- The title tag is very important. Why? Because search engines not only give it value in relation to optimization, SE's use it in their search results. Search on ANY search engine, and you'll see the content of this tag used in the anchor text of the links for each web site. Here is a little experiment. Follow the Google link (opens in a new window) and take a look. Google Experiment - Source
- Come on Jordan blog titles are a joke. I mean do you actually think it does anything, you goof. Good job on wasting your time.
Just had to get that out of the way before someone wanted to leave it as a comment ;-) I saved tons of people the time, trust me if you believe that above please I'm doing you a favor so copy and paste the above and post it in the comments. Then go along on your merry little way while your fellow AR buddies FLY BY YOU IN SEO RANKINGS ;-)
Since I only have 30 posts and obviously don't know what I'm talking about because the posts and points speak for themselves.
I've include the results below...
Syndicate Real Estate Listing (Second Place at the time I viewed it)-> http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Syndicate Real Estate Listing&fr=yfp-t-501&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8
real estate spring hill, kansas (Seventh Place at the time I viewed it)-> http://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&q=real estate spring hill%2C kansas&btnG=Google Searc
black and veatch (Ninety First at the time I viewed could be higher-hopefully? :-D) -> http://www.google.com/search?q=black+and+veatch&hl=en&rls=GFRC,GFRC:2006-49,GFRC:en&pwst=1&start=90&sa=N
processing key (Twenty at the time of my viewing, moved up with I check from the time the user viewed it... 3rd page to 2nd page.) http://www.google.com/search?q=processing+key&hl=en&start=10&sa=N
So what Jordan you just got lucky its not like you actually thought those posts or titles out...
Check out -> http://activerain.com/blogsview/91408/Meet-the-new-owner THE MOST SUBSCRIBED TO REALTOR ON HERE!!! P.S He thinks hes sooooooo good looking, might have to watch out for this one... Being sooooooo good looking can get you good rankings I guess though :-D
Like my divider though it was funny to add an actual picture of a divder :-P
Ok I digress from my ramblings. Titles really do matter! They are everything,
- The current conventional wisdom on search engine optimization is that the first three to four words of your page title are the most important; - Source
I understand that "Active Rain - Real Estate blog" is the first thing that comes up for all of our blog titles... Maybe this article will make its way to the AR Overseers ;-) Since that is the case you need to worry about the next 3-4 words. Because trust me Google, Yahoo and MSN (Hehe Like they are really much different or soon to be -> Microsoft in Talks to Buy Yahoo For $50 Billion USD) Anywaz they most likly factor that in and disregard that first part of your titles and their main focus is directed to "your title"...
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