before i change anything, i'm wondering if google will react badly to the update? anyone know something that would help me decide?
Use the new title tuner to change the title if you want to do so. It will hopefully optimize your hub in search engine http://hubpages.com/my/title_tuner
Yes it could, if the title is not relative to the article.
changing your hub title will not hurt you with Google - unless - you pick a title with less searched keywords
If you align the title more closely to the content of the hub that is usually positive thing on Hubpages. However each site is different. When I give seo advice I advocate creating great titles. Sometimes a site will experience a drop in traffic when they're changed. This is usually temporary and traffic comes back stronger than ever over several months. On Hubpages, better titles normally produces more traffic quickly.
I had used title tuner in 3 of my hubs, but I can't find any difference. I get the usual traffic to these hubs, not more or less.
I don't think changing title hurt us on google pages. It surely help in the long run.
No wonder when title is relevant to our content it should work.
Thanks everyone! Paul, I appreciate your advice too and will follow cautiously. I don't think I'll change the titles that are already getting good traffic, but I am no brave enough to tweak some weaker ones!! Thanks to all!
Changing a bad title has always help me. I can even see a change in a better location on Google.
A page title is part of the contents of the page. Google pays more attention to the title than to anything else. So making it better and more relevant to the topic will improve your rankings.
You can also make it worse if you replace a straightforward title that is descriptive and clear with a title that is more 'creative'. For instance if you use some sort of a pun that. Human readers might appreciate the joke but Google algorithms will likely not get it and downgrade your ratings.
I have noticed an immediate improvement in some of my Hubs where I have changed the title so am glad I started using the new tool.
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