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    Title tag and url for paging, which is good?


    Hello.

    I have a page which has 3 pages
    First page;
    Url: ex.com/my-good-page
    Title tag: My Good Page

    Second page
    Option 1:
    url: ex.com/my-good-page/2
    Title tag: My Good Page - 2 => Added page number

    Option 2:
    url: ex.com/my-good-page?page=2
    Title tag: My Good Page => No change


    I don't know which one to choose between option 1 and 2.
    Title tag should be unique. Is it still good for paging? So I should choose option 1?

    Could you give me advise?
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    I believe one of the stickies in this category contain a couple of links about pagination. I just did it myself. From what I read, You want to make the first page title the more optimized one. The extra pages should have different, less optimized titles. And the links should be:

    /good-page/
    /good-page/2/
    /good-page/3/

    At least, that's what I got from the articles.
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    I use the following:

    Option 1:
    URL: ex.com/my-good-page-2.html
    Title tag: My Good Page - Page 2
    Description tag: Page 2 - Blah blah blah blah blah...

    I know some colleagues that do this for the Title tag:

    Title tag: Page 2 - My Good Page

    I have not tested that yet. I suggest you run tests and see which works best for you.

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    • JBacchi : Leave out the description, let Google pick the snippet for you.
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    I would personally have your title as: “My Good Page – Page 2 – domain.com”

    Option 1 is the obvious choice.

    If you have another product or service on page 2 then I would make a new page for that.

    Option 1 looks better on the eye.

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    • Dodechotomy agrees : Yes, Option 1 looks better
    Last edited by seogod1505; Aug 19th, 2010 at 04:52 PM.
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    I thought option 1 is good.
    But, I want google search give the first page result on top not the page 2~..
    And I found popular sites are using option 2. This confused me.

    SEOChat.com uses option 2 approach. ?pp=12 with the same title tag.

    Stackoverflow, which got popular rapidly, also use ?page=2&sort=name approach.

    I heard Option 1 was good, but I found popular sites uses option 2!

    Any opinion?
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    I think option one is good but if you will use your all title and on page seo factors for branding then make sure to use your domain name in your title and also meaning full ...
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    Originally Posted by goodmorningsky
    Hello.

    I have a page which has 3 pages
    First page;
    Url: ex.com/my-good-page
    Title tag: My Good Page

    Second page
    Option 1:
    url: ex.com/my-good-page/2
    Title tag: My Good Page - 2 => Added page number

    Option 2:
    url: ex.com/my-good-page?page=2
    Title tag: My Good Page => No change


    I don't know which one to choose between option 1 and 2.
    Title tag should be unique. Is it still good for paging? So I should choose option 1?

    Could you give me advise?

    I have a question about this. On the option 2, does google read it as one page with "ex.com/my-good-page"? If so, does it inherit the PR or not?

    However, I think option 1 is better.
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    I’m not sure why anyone would be interested in this.

    In most circumstances you would not want to rank for page 2, 3, 4 in the serps, so it would not matter if it had duplicate anything for them pages.

    If you do in fact want page 2 to rank in the search engines then why not just make another page.



    Let’s say that the op has a directory of Accommodation and has 10 pages, it does not matter what the url says, but option 1 obviously looks better on the eye.

    Like I said earlier, I would have a title like this: “My Good Page – Page 2 – domain.com”

    Here is a good example: http://www.hotfrog.com/Products/Accommodation

    This is a PR5 page. Higher PR pages give you deeper indexing, hope this makes sense.
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    JBacchi disagrees: Leave out the description, let Google pick the snippet for you.


    JBacchi,

    We have had Google use UGC for the Description. Some of the UGC contains liberal use of profanity. Most brands, a la MSN.com, does not want profanity in their Description.

    We prefer to tell Google what the Description is rather than have them create one.
    Last edited by St0rmshadow; Aug 26th, 2010 at 11:28 AM.
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    Originally Posted by St0rmshadow
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    JBacchi disagrees: Leave out the description, let Google pick the snippet for you.


    JBacchi,

    We have had Google use UGC for the Description. Some of the UGC contains liberal use of profanity. Most brands, a la MSN.com, does not want profanity in their Description.

    We prefer to tell Google what the Description is rather than have them create one.
    Considering Goog's stance on bad neighborhoods, I doubt very seriously that it will generate an x-rated snippet. Besides, there is no guarantee that Goog will use your meta description.
    Frankly, I wonder who Frank is and why he has his own adverb.

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