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Sitename in title tags... Yay or nay?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by majestry, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. majestry

    majestry Junior Member

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    So, I wanted to get everyone's opinion on this. Do you have your site name in the title tag of all your pages? For example, would you have "top 10 quick weightloss tips at myweightlosssite.com" or is it better to have "top 10 quick weightloss tips" or even "top weightloss tips at my weightloss site"?
     
  2. N1CHOLAS

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    I would probably put

    weightloss tips | Help Losing Weight | Weightlosssite.com

    That would be best.
     
  3. GuJJu

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    'Weight Loss Site' at the last is better.
     
  4. Crazy

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    I tend to use this format...

    Site Name - Brief keyword-optimized description

    So if it were myweightlosssite.com, I'd probably have something like...

    My Weight Loss Site - 10 Tips for Weight Loss

    I generally don't put the domain extension in the title.
     
  5. talruum

    talruum Junior Member

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    Exactly: use | - ( / to separate keywords.

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  6. N1CHOLAS

    N1CHOLAS Regular Member

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    In competitive seo you need your main keywords to be the first keywords in the title. As the title moves on the importance of the words become less in the eyes of a robot. First = priority.
     
  7. artizhay

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    For the index file I use:
    Site Name - keyword list | separated by | these pipes
    or dashes

    And for all other files:
    Title of the document - Site Name
     
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  8. Kikerinka

    Kikerinka Senior Member

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    From the tests I made, it seems it makes no difference in SEO if you use name of the website behind the keyword in the title, or if you use just the keyword in the title, or even if you use keyword plus something logical behind it.

    So best advice you can get is to focus on more important things.
     
  9. DebbieSprules

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    No need unless the site name is a KW - if it is not - then no need - just title of the page or KW of the page.
     
  10. frappertank

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    I just put the keyword in the title tag - exact match.

    And nothing else.

    But, for branding reasons, I can totally understand the people who add the site name to the end...
     
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    I will use it if its and EMD else it hardly matters if my domain name has no keyword in it which I am targeting for.
     
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    No I don't bother with that on my own sites or any of my clients!

    I have stopped using | between keywords as I find this looks spammy to the potential user so I prefer to be more snappy and use sentences in my title tags, I have found much better results doing it like that on all sites I have dealt with!

    The days of using title | tags | like | this are numbered, its all about the quick pitch to get the click


    However I do put site name at the end of the about us, privacy pages and contact
     
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  13. N1CHOLAS

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    Using spacers to seperate keyword is perfectly fine "the days are numbered" don't think so pal where you get your stupid advice from.
     
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    I would leave site name out to be honest, people don't care what you're called they want to now what you can do for them.
     
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    From our client base of 100+ and most of the websites have annual turn overs of million pound upwards

    Or it could be the experience of being in charge of the SEO for a big car insurance comparison brand in the UK

    Or it could be the experience of trying out and testing SEO theories on 100s of websites, working with highly skilled SEO's

    SEO has changed, like it or lump it but that's cool dude, you do what you do and Ill do what I do
     
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    Give it a rest gobshite you can put spacers they are just the same as commas . "Days are numbered" have a word.
     
  17. Greybeard

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    I've just been putting the site name/title of the post in mine, but I'm definitely going to change it up and see if that helps with ranking or whatever.
     
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    I would say forget the site name unless it is your keyword, or you are trying to create a brand.
     
  19. avondezyn

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    I keep 5-6 words description with keyword in it and then I write my domain name :) Keep it Simple Buddy :)