HTML <title> Tag
Define a title for your HTML document:
<title>HTML Elements Reference</title>
<h1>This is a heading</h1>
<p>This is a paragraph.</p>
Definition and Usage
<title> tag defines the title of the document. The title must be text-only, and it is shown in the browser's title bar or in the page's tab.
<title> tag is required in HTML documents!
The contents of a page title are very important for search engine optimization (SEO)! The page title is used by search engine algorithms to decide the order when listing pages in search results.
- define a title in the browser toolbar
- provides a title for the page when it is added to favorites
- displays a title for the page in search-engine results
Here are some tips for creating good titles:
- Go for a longer, descriptive title (avoid one- or two-word titles)
- Search engines will display about 50–60 characters of the title, so try not to have titles longer than that
- Do not use just a list of words as the title (this may reduce the page's position in search results)
So, try to make the title as accurate and meaningful as possible!
Note: You cannot have more than one
<title> element in an HTML document.
<title> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.
HTML tutorial: HTML Head
HTML DOM reference: Title Object
Default CSS Settings
Most browsers will display the
<title> element with the following default values: