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Old 11-12-2016, 09:14 AM
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What is the best title among these two?

Hi Guys,
What it the best title among these two?

1 - Best smartphones under 500
Or
2 - Best smartphones under $500

Why I'm asking is, when we put the dollar($) sign in the title, it wouldn't add up to the URL. Is this going to affect SEO?

Mostly how people search? with the $ sign or without the $ sign?

Or, simply shall I put the title with a $ sign and leave the URL without a $ sign?

Give a good explanation, please.
 
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Old 11-12-2016, 09:30 AM
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When wondering about these sorts of things just use Google.

I just started typing "best smartphones..." and before you go any further a list of suggestions appear. None of these suggestions have $ or £ signs. However when clicking the exact match for your search the article title includes $ sign, but they have set their tags not to, as you obviously can't use a dollar sign in a url easily.

When the article is read the reader will want to know the value relating to the '500' so you need to add your currency.

I have never used a $ or £ as google knows where I live so shows me relevant content as a matter of course.

Generally URIs as defined by RFC 3986 (see Section 2: Characters) may contain any of the following characters:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx yz0123456789-._~:/?#[]@!$&'()*+,;=`.
All other characters need to be encoded with the percent-encoding (%hh). Each part of the URI has further restrictions about what characters need to be represented by an percent-encoded word.
 
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Old 11-16-2016, 12:01 PM
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2nd is best title because it clarify the amount.
 
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Old 11-16-2016, 12:37 PM
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:48 PM
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Woomeister, I always visited this forum and see the replies to mu threads. Do you expect a reply to every answer that I got to my threads? Lol.

I read your answer and of course, it's very useful to me. Thanks for that.

Thank you Nurr for your suggestion.
 
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Old 11-16-2016, 09:55 PM
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Hi Kajan,

You may use the first one. However, if you want to specify the $, you may write in words as "dollars" or "au" (if Australia) and "inr" (In India) and so on.

Hope it would help you!
 
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Old 11-16-2016, 10:05 PM
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Hi Kajan,

You may use the first one. However, if you want to specify the $, you may write in words as "dollars" or "au" (if Australia) and "inr" (In India) and so on.

Hope it would help you!
But, if the focus keyword is "Smartphones under 500", we can't add anything in between these words. Am I right?
 
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Old 11-16-2016, 11:34 PM
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I think it is not matter of fact or SEO, its up to you that whom you going to target. If you targeting only your countrymen with your services then you can use "Smartphones under 500 currency(that is your country currency)" but if your target is all over the world then defiantly you should use keywords phrase "Smartphones under 500$". Rather than its up to you.

And we never use "Among" with "Two".

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Old 11-17-2016, 03:56 AM
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Smartphones under 500 will be best i think
 
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Old 11-18-2016, 04:17 AM
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Smartphones under 500 is best> Why?
Because if i think myself as a normal user, then I would definitely write best smartphones under 500 because I know my currency. So, i don't need to specify it. However, if you are targeting for more countries, then still it is not good to specify the currency.
What you could do here is- if you are on wordpress, there comes two title - meta tilte and post title. So, for meta title you can write currency+amount. However, for post tiltle don't mention the currency.
Or else, you can also write 500$, so that the keyword doesn't get affected- best smartphones under 500 $.
Hope it helps
 
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Old 11-19-2016, 11:59 AM
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I would choose "Best smartphones under $500". That one clarifies that it's a post about smartphones under 500 dollar, instead of euro or other valuta. The fact that the dollar sign won't be included in your slug doesn't really matter and surely isn't going to be bad for SEO.
 
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Old 11-19-2016, 12:08 PM
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I repeat for all those in some sort of confusion.

Go to google and start typing 'smart phones under...' you don't get a single result with a currency symbol attached to the numeric.

This ends the conflation. No real human starts typing such a question without using one of the suggestions (as it's quicker) that google gives. If your target amount isn't suggested you still wouldn't use your own currency as you know what it is, as does googles location software.
 
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:34 AM
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I suggest you to use Title "Best smartphones under 500" because Google doesn't read $ sign.
 
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:37 AM
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I just found this blog post.

How to Write Catchy Headlines and Blog Titles Your Readers Can't Resist


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It's one thing to write great content, but it's another thing to get it read and ranked*-- which is where nailing the title*comes in.*

Titles are what sell the content. They*represent it in search engines, in email, and on social media. It's no surprise, then, that one of the most common questions we get is around crafting titles.
Continued at: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/a-...ky2y1l9cjhg27z
 
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Best smartphones under $500 because it makes it clear to people which currency is this, if you only add 500 then people think that it could me euro, pound, inr rupees which lets people to click other link on the SERP and yes for the url without $ sign there is no bad effect in seo. all matters in SEO is On page ( how well you have written ) and OFF page ( how many quality backlinks are pointing to this post )
hope this helps
 
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Google's latest proximity update will render the $ sign useless as searchers location will determine the results they are given.

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Quote:
Best smartphones under $500
About 685,000 results using Google Toolbar to search google.com

About 677,000 results using google.ca

Quote:
best smartphones under 500
About 4,910,000 results using Google Toolbar to search google.com

About 4,540,000 results using google.ca

In the results (I have do not track) they are from all over the place.

As a consumer I would have to spend hours reading the results/reviews to find a Canadian review if I used either of these relatively vague searches. Even though the US and Canada are on the same continent we are different markets and what is available in the US is not always available in Canada plus if it is available in Canada, the specs could be different.

And if Google thinks I'm going to order from the UK just because I chose British English as my language in my browser they are crazy! It's way cheaper for me to go to/order from the USA than it would be to order from Britain.

So,
There is less competition with the $ sign. That's a plus.

If I was a consumer in the market for this I'd be more likely to use the $ sign and look for specific hints either in the title or description that the supplier/reviewer is talking about $500 Cnd.
 
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I suggest you that "smart phones under 500" is the best title.
 
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Old 11-25-2016, 03:19 AM
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I suggest you that "smart phones under 500" is the best title.
Why?
 
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mostly people used without any sign.
but in the title it's very important, and according to me it does not affect your SEO.
 
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