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Keywords: how to list them.....with spaces or commas ?

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  1. italiandragon

    italiandragon Active Member

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    Hi, another issue is that on one line I don`t know if I have to put a space or a comma between each keyword realted to the same website. Example:


    site for computers: computer,internet,software,hardware,adsl

    or computer internet software hardware adsl


    Thank you.
     
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  3. NameDriver

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    I would most recommend using at most two keywords. This is because using multiple keywords will often confuse Google and may have the result that no results are returned at all and simply a portal instead. If you have two words for your keywords, then it makes sense to have a phrase such as 'DVD Players' or 'Cheap Flights'. This is easy for Google to decipher. However, if you have multiple keywords such as "Computer Internet Broadband Monitors", then Google will often just pick one of the keywords and ignore the other, making multiple keywords redundant. The best advice I can give is to set just one keyword which you feel best suits the domain.
    If you'd like any help with keywords, you can send a mail to parking@namedrive.com and we will have a look at getting the best keywords for you.

    Ed
     
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    Ed, he just asked if he should write keywords thus;

    computer,internet,software,hardware, ..with commas

    or computer internet software hardware ..without
     
  5. italiandragon

    italiandragon Active Member

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    :mrgreen: thanks texi.....but thanks ED too, he gave me a non requested but still useful information :)

    Now I just need to know if between the 2 keywords is better to put a comma or a space....:rolleyes:
     
  6. texidriver

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    Do you mean on the control panel at your registrar;

    Meta tag Keywords (separate with commas):

    or on NameDrive?

    if you put 2 keywords then a space you have 2 separate key words

    should do this...computer software,computer,software,soft,ware,

    K?
     
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    aquanuke Well-Known Member

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    I think Ed made that quite clear.

    Space no comma.
     
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  8. NameDriver

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    Sorry, I obviously didn't make it clear.

    My point was really that setting multiple keywords - with commas, without commas or otherwise separated - often doesn't achieve much as you won't get, say, 2 ads from keyword 1, 2 from keyword 2, 2 from keyword 3 etc. etc.

    If you set 4 distinct keywords, say: Cars Trucks Motorbikes Insurance, then Google will try and firstly decipher this as one phrase "Cars Trucks Motorbikes Insurance" with little joy. They may then try and see if there are any phrases within the phrase. "Cars Trucks", "Trucks Motorbikes" "Motorbikes Insurance" (possible you'll get some results for this). Failing this, they will normally pick what they see as the 'strongest keyword and return ads for that - in this case, I would presume "cars" and ignore the other keywords, rendering them - and therefore the need to set them - redundant.

    As I result, I always feel that setting multiple keywords is somewhat futile, though we see it happen a lot. If you do set them, I'd say use a comma though, as stated above, I don't really think it achieves much. It is a far better strategy to rotate individually through keywords you'd be interested in using and see which ones work out best on their own.

    In the case of a phrase consisting of several words (i.e. "DVD players" "car insurance" "Far East Travel"), then no commas are necessary.

    Hope this makes it clearer now! Feel free to ask if there's anything else though!

    Ed
     
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