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Title Tag comments needed
Title Tag question
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msg:4206143
 12:25 am on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

We are currently using an external developer to do some work for us and when I run some tools such as WebCEO over one of the pages it comes back saying that there the Title tag isn't at the top of the page.
The page is generated out of a large CMS system.

Currently the tag looks like the below with carriage returns in it.

<head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /><title>
My title description
</title>
<meta name="description"

I know in a perfect world it should all be on one line however the developer is saying its going to take half a day to fix it and it doesn't matter.

Any comments would be appreciated.

 

phranque




msg:4206262
 8:54 am on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

have you specified a doctype for the document?

FAQ: Choosing the best doctype for your site:
http://www.webmasterworld.com/html/3061635.htm [webmasterworld.com]

have you tried validating your markup with The W3C Markup Validation Service?
http://validator.w3.org/ [validator.w3.org]

goodroi




msg:4206322
 12:21 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

the search engines work hard at being able to handle less than perfectly coded pages and do a really good job of it. that doesn't mean you should strive to have less than perfect pages. imho it is better to make it as easy for the search engines as possible.

your developer title tag handling isnt terrible, but it is not ideal. title tags are generally simple. this unusual handling of title tags would make me wonder if your developer is up to the task for more complex seo issues.

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