you can set, but I think it's only for the time it waits between the next URL- to lighten the load on the server. Or will it wait on that page for the specified time before moving to the next?
Appreciate if you read this far, and your feedback. Thanks
I haven't seen this on Google, is there one? If not, then the question in my original message still stands.
What's best practices for image alt tags? We have twitter card meta tags, which defines a thumbnail image. Would be easier if google just used something like that.
Google has not provided any guidelines related to the thumbnail image. There is an option to set a default featured image for social media by putting its URL in og tags. In search results, Google fetches images by itself. For image optimization, we can follow these SEO practices: fix images alt tags and images description, put relevant image file names, and more to increase the chances for images to come in SERP.
@binayjha I came across this today actually https://support.google.com/programmable-search/answer/1626955?hl=en
No guideline has been provided by Google so far which can help us get desired thumbnail image to appear in SERPs. The image fetching from Google depends on the matching of search query or intent with the best fit image available on the result page.
We can make best out of it by applying image SEO. The image file name, proper alt and title attribute of the image tag, and text appearing on the image can be the deciding factors of the thumbnail appearing in the SERPs.
Trying to figure out how to fix this image that shows next to search result.
I asked my dev why it's using the wrong one, but he's not a whole lot familiar with SEO and just said that it should be using a different one
https://thetradehub.net/img/man1.png so I'm curious how Google chose this image...
![enter image description here](https://i.imgur.com/eqgFrR8.png "enter image title here") It's just a default image we use for our users dashboards..