Experiment showing great results on first day!

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  1. livewithrichard profile image86
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    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.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. livewithrichard profile image86
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      To get the symbols, Select "Programs", "Accessories", "System Tools", then "Character Map" the select the font you want to use.

  3. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. livewithrichard profile image86
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  4. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    To each their own.


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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    oh okay...cool lol I never played with the differnet fonts much.

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    What do you mean by "title tag"?

    1. livewithrichard profile image86
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just simply the title here on HP.  Just place one or two of the symbols after the title.  I chose to put 4 symbols for my experiment but I'm sure I would get the same results with just one of them.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    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.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      me neither, and I checked the title and the URL. now I'm all curious...

    2. livewithrichard profile image86
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  8. retellect profile image75
    retellectposted 8 years ago

    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.

    Curiosity Killed The Cat smile


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