Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by Anthony Mathers on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, January 13, 2015).

Page Titles.

I have a few different series on my website (Comic Book Bios, Creator Profile, etc.). I title my posts, for example: "Creator Profile: Jack Kirby" or "Comic Book Bios: Batman." I know this puts the description first, but is this wrong? Moreover, for SEO purposes, how should my SEO titles be structured? In the case of Jack Kirby, that would be the Focus Words. Should I use: 
Jack Kirby Creator Profile · Site Name
Jack Kirby · Site Name
Creator Profile: Jack Kirby  · Site Name
? Any and all advice appreciated.?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Anthony Mathers: I have a few different series on my website (Comic Book Bios, Creator Profile, etc.). I title my posts, for example: "Creator Profile: Jack Kirby" or "Comic Book Bios: Batman." I know this puts the description first, but is this wrong? Moreover, for SEO purposes, how should my SEO titles be structured? In the case of Jack Kirby, that would be the Focus Words. Should I use: ;
    Jack Kirby Creator Profile ⋅ Site Name
    Jack Kirby ⋅ Site Name
    Creator Profile: Jack Kirby  ;⋅ Site Name
    ? Any and all advice appreciated.
  • SEMXE:  ;if you can get the idea about the content of a page by reading its title, then the title is good to me.
    I would prefer 'Jack Kirby - Creator Profile | Site Name' in your case.
  • Kumar Neeraj Kayastha: ​​​ what if ​​​ titles as <b>Jack Kirby brilliantly created *</b><b>*Site Name</b>? I will prefer such title if sitename is not so long that the title truncated in SERP. ​​​ ​​​ ​​​ your take on this, please!
  • Alistair Lattimore: If you wanted to be clever and were using WordPress, you could use the Headlines plugin by to test a few variations and work it out for sure. If that isn&#39;t an option, let one title run for a couple weeks, change it and observe the difference in click through rate from the SERPs. 
  • Anthony Mathers:  ;Thank you for the suggestion, I&#39;ll probably go with something like that. Do you think the article title should follow the SEO title? The article title currently is Creator Profile: Jack Kirby, putting the series/article type first. Should that be the other way around?

     ;What do you mean by brilliantly created? My site title isn&#39;t that long, I can fit it in the title.

     ;I am using Wordpress. That plugin looks expensive, $99. Is it a worthwhile investment? ;
  • Alistair Lattimore:  ;do some reading about what other sites are achieving by using the plugin, it is pretty impressive.
  • Kumar Neeraj Kayastha: ​​ I am just suggesting that <b>title looks good when in form of a sentence</b>. May use <b>is created by</b> or anything proper.
  • SEMXE:  ;You can have different article title than what you use in page title. No issues with that.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, January 13, 2015).

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