Updating Title Headers for Search Engines (?)

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Most of the websites I've done have had a single title, but it was recently brought to my attention for a client of mine who has a used items that he posts for sale on his site. What he wants is google (or any other search engine for that matter) to recognize that individual item for sale.

Now I can't believe I never thought of this earlier, but I'm not that far into my web development experience. But I am curious as to how much of an improvement individual titles per page helps a site. For instance if he were selling a specific item type, and I changed the title to have that item type right up front with a brief description. So if someone were to be looking for that item, a search engine would help them find it that much quicker?

I am just looking for an opinion on this. It seems logical, I just want to hear from someone more experienced that this is the way to go about it...
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yes, and it helps a lot. all of your pages should have an individual title name and your site name , but no description of the site. e.g. [title name - yoursitename.com]

descriptions and keywords should be placed in meta tags - again, for each page individual meta-tag description and keywords
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Yes, titles should be relevant. The huge mistake most new website owners make is that they either have all their <title> tags the same or they get fancy with them by adding strange characters.

Google: I know for a fact they love Titles. They can't get enough of the titles these days. I usually run a two to three month analytic crunch to see what is going on with a site and with each change to the site. I then change up my titles to cater to what my analytic stats are showing me and have had positive results. First and foremost you must have "relevant" titles. Second, have the keyword/phrase usually within the first few words in the title, and of course within the page text.

I suggest you watch your site/pages stats with Google Analytics. You can see if your changes helped or hurt. Also check your text to code ratios. I find Google dislikes pages that are loaded with scripts, code, and limited text (check out IBP) If you change up your title and you do not have the quality within the text on the page itself it can hurt because it may have been your title all along that was pulling in your traffic. The point is you want to find a way to keep the traffic from the old title, and attract more with the title change up. I believe a good start is just being relevant. Good luck.
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TsX wrote:
So if someone were to be looking for that item, a search engine would help them find it that much quicker?

You are right, it is much quicker for the users to find a specific title or category in a search engine. you need to add title that can easily find by the user and competitive keywords that usually used in the search result. Before you come with the title, you must know on how keywords, title and description used in a site by using seo tools.
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Title Tags are one of the important on-page factors that affects web site/page rankings. If you really want your individual items/pages to rank in SERPs, you have to create a unique title for each page..
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Making Title tags using different target keyword on the title is the best!
What you client wants is that for you to put the targeted keywords on the title so it will be easy to rank in the target keyword.
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Different title can really help your site in promoting your product. Every product page should have a different title.

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