I've been trying to figure this one out for awhile. I've read in various places that it's a bad idea to use punctuation in a web article's title. In my hubs and elsewhere I've used question marks, colons, and commas. I might have used other kinds of punctuation marks, but those are the ones I know I've used. It has been said that search engines will have difficulty reading titles with punctuation; also some punctuation is frowned upon by Google, like too many exclamation points or "excessive" use of punctuation to get attention or misuse of symbols/punctuation. However, some of what I've read on this is conflicting and vague. I wanted to know what anyone here at HP knows about this. Related to this, I understand it's better to use a short, rather broad title for your article/hub; succinct, I guess you might say.
You should use proper punctuation. You do not end a title with a period though, but you can end it with an exclamation point or a question mark. As far as I know, search engines will ignore apostrophes and commas. Titles should be 60 characters or under to avoid being cut off by Google in the search
Thanks for the info. This is something that I was not aware of nor had I given it much thought,
That is interesting because I know I have some hubs that have more than 60 characters in their titles. Will changing the title on a hub make a difference? I'm not sure, because the URL remains the same.
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