Don't need to add a title to ALL links?

I know some SEO, but I have to ask:

There is no need to add a title to the link if there is no optimization for that word or page (for example, a link to a "contact page" that I don't want to rank high on Google). Or google somehow, like the value that all links have a title?

<a href="/contact" title="Unnecessary title">Click here to contact us</a>
<a href="/contact">Click here to contact us</a>


My thought:

Add title only

a) You want to help the page rank on google.


b) If you care about the yellow little hover message.


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Whether the link is applied when used has title

little to do with SEO or yellow hover messages (commonly referred to as tooltips). It's about semantics and content. Basically:

<a href="/contact" title="free good software here find great stuff stupid idiotic keyword overload">Click here to contact us</a>


is a really scary thing. title

is intended to summarize the content of a link, but you don't need that if the element's content exactly sums it up on its own like yours. Placing identical content in both cases is also redundant.

As a general rule of thumb, place title

in a link when you need to describe it more. For example:

... or <a href="/contact" title="Contact us">get more information about the product</a>.


Affordable and clean. Don't add the attribute title

if you only want it for SEO.



Interesting approach:


A couple of years ago, Googlers confirmed that they did not use the TITLE attribute in the algorithm because it was used too rarely. These are changes since then, but I still have n't been able to find any evidence that links the TITLE attribute somehow influencing the rankings (you can run a simple test: include any non-existent word - this doesn't exist in Google index - like the link title. wait for the link to be indexed, and in some it checks if the link or linked page has been ranked for that word). (...)

Conclusions on the use of the TITLE attribute:

  • use it for your users, not for search engines (this approach always pays off);
  • do not duplicate it with the link text (this infringes on usability: for example, some blind users will hear the same text twice);
  • Don't add too much weight to the header attributes, as not all renders on the screen can render it (make sure that either the surrounding text or the anchor text explains the link, at least the first time you use it).




I don't think Google cares much about the title. I believe it just uses the text inside the anchor to identify the link. The title is only so that the user can get more information when they hover over it. If you don't want Google to follow or index it, use rel="nofollow"


No, if there is no additional information in the title, don't use it.



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