Have you ever visited a web site that had a title such as
When choosing a title for your web page, imagine yourself bookmarking that page. Then give that page the title you'd give it if you were bookmarking it.
It's that simple; with this easy routine, your sites will be easier to use in no time.
Another, contrasting theory of mine is that users will get confused because they do not know what site the bookmark is pointing to. Thus, you might want to include your site's name in the title. For example, I might want to do
Shobadobs: My crappy text editor instead of
A crappy text editor. However, I prefer the lack of branding in the title; the browser does enough of that already. I would actually name the page
The Shobadobs Text Editor, because it is the most fluent, readable, informative, and concise.
Here's another theory.
When I'm browsing all over a site in multiple windows, the least helpful thing that I can imagine is a bunch of taskbar buttons/tabs with "Foobar.co..." in them because they're too squished to fit anything more meaningful. That's why I use titles like