| 12:31 pm on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|title: Huge Index of Green Widgets - Browse Our Green Widgets - Cool Dark Brown Widgets |
What do you gain by repeating the word 'widgets" three times, and repeating "Green Widgets" twice?
If you're going to stuff a lot of keywords into the page title, I think you should at least use different keywords instead of repeating the same ones.
| 9:54 pm on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0)|
aristotle: My bad, i don't know what i was thinking. To make the title more relevant to my question, let me reconstruct it. Lets use this as a subject
title: Huge Index of Green Vegetables - Selective Organic Carrots - Fresh Mint
I am not fan of stuffing keywords, i try to keep the title short and relevant to general topic. I just want to know what is everybodies take on it?
| 10:58 am on Jun 10, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|Huge Index of Green Vegetables - Selective Organic Carrots - Fresh Mint |
That's good. But you should realize that using a lot of keywords causes each one to get less weight. So you have to make a choice between giving all the weight to one or two keywords, or spreading the weight over four or five keywords.
| 2:15 am on Jun 14, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I used to worry about long titles diluting keywords but I just threw that all out last year. I made my title tag 326 characters long and I haven't seen a problem with my main keywords in the SERPs. Having longtail keywords in the title tags helps a lot for those words since the home page usually has more page rank.
My thinking on titles is to have the visible portion be your call to action to entice someone to click but then use as many words as you need to describe what the page is about. Only the first 60 some characters will be visible to users but it seems like all of the characters do get indexed, at least 326 do.
| 3:15 pm on Jun 14, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|How Does Google Weigh Keywords in the Title Element? |
Do you mean today? Tomorrow? 1pm on Thursday?
I'm seeing different weightings throughout the week at the moment.
| 3:50 pm on Jun 14, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|Only the first 60 some characters will be visible to users but it seems like all of the characters do get indexed, at least 326 do. |
hmm .. tis interesting.