How important is the title to a website?

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I was wondering the importance of a website?
I read some advise which mention the title are important so does that means each of the page must have their own title?
#important #title #website
  • Profile picture of the author Millerking
    ya, it's be helpful to have a unique title for each page.
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    • Profile picture of the author firescorpz
      If my website has 100 over pages, I will be running out of ideas.

      If I do not have title to certain pages of my website, how it affect my website?
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Originally Posted by firescorpz View Post

        If my website has 100 over pages, I will be running out of ideas.

        If I do not have title to certain pages of my website, how it affect my website?
        Many CMS programs have extensions/plugins that help with that . If you are using a CMS (Wordpress, Joomla, drupal etc) then check there.
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        • Profile picture of the author dburk
          Hi firescorpz,

          In the title to your thread you asked "How important is the title to a website?" Well, for SEO purposes the title to your website isn't even recognized by search engines, not important at all really. Search engines index and rank individual web pages, not websites, therefore it is your individual page titles that are important for ranking, not your website title.

          Since you can, and should, rank each and every individual page of your website, the keywords that you target for each individual page should be included in the title to maximize ranking power. Quit trying to rank your website and focus on getting the individual pages of your website to rank for keywords that are appropriate for the individual pages. You will have much greater overall success if you approach your SEO in this fashion.
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          • Profile picture of the author firescorpz
            Originally Posted by dburk View Post

            Hi firescorpz,

            In the title to your thread you asked "How important is the title to a website?" Well, for SEO purposes the title to your website isn't even recognized by search engines, not important at all really. Search engines index and rank individual web pages, not websites, therefore it is your individual page titles that are important for ranking, not your website title.

            Since you can, and should, rank each and every individual page of your website, the keywords that you target for each individual page should be included in the title to maximize ranking power. Quit trying to rank your website and focus on getting the individual pages of your website to rank for keywords that are appropriate for the individual pages. You will have much greater overall success if you approach your SEO in this fashion.
            Hi,

            This mean each individual page title are very important. But if that the case, does that mean each individual page of a website will have a different rank in a search engine?
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            • Profile picture of the author orvn
              Originally Posted by firescorpz View Post

              Hi,

              This mean each individual page title are very important. But if that the case, does that mean each individual page of a website will have a different rank in a search engine?
              Yes, of course.
              Each individual page has its own content, its own links and its own traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author sith005
    Your title is one component to your on page seo. Ideally you want your main keyword in the title. When you create a page, is it targeting a specific keyword or phrase? If so try and put that in the title.
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    • Profile picture of the author scott g
      Each page should have it's own, captivating, original title.... IMO!

      What's the first thing people see in the SERP??! The title...

      So, yeah, try to make your page titles unique, yet catchy and informative, but most importantly: to-the-point! Create a title that's just BEGGING people to click it! Just don't label it "Click Me"

      CHEERS!
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      • Profile picture of the author echovme
        Too important to a websites. Search engine will give 2 point out of 10 to title tag.
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        • Profile picture of the author firescorpz
          Originally Posted by echovme View Post

          Too important to a websites. Search engine will give 2 point out of 10 to title tag.
          2/10 for title? Where did you get this information? If that is so, it really important
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      • Profile picture of the author firescorpz
        Originally Posted by scott g View Post

        Each page should have it's own, captivating, original title.... IMO!

        What's the first thing people see in the SERP??! The title...

        So, yeah, try to make your page titles unique, yet catchy and informative, but most importantly: to-the-point! Create a title that's just BEGGING people to click it! Just don't label it "Click Me"

        CHEERS!
        Ok will try to do that but will definitely run out of title ideas. Any tips how to come out with good title?
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    • Profile picture of the author firescorpz
      Originally Posted by sith005 View Post

      Your title is one component to your on page seo. Ideally you want your main keyword in the title. When you create a page, is it targeting a specific keyword or phrase? If so try and put that in the title.
      Do you mean each page, I must have at least one target keyword as title?
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  • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
    Title is really important for rankig results. Maybe one of the most important factors for ranking results is title of web pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author smartvisibility
    Title is most important for search engine ranking. It explain the what is meaning of your site or page and search engine see the relevant keywords in title first and rank according the site by relevancy of your site with title.
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    • Profile picture of the author deepender
      Originally Posted by smartvisibility View Post

      Title is most important for search engine ranking. It explain the what is meaning of your site or page and search engine see the relevant keywords in title first and rank according the site by relevancy of your site with title.
      thats true so try to use descriptive titles
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  • Profile picture of the author RegalWeb
    It's as important as having your NAME. it tells who you are and helps people identify your identity.
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  • Profile picture of the author pierro
    yeh, the title tag is an important seo component. Keywords in title, keywords in h1 and keywords in body(at least a 5% density). And also keywords in your alt tags for images. I think that covers it!
    Cheers and hope this helps
    pierro
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    • Profile picture of the author firescorpz
      Originally Posted by pierro View Post

      yeh, the title tag is an important seo component. Keywords in title, keywords in h1 and keywords in body(at least a 5% density). And also keywords in your alt tags for images. I think that covers it!
      Cheers and hope this helps
      pierro

      Keyword in title, so each page of my website I have to put at least a keyword on my title? Does the KEI of the keyword matters?
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  • Profile picture of the author rahulbatra
    Yes you can have it , if your website contain different services to offer than it is good to use it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
      Your title is very important!
      Is one of the most important factors to achieve high rankings!

      regards!
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      • Profile picture of the author Vappingo
        As everyone says, the keyword in the title is very important for SEO purposes. Make sure you target different keywords on every single page in order to avoid keyword cannibalization.

        If you are running out of ideas for keywords then try the Google wonder wheel tool. It's great for generating ideas for keywords and topics. Just type your initial keyword into the Google search bar as usual and then, to the left of the search results, you will see a links that says "more search options", click on that and then on the wonder wheel.
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        • Profile picture of the author marketgoal
          Title tag is really important to a website for rankings point of view. Web page must have a name title related to content as the page have.
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        • Profile picture of the author firescorpz
          Originally Posted by Vappingo View Post

          As everyone says, the keyword in the title is very important for SEO purposes. Make sure you target different keywords on every single page in order to avoid keyword cannibalization.

          If you are running out of ideas for keywords then try the Google wonder wheel tool. It's great for generating ideas for keywords and topics. Just type your initial keyword into the Google search bar as usual and then, to the left of the search results, you will see a links that says "more search options", click on that and then on the wonder wheel.

          Thanks for advise, but what does keyword cannibalize means?
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          • Profile picture of the author arth45
            The title tag of a page is an important on-page optimization criteria and it should contain the keyword for which the page is optimized. So, don't use the same title tag for each and every page - make it unique for each page and if possible (if you have some space left), add some sort of call to action.
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  • Profile picture of the author usaimarketing
    Title tag is the most important element of on-page and it help to rank website if your web page has unique title along with relevant targeted keywords and length of title should be 60 to 65 characters long.
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  • Profile picture of the author seomelbourne
    Title is the only one which identify your unique page. Each page of your website must have title. Because the more you have title on respective pages the more you can capture readers’ mind and searches. By giving title you can capture more keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardikvg
    I personally think the title is a very important aspect in SEO. It helps you list better on Google. And also when the keywords match with your Title, in the google search result the title shows up in bold. The bold font on the search result is always better than the normal. Its just a common practise followed by humans, they will always go for the one which stands out. Even if your keywords are really good in the content of your website, the title still counts alot. And besides Google search engine, there are few other search engines which list your websites based on your title. Google is not the only search engine you should always consider. Any traffic is good traffic according to me. So target all the important search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    Title is extremely important that's what the SE's use to determine what your site is about,etc
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  • Title is one of the most important factor in SEO.
    Google and many other search engines takes title seriously , If you have
    good and related title then you have done almost 5% of your seo work.
    You should always have a title that is very much related to your article and it should not be very lengthy.
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    • Profile picture of the author firescorpz
      Originally Posted by subashchandrapoudel View Post

      Title is one of the most important factor in SEO.
      Google and many other search engines takes title seriously , If you have
      good and related title then you have done almost 5% of your seo work.
      You should always have a title that is very much related to your article and it should not be very lengthy.
      Related to my article or related to my products in my website?:confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author samuel.johnson
    It is similar like your name. Your name is to identify who you are likewise your title tag will be used to identity what the site is about....
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  • Profile picture of the author Razer_Thomas
    I think title should be related to the keyword..
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  • Profile picture of the author alejandro p
    Originally Posted by firescorpz View Post

    I was wondering the importance of a website?
    I read some advise which mention the title are important so does that means each of the page must have their own title?
    The Title tag is the single most important on site factor SEO for 2 reasons.

    #1. It has the largest influence on rankings
    #2. A well written one that includes keywords will get a higher click through rate.

    Most CMSs, including wordpress, have unique <title> plugins, so if you're not feeling too ambitious, that is an easy was to avoid duplicate titles. Get All-In-One-SEO-Pack for wordpress and it'll do that for you as well as give you the ability to write custom titles for your main pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    I would say extremely, all the search engines look at the title (especially Google), and other parts of the page to determine what keywords it should be ranked for
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  • Profile picture of the author shulink
    Title is the most important factor for On Page SEO, and is the best place to optimize your keywords. If you are running of idea, use keyword tools to get some ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackjim
    Very important to have keyword in title if you want to be on first page of google for your targeted keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyrus Antas
    Title is important not just because it tells
    search engines what your site is all about,
    but also because it influences serp CTR.

    It turns out that Bing is already using CTR
    to tweak their rankings.

    Tyrus
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  • Profile picture of the author redlegrich
    While the title tag is extremely important for the SEO aspect and the link on a SERP don't forget to add a good description to go along with it. While not that important SEO wise it's another way to highlight what's on your page an encourage a click through. After all, it's the click you want, not just the top ranking!
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  • Profile picture of the author FindOut
    Originally Posted by firescorpz View Post

    I was wondering the importance of a website?
    I read some advise which mention the title are important so does that means each of the page must have their own title?
    In my experience titles are important. As to the question of if each page MUST have their own / unique title I will say no. But it is definitely beneficial and smart SEO practice.
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    • Profile picture of the author firescorpz
      Must title include keywords
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      • Profile picture of the author dburk
        Originally Posted by firescorpz View Post

        Must title include keywords
        Hi firescorpz,

        "Must" is a strong word. It is not absolutely required so it is not a "must" in that regard, however keywords in your page title, not your website title, is one of the strongest signals of relevance. So I would I would say the keyword "should" be included in the page title.
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  • Profile picture of the author harrisonsmith
    Title of the website is very important and it should be chosen very attentively.
    the process of the promotion of the website is based on the title and if your title is creative and unique you will get best result for your website.
    Thank you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jessicalohan21
      The title tag is very important for site SEO, perhaps the most important factor in search engine page ranking. Using keywords in your title tag has the biggest weight in determining search engine ranking on the site. Almost as great - you place the keywords in the tag. How then can you see when you determine the keywords to target, title tag should be the first to start optimizing for these keywords.
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    • Profile picture of the author dburk
      Originally Posted by harrisonsmith View Post

      Title of the website is very important and it should be chosen very attentively.
      the process of the promotion of the website is based on the title and if your title is creative and unique you will get best result for your website.
      Thank you.
      Hi harrisonsmith,

      This would be true if you were referring to the "page" tile and not the "website" title. Search engines index individual pages, not websites. I think you may be confusing Search Engines with their simpler cousin the website directory.
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      • Profile picture of the author GrowTallerNiche
        Title is the most important thing to ranking a page. If you use Google Advanced Search, you can get ranked in the keywordsinurl, the in anchor, and in text on the page without it actually appearing all by blasting that page with backlinks. You cannot do this for the title.
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