TheMadScientist - 2:22 pm on Feb 19, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: TheMadScientist at 2:26 pm (utc) on Feb 19, 2011]
Seriously, you're going to have challenges with an 8 character title, it is a given. ;)
But I shouldn't that's the point.
If a searcher can't figure out from the abbreviation in the title and the description (the one on the page that hasn't been cached yet) that the site does exactly what they searched for, then they need help not even Google can give them.
I'm VERY glad Bing doesn't feel their searchers have the same level of stupidity Google seems to think their users have to change something concise and precise, which is the answer to something longer, so their searchers can figure it out.
As far as semantics go, the order of importance is simple for a bot to figure out... It goes from the top down. The <header> is the header. The H1 is the heading of the following content. The <footer> is the footer. It really doesn't need H2s or H3s or H4s ... I know, because Bing has it nailed, and so does Google for topicality, what they don't have nailed is the ability of short and concise to communicate plenty when the site fits exactly what the searcher searched for.
There are also plenty of other sites that have titles as short as the one we're referring to displayed in the SERPs, so maybe it's links more than anything, but whatever the reasoning, the reality is they really don't need to change the title on the site we're talking about any more than the ones that are shorter that they leave alone, because quite a bit can be communicated in 8 or less characters.
In fact if you look at the results in Bing you'll see the difference on the results page... IDK if you did that or not, but on Bing the title and description work just fine, and absolutely jump out.
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 2:26 pm (utc) on Feb 19, 2011]