Why Does My Web Page Say Untitled?by Anne Hirsh
A series of codes tells your computer what to display when you open a Web page. This code has a very specific language that it uses for each item on the page, and every aspect of those items has its own code. This allows computers across the world to read Web pages in a similar manner, no matter what Internet browser you use. When the code for your page's title is missing, the browser substitutes "Untitled."
Web Language Basics
The part of the language that tells a Web browser your page title is called a meta tag. The specific meta tag that affects whether a browser shows a title you have programmed or "Untitled" is called the title tag. If your web page's title should be "My Web Page," the title tag would look like this:
Your title tag not only needs to be present in your Web page's coding for the site title to appear; it also needs to be in the right place. Near the top of your Web page's code, look for a tag that says "." The title tag must be after the tag but before the closing tag. Everything in the "Head" section applies to the general headings for you page, so if the title tag is elsewhere, it will not show up as your page's title. Other reasons you page may say "Untitled" even when there is a title tag are typos in the code or version errors. Check your code carefully for typos, as the computer cannot sense that ">title>" is supposed to be "
Even if you find dealing with Web code daunting, the addition of the title tag is a very simple fix. You can even copy and paste the sample title in the "Meta Tags" section and just replace "My Web Site" with your own title. As long as it is between the opening and closing "Head" tags, you will be fine. If you used a website builder that does not allow you direct access to the HTML code, check your user guide or built-in "Help" file. There may be something under a "Tools" or "Settings" page that lets you add titles without working directly in the code.
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