Hi! I'm a brand new member in SEOchat, because this issue has been bothering me for a while.
My site serves as a hub for popular free music videos, albums and mp3s. This means the types of content I offer to my visitors are always limited to about 10 different categories and this very rarely changes. My titles usually look something like this right now: "Artist - Title of work". I have the category marked separately with the post so people know, which type of content it is.
This causes issues. Let's say an artist releases a song, then releases the video to it 5 days later. I will have duplicate title tags and it will be hard for people to tell the 2 apart if they should ever appear somewhere on the site (content sliders, search etc). I know for a fact people search for "artist - song mp3 (or video etc)" the most in search engines.
This leads me to a question - should I abolish my current title logic in favor of a new one, where I'd place a category in front of all titles as such: "Mp3: Artist - Title", Video: "Artist - Title" and so on for all my 10 pre-determined categories? If so, would placing the actual Wordpress php category marker between the h2 tags suffice or would it be better to type it out by hand for each article (so it becomes a part of wp_title)?
I personally have a feeling such titles with categories in them would represent the content better for the user and would also indicate what content to expect to the search engines in a more efficient way, leading to more traffic.
What are your thoughts on this? If you have any ideas, please contribute .