Using Associated Press style online

I’m the biggest proponent of Associated Press style for any media, including blogs Web sites (AP style), electronic and printed media.

Welcome to the 21 st Century. There is one AP style that wreaks havoc with SEO (search engine optimization). I find myself doing it out of habit. It is putting movies, songs and other things – except direct quotes, they still work – in quote marks. If you put your songs or movie titles in quote marks, SEO reads the “ and not the title. So, myself included, let’s cut it out!


  1. This is a very interesting post, and the comments are also fantastic to read. I’ll have to have a little re-think about my own contact form on our new website, as this poses some interesting questions!
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  2. Thank you, Jacob. See by your site you have video games. What I do with titles and quotes is italics.


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