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    Good TITLE tag

    I have written this article for my future website so I wanted to know what you think. Note: English isn't my first language.

    Page title is text between<title></title> tags. This is most important part of optimizing your pages for search engines.

    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Your page title</title>
    (meta tags here)
    </head>

    Text in the title tag will appear in se results page and in the reverse bar of someone's browser when they view the web page. The title tag is also used as the words to describe your page when someone adds it to their "Favorites" or "Bookmarks" lists.

    1. Include the most important keyword(s) in title tag

    Page title must include the most important keyword(s) which will be used to find that page.

    a. Maximum number of keywords per title should be 3.

    If you need more your page is probably not focused enough.

    b. Don't repeat a keyword phrase more than twice.

    It can be construed as spam and it looks dumb to the viewer.

    2. Don't make a list of keywords

    Make descriptive and catching page title which will include your most relevant keyword(s). The contents of title tag should tell your viewer and the search engines exactly what they can expect to find on that page.

    Remember that page title is first line of your site description on search engine's results page. You definitely want searchers to click it.

    3. Include your site name at the end of title

    If all other factors are equal "Photoshop tutorials" will be placed above "Site name - photoshop tutorials" on se results page. Exception of this rule is homepage.

    4. Avoid general terms

    Using general term will be much difficult to rank because of very strong competition. If your page content is about creating water drop in photoshop your title should be: "Creating water drop in photoshop tutorial - yoursite.com" instead of "Photoshop tutorials-tutorial 1".

    5. Don't make excessive titles

    Use up to 8 words. You don't want your title to looke like this: Your title descriptive text more descriptive text keywor...

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    1. Include the most important keyword(s) in title tag


    a. Maximum number of keywords per title should be 3.
    3 is too less at least in my opinion it should be 5 to make english like statement

    b. Don't repeat a keyword phrase more than twice.
    It depends on where you mean the keyword to be. If in title yes if in body its ok.

    2. Don't make a list of keywords


    3. Include your site name at the end of title
    Good practice

    4. Avoid general terms
    That needs more than 3 words and so it should not be a restriction

    5. Don't make excessive titles

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    My homepage title is currently "GreenHybrid - Hybrid Cars" as I'm trying to get that site on the first page of Google for "hybrid cars." I'm sitting in the middle of page two. Why do you suggest more than 3 words?

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    3. Include your site name at the end of title
    Interesting... never heard of that... i think i'll try that out

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    thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clenard
    Interesting... never heard of that... i think i'll try that out
    Including the site name isn't really something that will help rankings. It's something for the user.

    ... you should still do it, of course.
    Colin Temple [twitter: @cailean]
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    also if your site name text is in your url you dont need to add it in the tittle, just in the description.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanda2
    also if your site name text is in your url you dont need to add it in the tittle, just in the description.
    It's still better for usability to have it in the title. Makes it easier for those with multiple windows or tabs open, for example.
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    Cheers for the tips

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    The title tag is a very important item you can review our web design articles for an article about building Meta tags. Some of the above is true like 3 keywords are to few. The name of your site will not be searched for most of the time but can be used for branding if you like, not suggested. Make the title interesting so people will click on it, this is very important. Hope this helps.
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    If all other factors are equal "Photoshop tutorials" will be placed above "Site name - photoshop tutorials" on se results page. Exception of this rule is homepage.
    Why is the homepage the excepted rule??


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