I have always positioned my <title> element as the first child of the <head> element. I am building a site where, for various reasons the title is currently one of the last children of the <head> element. Does it matter either way with regard to SEO?

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No. The value of the <title> tag is the value of the <title> tag regardless of its location in the <head> of the document.


the position of title tag is irrelevant, however the position of keywords inside the title tag is important.


It doesn't matter where your title tag is in the head.

It does matter where you declare you charset though. You must declare a charset before a certain amount of bits within an HTML document in order for it to be valid.

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