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Characters in Meta Keyword Tag

September 20, 2006

Hi Jill,

Thanks so much for your awesome info on SEO! I am an SEO copywriter and was
hoping you could answer a couple of quick questions:

How many characters are allowed in the keyword Meta tag? How will the
crawler treat a page that goes over this limit of characters?

Thanks so much for your time!



++Jill's Response++

Hi Stacy,

It doesn't matter what you put in the keyword Meta tag.  It won't have any
affect on where your site will rank in the engines for the keyword phrases
that are important to you.  (Yes, I know that Yahoo still indexes it, but
you absolutely will not rank highly for important keyword phrases due to
place them in the Meta keyword tag.)

You'll want to start reading the SEO articles at my site, as well the SEO FAQ.  

Plus, be sure to hang out in the forum a bit.  This way you will start learning about the SEO things that truly DO matter.  (I also know some great SEO training classes!) 

Hope this helps!