TheMadScientist - 2:58 am on Feb 20, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: TheMadScientist at 3:13 am (utc) on Feb 20, 2011]
Neither Google nor Bing has it nailed. You are not #1 in either.
Just going back through the thread a bit, and wanted to comment on this... (Not trying to pick on you freejung, but this quote was a great example of the difference in thinking about things I'm going to try and highlight.)
You're not seeing it the way I am because you're thinking 'rankings only' which is not what I'm talking about Bing having nailed ... When you hover over the Bing info to see more they have the right info there. Nailed it.
Bing has the page title, the description and the extra info correct.
It's really interesting to me how many people seem to think rankings are the end-all and don't seem to give a thought to branding and brand development (again, not picking on you freejung, but generally) and it's starting to make more sense to me why we see so many people posting about how they've lost their income and livelihood because of a Google change... IMO that's because too many people here run a website, not a business, and, again imo, there's a big difference.
PageOneResults thinks I should change my title and description to give Google what they want; I think Google should let me brand a business website as I choose (which Bing does and Google does for some - See below) and not mess with the brand name in the title of the home page, even if that's all that's there ... We have a definite difference in opinion on what's important.
* Short titles in Google?
Search for search engine you'll see: Yahoo! (6 chars); Bing (4 chars); AltaVista (9 chars) as titles in the results.
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 3:13 am (utc) on Feb 20, 2011]