1) H1 tags (post titles in WP) is it better to capture attention with a well thought out Post Title in which the Keyword is sandwiched between the other words or is it better to put the keyword at the beginning of the H1 tag?
2) Related to this first question is a secondary point. Traffic Travis flags up a page warning if you have a post title longer than 8 words long. This will make for some very boring long tail optimized keywords. How big an issue for SEO is this or can it be ignored in favor of a decent title.
I had hoped this would be the answer. It makes sense to focus on kickass title as half the trick is getting people to click through. One blogger has it that "On average, 8 out of 10 people will read headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest".
I agree, and really, would you read an article that says "A Dissertation on How to Maintain a Strong and Healthy Relationship with the Male Sex. " Or would you go for "10 Ways to Get a Man and Keep Him!"?
I agree that the title should be catchy to inspire a call to action but you MUST back it up with nothing but the highest quality and relevant content. This may seem obvious but it can never be over stressed. You can have the greatest titles ever but if they click on the link and come to a poorly written or fluff filled article they will likely leave quickly and never return.
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