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Keyword Q's - Funnily Enough

9:25 pm on Feb 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hi people, just a few basic questions that any experiences person in here should have no probs answer

Q1. I believe 1000 characters is an absolute limit for keywords. Some pages I make may only require a few keywords. Anyways, by adding more keywords does this decrease the value of all keywords in total? i.e. one keyword would be weighted more than 1 of 10 keywords?

Q2. Using the same keywords....e.g. a car sales site. Say my keywords are "cars, car sales, car maintenance, car MOT. I believe that a keyword should not be repeated at the most 3 times. If this keyword, e.g. car is included in a phrase, i.e. "car sales, car MOT", is the car keyword used in the phrase counted as a use of the keyword? i.e. are keywords and phrases treated differently

I say this because if keywords ARE different from phrases, I would attempt to take full advantage of the keyword 1000 character limit, providing of course they do not devalue one another (my Q1)

Two quite simple questions I guess. Hope someone can fire a swift reply before I hit the sack :)


9:36 pm on Feb 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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At best, they are treated as just another occurence on the page. If you use a 1000 character tag, then it will have a negative impact on the overall density (for your optimized term) of the page.

Keep them short and sweet. Use them to simply reinforce your key phrases in your title, descriptions, and headings.

Some people here use the no comma method, while others preffer commas. You can do use the site search to find many threads where we have debated the topic. :)