Title Tags

  • Complete guide to meta tags in SEO

    … A complete introduction to all the meta tags a webmaster may need when creating or optimising a webpage for SEO. Everything will be covered here, including: Title Tag, Meta Description, Alt-Text for images, Canonical Tag, Noindex, Nofollow, H1 – H6 tags, Robots Meta Tag and the various tags involved in Google News. But first, let’s answer…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watchin SEO- 20 readers -
  • Guide to Google ranking signals – Part 1: on-page factors

    … instalments will specifically cover content, links, machine learning, site-wide factors, domain factors, mobile, speed, local, social… phew, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First let’s look at the simple, technical elements Google uses to rank your page. On-page factors: 1 – 10 Title tag As I’ve already discussed in our guide to writing title tags…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 18 readers -
  • Five simple SEO practices to remember when setting up a new blog

    … of keyword research and tools to use, check out this collection of free SEO resources, which includes tools to perform your research. Generate an XML sitemap XML sitemaps are files that list URLs of a site along with metadata about each URL (when it was last updated, how often it changes, and how relative it is to other URLs in the site) so that search…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO- 27 readers -
  • Nine quick fixes to improve your stagnant SEO

    … the resources to build hundreds of links a month, but you shouldn’t have any excuses for being outgunned on page. 3) Optimise meta titles/descriptions for clicks This tactic can be crazy effective, boosting your CTR by 20% within minutes, and just with a few small changes. Given what we know about the hummingbird algorithm, its no longer necessary…

    Search Engine Watch- 28 readers -
  • Google’s recent SERP changes and tests: everything you need to know

    … Over the past couple of weeks, Google has been spotted introducing some interesting changes to the look and layout of its search results pages. The first, as we reported in our round-up of key search marketing news on Friday, is that Google appears to have increased the length limit for title tags in the SERPs to around 69-70 characters. Long…

    Search Engine Watch- 15 readers -
  • SEO 101: eight simple ways to optimise your blog posts for search

    … understand how SEO works, which may eventually help you improve your content to make it more appealing, both for your audience, but also for search engines. 2. Headline and title tags A post’s headline is the user’s first impression on your content and this will affect whether the exposure will lead to an actual click, or not. The title tag should…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO Content- 32 readers -
  • How to Optimize Local Business for Search

    … to go to your actual location if applicable. 4) Include Location In Title Tags and Meta Descriptions for Relevant Pages If you are a brick and mortar business with multiple local locations or a service provider that has a number of different offices, it can be beneficial to include local keywords in pages that are talking about specific locations…

    Austin Paley/ ROI Factor Blogin How To's- 9 readers -
  • Top Tips for Creating Meta Data

    … people that you do or that you provide. This used to get spammed an awful lot in days gone by. So if you were selling cars, you might just put cars, cars, cars, cars, cars. Stuff like that doesn’t work anymore. You need to think quite carefully about your Meta data and what you’re going to present to people. The essential parts are the Title tag…

    Laura Phillips/ Koozai.com- 10 readers -
  • Top Tips for Creating Meta Data

    … Meta data is only one piece of the SEO jigsaw, however it is a pretty big and important part. Getting it wrong or being lazy will hold you at a disadvantage to your competitors, and hinder your ability to rank well for targeted search terms. Here we will look at which Meta tags you need to employ on your website and why, plus tips for creating…

    Laura Phillips/ Koozai.com- 20 readers -
  • Advanced SEO Experiments: Google’s Title Tag Changes

    … Do you accept standard SEO practices? Or do you prefer to evolve beyond the basics? Before I get too far, let me state that just because you can apply advanced optimization techniques does not mean you should. In most cases, SEO essentials will provide more and speedier improvements long before advanced optimization techniques need come…

    Tom Schmitz/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 13 readers -
  • A Simple Overview of Meta Tags

    … overview. Next up is the Meta Description tag, which looks like this: The meta description is a short summary of your page content. This is your chance to explain what the title can't. You have about 20 words to provide a compelling "description" of the content of the page. Finally, the almost-entirely-useless Meta Keyword tag, looks like…

    Search Engine Guidein SEO- 2 readers -
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