I'm finding that SEOmoz is showing page titles with ASCII when indexing my customer's site http://bulldogfencespokane.com. I'm concerned that this is how search engines will index the site. I'd love to remove commas and apostrophes but it would change the sentence structure entirely. Is there a way to clear up this formatting?

Spokane & Coeur d'Alene's top fencing installers - Bulldog Fences Inc.

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  • Have you checked Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.. to see if it's being indexed with the characters?
    – Chris_O
    Apr 10, 2011 at 3:24
  • They haven't re-indexed since I made the changes. Last index was Mar 30th. Apr 10, 2011 at 3:26

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ASCII characters will not cause any issues with search engines and they will be displayed properly. SEOmoz does this to avoid any chance of sql injection via its form fields.

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