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Re: Good page titles - friendly SEO


From: Steven Henderson
Date: Oct 15, 2009 2:15AM

Interesting, Keith. Another example of how web developers are forced to do
something, because the browser dictates how it interprets it's use of web
standards. In this instance I would once have been inclined to rely on the
favicon, but now I can't be doing that ... hmmm, something else to be
thinking of. Just like how saving a page uses the title (only if it is
proceeded by a .html - not sure which browsers, but I recall it being the
majority a few years ago) ... bloomin browsers.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Keith Parks
Sent: 14 October 2009 19:14
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Good page titles - friendly SEO

On Oct 13, 2009, at 2:51 AM, Simius Puer wrote:

> In terms of using the company name this is a tricky one. I normally
> advise
> putting the company name first only on homepages as this is where
> people
> will generally want to "land" if they have searched for the
> company. On all
> other pages I would suggest pushing the company name to the end as
> this
> allows you to focus on getting the keywords right up front.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the Page Title is what shows up
on the bookmark list, and in the browser History. I find *not* having
the company name (or other major identifier) can be a hinderance if
I'm trying to find a recently visited page or a bookmark.

Keith Parks
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Student Affairs Communications Services
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7444
(619) 594-1046


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