Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

A title may refer to any of the following:

Title definition1. In general, a title is a name or words used to describe something or someone. For example, an Internet browser displays each web page's title at the top of the window or in the tab. With this page, the title of this page is "What is a title?"

2. When referring to HTML, opening and closing <title> tags are used within the head section of source code to add a title to each page. In the following example HTML code, you can see that words "Example page" are surrounded with title tags, which would cause an Internet browser to display this as the page's title.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "https://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>Example page</title>

Tips to follow when creating a web page title

  • Be as specific as possible and include what is unique on the page.
  • Always use the most important keywords at the start of your title.
  • The maximum size of a title should be 70 characters.
  • Use no more than 10 to 12 words in your title.

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