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Since 2009 it is Google's official statement that they don't use the meta keywords tag for ranking purposes: https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2009/09/google-does-not-use-keywords-meta-tag.html They in fact even that they sometimes use it as a spam signal, especially for webmasters that enter a great number of keywords in it. In terms of inserting keywords ...


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FYI, meta tags have no effects on rankings so no meta tags is the same as empty meta tags is the same as full meta tags. Having said that, empty meta tags are the same as no meta tags. Either way you are not providing search engines or any other crawler any information normally provided in those tags. If I had to choose one or the other I would simply omit ...


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Meta Keywords doesn't make any improvements in SEO, use Meta Description instead. Google says "Google has ignored the keywords meta tag for years" FYI, different search engines show different number of characters of meta description and title tags. Ref: http://www.sagerock.com/blog/title-tag-meta-description-length/


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There is no benefit to having an empty meta description or meta keywords. They take up a few bytes in the page source. You might as well leave them out. On the flip side, it shouldn't really hurt when those fields are empty compared to not having them. If your CMS requires that they are there and you don't want to write content for them, it would be OK ...


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You have good intentions, but you are using some elements wrong, so let me clarify a few things and the answer to your question will be at the end. Each page on a site has a language, that means that there is one main language for the content of a given page. That language, should be defined on the right meta tag, specifically, content-language, like this &...


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Meta Keywords are useless for SEO, and random meta keywords are useless for everything!!! Read wikipedia: in September 2009 Matt Cutts of Google announced that they are no longer taking keywords into account whatsoever... In Oct 2009...Yahoo!'s Senior Director...states that "...What changed with Yahoo's ranking algorithms is that while we still ...


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Google usually shows differing search results when people search for the singular vs the plural. So SEO has to be done separately for the different terms. Start by figuring out which version (singular or plural) has the higher search volume. Use the Adwords Keyword Tool to compare search volumes. Make sure to select "[Exact]" as the "Match Type" in the ...


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Then don't put the keyword in your title. Google are clever enough now to know what the page is about and how relevant it is for popcorn without you needing to include the word popcorn in the title. Google can distinguish between similarities, synonyms and semantics. They'll be able to understand popcorn from corn. If you don't think the page is that ...


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Meta keywords have zero effect on rankings in Google and most major search engines. So while your suggestion is a valid one, it's honestly not worth wasting a second on using meta keywords at all.


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The problem is you have a hidden character between the <head> and first <meta> element. Make sure all your pages and PHP files have the correct UTF-8 encoding (you can convert them in Notepad++ or Sublime Text if you have those apps). Edit: just tested and it's the character 'ZERO WIDTH NO-BREAK SPACE' (U+FEFF)


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I would consider it over optimization to have "reviews" twice in the URL and twice in the title tag, and having "Canon 600d" twice in the title tag. (These days you're not really going to get additional mileage targeting "review" and "reviews" separately.) I would make each of those appear one time within each data type... I have no specific sources for this,...


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Yes. If only one meta element with the keywords name would be allowed, the spec would restrict it, like it does with the description name: There must not be more than one meta element with its name attribute set to the value description per document. It doesn’t restrict it for the keywords name. The algorithm even considers that there might be several ...


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Google announced in 2009 that they no longer use the meta keywords tags as a ranking factor, and Bing have since stated they could view it as a spam signal rather than a ranking aid. I'm pretty sure that most other major search engines no longer use the meta keywords tag, apart from Yandex. and Baidu. So I'd recommend not using the tag at all unless you ...


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It's not going to well in search result. Displaying the same content on different URL's is considered to be 'duplicate content' (Google mostly focuses on body content), no matter if your title, meta description and meta keywords (Not supported by Google) are different. You have three choices: Provide different content for each question. In same page use ...


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You seem to have a few things going on. I do not know WP so I will not give specific advice in that regard. However, you do not want multiple copies of either meta-tag on any page. Only one will be used. It is likely that only the first one will be used. The keywords meta-tag is totally ignored by all search engines except Yandex. I would advise not using ...


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User firendly is the same thing as highly searchable. What people are searching for are always the user friendly tags. Usability is a basic tennant of SEO. So option three is the only real option and thus the correct choice.


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There are a lot of questions about Meta tags here and you really should read up on them here to learn more about them. But you will find that you're putting too much time into them for very little return. The meta keywords tag has no SEO value at all. The meta title tag is not used at all (do not confuse that with the <title> tag which is very ...


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I'd put the word lyrics in the page title at the least. This is rarely given notice by users when they are on the site, however it is frequently used by search engines in the search results page. It won't impact user experience when on the site It will enhance user experience when searching for the site It will let Google know the page contains lyrics It'...


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There is some weird going on in there. I just tried to validate without <!doctype html> <html itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> Then I added them one after one into the code again and it validates as it should. Start with <!doctype html> then <html> -> <head> -> <...


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Google doesn't take into account meta keywords tag for SEO and that for many years (since 2009). You just can delete it. Moreover, keywords you use in this meta gives keywords ideas for your contestants. You can read this: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.ca/2009/09/google-does-not-use-keywords-meta-tag.html.


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I don't know where do you see this message but for SEO, no worries. The keywords meta tag doesn't take into account anymore by search engines. You can read this article from Matt Cutts for more information.


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While it is possible other search engines still use the keywords tag, Google does not. I'm fairly certain Bing doesn't either. (Edit: As Stephen says below, Bing actually does still use the meta keywords, though the article {and a few more recent ones} imply that it's not a major factor and spammy action is still bad). http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot....


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There are several things you can do. You can view page source code and look for the following: title tag description meta-tag h1, h2, h3... tags first 1 or 2 paragraphs You will want to discount any stop words of common words of course. While the description meta-tag has little or no value for SEO, it does offer great clues to keywords and page topic. You ...


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Part of the answer you are seeking is in: Is splitting keywords with HTML tags bad for ranking? (ignore the title) where I discuss/describe how Google handles keyword phrases. It will explain how Google sees the search world of terms, phrases, and so forth. It is short and well worth a read. In short, you do not have to handle permutations as in your ...


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Search engines do not use the meta keywords tag in ranking, since it is so easily abused, so any "character limit" is irrelevant. You can use it for your own internal use if required, but otherwise it's unnecessary.


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Ditch the meta-keyword tag, or at the very least, ditch the same repeating words regardless of whether the letters are upper or lower case. Google doesn't pay much attention to meta-keywords and I believe Bing will use them against you if they are used the way you do. You're trying to rank for a keyword in an artificial way. The only meta tag you should use ...


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The example: I need to rank for free x123456 templates and free y123456 themes, but I don't want to use two different long-tails, so can I use it like this free x123456 y123456 templates themes, having the same effect? Yes as long as it makes sense and that the resulting keyword set occupies 2% to 5% of the total text count. Anything more than 5% and it ...


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Although the keywords are not used by Google, some other search engines may use it. So, it's not a horrible idea to include a keyword meta tag. It won't hurt - assuming they are correctly implemented. And although Google says they don't use it for search rankings, that doesn't mean they don't look at it as a clue to a site that is trying to use it ...


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The one for which your content is the better search result. Search engine users expect different content when searching for singular or plural keywords. Singular keyword content examples: A general description what a baseball bat is (~ the wikipedia article) An article or shopping page for the single best baseball bat in the world (everyone agrees about). ...


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Your operating in a extremely competitive niche, you will need to focus on getting pages online when they are fresh. Maybe get price comparison pages up way before the product has actually been launched to the public. While Meta's and Content is important I believe these are the least of your problem, there are hundreds if not thousands of websites ...


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