Pages with Same Title for 1 long Article-How to do right?

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Some have been suggesting that long web pages should be made into a number of shorter pages and use "next" to have readers continue reading posts and articles. If I create several new pages for the same article do I give the new pages the exact page title for all of them or add a number in the title for EG: Page1|FHLM, Page2|FHLM, Page3|FHLM? Is this a good thing to do? My concern is will having pages with all the same title be overlooked by Google or considered duplicate information etc.? Thanks for your help on this. Jan.
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well, you can't (impossible) to give a second page a page title exactly the same. The page title is also the url and the url MUST be different for it to be a different page. So, I would add a page number and do it as follows...

This_pages_title_page_2 or
This_pages_title_2 or
this pages title page 2 or
this pages title 2

The last two options by default would make the url have dashes (-) instead of underscores (_). I prefer underscores although I haven't been using them lol

Another, better, MUCH MORE difficult option would to add javascript codes.

Add a link... that says "read more".

This link will be what I like to call a "plus" and it will "add" another portion to the page. It'll be the same page, but it'll add the content by clicking the read more link.

Ask our experts about show/hide... I'm just learning about them myself.
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Also, I wouldn't add "page 1" to the first page. I would start adding the "page" to the second page and beyond. Why you ask? not sure, but that's how I always see it. lol
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Thanks Donald... will look into your suggestions. Appreciate your help. Jan
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no problem! Ask if you need more assistance.

Also, prepare to learn more than a college graduate. Lol

When I started about a year ago, I knew virtually nothing about web design, now I know quite a bit and still learning.
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Just saw a good example of this on a html tutorial site, where the pages were called, "HTML Tutorial Part 1," "HTML Tutorial Part 2, and "HTML Tutorial Part 3." At the end of each page (or part) there were links for all three pages, so it was easy to see which part of the series you were reading.
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Jan

on some site that I've seen they have started with one or two paragraphs the added "to see full article click here". The reader could then go to the full article or move on to something else.

papa
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like my site Papa? lol

Go to my homepage and note the (more...) link at the end of the featured article.

By the way... the name of the article "phycology" is spelled correctly, it's NOT suppose to be psychology.
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Hi Jan,

There is some potentially confusing info on this page. A title (i.e. window title) is different to a URL, you can have numerous pages with the same title but its not recommended for search engine reasons.

I would suggest in this case using 'expanding divs' ... which are simpler than they sound, basically they hide content till a user clicks on the link and it expands it (on the same page). It's the perfect way to tidy up large amounts of content on a single page.

Sanja has examples you can use on her site http://yolacodes.yolasite.com/togglec... -- If you need help implementing it onto your site just ask.

Lee http://hexham.info