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While the SEO section for pages defines descriptions and keywords I cannot find how to add proper <title> tags to each content page. Are there some specific instructions someone could share?
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Titles are based on content titles and the site name. So for example, if a news post is being viewed, it's the news post title. If a Comcode page is being viewed, it's the main title tag in the page.


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Hi Chris

We have a need to code the <title> tags independently of the page titles as the SEO value of the <title> tag is enhanced from an SEO perspective and Google actually uses it for the Link line on the results page. Without being to enhance this title an SEO opportunity is being lost. These longer <title> descriptions are not necessarily appropriate as Page content titles which should reflect the menu names more than the browser header title. Is there a way to code these <title> tags separately?

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If needing doing for some special cases it could be coded in via templating. I could provide step-by-step instructions through a support ticket, but essentially the template with the title element would be modified to output different titles based upon access URL.


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