Question: Can you have TOO many keywords? Do you need spaces after commas or not?
Answer: Yes, you can certainly have too many keywords as we discussed in the session. The TITLE tag should be less than 7-10 words and contain the MOST IMPORTANT keywords. Outside of the unique and powerful home page, every page on your website should FOCUS on certain keywords – usually just one or two very tightly connected ones.
As for commas and the pipe | character, I actually do not recommend their heavy use. They are a tip to Google that you may be stuffing your tags with keywords. I try to write my TITLE tags in as natural as possible English prose format, both for Google and for real humans. After all, you are seeking to get REAL PEOPLE to click over from Google.
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