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Blog Title & SEO Question (7 posts)

  1. bmg1227
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I was curious if deleting the Blog Title in the header would be beneficial for SEO. Should I delete the <?php bloginfo('name'); ?> from the header?

    <title>
    <?php bloginfo('name'); ?>
    <?php wp_title(); ?>
    </title>

  2. clarke1866
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think the title is important. But its important to have a different title for every page. Try this code taken from the K2 theme:

    <title><?php wp_title(''); ?> <?php if ( !(is_404()) && (is_single()) or (is_page()) or (is_archive()) ) { ?> at <?php } ?> <?php bloginfo('name'); ?></title>

    I will also plug my Tags in the Head wordpress plugin for seo too. It uses tags to help generate keywords. It also provides meta description's too.

    Good luck.

  3. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    search engines no longer rely heavily on meta tags... sorry to break it to you... it can't hurt, if you use them properly, but they're not really all that important as much anymore.

    as far as the title goes, i'd work it this way:
    <title>
    <?php wp_title(); ?><?php bloginfo('name'); ?>
    </title>

    (reverse the two)

    Those ARE very important... the "wp_title" gets the title of your post or page, and the "bloginfo" gets the title of your site. since the "wp_title" changes, put that one first.

    (Just FYI - I do SEO/Internet Marketing for a living...)

  4. bmg1227
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Let me use specifics from my site. Here's a link to a post page: http://www.christiandads.com/if-natalee-holloway-was-black.htm and my page title is "Christian Dads >> If Natalee Holloway Was Black"

    Would it be beneficial to remove the code for the blog title for my index pages, so that the page title is simply "If Natalee Holloway Was Black"

    I do have a home.php file in use, so on my home page the title will show up. Thoughts?

  5. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Again - I repeat my previous answer.

    <title>
    <?php wp_title(); ?><?php bloginfo('name'); ?>
    </title>

    BOTH are very important - because your site is generally to or about "Christian Dads", you should have that on all your pages... however it should be at the end, with the title of each post or page BEFORE it.

  6. bmg1227
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry, didn't mean to sound ignorant, just wasn't sure if the Christian Dads text would hurt the post title for SEO.

    Thanks for your help, I might take you up on your SEO abilities at some point!

  7. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    :) you didn't sound ignorant, just like you didn't believe me. ;)

    "Christian Dads" won't hurt you - but it should be at the END of your title tag, because the most important words are the first few. EVERY word counts, but the SE's put the most value on the first 4 or 5...

    and i'd love to work with you on SEO stuff. :) i get a kick out of hearing my clients reactions to their monthly reports! ;)

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