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Google is sneaky

plus – title tag mistakes, a self-improvement tool, and the UK.

Be in the Know

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Don’t Do This With Your Title Tags

Here’s a short and sweet one for your Monday SEO tactic.

The folks at Search Engine Journal do a killer job with their ‘Ask an SEO’ section. 

A recent question came through regarding title tags. Basically, a company was putting their company name in the back of the title tag of every page. As a result, it was never seen on the Search Engine Result Page. Yikes!

According to W3 Schools, the title tag (technically, the HTML title element):

  • Is required in all HTML documents and it defines the title of the document.
  • Defines a title in the browser toolbar.
  • Provides a title for the page when it is added to favorites.
  • Displays a title for the page in search-engine results.

Most SEO professionals agree that title tags should do the following:

  • Include a description of the content on the page.
  • Be relevant to the topic.
  • Be short enough to be readable in the search results.

Takeaway: Determine if your brand name provides any real value to the customer or the search. If it doesn’t, don’t include it in your title tag.

Care Cards

Considering it’s Monday, we thought this tool was fitting and/or just kind of fun to play with.

It’s called ‘Care Cards.’

Care Cards are your reminder to take care of yourself, one little tip at a time. Give it a try.

Behind the Music

Apple pays tribute to the UK music scene in its latest ‘Behind the Music’ spot. Check it out.

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