How important is the page Title Tags For Search Engine Optimization?

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Is this true that Meta tags plays an important Role in On page SEO. How is the page Title Tags important For Search Engine Optimization?
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  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    Title tag is one of the most important on-page SEO elements (along with the overall content) since it meant to be a concise description of your webpage’s content. It appears in the top of the browser and related tabs, in the SERPs, and sometimes in the external websites (like social media website, it’s often used as link anchor text). It’s actually valuable for both seo and user experience.

    Meta tags on the other hand are intended for gaining user click-through from the SERPs. It’s valuable for search marketing since it serves like an advertising copy to attract searchers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hansons
    Page title, (meta tag) is very important element of a website, you should put main keyword in the title, it should read like a sentence too, you would get benefit from this.
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  • Profile picture of the author roblcd
    There are 3 things to consider when looking at this area of SEO. There are 1. Title Tags, 2. Meta Description Tags, and 3. Meta Keywords Tags.

    1. Title Tags are one of the most important factors of successful search engine optimization of your website. It should be between 10-60 characters, (including spaces) They are the introduction that people will see in the search results, so make them count! This is where valuable keywords will be used, but they need to look natural. Google will use the Title Tags when pulling search results, so spend time educating yourself on this. You will also want to include your company name here if you are trying to build a brand.

    2. Meta Description Tags- should be under 160 characters. This will tell your visitors what your site is all about when looking at the search engine result page. It should ideally be a short sentence and include some sort of call to action or reason that someone should click to visit your site.

    3. Meta Keywords Tags -- This is the least important thing to consider, as Google does not use these for search results anymore. However other search engines like Yahoo, or Bing may still use these, so no harm in including them. You should put between 4-10 keywords here, and make sure they are relevant to your site and the keywords should also appear in the text on the webpage.

    Here are a couple of really helpful articles on the subject of creating them:

    Maximizing Your Meta Tags for SEO and CTR | Search Engine Journal
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    Title Tag SEO Best Practices - Meta Tag Optimization | SEOmoz

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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Rawat
    Title tag for pages is really imortant to SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author icemonkey9
    Yeah normally I don't like to post when someone has said the same thing, but I think in this case it's UBER important.

    THE TITLE TAGS are THAT important.
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  • Profile picture of the author haero
    for me all the blogs that I built, I painstakintgly take the time to put all the meta tags for each single post, and page. Use SEOby Yoast plug-in - it makes the job a lot easier!
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      The title tag is not a meta.

      Originally Posted by mindtricks18 View Post

      Is this true that Meta tags plays an important Role in On page SEO. How is the page Title Tags important For Search Engine Optimization?
      Originally Posted by Hansons View Post

      Page title, (meta tag) is very important element of a website, you should put main keyword in the title, it should read like a sentence too, you would get benefit from this.
      Meta tags. as listed above, are quite useless. Even description. I don't want
      to hear any BS about improving CTR, because it can kill it as well.

      Now, anyone who does not know that the current title tag that matters is
      NOT a meta tag, well, what that say? Many times I have said that anyone
      who does not know certain things like this, needs to get out of the game.
      Or go learn.

      It comes from people never having to code their own websites. They
      don't know basic things.

      I remember a day when the meta title tag actually meant something.
      That was 1997. The meta title tag has gone the way of the dinosaur.
      It's not used anymore. If people knew the history of those meta
      tags: keywords, description, title, they would know that they were for
      directories. These places trusted webmasters to tell the truth.

      Google changed all that around 2000.

      But, sadly, still doing meta tags in 2013 is just something people do
      to make them feel good. They are not used in rankings, and google
      does not need your description.

      So, get your title in order. It's one of the first signals google
      looks at.

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      • Profile picture of the author Electrical
        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Meta tags. as listed above, are quite useless. Even description.
        But, sadly, still doing meta tags in 2013 is just something people do
        to make them feel good. They are not used in rankings, and google
        does not need your description.
        So you're saying that the description META tag is completely meaningless? Google doesn't use it at all?

        My META descriptions show up in the blurb under the results in Google so I figured that the description had at least a little bit of weight.
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        • Profile picture of the author yukon
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          Originally Posted by Electrical View Post

          So you're saying that the description META tag is completely meaningless? Google doesn't use it at all?

          My META descriptions show up in the blurb under the results in Google so I figured that the description had at least a little bit of weight.
          The meta description is one of those things where it's not a big deal as far as actually ranking a page, but the SERP description can be a good indicator of what exactly Google is looking at on your own ranked web page.

          If you don't have a meta description tag on your page, you rank that same page in Google SERPs, then check your keyword in something like Chrome Incognito (no browser history/cache, etc...), you'll see which part of your own web page Google is focused on for your keyword being searched.

          Example, I can rank a page, not have a meta description tag, include a keyword in my image Alt text (single instance of that keyword phrase on the entire site), search that same keyword in Chrome Incognito & Google will display my image Alt text inside the ranked SERP listing description (text).
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  • Profile picture of the author azad
    It's very very import. Its the first thing that Google see if you site and shows in SERP. Do not ignore this.
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  • Profile picture of the author squadron
    I've seen site go from page 11 to page 1 of the SERPs in 4 days just by changing the title tag.

    I have also bought expired domains, thrown up a web site, optimised the title tag for a completely new and different search term and have them rank on page 1.

    Here's a post that you may enjoy: If it ain’t broke
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  • Profile picture of the author aaron786
    Title is very important because it represents your main body and content . Title should be short but descriptive too, because it's the first impression of your whole thing what you offering to the user ,so be careful about title.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
      Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

      The H1 (especially), H2, & H3 tags are all important when optimizing a website.
      Didn't read the question. Didn't read the responses to the confusion between Meta and Title Tags.
      Just how strategic is your optimization?
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post

        Didn't read the question. Didn't read the responses to the confusion between Meta and Title Tags.
        Just how strategic is your optimization?
        That person is a male bot, masquerading as a woman. I thought "it"
        was long gone. * sigh *

        Originally Posted by Electrical View Post

        My META descriptions show up in the blurb under the results in Google so I figured that the description had at least a little bit of weight.
        Meta description has no weight, not even a little. People think that because google
        may use it in serps, that somehow it has weight. It doesn't, and google is under no
        obligation to use it.

        And to the many people who think it plays a part in CTR, that's an iffy proposition
        at best. First, you have to be on page one. Since meta description has not play
        in SERP position, doesn't it seem moot? The clincher is this. Why do you think
        google highlights your search words? Probably something else on your page is
        going to have those words. Which means, if your decription doesn't have all
        such words, then why ask a searcher to wade through junk?

        Searchers for the most part, are dumb sheep. That's why amazon, fb, youtube,
        etc. are some of the most searched for terms.

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  • Profile picture of the author tightline
    It's one of the first things that search engines see regarding your site, so there should be a lot of thought put into the title tag.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rennell Garrett
    Title tag is really important but meta tags like description and keywords are not important for Google but it might still be used by other search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author m2bsolutions
    With the latest trend going, On page has becomes even more important. So make proper and effective title for your web page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Backlinko
    It's bar none the most important on-page SEO element.

    Although not a requirement, it can help to put your keyword at the beginning of your title tag.

    Moz found that title tags with the keyword towards the beginning ranked slightly better vs. those that had their keyword towards the end:
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  • Profile picture of the author gracyluther
    When heading is important for describe a content just like that Page title is important to state the web page what about it is. And it is also important for finding a proper page in search engine optimization.
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  • Profile picture of the author Search83
    It is important to the user. So I'd say continue to do them or start. Google will just use your home pages main title for every single page on your site. Ask yourself, does that really help potential visitors? It may not be the deciding factor in rankings but its beneficial to the user.
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  • Profile picture of the author PROmotions LLC
    I agree, my META Titles & Description are what I optimized most as far as on page SEO, and my description is always what shows in the search results, my Titles too.
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