‘Page Titled’ means using helpful and clear… page titles.

Introduction

All users benefit from descriptive page titles. A good title tells your users which page they are on and what that page is for. This lets users quickly understand if they are on the right page.

Users with visual, cognitive and mobility impairments further benefit as the technology they use can more heavily rely on page titles.

How to Pass ‘Page Titled’

Give each page on your website a unique and descriptive meta title.

‘Page Titled’ Tips

A useful format for writing page titles is: ‘Page name – Page description – Website name’ ( ‘About Us – Learn our Secrets – ACME Corp’).

If pages are part of a process, such as a checkout, use the title to tell the user what stage they’re at (‘Checkout – Page 1 of 5 – ACME Corp’).

Don’t forget dynamic pages such as search results (‘Search Results for XXXX’) and 404 errors (Sorry, we can’t find that page).

In many cases, it makes sense to repeat the page title or a variation of it as the top heading on your page.

Type your page titles into a spreadsheet and review them. If they make sense out of context, they will work on your website.

Use these page titles in your sitemap (see Multiple Ways and Location) to make it more accessible.

See also

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