Page titles and Page URLs

by Ejsuhh
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is it a bad idea to have page titles and page URLs that don't match? I want to create my "Getting Started" page, but I want to include my keyword phrase in my URL somehow.

This would lead me to having a page URL with the keyword and the page title as "getting started" or vice versa. Is this bad SEO?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    It doesn't matter If the title & URL are different text. I would still keep both the page title & URL relevant to text that's on the webpage you're trying to rank.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Your title is much more important.

      The best practice for a url, is to make it so the visitor knows
      what it's about.

      domain.com/xyz.html is meaningless for a page that should
      be domain.com/red-balls.html, visitor-wise.

      Neither really matters in 2015 for SEO.

      What benefit (or penalty) could there possibly be to
      two things that really are unrelated as far as data, programming,
      and the internet?

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  • Profile picture of the author Deborah English
    This is not necessary to apply same words on both url and title. There are lots of websites that have different words on title and URL and websites are existing on search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author kavyaanjali
    it's not necessary to have page title same as url structures. page title must be relevant to the page content.
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  • Profile picture of the author dewalds86
    Originally Posted by Ejsuhh View Post

    is it a bad idea to have page titles and page URLs that don't match? I want to create my "Getting Started" page, but I want to include my keyword phrase in my URL somehow.

    This would lead me to having a page URL with the keyword and the page title as "getting started" or vice versa. Is this bad SEO?
    It is a good idea to include your keyword in your url and it does make a difference. I just hope your keyword isnt "getting started".

    Use a descriptive keyword like "getting started with ......."
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  • Profile picture of the author atharahmed71
    Title plays important role in doing seo of any website or single post so keep your title attractive
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  • Its a advanced seo technique.apply your title with focus keyword and remove how,what ,for,to type unnessary word from URL.Google can read only your URL without these word
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  • Profile picture of the author bhatti22
    It does not mater if your Page Title and URL is the same.. but i suggest that every time choose unique title of your post and use your keywords in title and url as well...
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  • Profile picture of the author nahidhasan2025
    Originally Posted by Ejsuhh View Post

    is it a bad idea to have page titles and page URLs that don't match? I want to create my "Getting Started" page, but I want to include my keyword phrase in my URL somehow.

    This would lead me to having a page URL with the keyword and the page title as "getting started" or vice versa. Is this bad SEO?
    From SEO point of view, title tag is the most important part. That's why, it will be a wise decision if you include your keywords in page title. For example: "Getting Started on.......... ". You can also try some other formats. For example, Want to Make Money Online? Start it from here etc. (Add your keywords within the question part). The primary object is to have keywords within the title.

    Having keywords in URL mostly help in social shares, It gives visitors some idea about the page topic. It also has little SEO effect.

    At last having different URL and Title tag has no SEO issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sherylpeter
    There is no issue but keep focusing on your content that it should be relevant and quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author uday11
    Keyword in URL is a good strategy though, but i would suggest for the page like "Getting Started" (if it is saas website) having a keyword in URL might not fetch from user perspective.

    If you are writing an article/blog for any website like - "getting started with moz website", then you can have keyword in URL. This would make sense.

    hope this clarifies your issue,
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  • Profile picture of the author marks7225
    Its not necessary to have page title and page url same. But both should contain your keyword for search engine optimization purpose.
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  • Profile picture of the author tbsnetworks
    Assign proper and page title and the receptive description too.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Most times I am using the same title and keywords in the URL (you can't expect the visitor to be happy to read SEO tutorials with a link: computer-software.html (just an example)!
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  • Profile picture of the author WareTime
    I just use domain.com/unixtimestamp.html and let her buck.
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