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    Content is the King Title is the Queen?

    well actually many of us keeps on saying that content is the king. but a content can't be that much interesting if there's no spices included in the whole article. however, we can capture the attention of the readers if we create interesting title that will help to trigger the reader to read your whole content. just like what i did in this post. i do some contrast in the title to make you to checkout the whole entry of this post.

    so in order to make people be interested in your published article, you need to think of very catchy title.

    do you agree with what i am suggesting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgepson View Post
    do you agree with what i am suggesting?
    Certainly! But this idea is not new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.m View Post
    Certainly! But this idea is not new.
    yeah i know, i just want to share my thoughts about content. maybe some of the freshman might appreciate this.

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    Completely agree

    You can write the best article ever that it will be useless if nobody reads it... and good, descriptive (and, yes, catchy) title will help to get those readers coming your way.

    I do insist on the "descriptive" side. You have to be careful. A title sets up certain expectations about the what's in the article and if people don't get what they expect you may find that readers may come... and leave as fast as lightning bolt

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    I don't know if I'd say title is the Queen. Maybe the title is the Joker. I'd probably say...

    Content is King
    Promotion/SEO is Queen
    Jack is ...?
    Joker is the Title

    What would you put as the Jack in this case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebEminence View Post
    I don't know if I'd say title is the Queen. Maybe the title is the Joker. I'd probably say...

    Content is King
    Promotion/SEO is Queen
    Jack is ...?
    Joker is the Title

    What would you put as the Jack in this case?
    Sorry but anyone who puts SEO before the real content (title or not) that attracts visitors, is doing it wrong.
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    In what context is this being said?

    I often find myself split on this as "catchiness" is not always good for SEO. A straight forward title may sometimes be dull, but it can reinforce the context of the content. On the other hand some clever pun might be cool, but could confuse SEs. Now, dont 'read'' me wrong here. Am a human , and if the content isnt both interesting and engrossing am bolting. However, most interesting things are on the web are found using search engines. It's a trade off.

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    so to juxtapose everything, an optimized, catchy title is the queen, and a keyword-rich, valuable and well-written content is the king.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgepson View Post
    well actually many of us keeps on saying that content is the king. but a content can't be that much interesting if there's no spices included in the whole article. however, we can capture the attention of the readers if we create interesting title that will help to trigger the reader to read your whole content. just like what i did in this post. i do some contrast in the title to make you to checkout the whole entry of this post.

    so in order to make people be interested in your published article, you need to think of very catchy title.

    do you agree with what i am suggesting?
    How about if Content is King the Design is Queen? and Link is Ace?


    Read more here:http://chrislema.com/if-content-is-k...sign-is-queen/

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    A catchy title would be really nice. What I notice though is that writers would try to push it. They have this awesome catchy title yet it doesn't live up to what the article is all about. I just hope writers won't exaggerate just so people would click on their blog posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ng_Xen View Post
    A catchy title would be really nice. What I notice though is that writers would try to push it. They have this awesome catchy title yet it doesn't live up to what the article is all about. I just hope writers won't exaggerate just so people would click on their blog posts.
    As with everything, there's a happy medium that needs to be found ... yes, the title needs to be something interesting and attention-grabbing, but it also needs to adequately describe the page contents. This thread is a good example – "Content is the king, title is the queen" sounds far more interesting than "Why title tags are important (but not quite as important as content)", but is also a good and accurate description of the discussion here. Sure there will always be people who over-promise and under-deliver, who go for outlandish titles that bear little relation to the dull and dreary content that follows, but these sites will quickly be seen for what they are ... and if they give people no reason to link to them then they won't be anywhere near the top of the SERPs, so it really doesn't matter what their <title> is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie D View Post
    As with everything, there's a happy medium that needs to be found ... yes, the title needs to be something interesting and attention-grabbing, but it also needs to adequately describe the page contents. This thread is a good example – "Content is the king, title is the queen" sounds far more interesting than "Why title tags are important (but not quite as important as content)", but is also a good and accurate description of the discussion here. Sure there will always be people who over-promise and under-deliver, who go for outlandish titles that bear little relation to the dull and dreary content that follows, but these sites will quickly be seen for what they are ... and if they give people no reason to link to them then they won't be anywhere near the top of the SERPs, so it really doesn't matter what their <title> is.
    I thought that when we spoke about titles we were not talking about elements. I don't considere the <title> element to be the queen at all.

    @9dotstrategies ; I don't consider design to be the queen although at least I can understand why some would. I would say that it takes a third place. For me content is always first and I consider the title to be part of the content

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyflower View Post
    Sorry but anyone who puts SEO before the real content (title or not) that attracts visitors, is doing it wrong.
    Well, If you take a look again, I did put Content as King and as someone did say, title is really part of the content. But I would still consider promotion/SEO more important in driving traffic than the titles you choose. This may just be because the title doesn't have the power to determine ongoing traffic but it can convince small percentages of people to read your page who otherwise may not. It's a factor for sure, but not a huge factor in my mind. It's easy to balance using keywords and still keeping it interesting as others have said.

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    Domain = Ace, title = king, h1 = queen, content = jack, links = 10, site usability/appeal = 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricWatson View Post
    Domain = Ace, title = king, h1 = queen, content = jack, links = 10, site usability/appeal = 9
    SEO = Joker ...

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    Yes,content is always king.On site content influences user experience – bounce rate, time on site, conversion and also increases trust in your website and your company as a whole.

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    Well,I totally agree that Title plays a key role to open the door

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    The very strange thing about Google's indexing is that pages with irrelevant (and little) content, but with the keyword in title, description and h1 tag is index high up. I've never understood this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfeinstein View Post
    The very strange thing about Google's indexing is that pages with irrelevant (and little) content, but with the keyword in title, description and h1 tag is index high up. I've never understood this...
    As smart as the Google bot is, it is still doing some things wrong. That is one reason your quality is so very important, including the page description of your content, which is what Google will show to searchers if you have it. If you don't have a decent (or any) description, you are leaving your fate in the bot's hands (and it probably doesn't have hands!).
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    according to seomoz guys, we need to have this,

    7 Ingredients of a Click Worthy Title

    Curiosity
    Benefit
    Emotion
    Tangible
    Appearance
    Sound
    Expectation

    source: seomoz.org/blog/are-your-titles-irresistibly-click-worthy-viral

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    well i got both good content and title and still not doing so good at traffic to my site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lomas1984 View Post
    well i got both good content and title and still not doing so good at traffic to my site.
    A great part of your traffic depends upon the age of your site. It just stands to reason that older established sites have already built up a base of fans.

    In crafting content for your site, are you supplying a point of view and/or content or services that your competitors aren't. Are you giving your visitors something they can't find elsewhere?

    If you have good content, good title, good description, and you are still not getting traffic, try promoting a few of your better pieces via Social Media platforms. However, be careful not to spam your followers. Too much Social Media promotion makes you look desperate and puts a red flag before them.

    If you are doing all of that and still not getting the traffic you anticipated, maybe you need to redefine your demographic because it can only mean that you are not supplying your visitors with what they want to see, what they will come back to see more of, and what they will pass on to their circles of contacts.
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    agreed, a good title always grabs the eyeballs. If your content is very good but you give an average title to it, you are not justifying the article. Most of the successful bloggers not only write great content they also create great titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyflower View Post
    A great part of your traffic depends upon the age of your site. It just stands to reason that older established sites have already built up a base of fans.

    In crafting content for your site, are you supplying a point of view and/or content or services that your competitors aren't. Are you giving your visitors something they can't find elsewhere?

    If you have good content, good title, good description, and you are still not getting traffic, try promoting a few of your better pieces via Social Media platforms. However, be careful not to spam your followers. Too much Social Media promotion makes you look desperate and puts a red flag before them.

    If you are doing all of that and still not getting the traffic you anticipated, maybe you need to redefine your demographic because it can only mean that you are not supplying your visitors with what they want to see, what they will come back to see more of, and what they will pass on to their circles of contacts.
    ok thanks for the advice. and is there anyway i can show u my site, i think its good but maybe u can find problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lomas1984 View Post
    ok thanks for the advice. and is there anyway i can show u my site, i think its good but maybe u can find problems.
    We have a website reviews forum here at SitePoint. After you follow the rules there (stickied as important) you may request a review of your site. At that time, let me know via pm and I will be happy to review your site.
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