| 7:22 pm on Oct 27, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I'm making tweaks. Never stopped, actually.
| 7:36 pm on Oct 27, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I would definitely do it for any page that is not performing and I think a little change my help it (if it make sense).
| 7:53 pm on Oct 27, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I never stopped either - and have seen no negative side effects. It does seem that exact match titles are not as strong a factor these days - still valuable, just not as strong. With Google so willing to rewrite titles now depending on the query, it seems more important not jam keywords in there, such as:
keyword phrase | keyword2 | phrase 3
If the page is seen as relevant for the query term based on other factors, then it can rank well even without the exact match in the title element. Google may even supply the exact match for you ;)
| 1:19 am on Oct 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Funny Ted ... the SEO company we hired used those keyword jamming technique to change our title tags (at least those that we allowed them to experiment on).
What we've seen are while some pages grew in traffic, some pages were hurt by the changes from an editorial type title to keyword 1 } keyword 2 title
| 11:59 am on Oct 28, 2011 (gmt 0)|
i have seen no positive effect of using a standard keyword in the start of my blog:
blblblb BLOG: how about thisandthat
did not outperform on keyword blblblb
how about thisandthat
the latter did outperform the first on "how about"
| 4:30 pm on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I want to tweak my page titles to optimize my CTR, but I wonder how sensitive Google is to title tweaks these days. Seems like I used to see dramatic ranking changes in the past, so for years I never touched my title. I gather from some of the comments here that testing/tweaking won't cause dramatic changes (filter or penalty)?