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    Keywords vs. phrases - Commas vs. spaces


    I've read lots of post that say the use of commas or spaces when listing keywords makes no difference.
    Doesn't this come into play for keyword 'phrases'?
    If it doesn't, ...how does this work? Does the engine build its own phrases out of the listed keywords or query the keywords to see if it can come up with the searched phrase?
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    Not sure. I hope someone responds.
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    Example


    ...me too on the answer thing. I've searched around and the closest thing I can find is dealing with [adwords].

    Heres an example of what I mean. Say you sell widgets from 4 different company. You also sell accessories for all four brands of widgets. The accessories come in two different flavors for each widget, a & b. Which would be better

    keywords="comany1 company2 company3 company4 widgets accessoriesA accessoriesB"
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    keywords="company1 widgets accessoriesA, company1 widgets accessoriesb, company2 widgets accessoriesA, company2 widgets accessoriesb, company3 widgets accessoriesA, company3 widgets, accessoriesB, company4 widgets accessoriesA, company4 widgets accessoriesB, company1, company2, company3, company4, accessoriesA, accessoriesB, widgets"

    The second way duplicates lots of keywords. Don't know what to do. Will the first way get hits on the phrase "company4 widgets accessoriesB"? Will the second way be penalized for stuffing?
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    Doesn't really matter much for most engines anyways. The majors don't really place any emphasis on META keywords. FWIW, I'm still a comma guy.
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    And is there a difference between:

    texas isp, san antionio dialup,...

    and

    isp, dialup, texas, san antonio

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    I don't use any commas and get high rnakings. Let the engines pick the KW in the order they want instaed of separating KW or phrases with commas..

    KW
    best loan rates, lowest mortage payment

    Without commas then if someone searches for "best mortgage rates" you may come up high.

    Course meta KWs don't matter that much any more and only count if the KWs are on the page in plain text.

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