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SEO Page Titles: Best Deliminator Practice?
What is best method for page titles
burnseo




msg:3607561
 7:50 pm on Mar 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi SEO'ers,

Does anyone know whether there is any preference to using pipes versus commas, dashes, etc?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

thank you

 

caveman




msg:3607647
 9:44 pm on Mar 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hey burnseo, welcome to WebmasterWorld!

No difference with respect to rankings. Some minor potential differences in click through's, depending upon how searches react to the specific combination of listings in the SERP's. (Remember, page titles are typically the featured link at the top of each SERP listing, so sites have the option of using whatever emphasis points they choose that might help CT's a little.)

punisa




msg:3608361
 10:04 am on Mar 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi burnseo, when I was making my homebrew CMS for publishing articles I added a little character counter when adding meta like title and description. Google results have a limit how much they display, if your title is too long it ends up in "very good arti...". If you keep it trimmed it will look like a full headline, I believe CT would go higher with such. I do the same for description tag, as this goes into serps (usually) as well.

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