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Old 03-22-2006   #1
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Question Page Title

Could anyone tell me how many characters we should have in the page title? Does it matter if the titile has stopwords? or I have more than 3 commas in it?
Where can I find such info to reply my concerns?
Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-22-2006   #2
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As many characters as you like. There's no rule about this. But keep in mind that search engines generally only display the first 75 to 150 characters, so longer than that won't be seen. I generally recommend short, headline style titles that use your main keywords but also are enticing to those seeing your listing. Nope, stopwords don't matter. Have as many commas as you like, as well.

Here's the thing. Sounds like you've heard titles are important, so you want to cram as many keywords into your title as possible, probably something like this:

Widget1, widget2, widget 3 and widget 4, widget5, widget6, widget7, widget8, widget9, widget10....

That's an ugly title. Pick your top two or three terms for the particular page, then incorporate them into a good title for that page designed for a human to read.

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Old 03-22-2006   #3
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Thanks Danny for your kind and prompt response. I'm now clear!
Maybe that's general for major SEs including Google. But a SEO tool (Web CEO) warned me about comma and stopword usage. I hope such warnings only matter with MSN

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