Tuesday, January 11, 2011

SEO - Web Page Title Optimization

Hope you value the meaning of HTML TITLE tag which is put within head tag. The page title (not to be confused with the heading for a web page) is what is displayed in the title bar of your browser window, and is also what is displayed when you bookmark a web page or add it to your browser Favorites.

This is the one place on a page where your keywords MUST be there. Correct use of keywords in the title of every page of your website is very important to Google - particularly for the home page.

The title shouldn't consist of much more than about 9 words or 60 characters, with your keywords used at the very beginning of the title. Since Google is looking for suitable keywords in the title, this means you should NOT include your company name in the title unless your company name is very well-known.

Improper or absent use of titles in web pages will keep more websites out of top rankings on Google than any other issue except perhaps for a be short of relevant content on a page or a lack of value links from other websites that point to your site.

Best Practices for Creating Web Page Titles:

Here are some good practices you should follow for creating titles on web pages:

  • Each page should have a unique title.
  • If practical, try to include your Primary Keyword Phrase in every title of every page.
  • Begin the title of your home page with your Primary Keyword Phrase, followed by your best Secondary Keyword Phrases.
  • Use more specific variations to your Primary Keyword Phrase on your specific product, service, or content pages.
  • If you must include your company name, put it at the end of the title.
  • Use the best form, plural or singular, for your keywords based on what WordTracker says is searched on more often.
  • Don't overdo it - don't repeat your keywords more than 2 - 3 times in the title
  • Make sure the tag is the first element in the section of your page - this makes it easier to find by Google.

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