Msg#: 20700 posted 7:34 am on Dec 19, 2003 (gmt 0)
I am currently putting together a new site and I was informed by a friend to be cautious of certain keywords. She told me that if I use them anywhere in my tags that my site will not be listed (including the index page).
Is this true? Is there a place on the google where i can get a copy of these "bad" words.
Msg#: 20700 posted 9:07 am on Dec 19, 2003 (gmt 0)
There will certainly be words (or combinations of words) that would keep you out of SafeSearch filtered results, but for searches without SafeSearch the answer is less obvious.
A lot of people think that Google keep lists of words where penalties are applied if you trip the penalty rules. This doesn't mean that everyone's penalised (that wouldn't make sense), but if true it does mean that you might get away with a more aggressive SEO approach for phrases not on those lists.
There is, as always, a contrary view. It can be argued that the 'money phrases' people see penalised are more likely to attract spammy pages to compete for them. Personally I continue to sit on the fence.
Msg#: 20700 posted 4:48 pm on Dec 19, 2003 (gmt 0)
You could develop 2 sites, one which is very descriptive and the other which uses "well behaved" words and alludes to the topic. If you change a bit of content the sites will not be seen as duplicates.