Title tags have been around forever (at least in Web years), and they’re not particularly sexy. But they’ve always been a big influence on rankings, and probably will be for at least a while.
People ask me how I’d write a title tag. It’s a good question, but I’d rather explain with examples than blabber on about best-practices.
I’ve rounded up 50 examples from 50 “local” businesses. I went to all that trouble because you’ll need to go to a little trouble, too: Your title tags can affect your local rankings big-time – probably more than they should. It’s worth taking the time to write good ones.
Some of these examples belong to clients of mine, but most examples I found just by poking around.
Most of these title tags aren’t flawless (not that there’s such a thing as a “perfect” title tag anyway). And I’m not saying they’re the reason these businesses rank well.
But these title tags do seem to pull their weight. All the businesses rank well as of this writing – usually both in the Google+ Local results and in the local-organic results.
By the way, all the title tags are for homepages, not that that makes a difference: You’d go about writing a title tag for a subpage in the same way.
Flip through these 50 examples of good title tags, and see how you can make yours a little better:
Carpentry Boston & Tile Installer – RJT Carpentry and Tile
An Sen Acupuncture in Portland Oregon
Concrete Driveways, Patios – New Brighton MN – Creative Concrete Inc.
Criminal Defence Lawyers Edmonton | Pringle Chivers Sparks Teskey
Nashua Dentist | Todd G Pollack DMD | Cosmetic Dentistry | Nashua NH 03064
Furniture Store – Northern NJ, Bergen County & Princeton | Design Spree
Chandlee Jewelers: Your Trusted Source for Diamond & Gemstone Jewelry in Athens since 1980
Barbara Oliver & Co Jewelry: Engagement Rings, Diamonds, Design, Appraisals | Buffalo Jewelers
Farzad Family Law – Top Orange County Divorce Lawyers & Family Law Attorneys
Ice Dam Removal Minneapolis & St. Paul MN | IceDamRemovalGuys.com
Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery – Austin Dermatologists
Suwanee, GA Dentist – Suwanee Family Dentistry – General Dentist
Car Title Loans in Las Vegas | USA MONEY TODAY
Dentist in Dublin, Award winning | Portobello Dental Clinic
Brunke Chiropractic | Monterey Chiropractors
Back and Neck Center of Brick – Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, Brick, NJ
Tampa Wedding Photographer – Justin DeMutiis Photography – Tampa, FL
24 Hour Las Vegas Veterinary Emergency Care
Welcome to CS Roofing | Roofing Company, Replacement and Repair
Perspective Consulting – Career & Educational Coaching – Oakdale, MN
Concrete Cutting | Concrete Core Drilling Contractor
Window Cleaning & Pressure Washing | Medford, Ashland, S. Oregon
Tucson’s premier Endodontist Root Canal Specialists
Heaven`s Best Carpet Cleaning – Rug Cleaning in Seattle and Tacoma WA
Family Dentist Wheaton IL | Wheaton Family Dental Care
Car and Truck Repair Springfield, MA – Lyndale Garage Inc.
Viva Day Spa | Austin, TX | Massage, Nails, Facials, Skin Care & Gift Certificates
Boulder Divorce Lawyer & Family Law Attorney | Rick Dyson | Home
Dr. Robert Sarro Dermatology in Boca Raton, FL
Skilled Home Health Care in Dallas and North Texas | September Services
Royal Tuxedo | Austin, San Antonio, Laredo
Elwood’s Tree Service in Salem Oregon
Maternity Clothes, Maternity Wear & More | Motherhood Maternity
Lawn Pride | Your Indianapolis Lawn Care Company
NORTH COAST PAVING | Paving Contractor | Cleveland, Ohio
Plastic Surgery St. Louis | Paul Rottler, MD, FACS
LifeCare Dental 9221 2777 Dentist in Perth Open 7 Days 8am – 8pm
Bill the Dog Walker – Premier Dog Walking Service
Laser Hair Removal San Diego | Botox | Avalon Laser Medical Spa
Ann Arbor Towing | Heavy Duty Towing – Michigan Roadside Assistance
S&S Limousine | Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse NY Limo Service
Aplus Computer Service | 10% OFF Coupon “INTERNET632″ 973-483-5359
Hairston Appliances – Appliances, appliance repair and parts – Akron, Ohio
Liberty Tobacco, San Diego’s Destination Cigar Lounge for Cigar and Pipe Smokers
Custom Remodeling in Knoxville | Standard Kitchen & Bath
San Antonio Wedding dresses and bridesmaid gowns – Debi’s Bridal
Granite Fort Lauderdale | Custom Countertops | Marble | Quartz
Savannah’s #1 Fence and Deck Contractor
Dunham Associates CPAs – Certified Public Accountants in San Jose, CA
Santa Barbara Chimney Cleaning – Montecito Chimney Service
Do you have any very solid examples of title tags? Leave a comment and let me know! (Please don’t include a link; just the name of the page.)