Your Website Title Could Be Costing You Money
Nothing could be simpler than the title you give to your web pages right? Unfortunately, the huge majority of the sites I visit these days have absolutely terrible titles that hurt their online business. The title of your site is a really important part of getting good rankings on most of the main search engines. A good title also goes a long way towards getting your prospects to click on your listings.
If you go to Google right now, and sort any search term you want, you get back a list of internet sites which match the keywords you entered in. If you look carefully, you will see that each search record' hyperlink is also the name of that site. The name you choose needs to explain to your prospects exactly what your site is all about. It has to have the ability to lure your prospects to click on your list over any other list. If your name is simply your business name, you are probably losing a great deal of traffic. You'll also find it tough to rank highly on relevant keywords to your website.
Here are some things to think about:
1. Ensure you use relevant keywords
Keywords are only search phrases your website prospects will type into a search engine so as to find you. The keywords you're targeting need to be included in your name. Your keywords also have to be as near the beginning of the name as it is reasonable to do. By way of instance, if you're selling shoes online and you're targeting the keyword"kids shoes", you might have a title like"Children's shoes for hard to fit kids." Notice how the targeted key words were at the start of the title. Putting your keywords in the front of your name speaks to keyword prominence. Prominence refers to the value of your keyword in the title. If your most important keywords are in the very beginning of the title, it's thought to have a prominence of 100%. If they're at the end of the name, they have a prominence of 0%. As much as possible, you wish your most important keywords appear towards the start of your title.
2. Think about using your main keyword twice in your name
If you're optimizing your website to rank well on Google, you should also consider finding a way to include your main keyword twice in the name. The secret is to do this without making the name sound stupid. One way I do this is to use the pipe character | between your most important keywords. By way of instance, if I had been writing a name for a fishing site and the main key word I was targeting was'fishing charter' I could replicate the key words this way,"Fishing Charter | Are you ready for a fishing charter you won't soon forget?" This example gets my goal keyword in the start and manages to replicate it without making it look stupid.
3. Persuade your prospect to click on your connection
The link your prospects will see when they perform a search of your site on a search engine will almost always be the name of your site. Even when you get to the first page on a search engine for the keywords you're targeting, you still have to convince your prospect to click on your connection over all others around you. If you title isn't persuasive, or even non-existent, then you won't receive the visitors you expect even if you're number one in the listings. Your title has to be persuasive.
4. Say what you would like in 65 characters or less.
Just about all search engines limit the duration of the name that will seem to the search engine crawlers. Google for example, only shows the first 60 to 66 characters. On occasion, a webmaster will attempt to include each one of their key words in the title in the expectation that all of their key words will be picked up from the search engines. Keep your primary keyword notable in the first 65 characters of your name. Do this while making certain your title is correctly targeted to your target audience. You may include your secondary keywords in the body of your webpage, but keep them out of this name unless it is sensible to keep them in. The guideline for adding secondary keywords in your name is to add them only if you're able to still keep the name persuasive to your website prospects.
Your site title is imperative to your success online.
Your name is essential to your efforts of getting visitors online. Make sure it is descriptive, and persuasive. It has to include your primary keywords as close to the beginning of your name as it is reasonable to do. You will need to avoid repeating the same keywords over and over again. This may work for keywords that have little if any competition on these, but it will not work for any keyword that gets a good amount of traffic on them.