HTML Title Tag Example
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>HTML Title Element goes here.</title> </head> <body> <h1>Displayed Page Title</h1> <p>The main content of your page goes here.</p> </body> </html>
A title tag is an HTML element that provides the “title” of a web page. The HTML title element may be used for the following:
- As the title in the browser toolbar.
- As the title for bookmarks \ favorites.
- As the clickable headline in the Search Engine Results.
- As an indicator to Search Engines of the subject matter of the web page.
- It can only contain text.
- Any contained tags are ignored.
- If you fail to include a
<title>element, the web page will fail HTML validation.
<title> element only supports the Global Attributes.
<title> Tag Best Practices
A good title element will be short, concise, and portray the subject matter of the page:
<title>Title Tag guide - Usage and Best Practices</title>
<title>How to cook the perfect steak</title>
A bad title element may be too short and ambigious:
<title>Read this guide</title>
Or too long:
<title> This is the best guide to creating elements on your web page, with a specific mention to things like title tags. If you are lucky you will pick up lots of detail. </title>
You can read our detailed article on the best practices when using Title Tags here.
Google Ranking Factor
Using a keyword in the Title Tag is a Google ranking factor. You can read our detailed article here.
<title> Browser Support
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