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Do you use vertical bar in your title?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by SGBoise, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. #1
    I heard from where that using the vertical bar helps separate the keywords in your title meta.

    Has using vertical bars helped you with your seo?
    SEMrush
     
    SGBoise, Dec 5, 2008 IP
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  2. vansterdam

    vansterdam Notable Member

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    #2
    Yes it can be helpful to separate keywords with a vertical bar or a dash. Many sites get carried away with this technique and their title turns into just a list of keywords. Remember that you also have to make your title enticing to click on in the search results.
     
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    #3
    Sorry I must have clicked twice.

    I personally use a dash to separate keywords since I think it looks less spammy.
     
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    Sometimes...depends on the niche and also the content I have in the site.
     
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    #5
    I use it and I haven't noticed a single bit of difference.
     
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    Not any longer. It just acted like a hyphen or comma but doesn't give an SEO advantage.
     
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    #7
    I use the vertical bar in title for all my pages and it helps to abstract the title with targeted keywords. From the SEO point of view, I don't know how far it is still relevant?
     
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    #8
    it is just a keyword separator.... some uses blank space, some uses - dash, some uses vertical bar |.......
     
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    i usually have a relevant domain name to the keyword in this issue so i usually do something like this
    (keyphrase here) | (post/article/whatever title) | example.com
     
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    #10
    No difference of SERP's using space, comma, dash, vertical bar on title mata.
     
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    #11
    he is right, there is No difference
     
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    #12
    Agree, but I think it is also important to make the title look appealing to the searchers. So I think it is not a SEO decision but it is still important to choose if "|", "-" or a space is better.
     
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    #13
    i dont think it is giving much impact on SEO... i think it has the same value like comma or dash.
     
    akki123, Dec 5, 2008 IP
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    #14
    Google deals with vertical bars very differently compared to dash and comma.
    Check point #9 of this article to get an example of what the difference can be

    http://searchengineland.com/9-seo-quirks-you-should-be-aware-of-146465
     
    silv3r.m00n, Aug 2, 2013 IP
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    Interesting find thanks. I have always used pipes | but largely because I think it looks better. I didn't realize there was actual rational to it.

    Nigel
     
    Nigel Lew, Aug 2, 2013 IP
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    I use them just to build brand recognition in the search engine results.
     
    topcoder, Jun 2, 2017 IP
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    #17
    I am not sure this is actually a thing any longer but, I still go with the pipe lol.... 3 years later.

    Trying to sort the algo a year ago was a fools errand. Now I try to rank stuff based on what I think people are going to talk into their freaking phone...
     
    Nigel Lew, Jun 2, 2017 IP