I recently learned that there is a way to sort of trick searchers to choose your title over titles that may be listed above yours. I say trick but I really mean that there is a way to divert their attention to your title.
The use of symbols in the title tag draw the eyes attention and if the title is close to what they are searching for anyway they will probably click on your title.
The symbols I am talking about are not on any English keyboard and not used that often in writing. And the good news is, the search engines bypass the symbols and go right for your keyword rich title.
I tried this out on 4 hubs this morning that had ZERO traffic in the past 7 days. This evening those same hubs now have between 10 and 16 page views. 1 of the views was mine of course and the rest are brand new. I don't think it is a coincidence.
Here are some of the symbols I used ^ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ § ¬ ° ± º ø þ
placing this string ¥¢øþ
at the end of my title.
Again, the symbol cathes the eye and diverts attention to your title.. If anyone tries this, please post your results here on this thread.
very interesting richard. How do you meak the symbols though? I can see how to make a few of them but not all of them...is there a website to show how to make them.
I personally don't click on anything title that isn't in english, because I only know english.
I bypass anything that isn't what I consider normal writing. So, that leaves out a lot of hubs.
How ever, I don't hold against anyone who spells things incorrectly, such as some who are from other countries.
I ran across a young lady who put up a hub and I could have sworn she spelled a word wrong in her title, so I contacted her to verify if she realized she spelled the word wrong. Come to find out it wasn't spelled wrong, but it was the way it is spelled where she lives.
Example: TV serial means that same as TV series in the U.S.
The symbols are placed at the end of a title tag and not in the title itself. I'm sure most English readers will be able to tell the difference. The point is to divert their attention away from titles in search engine results that may be above yours.
oh okay...cool lol I never played with the differnet fonts much.
maybe I'm being dense, but when I went and looked at your hubs, I didn't see any with symbols in the title. I was looking at your latest hubs, should I look elsewhere? It would be okay to email me an example. It sounds like a really interesting experiment. Good for you for trying something different.
me neither, and I checked the title and the URL. now I'm all curious...
Here is an example of one of my titles that I used symbols on:
Home Office Furniture Collection - Home Office Equipment ¥¢øþ
Like I said, these were poor performing hubs so I had nothing really to lose by experimenting with them. Only the title has changed, you cannot change the URL. As far as I can tell, they have not changed in Google at least, so I'm guessing the new traffic is coming from here on HP right now. I'll keep checking and in a few days I should know how they have changed on the search engines.
Did you solely edit the title's of the 4 hubs and just got the traffic or did you update your backlinks aswell? I tried that in the past and google dropped me a few pages down, I was using Blogger.
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