Question: Since the title tag is what’s shown in the link search results, isn’t it important to make more readable rather than a list of keywords?
Question: In the meta keyword or title section, do you put a comma in between the keyword and the city (I.e. – florist, san francisco) or is it better to have a space?
Answer: Yes. Remember the various functions of the TITLE tag for SEO:
Title tags with long strings of keywords separated by commas are not just ugly. Google might deprecate them, thinking you are ‘gaming the system.’ And, you are trying not just to get to the top of Google but to get clicks. So think of your TITLE tag like an AD HEADLINE and write sexy, pithy, exciting, clickable TITLE tags. Not just strings of keywords!
As for the META KEYWORDS tag, as we have discussed, it does NOT matter for SEO, so you can do what you want. Here I use it as an SEO reminder to myself as to what keywords I am targeting, so commas are fine.
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