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(Entry was posted by Chase Reiner on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Saturday, August 15, 2015).

Keyword stuffing in the title tags

I`m seeing keyword stuffing in title tags work? For instance: I am googleing SEO Newyork from Santa Barbara, and the top result (www.onlysourceconsulting(dot)com/services/seo/). They have way to much in their title tag? 

Also another example is this guy http://www.equinoxnatmed(dot)com/ Who is showing up number one for most of the keywords he is targeting and all of his titles are way too long.

Any idea why this is working for them?

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  • Chase Reiner: I'm seeing keyword stuffing in title tags work? For instance: I am googleing SEO Newyork from Santa Barbara, and the top result (www.onlysourceconsulting(dot)com/services/seo/). They have way to much in their title tag? ;

    Also another example is this guy ;(dot)com/ Who is showing up number one for most of the keywords he is targeting and all of his titles are way too long.

    Any idea why this is working for them?
  • Blade S: For the first site - it's not stuffing, in my opinion... Maybe it could be considered a little bit over-optimized, but it's definitely not something that should be downgraded from the search results or something like that.

    They are basically targeting two keywords, which are quite different: a primary one (NYC SEO Experts) and a secondary one (New York Search Engine Optimization). At least I assume they thought it like that; I'm only judging by the title.

    It's usually recommended to have a primary and a secondary keyword. ;

    As for the second site, I don't see any stuffing at all in their title... It just says what's the business/site about (Naturopathic Medicine), where it's located (Santa Barbara, CA) and who's running it or whatever (Tom Matteuci, ND). This is relevant information for both search engines and users.

    In some cases, you can't avoid having long titles. Of course, shorter titles are better, but that's not always possible. Having a long title won't affect your SEO, as long as it's relevant and legit.

    If you really want to see keyword stuffing, check this out - . This site ranks on the first page of Google for the keyword "wordpress installation service".

    That keyword stuffing should be in a hall of fame. It's extreme!

    They passed two Panda updates since I saw them... Don't know why they aren't at least downgraded, if not penalized. I think that's over-optimization on purpose, not lack of SEO knowledge. ;

    They don't even have good content, backlinks, or authority to sustain them... Guess some are just lucky.

    Anyway, sites like that are quite common. Google is good, but not perfect.
  • Chase Reiner: Thanks for the feed back ! Any chance you want to connect? I actually have a couple other questions that I'd like to ask. Send me a message if you have time.
  • Blade S:
    You're welcome!

    You can ask them here, where you could get answers and advice from other SEOs too, not just me.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Saturday, August 15, 2015).