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Is my site title overly optimized?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dizen, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. dizen

    dizen Regular Member

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    Are my site titles overly optimized? Will they have negative effect on my rankings?

    Site # 1: Honda Forum : Acura & Honda Forums

    Main KWs honda forum and honda forums


    Site # 2 : Jeep Forums - Jeep Enthusiast Forum

    Main KWs jeep forum and jeep forums

    Thx
     
  2. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    Not overly optimized, I'd say under-optimized.

    Think of a different way to say forum instead of repeating it; you're not getting any extra benefit from having the phrase twice.
     
  3. dizen

    dizen Regular Member

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    For example ? :)
     
  4. esfera

    esfera Newbie

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    here's an idea: think more as a person and less as a search engine. use a phrase that will be attractive and make sense for a person and will make it more likely they will click on it. For example: "The premier community of Honda Acura owners on the web."
     
  5. twinreal

    twinreal Registered Member

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    board, discussions, questions and answers etc
     
  6. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    impossible to tell with the information you provided...need more info...
     
  7. dryheat360

    dryheat360 Regular Member

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    Try Honda Forum: Acura & Honda Discussion Board - Premier Forums For Honda & Acura Cars

    Jeep Forums: Jeep Enthusiast Discussion & Forum Board - The Jeep Spot



    something like that..
     
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  8. dizen

    dizen Regular Member

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    Thx,

    Guys. Do you think that my current site titles are hurting me?

    If you were me. Will you change the titles?
     
  9. mikenielson143

    mikenielson143 Registered Member

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    I also think so that the use of same phrase in the title will lead bad impact.
     
  10. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    Definitely over-repritive. Try "Honda forum : Your number 1 stop for Honda Discussions"
     
  11. dkdemon

    dkdemon Newbie

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    They're probably not hurting anything, but your click rate.

    Instead of

    Code:
    Honda Forum : Acura & Honda Forums
    and

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    Jeep Forums - Jeep Enthusiast Forum 
    I'd go for

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    Honda Forum - Line that grabs the attention and makes them click it
    What this line could be is up to you, there's already some good ones posted above.
     
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  12. MeetTheVirus

    MeetTheVirus Regular Member

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    First off you should always check your competitors and see what they are doing.

    For the homepage I would go for something like:

    Honda Forum | Acura Discussion Forums

    Jeep Forum | Jeep Discussion Forums

    Best practices for titles:

    Keep under 70 characters, this is including spaces. (in some cases you can go as high as 90 but that's a different story for another day)

    Most competitive keyword first, Google gives more authority to the words furthest left. Google bot as been proven to read left to right, similar how we do in the English language.

    I don't personally use call to actions in titles most of the time - I use them in descriptions, but each his own.
     
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