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    Using "title=" in text links a good idea?


    Hello!

    I'm wondering if this is overkill. Here's an example:

    <a href="(URL address blocked: See forum rules)" title="Coffee">Coffee</a>

    EDIT: the url blocked would be something with coffee in it

    Too much coffee in there? Would that shoot up my keyword density so much that it would be considered spam if I have this on all my text links?

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    Originally Posted by marky_mark
    Hello!

    I'm wondering if this is overkill. Here's an example:

    <a href="(URL address blocked: See forum rules)" title="Coffee">Coffee</a>

    EDIT: the url blocked would be something with coffee in it

    Too much coffee in there? Would that shoot up my keyword density so much that it would be considered spam if I have this on all my text links?

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    It's not a new idea, but yes use it.
    Altough I have no proof that it helps something, but definitely does not hurt, if used as you wrote. If you fill it with too many words it will be spam.
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    Originally Posted by tybi
    It's not a new idea, but yes use it.
    Altough I have no proof that it helps something, but definitely does not hurt, if used as you wrote. If you fill it with too many words it will be spam.
    What if it were changed around a bit.

    Such as

    <a href="coffehouse.html" title="Coffee House">Coffee bar</a>

    Would a spider grab coffee house and coffee bar as keywords? Or would it just use one from that tag?

    As you can see, I'm trying to kill 2 birds with one stone.. in a way.

    (thanks for the response!)
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    Originally Posted by marky_mark
    What if it were changed around a bit.

    Such as

    <a href="coffehouse.html" title="Coffee House">Coffee bar</a>

    Would a spider grab coffee house and coffee bar as keywords? Or would it just use one from that tag?

    As you can see, I'm trying to kill 2 birds with one stone.. in a way.

    (thanks for the response!)
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    Originally Posted by marky_mark
    What if it were changed around a bit.

    Such as

    <a href="coffehouse.html" title="Coffee House">Coffee bar</a>

    Would a spider grab coffee house and coffee bar as keywords? Or would it just use one from that tag?

    As you can see, I'm trying to kill 2 birds with one stone.. in a way.

    (thanks for the response!)
    Yes, I am using this as well. But don't use totally different words.

    I use it when I want to differ two links and for some reason I cannot change the anchor. I believe in a diversity...

    The example you wrote looks legit to me.

    Edit: But don't expect too much from it.
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    Fact is that you're gonna clutter up your page with meaningless popup "hint" boxes. Might drive away your visitors. Furthermore, last time I checked, the Search Engines I tested didn't even SEE the title attribute.
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    Originally Posted by dzine
    Fact is that you're gonna clutter up your page with meaningless popup "hint" boxes. Might drive away your visitors. Furthermore, last time I checked, the Search Engines I tested didn't even SEE the title attribute.
    Thats what I thought. It kind if goes into the keyword tag group.
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    Originally Posted by Visio
    Thats what I thought. It kind if goes into the keyword tag group.
    Thanks guys! This is great input!
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    We tested the title parameter extensively about 18 months ago ...

    Google does not index the content and it does not appear in the cached text of your page.

    Searches for unique content did not return any results.

    Don't waste your time ...

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    Originally Posted by rtchar
    We tested the title parameter extensively about 18 months ago ...

    Google does not index the content and it does not appear in the cached text of your page.

    Searches for unique content did not return any results.

    Don't waste your time ...
    Well not quite the case but there is absolutely no weighing value for rank enhancement.

    On the other hand I faithfully use the title="" attribute in links as the tool tip that appears on mouseover does offer value to the visitor e.g. your link anchor should be concise. The tool tip can be a paragraph explaining what is on the other side of the click... allow the visitor to better decide if that is the path they wish to take.
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    I once read an interesting post on this forum .....

    Originally Posted by fathom
    Here is how I read that:

    1. I'd rather spend time doing something that 'might help' instead of using that time to do things that "will help".

    2. "Just is case"... I'm not as good of an optimizer as I think I am - I'll do it because - well it doesn't hurt my website and well my time is worthless..

    3. A hidden tag offers more value to [visitors or] searchers than the real text on my page???? Go figure!

    .... snip ....

    If someone has acquired every plausible link and developed content for every plausible topical angle and organized that content in a sound hierarchy [and gotten more deeplinks to these pages] - well ok [title parameters or] Meta Tag are a plausible next step... but I doubt anyone will ever get that far.
    Well you made my point
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    I feel that such a title attribute in links is helpful when the anchor text is in a language other than english. It kinds of helps the visitors to understand the link and also provides the alternative english word/s of that link to the search engines.

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    Originally Posted by rtchar
    I once read an interesting post on this forum .....
    RE: HERE

    Originally Posted by fathom
    there is absolutely no weighing value for rank enhancement.
    Just so we are on the same page it is "WORTHLESS" for RANKS... and I said that...

    As for the interesting post you read... let's put this so a 2 year old can understand:

    "IF" you pick your nose and eat it, tell people you do, and tell them you like to do so... all the power to ya...

    If however, you claim that it's good for you, it helps your diet, you get a daily supply of airbourne nutrients, and every little bit of non-fattening boogers helps or you do it just in case there is some nutritional value ... I be sure to advocate against that BS as well.

    Oh and some reference material on the subject http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booger_%28word%29

    It's amazing what you can find in wikipedia! !
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    @rtchar

    Never knew that search engines don't read link titles. Thanks for the info. But can you support your statement with any article or blog or anything. That would be great !!

    Thanks in advance
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    Originally Posted by pro_seo
    I feel that such a title attribute in links is helpful when the anchor text is in a language other than english. It kinds of helps the visitors to understand the link and also provides the alternative english word/s of that link to the search engines.
    No help what-so-ever for ordered ranks... end of story.
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