Should Every Word In A Blog Post Title Be Capitalized?

May 06, 2010

Confused Blogger Seeks Clarity

Friday at SOBCon, a few of us were talking about whether every word in a blog post title should be capitalized. Does anybody know?

In print media, prepositions, conjunctions, and articles are not capitalized in headlines unless they are the first word. Some bloggers follow these rules, but many capitalize every word. Does it matter? Joanna Young seemed to think there might be some SEO impact one way or the other.

I wonder if someone like Deb or Kristen could clear this up.

This is a problem when I do link posts. For my anchor text, I like to use the title of the original post. Should the titles be reprinted with the original punctuation, or, for consistency, should they be changed to one capitalization style?

Emerson was right -- a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. But is the cap/post title issue foolish or fundamental?

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