A title is metadata that has tremendous value. Some search engines use the presence of search terms in the first 10 words of a title to rank the document. Therefore, 10 words is the recommended maximum length of a title. To maximize the retrievability of documentation:
- Start the title with the most important words.
- Start from the specific; then, move to the general.
- Capture the essence of the topic in the title.
- Make the title lean; avoid using any superfluous words.
A good title can be formatted as follows:
Product Name Release Number Type of Document
Compressed Real-Time Protocol Release 12.4 Configuration