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but, my company is in the top 4 for "G" search term "<keyword1 keyword2>" (with or without quotes).
If you "view source" for the #1 listed company, they use the old trick of the double title tag...NOW are they just that high and mighty that they can do that and "G" will not penalize them, or is this a plausible trick to use two <title> tag descriptions?
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[edited by: tedster at 10:21 pm (utc) on Sep. 14, 2006]
I have seen that as well with many of our competitors on top keywords as well. I've even seen double <title> tags with two separate titles. However I would never cheapen our company or website by using the tactic.
One day the SE's will catch on and slam them for it.
Now we're trying to make it 'google friendly'. But I've got to worry about trying too hard.
Life, and the internet would be so much better if webmasters could concentrate on content rather then pleasing google and google could spend some of their pots of cash actually employing people to physically check sites. At least sites that their algo suggests are dodgy.
Relying on their algo for everything used to be successful, but as I've said in a previous thread, the people that don't give a toss about content, and only beating the algo, are the most successful....
i.e. the spammers!
Sorry to rant.
Assuming Google gives special value to keywords in <TITLE>, Google would have to store that information apart from rest of the text on the page in its database.
That would mean one database field per URL to store <TITLE> text. In other words, declaring <TITLE> multiple times on one page is completely ineffective, because there's no place to put them.
Anyway, this kind of thing is easy to test.
[edited by: Halfdeck at 12:44 am (utc) on Sep. 17, 2006]