What is a more effective title separator for seo purposes(| or -)?

by cameron_walter , in category: SEO , 8 months ago

What is a more effective title separator for seo purposes(| or -)?

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by dorothea , 8 months ago

@cameron_walter 

Both the "|" (pipe) and "-" (hyphen) can be effective title separators for SEO purposes. However, the choice of separator depends on the specific context and preferences.


The use of "|" as a title separator has been a long-standing convention and is commonly used in website title tags. It can help visually separate different parts of the title, making it scannable and easier to understand. For example, "Top 10 SEO Tips | Improve your Website Ranking" uses "|" to separate the main topic ("Top 10 SEO Tips") from a secondary descriptor ("Improve your Website Ranking").


On the other hand, the use of "-" as a title separator can also be effective for SEO. It helps to create a more readable and concise title by visually separating the different portion. For instance, "Top 10 SEO Tips - Improve your Website Ranking" uses "-" to separate the main topic ("Top 10 SEO Tips") from the secondary descriptor ("Improve your Website Ranking").


Ultimately, the choice between "|" and "-" for title separation may come down to personal preference, branding considerations, or existing conventions within your industry or niche. The most important aspect is to create a title tag that accurately represents the content and keywords of the page, while remaining user-friendly and readable.