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Is it safe to use ASP.NET MVC3 RC?
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I understand the change to try and stop scrapers ranking higher on Google. Adding the most popular tag to the page title seems like a good idea.
However, a side effect that I'm noticing is that with a lot of tabs open, now the only part of the title that I can see is the tag. Would moving this keyword to later in the page title harm these efforts to improve SEO?
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