Help with some title tags?

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Adding a <title> tag doesn't work in Yola, by doing this whatever follows disappears... such as...

<title>title of page</title>

<head>
<title>title of page</title>
</head>

<html>
<head>
<title>title of page</title>
</head>
</html>

I know that all three options are correct ways of entering a title and I've tried all three, but in Yola after you click ok on the html editor, you'll notice your title has not been entered into the widget, when you open the html editor again, you'll notice all the tags you've just entered has disappeared.

What am I doing wrong?

I am working right now with a CEO optimizer and it's telling me everything that's wrong with my site's optimization. One of the things is that my <title> tag is not the first html on the page and search engines may over look them. I was trying to fix this issue and unable to... Any suggestions?
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If yola has title tags in it's default html based on a page's name... Yola should look into adding this to the first part of the html to better help with our optimization (from what I can tell).

Also, I was told that some of my text is the same color as my background which is a commonplace for fooling search engines and easily detected which can harm ratings... but... really? same color? Let me know if you can find this "same color as background text" because I sure as heck can't.
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Also, .... 2. Your Title tag has stop words! The words like "and, on, a, the, for, to, about, are, that, were, by, of" and other auxiliary words are too common and search engines don't take them into consideration. By using a stop word in your Title tag, you potentially damage your rankings. The rule of thumb: If you can use less stop words in the Title tag - do it. How can my title tag has stop words?
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ok... viewing the source code I've come to the conclusion that Yola has the title tag automatically entered into the page's html which is your "window title"... but it's not the first tag. Yola should check into this and see if they can put it first, from what I'm learning... it helps to have the title tag first.
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Hi Donlad,

Yola has the title tags at the start of the html anyway so thats incorrect information. The title tag is the window title in the sidebar properties.

Check your window titles for 'stop' words.

Also you never need to add head tags into Yola - your already in the body of the document.

Lee.
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yep... well... the source I'm going by says it should be the FIRST tag and I looked at the source and google webmaster code is first I believe. I don't know if that makes a difference or not. Also, I don't think I can take out any stop words... it's all relevant...

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that's my window title - AKA title tag.