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    Use Telephone Number in Meta Title Tag?

    It appears to be a good idea for a business. People can see the telephone number in the title and phone. So the questions are:

    (1) Will Google like this? I don't see any sites in the search results with a phone # in the title tag.
    (2) Will the phone # in the title dilute the SEO benefits of the tag?

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    As google officially discarded meta tagging. But still, it holds importance (as far as I see and other people do too) But if you're least bothered about seo, it is a great idea and direct call to your audience if you can somehow merge with a keyword/call to action/phone no..

    Will Google like this? I don't see any sites in the search results with a phone # in the title tag.

    It's not in title tag but in meta at many sites -

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    (note the phone no. as well as email ids in some)
    (2) Will the phone # in the title dilute the SEO benefits of the tag?

    Well, yes I think. That's I said above, if somehow you can add your keywords too.

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    And Google allows at least 8-9 words in title tag. An idea worth testing!

    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    It appears to be a good idea for a business. People can see the telephone number in the title and phone. So the questions are:

    (1) Will Google like this? I don't see any sites in the search results with a phone # in the title tag.

    It's not in title tag but in meta at many sites -

    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=seo+company&aq=f&aqi=g2g-s1g7&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&fp=a2bb30ecf4f91972

    (note the phone no. as well as email ids in some)
    (2) Will the phone # in the title dilute the SEO benefits of the tag?
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    Hi,

    I found this info on your question.

    Adding the phone number in the title tag (as well as meta description) might also make sense (both FireFox and IE will make the phone numbers clickable within the search results to make the listing stand out and thus more clicked )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami4u View Post
    Hi,

    I found this info on your question.

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    Interesting article. At the moment, I am using the html <adress> tag in my contact page.

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    Smile <address> tag usage results?

    Just curious Loko, but have you seen better SEO results after applying the <address> tag?

    I'd like to place my address, but unfortunately, my "home base" is a PO Box in a city 15 mins away where it's easier to get a PO Box & a city I used to live in. I wonder if the names being different might conflict in google's local algorithm (if there is a local algorithm yet).

    Anyway, I'd be curious to hear your successes or lack thereof the use of the <address> tag. Thanks in advance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Loko View Post
    Interesting article. At the moment, I am using the html <adress> tag in my contact page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seattleorganicseo View Post
    Just curious Loko, but have you seen better SEO results after applying the <address> tag?

    I'd like to place my address, but unfortunately, my "home base" is a PO Box in a city 15 mins away where it's easier to get a PO Box & a city I used to live in. I wonder if the names being different might conflict in google's local algorithm (if there is a local algorithm yet).

    Anyway, I'd be curious to hear your successes or lack thereof the use of the <address> tag. Thanks in advance.

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    Several searches reached my site via the [cityname][some of my site's keywords] query. The adress is on a separate contact page and the keywords are perfectly relevant to the content (of other pages) of the site too.

    If the <address> tag was the catalyst for these visits, i don't know but I found the keyword/location link remarkable.

    The site is actually not targeting a local city, rather a few surrounding countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seattleorganicseo View Post
    Just curious Loko, but have you seen better SEO results after applying the <address> tag?

    I'd like to place my address, but unfortunately, my "home base" is a PO Box in a city 15 mins away where it's easier to get a PO Box & a city I used to live in. I wonder if the names being different might conflict in google's local algorithm (if there is a local algorithm yet).

    Anyway, I'd be curious to hear your successes or lack thereof the use of the <address> tag. Thanks in advance.



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    Thumbs up

    So, you don't have your location in your site's keyword eh? Maybe there is a correlation, if you were getting some searches because of the address.

    Intuitively, it just makes sense to have the "same city" in the address coordinating with my "city name" hopes for kw searches.

    Anyway, I appreciate the quick feedback. Thanks for the kind welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Loko View Post
    Several searches reached my site via the [cityname][some of my site's keywords] query. The adress is on a separate contact page and the keywords are perfectly relevant to the content (of other pages) of the site too.

    If the <address> tag was the catalyst for these visits, i don't know but I found the keyword/location link remarkable.

    The site is actually not targeting a local city, rather a few surrounding countries.

    Cheers and welcome to the forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami4u View Post
    Hi,

    I found this info on your question.



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    This is great, I know when looking for local businesses this is great because having the click able links allows me to easily call them using skype

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    As far as I know, it doesn't give you skype calling option in title tag.. But only in description tag.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bill View Post
    This is great, I know when looking for local businesses this is great because having the click able links allows me to easily call them using skype
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