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What do you think of titles all in caps?

     

lzduda

10:21 pm on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)



Every day, more websites are using the titles of your pages fully capitalized.

Do the titles in uppercase most attention from users?

What Google thinks you think? What do you think?

Lame_Wolf

11:02 pm on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Personally, I haven't seen any.

I think it is unprofessional, and doubt I would purchase anything from them if they were a retail site.

My 2p +20% vat.

Samizdata

11:08 pm on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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What do you think?

I think it is as bad as using all lower case.

But variety is the spice of life.

And I doubt that Google cares at all.

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SevenCubed

11:17 pm on Feb 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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YUK

piskie

12:49 am on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It results in very poor readability.

GlobalMax

4:08 am on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)



piskie's right. Human factors research is clear that all caps is harder to read. The ascenders and descenders of lower-case letters increase differentiation and facilitate recognition. I've seen mention of a 10% reduction in legibility when all caps are used.

tedster

4:33 am on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the forums, GlobalMax. I was hoping someone would talk about ascenders and descenders - you're right on the money, there.

TheMadScientist

4:50 am on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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They're a FAIL

Both for the professionalism and readability mentioned previously.

Furthering the ascenders and descenders noted above... The eye actually reads based more on the outline of the words it sees than the letters contained in the words, which is one reason spelling mistakes often go unnoticed.

aakk9999

10:57 am on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I hvae raed taht in most words huamn eye olny needs the frsit and the last letter in hte snenecte to be correct and most vowels on the right place, if other lettres are minlged up the brain can still make sesne of what is wirtten, epsecially with logner wodrs. ;-)

There was a better example of this, but I cannot find it.

indyank

12:15 pm on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I am amazed at SEOs who believe in trying everything, however silly it may be :)

Some could even try what aakk9999 does above and see how SEs deal with them...any takers? :)

syed

9:03 pm on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Doesn't go well for majority of websites but if you have a casual site/ blog,etc and you are screaming something.. then may be. You know your audience better to gauge how they ll take it

pageoneresults

10:23 pm on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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What do you think of titles all in caps?


SCREAM YOUR WAY TO THE TOP OF THE SERPS USING MY NEW TITLE STRATEGIES! :)

Oh, don't forget the META Description too!

AMAZING NEW TITLE STRATEGY UTILIZES A WEAKNESS IN GOOGLE'S ALGORITHM THAT RANKS PAGES HIGHER THAT USE ALL CAPS IN DOCUMENT TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS.

Woohoo! I guess you could call that an SEO SHOUT-OUT eh? ;)

bunltd

11:17 pm on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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pageone: lol ;-)

Screaming is not necessary. They're harder to read, for sure. Looks unprofessional, definitely.

Kind of like a pet peeve of mine: people who insist on using underline to emphasize text that isn't a link. Bleh.

miozio

2:06 am on Feb 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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This way they are screaming, we are SPAM!

moopy

1:01 pm on Feb 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Why would you even ask? :)

tangor

2:44 pm on Feb 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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All caps works in LIMITED use... as an emphasis or as a proper use for abbreviations or acronyms. eg.

SONAR: Echo location by sound pulse
article

SONAR: How bats navigate
article

SONAR: Military applications in naval warfare
article.

Using all caps, however, is not as readable. And, from a position on Google's (or any other SE serp) ALL CAPS REDUCES THE NUMBER OF WORDS THAT WILL APPEAR BEF...
 

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