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Keyword variations

Avoiding duplicates with spelling/punctuation alterations



2:40 pm on Feb 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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According to search engines, are the following words considered different or the same?

off, road, offroad, off-road, offroading

Also, are phrases ok to use in meta tags, or will robots break each phrase down into seperate words?


2001 Honda CR500, 2000 Honda CR500, 1998 Honda CR500, 1997 Honda CR500, ect...

Are these considered 4 different keywords, or a several duplicates?

2:57 pm on Feb 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Welcome mstembri

While not answering your question directly [others may chime in], I'd sure bring this sentence to the top of your page.

"My goal is to continue making Georgia Off Road the best site for Georgia's off-road motorcycling community. "


3:10 pm on Feb 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the welcome. I moved the sentence to the first paragraph of the main.phtml page -- it definately works better there. Not sure how I could put it at the very top of the page, though :/

- Mike

10:47 pm on Feb 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Different engines will treat it differently mstembri. The biggest problem is that some WILL view it as a subtle form of spamming. Try never to go over 3 repetitions of any singular word. You can get away with running some words together:

off road offroad

Are two separate phrases. However, in your example above, the cr500, will be seen as 4 occurrences.


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