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Title Examples

The following are examples of poorly constructed titles that do not follow the ODP editorial guidelines. Examples include reasons why they are poor, and are followed by examples of correctly constructed titles.

Note: there may be some categories in the ODP that have special guidelines for site titles in order to make those specific categories more intuitive for users. These examples exist only to help understand the directory's general editorial guidelines.


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Web Cleaners and web cleaning key to Process Control Improvements - Teknek Coverting - Web cleaning equipment for the coating, laminating, printing, and converting industries.

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Teknek - Web cleaning equipment for the coating, laminating, printing, and converting industries.

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www.rescience.com - Manufacturer of distillation systems used to recycle and re-use solvents used by the printing industry.

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Recycling Sciences, Inc. - Manufacturer of distillation systems used to recycle and re-use solvents used by the printing industry.

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Why Grassfed is Best! - The advantages of natural grass feeding of farm animals. Health benefits, news, and links to suppliers.

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Eat Wild - The advantages of natural grass feeding of farm animals. Health benefits, news, and links to suppliers.

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SunWater - Learn all about renewable energy, alternative fuel vehicles, and sustainable living.

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Employment discrimination against African, Hispanic, and Asian Americans - Understanding what employment discrimination is, and what you can do about it.

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Employment Discrimination Against African, Hispanic, and Asian Americans - Understanding what employment discrimination is, and what you can do about it.

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Antique hardware and more - Sells reproduction antique hardware, restoration and refinishing supplies.

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Antique Hardware & More - Sells reproduction antique hardware, restoration and refinishing supplies.

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HOTSHOTS Photography - Wedding and special events photography.

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Hotshots Photography - Wedding and special events photography.

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BOOMERS! Where Fun Rules! - Operates a number of amusement and water parks throughout the United States. Offers news, employment opportunities section, and information on the Fun Club.

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Boomers - Operates a number of amusement and water parks throughout the United States. Offers news, employment opportunities section, and information on the Fun Club.

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FDIC - Information on deposit insurance, bank data, the banking system, consumer affairs, new topics and associated official information. Provides insured bank deposits and ensures that member banks meet required sound banking practices.

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) - Information on deposit insurance, bank data, the banking system, consumer affairs, new topics and associated official information. FDIC provides insured bank deposits and ensures that member banks meet required sound banking practices.

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Welcome to My Home - Simon Trpin, medical doctor, and his travels through Europe and Australia.

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Simon Trpin - Medical doctor presents his travels through Europe and Australia.

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Welcome to AspireSpace - The British Amateur Space / Rocket Programme - Amateur rocketry organisation in the UK, specialising in the design and construction of small rocket vehicles and associated hardware. Includes news and information on rocket vehicles and engines.

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AspireSpace - Amateur rocketry organisation in the UK, specialising in the design and construction of small rocket vehicles and associated hardware. Includes news and information on rocket vehicles and engines.

Note: Remember that if phrases like "Welcome to" or "Website" are an integral component of the title's official name of the title, don't remove them. It's very important to use common sense when applying this guideline.

Welcome to the Doll House - Includes cast and crew, plot summary, director and production notes.