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    hello again....

    i'm confused by something. it's reccommended that you not repeat your keywords in the meta tags because search engines penalize you. BUT there's also a reccommendation that you should put different versions of words in Caps, small case and proper case. so my company has a product, called MATLAB. a previous webmaster listed our keywords MATLAB, matlab, etc., etc.... should i remove the duplicate or not?

    obliocat

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    A couple of repeats in the keywords and description won't hurt but keep to just a couple. The vast majority of people use lower case so use one of each spaced apart from each other by other words.

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    thanks. that's what i was thinking, but i wanted to ask the experts!

    another question on meta keywords: i know certain engines only read so many. therefore i will put my most important ones first, but is there a LIMIT to how many meta keywords you should have?

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    There is no limit, but since most engines won't look past 300 characters, I don't concern myself with anymore than 250.

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    dynamike, thanks. do spaces count?

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    It's better to limit things to just a few targeted keywords rather than trying to stuff as many as you can in. Stick to 7-8 keywords targeted to the page content and make different pages target different keywords.


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