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TITLE tag in <A HREF= links - any SEO value?
Or do they just help with the user experience?

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3595776 posted 8:22 pm on Mar 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Obviously the ALT tag has (limited) SEO value, but was just wondering whether people felt the TITLE tag within text links (not the title of the pages) had any worth in terms of SEO?

I often use it to let people know where they will end up if they click the link, but not sure if it has any SEO value.

Talking about something like:

<a href="books.html" TITLE="Visit our online bookstore for reduced price book">discount bookstore</a>

And what do you think is a reasonable use of this tag without it coming across as spammy?



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Msg#: 3595776 posted 2:29 am on Mar 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

I know of someone that was recently penalized "removed from the index" for alt tag spamming.

They have a google webmaster account and they were sent an email from google telling them about the "problem".

They cleaned up the alt tags, did a reinclusion and return to the the index.

I would be carefull in any "href" title or "alt" overusage.
I never considered it, before the above experience.


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3595776 posted 3:33 pm on Mar 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

I usually use it on sitemap (HTML) pages for a combination of usability and SEO.
Never had a problem but worth considering minnapple's experience.

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