rocknbil - 8:54 pm on Mar 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
Titles are the most important real estate on your site..
You have it right, like a level 1 heading, they should be a description of the topic of the page, and they SHOULD make sense to the user, but in terms of SEO, you need to be cautious about wasting words here. Each one is a keyword opportunity, and the number of characters slurped by search engines differs. So don't waste words on and, to, for, is, . . . another very bad approach,
keyword 1 | keyword 2 | keyword 3 | keyword 4 | keyword 4
This is as spammy as can be, plus, you're wasting characters on |.
SE's will read left to right, and stop when they feel like it. The company name will be gathered from other areas. Don't plop this in on every page.
Company Name - about us
Company name - product 1, product 2, product 3
If you must put company name in the title, put it off to the right.
Hinted at above, resist the urge to keyword stuff. Remember this needs to be human-readable and make sense.
Buy widgets green widgets blue widgets large widgets
Though it's a bad example, the message is clear, buy widgets.