HTML tag displaying the title of a web page.

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How many H2, h3 h4 are the maximum recommended?

I know that only one H1 is recommended, but what about the other titles? I've read that you can put "as many as required H2 elements to denote sections on the page". Is it correct?
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SEO: pages' title for small websites (i.e. 5/6 pages) - repeat key-phrase or not?

It's well known that pages' <title> do impact Google positioning, beside this, they are also definitely important to catch user eye when he is looking at Google search results. Let's say I have ...
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How can I place keywords at the begining of a title and have it look natural?

As per this question, the first word in the <title> tag is usually treated with more importance than the rest of the <title> tag. How can I write naturally looking titles with the keyword ...
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Short keyword-only HTML Title or Long Titles - to rank better

I would like to know if long html titles should be used for pages instead of google adwords keyword tool based short titles - for SEO / Ranking purposes? I feel that it is a mistake to use short html ...
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Can the webpage title be changed after site has been loaded.

Can the web page title be set to be dynamic? I want to let some part to be updated in title, if any changes occur, an automatic update resulting in a bit of word addition to the title. Example : the ...
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How much more or less value is placed in tailored meta tags?

I just built and released a site for someone. He has an SEO firm working for him. They made a really big stink about the meta tags not being completely customizable on a page by page basis. Yes, the ...
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Does having my keyword phrase in every title of my page good?

Does having my keyword phrase in every title or in <strong></strong> tag, help my website to achieve a good rating or rise in my keyword in google? For example.... If I have "how does ...
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Why is the title of a RSS Feed coming as “unknown title” in RSS feeds reader?

The title of a feed is "unknown title" in Google reader. What could be the reason? Am I correct if I'm assuming that it should be appearing similar for all the subscribers of that feed and other ...
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SEO questions about website page titles [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should my Title tag be the same as my H1 tag? should the <title> tag be the same as the <h1> tag? should the <title> tag contain the website name too? ...
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Should Site Title be Before or After Page Title?

Apologies if this is a dupe. I tried searching, but didn't find anything specifically addressing this concern. When creating a large(ish) site, page titles usually reference both the site name and ...
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What's the importance of the “title” tag?

Talking with some other people recently, it came up an interesting topic. The core question at hand is: What's the real importance and weight of the <title> tag in a web site? For ...
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Stopping duplicate H1 and title from dynamic content

I have a web site where there are lots of dynamically (database driven) created pages. These pages are basically used to show uploaded images The pages look a bit like this URL: ...
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Searching for a page with a Very Unique title, doesnt find that intended page… Why?

a question about appearing in search results in google: A page of mine has this extremely unique page title: Ein gutes Logo passt wie ein Handschuh auf Ihre Marke in die Hände Now, when I search ...
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Should each page of a Blog listing have its own Title

Should example.com/Blog?Page=1, example.com/Blog?Page=2, etc have the same title? I have done some research on this and SEOMoz's tools say I have duplicate titles and so does Google's Webmaster ...
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Better ways to have valuable data indexed, which is ignored currently

<a title="">.../a> Hi folks. It seems that my title tag which holds extremely valuable and describes contents on my simple design page is currently compeltely denied by search engines and ...
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what's the best way to add the state in a page title for seo

For a page title, what's the best way to add the state to the page title for SEO purposes? For example, should it be: "Central Pennsylvania Shoe Repair" or "Central PA Shoe Repair" or "Central ...
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I'm seeing a lot of a new format for title elements for major sites: a few tags, and only then the title of the site itself, is this now optimal SEO?

I'm seeing a lot of sites go to a format similar to the one now in use by stackexchange sites (i.e. short topic - maybe a long topic - only finally the site's name). Is this optimal SEO? It seems ...
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How to avoid duplicate META and TITLE tag warnings in Google Webmaster Tools for the same URL in lowercase and CamelCase?

looking through Google's Webmaster Tools today I saw a long list of supposedly duplicate <meta name=description> / <title> tag content with all of them showing a duplicate count of 2. A ...
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Is it good or bad to have dynamic content in page titles and/or description

In a local listing website, I append number of search results found in the description(not in title currntly) meta tag of the page as I think this is valuable for users for e.g. "Find address, phone ...
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Does the order of keywords matter in a page title?

Stack Overflow has made a change to their page titles such that the most popular tag for a question appears at the start of the title. The change is being deployed across the network, so check out ...
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Do new lines in the title element affect SEO?

It is a common thing that if you have some login that creates the title element content to finish with several new lines in it. For example: <title> Title | Category | My Site Name ...
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SEO and Changeable-But-Optional URL's

Is there any sort of downside for a URL being changeable? Take any stack exchange question for example. The URL looks something like this: ...
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Google showing H1 text instead of page TITLE in search result?

I always thought Google shows page title (whatever is in the <title> tag of the page) as 1st line of each result. But looking at the search "orologi da collezione" below, it seems Google is ...
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SEO: Is there a limit to how long titles/descriptions should be?

I am trying to fill up title and meta description for my Tumblr blog. The way I will do that is via the themes. For the title, it isn't too much of an issue, I can just get the title for the post ...
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What's the meta-tag title for?

While reading this question on webmasters: Why don't websites have a "description" meta tag in the head section?, I also checked out StackExchange's source code. Indeed the 'description' ...
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Display of special characters in the page title in SERPs

I have noticed a few oddities recently with the titles of web pages in search engine results pages (SERPs). I started using some special characters in my page titles in order to make them look ...
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How long should my HTML page title really be?

How long should my text within my <title></title> tags really be? I know Google cuts it off at some point but when? When I used IIS7's SEO Toolkit 1.0 I get error stating my title ...