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    Hi All,

    Is it ok to repeat words in the title tag and use the & character?

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    Hmmm?... I thought this would be an easyone?... Maybe I should have worded it like this: Is it ok to repeat words and use the & (ampersand) character in between the title tags?

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    I think all characters are okay in the title tag, from a coding standpoint.

    As for repeating words, that seems to be more of an SEO question. (It's not bad from a coding perspective, but too much repetition is spam from the SEs view.) In my observation, some sites rank okay with repeated words, but they don't seem to maintain their loft. Stay away from such obvious stuff and make your competition w*rk to get a spam report to stick on you! I'd just say not to do anything spammorific but they call so many things spam over at places like WMW and SEF that I think they'd cry "spam" no matter what. Some of them call sites spam just for being affiliate sites!

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    Thanks Leader for the good advice.

    Also, is it still ok to repeat keyword 3 times, or should I get rid of that practice also?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> is it still ok to repeat keyword 3 times, or should I get rid of that practice also? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I haven't studied that in-depth enough to give a concrete suggestion there. I didn't count the actual number of reps on other pages, for instance, and personally go for a more human-friendly title (though it includes the keywords).

    All I can give is the general suggestion, "if it ain't broke don't fix it..." (while noting that the Google algo is sometimes changed without warning and anything may break at any time, with them!).

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    Oh, sorry... I meant to say, is it ok to repeat the keywords three times in the meta tags?

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    I think & is ok in the title, in the body it should be written as <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> &amp; </pre> correct?

    (Thats " & a m p ; " )

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    My understanding to repetitive keyword use in the meta tags is that 3 repeats in the tag is acceptable. Any more than 3 can get you spamming tagged from certain engines. However, you will need to review each search engines TOS to uses of meta tag keyword allowances as they may differ from engine to engine but most follow similiar standards in this area.

    Another suggestion is to utilize your alt="" & your link title="" tags effectively with relevent keywords that are linked to the actual page containing those keywords for good SE optomizing methods. This tag method is also best used on the page itself for keywords as well.

    I'm not a SEO specialist by no means ... but we have seen these tags do great wonders for our service index ratings where we used these tags effectively. We use our keyword density weight checker and adgust the tags keywords accordingly until we are happy with overall weight factor and submit the page.

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    Hi All! I'm sorry, I totally forgot about this thread until today... Duh?

    Joseph Monuit,

    Why would I need to write the ampersand the way that You explain in the body?... It looks ok with just the charactor & .

    DesignerWiz,

    Where should I look for the SE TOS (what's TOS stand for?), I'm mainly concerned with Google?

    Thanks for the help.

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