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    Title Page help needed

    Hello. Please explain to me what is the purpose of the symbol | in a title page. Does it increase a value of each separate keyword?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Title Page help needed

    Welcome to the forum, GemFashion.

    I don't know that I've ever noticed that symbol being used in a title. I doubt if that symbol, or any other for that matter, would add to or detract from any keyword value.
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    Re: Title Page help needed

    I heard that using the pipe symbol ( | ) is used to get exact matches. For instance, if the word "Help|" was in the title, words like "Helped" or "Helping" would not be found by the SE's.
    I guess this is good for exact niche marketing, but then again, i'm not 100% sure about it.

    Hope that helps!

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    Re: Title Page help needed

    The "pipe" does nothing at all for SEO, if anything it is just an additional character to take away from the "relevance" of your actuall keywords.

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    Re: Title Page help needed

    Yeah, i guess you better listen to Dave.

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    Re: Title Page help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    The "pipe" does nothing at all for SEO, if anything it is just an additional character to take away from the "relevance" of your actuall keywords.

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    dave is right..pipe symbol doesn't have any connection with SEO..it's just an ordinary separator...

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    Re: Title Page help needed

    Hi,

    Here is my suggestion for you.

    It is called the pipeline symbol.

    To do search engine promotion yourself a working knowledge of HTML will be necessary, as well as the ability to put together a site map. If you designed and implemented your own site from the ground up, then you may have the ability to do your own SEO work, otherwise, you may want to consider a professional.

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    Re: Title Page help needed

    That symbol means a separator to the search engine robots, the robots read the words after that symbol as your second page title.

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    Re: Title Page help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by GemFashion View Post
    Hello. Please explain to me what is the purpose of the symbol ‘|’ in a title page. Does it increase a value of each separate keyword?

    Thanks in advance.
    It is a divider in Title tags:

    When splitting up the brand from the descriptive, I like to use the "|" symbol (aka the pipe bar). Others choose the arrow ">" or hyphen "-" and both work well. At times, however, I've found it useful to use the arrow or hyphen inside a title tag, as with a title like "SEOmoz | Articles > Keyword Research - A Beginner's Guide" hence my love of the pipe bar.
    From Randfishkin --> http://www.seomoz.org/blog/best-prac...for-title-tags



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