Is there a way to keep SEO page titles, but make them "invisible"?

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Hi, I just designed a custom header/banner that runs across the top of all my pages. I designed a logo into this header art. So now, I don't need the automatic site title & page titles to be visible on top of my new header.

I could swear that I saw an option somewhere that asked if I wanted the page title to be invisible. Mind you, I still want the SEO juice from having typed various page titles, I just don't want people to see this type, making my banner look nutty.

Where did I see this option? Again, I'm hoping to leave all the SEO info I typed in the Properties area. Just want it not to be visible.
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  • sure there's I saw this . . . somewhere?!

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Donald

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delete them from the properties bar on the right of the sitebuilder.
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Donald

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same place you get all your widgets from, make sure you're pointer isn't in a widget, then click the "properties" tab, delete the page heading.
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Thanks Donald. I actually know about this way to do it. But won't that hurt my SEO power?

I thought there was a way to do it without losing SEO juice?
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Would love to hear an answer on this too ... anyone?
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Google used to penalize websites with hidden titles, not sure if that is still the case.
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Ok, thanks Kenny...  Anyone know for sure? Seems weird not being able to use the page title in a way that would benefit SEO but not stuff up your design...
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Hello Saskia,
If I am understanding this correctly, you are wanting to have the benefit of the "page title" but not have it affect your page design. I believe I can clear this up so it makes more sense.

There are two page titles that are being discussed here, one is the "page title tag" which is meta data, and one is the "page title", which is referring to the page heading, and often is text in the banner image.

Meta data is important for each page of your site, this helps alert the search engine to a topic of the and is also the link that is displayed in the search engine results page. The "page title tag" is is set up in the meta data section of your website and is not visible to your site visitors on your page. It is visible in the code of your site as well as shows as the clickable link in the search engine results page. Here is an example, I have outlined where the title tag shows up:



In terms of the other page title, also called the page heading, this is text that is wrapped in an H1 tag and often displays in your banner image. You don't have to add this text to your site, and you can also add H2 text to your site in another area of the page should you want to. Adding keyword text wrapped in an H1 tag can be helpful, but it is just one small piece of the puzzle and you can choose not to have it. I will also say that it is not a good idea to hide text in an H1, such as by making it the same color as the background, this could be penalized. 

I hope that helps!

Emmy
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Thank you Emmy, i received a call from Rodvan today and together with your information it is all pretty clear to me now. You're response is much appreciated :)