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    Search engines disregard comments?

    Do Search Engines disregard comments in code?
    For example:
    <!--keyword phrase 1, keyword phrase 2...and so on-->
    Or does this help with rankings?
    I assume that they are disregarded but can someone tell me for sure weather they are or not.

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    Search engines are very smart these days. They do ignore comment tags and even if they didn't, it's sneaky and dishonest, IMO. Stick to meta tags, use keywords whenever necessary without overdoing it, and increase your link popularity.

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    I personally do not employ this technique, but when viewing the source code of one of my competitors it starts out as:
    <html>
    <!--keyword phrase, keyword phrase 2, ...and so on-->
    I was curious as to if this was improving his placement and if it was acceptable by search engines.
    Thank you for your reply.

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    The last search engine that utilized text from comment tags for ranking was Northern Light.

    Comment tags are ignored now. They are meant to comment on the code itself for maintenace, so they don't count against you, but they don't count for you either.

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    that sort of thing can get you banned from Google >> http://www.google.com/webmasters/dos.html


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