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Double colons "::" in titles

What's with "MyURL :: keyword 1 kw2 kw3

     

Kenton

2:24 am on Mar 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi

Just wondering if anyone knows why some so-called SEOs are using the double colon :: in page titles.

Mostly I see it as:
The Company Name :: Keyword1 kw2 kw3 kw4
or
HomepageURL :: Keyword1 kw2 kw3 kw4

Does :: have any significance to the SE's?

Thanks
K

mona

8:19 pm on Mar 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Not as far as I know. My *guess* would be they're doing it to draw attention to their Title in the SERPs. But maybe they just the like the way it looks?

~ I'm partial to tildes myself. I use them all the time and they have no SEO significance that I'm aware of ~

seoman

11:42 pm on Mar 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I agree with Mona. It may be the "decoration" only. I haven't come across any topics regarding "::" so far.

Luddite

6:36 pm on Mar 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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FWIW:

The '::' is used as a scope resolution operator in C++ programming. Typing something like "myclass::myfunction();" lets the compiler know you want the version of 'myfunction' defined in 'myclass' rather than from the default namespace.

Whenever I see this "mydomain::mypage" naming convention for web pages, I think "geek"...

DaveN

5:00 pm on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I use them if I need to track titles in serps - give you something unique to search on :)

DaveN

topr8

5:04 pm on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i am guilty of using them in titles, also as seperators such as ...

cat::subcat::subcat::item

i never considered the seo perspective, i don't think there is any significance at all.

mona

8:35 pm on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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> I use them if I need to track titles in serps...
Heh, forgot to mention that one;-)

composer

2:31 am on Mar 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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in google, we found undocumented "touching words" operators I thing.

search in google: in:the
and see only: in the (Seperated by space)

and same result with: in::the

and with: "." ":" "/" "\" "'" "=" "@" operators

also I try only : search in google and found nothing. (just put : in searchbar and press search button)
or try other combinations "::" ".::" "::." "."

Lorel

7:03 pm on Apr 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I saw this in a recent Google search and the top ranking site had this in the title with only 3 repeats of the keyword on their page/code and no spam in the tags either. I'm hoping that wasn't the reason for ranking so highly but sure was strange.

choster

8:37 pm on Apr 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Some commentary on the separators at
[456bereastreet.com...]
[themaninblue.com...]
 

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