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current title tag format is:
<category/product name> ¦ buy & compare prices online ¦ <domainname.com>
is it a bad idea to have "buy & compare prices online" on all these pages?
would JUST <category/product name> ¦ <domainname.com>
[edited by: tedster at 6:28 pm (utc) on Aug. 14, 2009]
But in cases like this, where it's just a guess or a hunch, it's probably best to start some testing before you change titles sitewide. You could even test a title that reversed the order of category/productname so it was productname/category - or even just productname. The very first words on the left of the title are what catches the users' eye the most easily. There's also some evidence that the keyword position [prominence] is factored into the ranking algo.
If your rankings and traffic are good, then also beware of changing all your titles at once. We've hade several reports here of penalties from large numbers of title tag changes.