I stumbled across this question and noticed that the question title didn't match the tab title (i.e. the title that comes from the html tag). In this case it looks like "storage area network -" is prepended to the html title.

Shouldn't they be the same? It doesn't appear to be due to an edit (unless it was an author edit that I can't see).

My view from firefox


1 Answer 1


This was to downgrade the google results of dumb scrapers. They would just take the crappy title and put all their SEO efforts into it, whereas the Stack Exchange network has excellent SEO even with the dumb titles.

I know there is a meta.stackexchange post from years ago about it but I'm on mobile and can't find it right now.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .