The title tag of your page is the absolute most important factor to consider when
optimizing your web page for the search engines. This is because most engines
& directories place a high level of importance on keywords and phrases that
are found in the title tag. The title tag is also what many search engines use
for the title of your listing in the search results.
Here's the title tag of this page:
<TITLE>Metasphere.net Search Engine Optimization Optimize Your Title Tag</TITLE>
The title tag should be placed between the <HEAD> and </HEAD> tags
within the HTML the makes up your page.
We recommend that your title tag be between 50-80 characters long (including
spaces). The length that the different search engines accept varies, but as
long if you stay within this limit you should be ok.
- We recommend that you include 1-2 of your most important keyword phrases
in the title tag, but don't just list keywords. If you just list keywords
you risk being viewed as spamming the search engines which can ultimately
lead to you being blacklisted and not included at all. Your title tag should
include your keyword phrases within a readable sentence to avoid this problem.
- Make your title appealing to humans! Don't forget that even if you get that
top listing in the search engines your listing still needs to say something
that makes the surfer want to click your link and visit your site.
- Since the length of your title tag could cause some engines to crop it,
we suggest placing the keywords at the beginning of the tag when possible
to decrease the risk having them cut off.
- Each page of your site should have it's own title tag with it's own keywords
that relate to the page that it appears on.