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Star in title

Discussion in 'Bing' started by Error, Aug 25, 2005.

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  2. Willy

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    That's pretty neat... and it does appear to be just a normal asterisk character, so it's easy enough to implement, but looks nice with that font.

    Not that it's particularly hard to become #1 in MSN, anyway :D
     
    Willy, Aug 25, 2005 IP
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    LOL, that is funny.
     
    seodelhi, Aug 26, 2005 IP
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    #5

    Yep, only work on MSN. You can use pertty much any characters in the title tag that is listed at http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html-spec/html-spec_13.html
     
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    Seriously? I just see a question mark.
     
    toocoolforschool, Aug 26, 2005 IP
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    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    Are you referring to the Asterix summer?

    I think the big star mentioned first would ceritanly increase CTR's on search results pages.
    The only issue is that not everyone will have the character installed on their machine so the listing will then look a bit weird.
     
    SEbasic, Aug 26, 2005 IP
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    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    Haha...yes, now that I squint, I can see the difference between the "star" and the "astrick". I will happily stick to the astrick since it can be seen by everyone ;)
     
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    I'd worry about that too...

    Having said that, there are other charachers you can use...

    Wordpress blogs for example make great use of those little arrows. I'm pretty sure they would increase traffic.
     
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    For non WP users can you paste them? :)
     
    air, Aug 26, 2005 IP
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    Of course. :)

    » is the HTML reference...

    It looks a like this...
    »
     
    SEbasic, Aug 26, 2005 IP
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    All I see is a question mark in the serp and a box in the actual title once I bring up the page.
     
    mopacfan, Aug 26, 2005 IP
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    The number 3 in Google on - casino en linea - (online casino in spanish) looks great...I'm proud because I did it :cool: (make a site: to see more)
    The problem is that some users don't see them and that you have to test a lot to see what works (i.e., is accepted otherwise it just don't appear like in Yahoo, try with the same keywords) in Google and in the other SE.
    MSN accept them all, Yahoo almost none (he accepts the 1st one in my homepage title) and for Google it depends on many factors, the way you code it, where you place it and which one you use...the most unpredictible factor is the user, many of them can't see unicode caracters.
     
    turulillo, Aug 29, 2005 IP