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Will Random Numbers In Title Tags Be Ignored Or Hurt Rankings

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#1 WaldenPond


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:29 PM

I am working on a website with rugs, want to create a title tag using the product description, e.g. "3 ft 9 in x 5 ft 11 in Persian Bidjar circa 1950"


Should I strip out the dimension and leave it as " Persian Bidjar circa 1950" or will Google simply ignore the numbers.





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#2 Jill


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:45 PM

I would imagine they'll index the numbers the same way they index everything else. 

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 05:40 AM

Why does it matter????


Google may, or may not ignore or 'use' them as they see fit.




PEOPLE will see the title, always assuming that their query matches in some way and Google don't 'improve' it and in all probability get exactly what they wanted from their search and you get the first conversion, the second conversion (from visitor to purchaser) is up to you.




In the 'modern' search engine (post 2004 in the case of Google) "ranking" is NOT pre-determined , ... ... Only the "word weighting" (the term 'word' also including  numbers and abbreviations in the document) is predetermined, the rank of ANY document URL is ONLY calculated when the user completes their query or starts typing if "instant" is active. So it is the combination of search words and 'weighting' that determines the 'rank', not necessarily what you put in any particular element  and of course:


If you do NOT include those 'words' in a clear and concise way, your URL will not be found if a searcher uses them.




How are they 'random' numbers if they actually relate to the product?

Edited by chrishirst, 12 December 2014 - 05:39 AM.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 06:58 PM

Thanks for the response, perhaps I am unclear about a concept concerning title tags.


assuming two sites and two are identical in every way except title tags


page 1(site A): title tag "waste pickup | clinton, guilford, madison, branford CT"


page 2(site B) : title tag "waste pickup | clinton CT"



I am under the impression that site B will rank better for "waste pickup | clinton CT" since the the weight of "clinton" is increased due to the relative ratio of key all words in title tags"

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:10 PM

Maybe 10 or 15 years ago.


Not to mention, you'll never have all other things being equal.

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