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Is it better to put my site name in the title tag, or leave it out?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Toocoo82, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Toocoo82

    Toocoo82 Regular Member

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    Just was wondering, and if I should keep it in there, how should I write it:

    Mysite - Blackhat tools | Talk about Blackhat Tools| Blackhat

    or

    Blackhat Tools | Talk about Blackhat Tools| Blackhat - Mysite


    or

    just take the site name out:

    Blackhat Tools | Talk about Blackhat Tools| Blackhat
     
  2. radiant13

    radiant13 Power Member

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    I always get the main keyword in there too.
     
  3. browsing_hosts

    browsing_hosts Regular Member

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    Make your title a bit longer if you can the second one should be fine include the site name it will build your presence and most websites have it like that.
     
  4. supaH

    supaH Junior Member

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    I personally don't append my site name in title tags.

    I do:
    "Main page keyword - Longtail keyword"

    Ex: "Olive Garden Coupons - Get Coupons for Olive Garden"
     
  5. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    I always put brand name in there for example my domain name is sexy.com(i dont own this domain just example) so my title would be "long tail keywod | sexy"
     
  6. brkseven

    brkseven Regular Member

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    Mostly for branding, if that applies to your case, you should probably add it, at the end, nicely spaced like "title - brand"
     
  7. weruncompanies

    weruncompanies Power Member

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    Brand Name | Title Keywords
     
  8. nukemaster66

    nukemaster66 Newbie

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    for the onpage perspective I would check the top10 results. what are they doing? maybe you do it like that...

    kw | brand | call2action
     
  9. Typlo

    Typlo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    When you drive down the street, do you see all the shops? Notice they all have a sign identifying what they offer? They even have signs at mall stores even though you can see the merchandise as you walk around. Same idea for a web site.
     
  10. henrikas

    henrikas Regular Member

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    You should definitely include your brand name in title, it's great for branding. Found some research covering it:
    Code:
    [URL="http://www.conductor.com/resource-center/research/branding-value-searchs-page-1"]conductor.com/resource-center/research/branding-value-searchs-page-1[/URL]
    Not promoting anything.

    Also I would recommend you not to use same keywords in title twice. Personally I would use "Talk about Blackhat Tools - Brandname" or even take off this "Talk about" and use only "Blackhat Tools - Brandname". You can expand your title in H1 and use "Talk about Blackhat Tools".
     
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