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Question regarding long tail keywords...

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ladida, May 20, 2010.

  1. ladida

    ladida Newbie

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    Newbie Question:

    Can your long tail keyword be broken up by a character and still carry the same weight in the search engines?

    Example:

    Would (online casinos gambling) be viewed the same by search engines as (...online casinos. gambling is illegal)?

    Thanks in advance!:)
     
  2. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    mmm good question, i'd like to know the same.
     
  3. ladida

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    anyone???
     
  4. JohnKarr

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    from what I've heard, the bots don't recognize periods, comma's, etc... so I think you this might actually work, but like anything...Just got to test it out
     
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    Thanks JohnKarr!
     
  6. ZMakarov

    ZMakarov Registered Member

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    HI,
    i doubt that, however, the testing will show us. Lets see what happens.
    I go without the periods.
    The first one is better idea. ;)
     
  7. ipopbb

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    Everything has changed with the Mayday Update so I'm not totally sure any more.

    Earlier this year the answer would be... No... Google recognized the following as matches...they are listed in order of best weight to worst (but like I said...since the MayDay update I don't know... haven't measured.)

    Whole Phrase
    Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Socks

    Title delimiter
    Breast Cancer Awareness - Pink Ribbon Socks

    List delimiter
    Breast Cancer Awareness, Pink Ribbon Socks

    Sentence Breaks
    ...Breast Cancer Awareness. Pink Ribbon Socks...

    Matches on page
    ...Breast Cancer...Ribbon...Pink Socks...
     
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  8. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    we can probably assume then that the above (or something like it) is more or less true. With as much data as google has, there's no reason they'd leave out something so simple.