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Re: Search Engines-key words and commas
From David A on 25 April '00
replying to Re: Search Engines-key words and commas posted by Patrick

>>In looking at the meta tags of some web sites I have noticed that some people use commas in the "keywords" and some people do not. I am trying to find out if this makes a difference in the ranking, or what is the proper way of entering these words for example is: <meta name="keywords" content="Phliadelphia lawyer PA law Pennsylvania attorney"> or is <meta name="keywords" content="Phliadelphia, lawyer, PA, law, Pennsylvania, attorney"> correct? which one will get me ranked higher?
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>It doesn't make a difference, some people just use commas, because they're used to using commas in lists, and it makes it easier to read as well.

Actually it does make a difference when searching for phrases
Example: If searching for "Phliadelphia lawyer" the following keyword tags would be ranked differently.

FULL PHRASE MATCH
Phliadelphia lawyer, PA, law, Pennsylvania, attorney

PARTIAL MATCH
Phliadelphia lawyer PA law Pennsylvania attorney

NO MATCH (individual words would match though)
Phliadelphia, lawyer, PA, law, Pennsylvania, attorney





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