Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Wiki
All Contributors
Allihaveisnerves
Charmante721
ChromeCircus
Soutenkyuu
• 11/4/2017

HTR Light Novel Titles

Currently we have the titles for the light novels as just light novel volume 1, light novel volume 2, etc. These titles may not be the best in terms of getting traffic. How about calling them Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Volume 01, Volume 02, etc? Something like that anyway. This way the title part of each page and not just the paragraph. The title of the page is what shows up in search engines, so I think we need a general consensus on how to call the light novels and manga volumes.
Any other thoughts or suggestions are welcome.
0 11
  • Upvote
  • Reply
Allihaveisnerves
Charmante721
ChromeCircus
Soutenkyuu
0
• 11/5/2017
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens 02 doesn't indicate if it's the manga or the light novel or an anime episode or whatever. Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Light Novel Volume 02 is endlessly long but maybe that's not a problem (it's because of the name being three words mostly after all). I don't know about traffic but the first option is plain confusing.
1
• 11/5/2017
But it's originally a light novel series, and the fact that the manga pages have "manga" in the titles, it shouldn't be too confusing, I think. But I don't think it hurts to have Light Novel in the title, either.
0
• 11/5/2017
There will be people who will have no idea what it originally was once the anime airs.

And actually if you mean search engines eliminating the word 'light novel' is probably not great for targeting people who look for information about the HTR light novels.
0
• 11/5/2017
Coming from years of working on various Wiki's, the current naming is awful and will lose viewers as it's not searchable. Essentially, they will not populate the search engines. The Wiki needs a proper naming convention standard to have any chance at being a decent information resource in the future.
0
• 11/5/2017
I've seen other wikis do exactly that with [series title] manga 01, or [series title] light volume 01. That's why I thought of suggesting it. Unfortunately these titles are going to be wordy regardless as you said because the title of this series is already long on its own, but I think it is more beneficial to have the series title in it simply for the search results.

People that are going to look up anything on the HTR novels are likely to type HTR light novel 3, or Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens light novel 2. More likely the later as that is the series' full name. Just by having them kept as light novel 1, light novel 2 is not going to get the wiki as much traffic as that could be anything. That's putting too much faith in the search engines to look in the URL of the site and the page for those keywords. When the title is not used as much that just puts the pages lower in the search results.

From my work experience in this field of trying to earn clicks, I know many search engines will list pages higher for dropping the names in the titles as well as all other fields (meta, image names, URLs, and organic feeds); I have to do a similar process in my real job.

I can look around and see what other wikis have done in situations like this, but as it is now we are shooting ourselves in the foot in terms of clicks and pages being found, let alone organization.
0
• 11/5/2017
I'm not attached to what it is right now but I'm for Hataka Tonkotsu Ramens Light Novel Volume 02. If that is unacceptable as an opinion to have just tell me to leave and I will.
0
• 11/5/2017
Fair point, allihaveisnerves. :) Either way the titles just need to be more informative than they are now, so putting light novels in the title is probably a safe bet.
0
• 11/5/2017
Hataka Tonkotsu Ramens Light Novel Volume 01 is what I've already suggested to the others. It's a standard.
0
• 11/5/2017
That's completely fine. I'm fine with that. As you said earlier in the post, if we did drop "light novel" out of it no one would know the difference between the original novels and the manga. As long as the keywords are in there, I can say for certain that it will produce more results than what we have currently.

If we are all fine with this, then how about we label them like that from now on?
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Light Novel Volume 01
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Light Novel Volume 02
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Manga Volume 01
etc.
Will this be fine for now?
0
• 11/5/2017
I renamed the Anime Season 1 to Hataka Tonkotsu Ramens Anime Season 1, I personally don't believe there will ever be more than 10 seasons but feel free to change it if it has to be 01.
Write a reply...