Do Capital Letters Affect on page SEO?

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Would the on page seo be affected for example if you are ranking for the keyword "sony mx33 super tb32" and on your website you write " Sony Mx33 Super TB32" ?

It shouldn't make a difference...but I am experiencing this with one of my sites...I was wondering if this is the factor that affects ranking,....
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  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    No keywords are not case sensitive. If anything it may appear spammy if its supposed to be in a certain case because of a product name. Not sure if that makes sense, but if I'm looking for an Sony MT-15121 I feel like it looks spammy when I find titles with Sony mt-15121, not sure why but that's just me and I won't click through on those results from the SERPs.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    My understanding is that the web hardware does not recognise the difference between upper case a lower case.
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  • Originally Posted by mince001 View Post

    Would the on page seo be affected for example if you are ranking for the keyword "sony mx33 super tb32" and on your website you write " Sony Mx33 Super TB32" ?

    It shouldn't make a difference...but I am experiencing this with one of my sites...I was wondering if this is the factor that affects ranking,....
    This has no effect on rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hotness
    Nope, no difference whatsoever - Title case, small caps, big caps
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  • Profile picture of the author JLRoberts
    Just to elaborate on the subject a bit, if you have specific review pages and you want to rank for those specific items that you are reviewing, what ever the case may be, put the keyword phrase in a header tag. (the <H1> <H2> tags...) Those tags create authority for those specific phrases on your page and search engines use that info to categorize that page.

    Normally H1 tags are stupid big in size but css will make it more appealing and search engines aren't affected by the style that you give the header tag.

    On another note, header tags aren't as powerful as they use to be, when it comes to on-site SEO, but they still help.
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    • Profile picture of the author Elzie1
      No SEO is not case sensitive, you might look at the site with lower rankings and see if there is to much or to little of your keywords in your articles or blogs. These things will affect your site more than capitalization. 1-3% of the word count should be a close amount of keywords used in your writing. Even 3% would be alot of keywords per hundred. and they might consider it keyword spamming.
      Hope this helps, Elzie G.
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  • Profile picture of the author JediWebServices
    I was under the impression that Caps didn't matter but then could someone explain why I get different results depending one HOW I search?

    Example:

    Colorado Springs Law Firm vs colorado springs law firm

    As you can see BOAL LAW FIRM is #1 page 1 when you search Colorado Springs Law Firm with Caps but on page 2 when searched without caps.
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  • Profile picture of the author webinventaekhlas
    Sony Mx33 Super TB32 is not actually all capital. So, It does not create any affect.
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    • Profile picture of the author noelj07
      There are quite a few people here who are overwhelmingly saying no, so why does Google show a different number of competing pages when you do a search for a capitalized keyword phrase and a un-capitalized keyword phrase?

      Do you think that the number of competing pages affects ranking results? Only testing will say for sure, but I have written a blog about what I've found and that I think that rankings could change slightly.

      Check this out: http://www.mavenwebsites.com/do-capi...rs-affect-seo/

      What do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author silyavski
    I Read Better This , than this,because i am all day infront of the computer and I Dont Have Time.

    So if i read this better then may be Google Will Read IT Better Too
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Onpage probably wont matter, but keep your page names lowercase.

    eg

    Do-Not-Make-Pagenames-Like-This.php

    this-is-the-right-way.php
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  • Profile picture of the author giuseph90
    Originally Posted by mince001 View Post

    Would the on page seo be affected for example if you are ranking for the keyword "sony mx33 super tb32" and on your website you write " Sony Mx33 Super TB32" ?

    It shouldn't make a difference...but I am experiencing this with one of my sites...I was wondering if this is the factor that affects ranking,....
    It's not what affects your ranking definitely. SEO is not case sensitive. Perhaps your competitor just happen to outranked just now that's why there's a sudden change in your site's ranking. Are you still implementing SEO strategies for you to keep your site's ranking stable?
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  • Profile picture of the author rastergraphix
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    • Profile picture of the author ivvyevents
      I don't think that SEO is actually case sensitive, there might be a couple of cases where it would have affected but most of the time I think that there shouldn't much of a difference between the two. Also, the place where it matters should be because of how it looks and appeals. For instance "Sony MT-15121" will have more number of visits as compared to "sony mt-15121", so that is where the difference lies.
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  • Profile picture of the author KushalAzza
    I don't think so I will hurt your SEO, Just test it on Google Search one keyword in regular normal font and other in CAPITALIZED format. You won't find any difference in search result.
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  • Profile picture of the author kbclickbank
    Hello,
    Caps or no caps won't make a difference as far as ranking goes. But for readability, all usually try and write it correctly. So, there is no matter b/w capital and small letters Google sees or takes only words you write. Have fun
    Have a nice day
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  • Profile picture of the author azhar
    I do not think it matters. This is such a common thing, which has no effect on On page of a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author clarkfaint
    No. But make it look good for the actual people that will be visiting the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tekno
    I always thought it doesn't matter. But after reading a few comments above, I searched 'colorado springs housing' and 'COLORADO SPRINGS HOUSING' in Google and the SERPS were a bit different.

    So it is that CAPs don't matter in SEO, but CAPs in the search string matter to Google? Something new for me in either case.
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  • Profile picture of the author mumeeb1
    No it does not effect on ranking but maybe effects on onpage seo.
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