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A Question about Title Tag SEO

  1. Xenonlit profile image61
    Xenonlitposted 4 years ago

    I'm trying to improve my SEO.

    If I change my title tag to have a better SEO, how long does it take for the title tag to change? Does the title actually ever change for the search engines?

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What I tend to do is go and re-fetch the hub, and submit it to index using webmaster tools - in theory the hub should be re-crawled and updated.

    2. safiq ali patel profile image69
      safiq ali patelposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Be careful when changing tags. I have found that when you change tags or the content of a hub you may actually see a drop in traffic has first. Apparently it takes some time before the changes to tags or hubs are recognized by search engines. So making changes to hubs could initially lead to a drop in traffic and it may not be straight away that traffic returns to normal.
      As a suggestion, and I am trying to follow this for my future hubs. Craft your hub carefully, Select tags carefully so that you don't need to change them. The less you change later the more your hub will hold or improve its ranking in search engine results.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Tags on HubPages are not the same as tags on a blog or website.   Search engines cannot see them.  They are invisible and only used for HP's internal processes.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What do you mean by a title tag?  If you mean your title, yes changing your title can certainly help.   If you mean a tag, then it makes no difference because tags on HubPages are invisible to the search engines.

  2. Xenonlit profile image61
    Xenonlitposted 4 years ago

    Thanks a lot! Most of my changes are older hubs, but I blew it with one that was doing quite well.

    1. janderson99 profile image84
      janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I noticed that certain prominent people on HP use simplified urls which are different to the exact title:
      for example:  blahblah.hubpages dot com/beef-curry-recipe
      Title: "Best Madras Beef Curry Recipe with Potatoes and Vegetables"
      I think you can change the url when you first write the article, so it is different to the title.
      Any advantages in doing this???

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That's something which we were all recommended to do, at one time.  It's useful if you are dropping links elsewhere, because a short URL won't be truncated.   I know you can use bit.ly etc, but some people are suspicious about clicking on those links because they worry they might be hiding something nasty.

        1. janderson99 profile image84
          janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          One disadvantage is that you miss having keywords in the url - but the value of this may have been discounted recently.

  3. Xenonlit profile image61
    Xenonlitposted 4 years ago

    It's all very confusing. I  guess the word is "meta title" that shows in the web address window, I guess.

    I worked at one site that wants to see the keywords in the title, in the first 140 characters, and once more in the body. I'm trying that right now.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You should definitely have your keywords in the title, in the first sentence, and in your summary.  Then whever they naturally occur in the rest of your article.

      The old advice was to also have your keywords in your headings and sub-headings, but these days that probably looks too much like keyword stuffing.

  4. Xenonlit profile image61
    Xenonlitposted 4 years ago

    Thanks, Marisa. It makes things a lot easier!

 
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