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    With the new update I have been really secondguessing my titles. Do you think less or more is better?

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    Nice one Mark. Your post probably drove Jackson crazy

    So what is the real answer? I know you know a little bit about SEO Mark

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    I'm so glad you posted Ian LOL

    Beat me to it.

    so which is it hehe

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    Oh, you want a proper answer. Well, that was a proper answer, I'm afraid. Either less or more is better. Like so many things, it depends on what phrases you are trying to target on the page.

    For individual product pages, it seems to me that less works well in Google at the moment.
    So, your big blue widgets page should have a title of 'big blue widgets'. The less optimized looking the better.

    For main category pages, homepages, I'm tending towards long titles, with only one full keyphrase and only two mentions of the main word that would make up part of the other keyphrases you are targeting.

    Let me give you an example: let's say you want to target office furniture, office furnishings, office partitions and office design all on one page (the homepage would be best). Let's also say that you have some of these things at discount.

    Your title would look something like this
    'Office furniture, furnishings, partitions and design. Discount office solutions'.

    Pre-this update, you would probably have about three mentions of the word office and the word discount would be the first word of the title. This isn't necessary any longer and may fall foul of the new algo.

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    Mark: So you broke down and answered my question thanks!

    Either I was ahead of my time or I was completely off the mark. All along, I have been creating pages with only 1 instance of the keyword in the title tage. Just figured I did not want to spam any search engines.

    Thanks for the detailed explanation. i am sure many users will get alot of out it. I know I did!

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