Q: Should I use unique page titles for the pages on my website?
A: In short, yes. Specifically, we’re talking about a meta title tag.
What is a meta title tag?
A meta title tag is an HTML element that specifies the title of a web page. Title tags are displayed on search engine results pages (SERPs) as the clickable headline for a given result, and are important for usability, SEO, and social sharing. The title tag of a web page is meant to be an accurate and concise description of a page’s content.~moz.com
Here’s an example:
Most content management systems, such as WordPress, make it easy to have a unique meta title tag for each page.
A great format to follow is:
Primary Keyword – Secondary Keyword | Business Name
However, most search engines only read the first 50-60 characters, so it can be tricky to keep it within the limit (oops, as you can see in our example), without causing another potential issue of having a meta title tag that is too long.
Spending a little extra time to make sure that you have unique title tags can be worth the effort to gain more visibility in the search engines.
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