8 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2012 10:26 PM by DaveTheFreak RSS

    Google Search - Weird Text Displayed


      I just uploaded my new Website and well, it works pretty great.



      But there's a but: when you search for it using Google by typing in "DaveTheFreak" there's a weird text "EnterOverlayOn. overeffekt1. dave."

      https://www.google.de/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ix=h9&ie=UTF-8#hl=de&output=search&scl ient=psy-ab&q=davethefreak&oq=&aq=&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=&pbx=1&fp=5e4b47d4c544e1de&ix=h9&bav=on. 2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1920&bih=933




      Another page created with muse has a clear displayed text like if you're searching for "refueled magazine".

      https://www.google.de/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ix=h9&ie=UTF-8#hl=de&output=search&scl ient=psy-ab&q=refueled%20magazine&oq=&aq=&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=&pbx=1&fp=5e4b47d4c544e1de&ix=h9& bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1920&bih=933


      So: what did I do wrong? How can I change it? Is there a trick or anything to have a good text in google search?

      Also: why is it always displaying "DaveTheFreak - Home" instead of just "DaveTheFreak"?


      Important note maybe: the front page "home" only has image-text for it is Adobe Garamond Pro (Muse is creating an image out of it).


      I'm desperate, please help!

        • 1. Re: Google Search - Weird Text Displayed
          Community Member

          You've made the mistake of designing a site with buggy beta software. Perhaps this will improve with the official release. Download it as soon as it is for sale and re-export your site with it.


          You've also made the mistake of designing a web page without any text for Google to read and index. Your text is all rendered as images so Google has no idea what to do with your site. Adobe is lying to us to say that the ALT text automatically added to your images helps with search engines. Clearly, Google has ignored it.

          • 2. Re: Google Search - Weird Text Displayed
            T.J. Harrison Community Member

            You can use the menu command "Page >  Properties" to open a dialog. In this dialog there is a Metadata button at the top. Clicking this button will give you access to some meta elements. The use of these elements varies from one search engine to another. To better understand what to do with these elements, read the following wiki link:



            • 3. Re: Google Search - Weird Text Displayed
              Community Member

              Meta keywords and description may help a little but it is no serious replacement for having meaningful text on a web page. Replacing the imaged text on the homepage with real Typekit web fonts available in Muse 1.0 is the best option and would be an ideal suggestion from an Adobe employee that wants to upsell a user from free beta software to paid retail software. 

              • 4. Re: Google Search - Weird Text Displayed
                DaveTheFreak Community Member

                Thanks, this Metadata looks like it is what I was looking for. Gonna upload the edited page and tomorrow we'll se if there's a change on google search.

                About the text, I'd love that but I decided to use Adobe Garamond Pro for the look of my page. And now using arial or such... would make me wanna vomit, sry. I mean for now I could try that, but it's not the best solution for good. Might there be a way to export the text in Adobe Garamond Pro so that it's no image but still can be displayed on the web?


                Anyways, thx so for for your answer, hope it'll work!

                • 5. Re: Google Search - Weird Text Displayed
                  T.J. Harrison Community Member

                  Marian has it right, this is a feature that is included with the Muse 1.0 release. You can choose from many Typekit supported fonts. I can't say if the specific one you are currently using is there or not, but it's likely that you will find one close enough to work and still be searchable.

                  • 6. Re: Google Search - Weird Text Displayed
                    DaveTheFreak Community Member

                    So I changed the Metadata and also replaced my image text with actual text. Even did some hidden text and a description-window but still... Google does only show the "EnterOverlayOn. overeffekt1. dave."


                    Could be that google needs a few days to refresh or... it is stuck. I have no idea and hope the problem will solve itself. Anyways, thanks for the answers so far.

                    • 7. Re: Google Search - Weird Text Displayed
                      Community Member

                      It may take Google days, weeks, or months to update its index. That is why it is important to have your ducks in line prior to posting your site for the first time. For fun, try googling for "lorem ipsum" to see how many sites went online with dummy text before they posted their final drafts.

                      • 8. Re: Google Search - Weird Text Displayed
                        DaveTheFreak Community Member

                        Okay, Google has changed it and uses now the very first line on my website which is perfekt.


                        So thank you guys!