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Mike Champion wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 14:54:09 +0200, Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it> 
> wrote:
>> A question - do you think Google takes note of the title of documents 
>> it indexes?
> AFAIK, no.  Is that a trick question :-)  <title> is a classic example 
> of metacrap that web page authors don't consistently make much sensible 
> use of, and thus Google doesn't bother with, would be my guess.

Actually, Google does, and suprisingly gives a lot of weight to the page title.

But this gets you into a Heisenberg effect, that is, since Google now uses page title,
over time you will see more sites set it correctly.




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