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Can crawlers see databases?

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Can crawlers see databases?

I have a client with an ecommerce site that is mostly database driven. For their product pages the top browser bar gives a

product description, but the actual source says the title tag is just "company store" and a pointer to the database that

provides the description.

So my question is what does the crawler see as the title tag? The full database description that shows up on the browser bar,

or just the "company store" that's in the actual source code?

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The title tag is the <title> in the header. This is the text that appears in the "title" of every entry in the SERPs.
The crawler will see as title whichever information you have tagged as title. In the case of your example, the "company store" is what the crawler will identify as title.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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I use linux to view my web pages. This will give you a good idea of what a web crawler will see.
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