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From: lrlaskey <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] help with my freepages
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:47:46 -0500
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Got it. Three titles are being discussed, title tag, h1 and page title.

On 06/23/11 08:29, Patricia Geary wrote:
> At 09:18 AM 6/23/2011, lrlaskey wrote:
>> There may some confusion here, if I understand the discussion. One
>> refers to the sites title, which is typically the same as the domain
>> name and is show on every page to let viewers know where they are. The
>> second refers t the title of the page itself which describes the page's
>> contents.
> The <title> tag defines the title of the document.
> The title element is required in all HTML/XHTML documents.
> The title element:
> * defines a title in the browser toolbar (at the top of the
> browser window EXCEPT in IE9)
> * provides a title for the page when it is added to favorites
> * displays a title for the page in search-engine results
> The <h1> to <h6> tags are used to define HTML headings.
> <h1> defines the most important heading. <h6> defines the least
> important heading.
> Heading tags are used by search engines to identify words which are
> more important than the rest of the page text. The theory is that
> headings will sum up the topic of the page, so they are counted as
> important keywords.
> So if your page is about say the Boone Family Genealogy, that would be
> both the title of the page and the h1 tag for that page. I would not
> use the domain name for the title of the page.
> Example: My domain name is BUT I would NOT
> want that as the title of my page. I would choose the title and the h1
> tag for what the page is actually about - Little Family Genealogy or
> Bayless Family History by Virginia Bayless O'Connell
> As for branding the site, I use the same masthead on all of my pages
> which is the site name.
> pat

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