| 5:57 pm on Feb 11, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Personally, I wouldn't make them match... I know quite a few people have gotten the idea they have to from somewhere (IDK Where) but I saw a video the other day on making your site 'Google Friendly' and they said to match the page name, title and H1, which is absolute fallacy and I would actually advise against it personally. IMO they should all 'work together' to give the visitor an overview of what the page contains, much like a book: The title (Title), reference number or ISBN (URL), first chapter title (H1) do not match, but do give the person reading and buying a book an idea of what the book is about and how it starts off. Personally, I try to look at a site and web page the same way.
| 9:23 pm on Feb 11, 2010 (gmt 0)|
They're 2 different things that serve different purposes. 99% of the time they should be at least slightly different.
| 12:08 am on Feb 12, 2010 (gmt 0)|
They are the same in blogging software because your blogpost title = your h1, your title tag and your url.
But they do serve different purposes.
I like MS's advice. The title is undoubdtedly the most important for SEO. The url can be a condensed version of this (for easy type-ins) and the h1 can be a longer version for more detail.
| 12:45 am on Feb 12, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I make sure they MEAN the same thing, but never worry if they are the SAME... and usually they are not.
| 1:46 am on Feb 12, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Jomaxx is right
|99% of the time slightly different |
but concentrate on what makes sense for your visitor. Your rich user experience is vital in todays SEO world
| 9:10 pm on Feb 12, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I heard Matt Cutts say they should be similar but not the same at Pubcon South last year.