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Which Symbol is Best for Post Titles

  • Brandon
    Brandon
    Titan 709 points
    July 19, 2013 at 6:28 am

    I need your opinions.

    Which Symbol would be best used to separate my Products Post Title.

    My Titles are the Products PART # followed by the Year. Since each Part # will fit many years I have to Add the same Part # for each year.

    And to avoid Duplicate Post Titles I will be adding the year at end of Part #.

    Which symbol should I use to separate the Part # for the year in my TITLE.

    | or – or ( )

    EXAMPLE
    TCCP0002 | 2013
    TCCP0002 – 2012
    TCCP0002 (2011)


  • Alexandra
    Newbie 65 points
    July 19, 2013 at 6:35 am

  • Brandon
    Brandon
    Titan 709 points
    July 19, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I would like to know if SEO or Google does NOT like any of the 3 Options.

  • Brandon
    Brandon
    Titan 709 points
    July 20, 2013 at 5:08 am

    I need more feedback on this if anyone has a Opinion

  • Richard Bonk
    Richard Bonk
    Super Guru 2,739 points
    July 20, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Are you expecting that the people are going to search for the part number and year on the search engines? Is the part number something generic or just your own?

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  • Brandon
    Brandon
    Titan 709 points
    July 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Richard customers most likely will only search for the part#

    but i cannot think of another way to do this without creating duplicate POST TITLES.

    Do you have any other ideas.

  • Brandon
    Brandon
    Titan 709 points
    July 21, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Richard do you have any better ideas.

    I will have the exact same Product listed 10-12 times only difference is the Year that Product will fit.

  • Ian
    Ian
    Super Guru 1,200 points
    July 21, 2013 at 2:05 am

    I wouldn’t use the special character

  • Henk
    Henk
    Senior Member 279 points
    July 21, 2013 at 5:04 am

    – If the only thing differentiating one product from another is the year-model … then that’s all you can/should use in my opinion.
    – Use the dash “-” as it is the natural way WP labels post titles (and G loves WP)
    – Don’t stress about the “-” for SEO purposes. It is NOT going to make your listing rank-or-not. ie. Having all those “same-products” categorised in a definitive hierarchical silo/category is MUCH more important. And then write a 500-600 word article on each year-model … THAT will get G’s attention and give the bot relevant data to “understand” your individual products/pages.
    – I agree with Ian … won’t use the special character (or the brackets)

  • Brandon
    Brandon
    Titan 709 points
    July 21, 2013 at 5:38 am

    What is WP Labels.

    I have to use 1 of the symbols or come up with better idea.

    the Part #’s end with #’s and just using a space before starting the year and model looks bad and confusing.

    TSSU0002 2013 CX50 KING

    TSSU0002 – 2013 CX50 KING

    I think I will go with the DASH.

    If anyone believes this is bad idea please let me know quickly. I am about to upload 4,000 parts.

  • Henk
    Henk
    Senior Member 279 points
    July 21, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Keep in mind …
    – WordPress (WP) is going to replace the “space” with a dash anyway (hence why I say it is the natural way WP labels post titles)
    – If you already have a dash … WP will remove the space before and after (the way you are planning)

  • Brandon
    Brandon
    Titan 709 points
    July 21, 2013 at 8:17 am

    so you are saying it will look like this.

    POST TITLE TSSU0002 – 2013 CX50 KING
    WP Formate TSSU0002-2013-CX50-King

    So it is ok for me to use the –

  • Henk
    Henk
    Senior Member 279 points
    July 21, 2013 at 9:13 am

    It is what I would use if was in your shoes.

    PS. to “see” what it will look like why don’t you create a dummy-page and name the Page Title … TSSU0002 – 2013 CX50 KING … post it, and see how WP “reformats” the url depending on your permalink settings. You can then delete the page/post if you are happy and do you mass upload … :)

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