Does link tag have to go after title in head?

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Hey @byte2501269670!
Can you please expand on your question a little bit?

If all the question is what you have on the topic place, then no it does not. The link element only has to go inside of the head tags. It should work regardless of whether you place it before or after the title tags.

For the sake of robots, the closer to the top the TITLE appears, the better. This is SEO 101. The logical placement is right after the charset declaration.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <title>Best Place for a Page Title Element</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css">
  <h1>About TITLE Element Placement</h1>
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Huh. But it doesn’t have to be, right? I always place it right after the title and its more logical, but syntax wise, it doesn’t make a difference.

The purpose of declaring the encoding first is so that International characters are recognized in the TITLE.