View Full Version : Commas in Keywords Meta Tag
04-07-2007, 05:12 PM
Should commas be used in the keywords meta tag?
Let's say I want to rank for the following key phrases.
jacksonville real estate
jacksonville florida real estate
jacksonville florida realtor
What would your recommended keywords tag look like?
Thanks in advance for your help.
04-08-2007, 10:59 AM
Commas are the most common way of doing it but there is no standard.
04-08-2007, 06:28 PM
Also this tag is basically useless for SEO anyways. I only use it for internal search relevancy on websites.
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09-02-2008, 10:11 PM
Below are the keywords you listed followed by the Google searches for that term in August.
"jacksonville florida real estate, " 40,500
"jacksonville florida realtor, " 480
"jacksonville homes, " 301,000
"jacksonville real estate, " 135,000
All are very competitive keywords, and given that, why would you optimize your site for "jacksonville florida realtor, " when there are relatively few people searching for that term?
Going a bit further why optimize for keywords that are highly competitive at all? There are many productive keywords with no competition to speak of that would be easy to rank on. For example "homes sale jacksonville," produced 201,000 GOogle searches last month with no meaningful amount of competition. Likewise "jaksonville florida homes for sale," a five word (long tail) keyword had 135,000 searches with no significant competition.
Spark any thoughts? I know which way I'd go.
09-04-2008, 08:28 PM
I suggest use commas, it's more common to add commas between keywords that don't use it...
09-11-2008, 03:17 AM
it really depends on your style. There's no rule requiring you to put in commas for meta tags.