October 22, 2016 at 2:13 pm #1484
A tip for everyone here: be careful of keyword density. This refers to how many times important keywords are mentioned in the page compared to total words. As a minor factor in ranking, a high keyword density is not ideal and may get you penalized.October 22, 2016 at 5:20 pm #1486AnonymousInactive
High keyword density can also read unnaturally. It used to be something like 2.5 words per hundred was the optimal density. I don’t know if that’s still the case but you have to make sure that keyword placement looks and sounds natural within the text that it’s placed.
Good topic, Quake.October 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm #1488eustaceParticipant
I have heard a lot said about keyword density but then, what form does the penalization take? I think the use of keywords should be in such a way that a page looks natural.October 23, 2016 at 11:59 am #1500SethParticipant
There are so many people who still have this idea in their heads that they need to insert their keyword every two seconds and that’s just not necessary anymore. In fact, you’ll probably get penalized instead. I use Yoast plugin to help me work out the proper density for my articles.October 25, 2016 at 3:56 pm #1515AnonymousInactive
The penalty can be in different forms, such as having difficulty being ranked or being marked as a spam website. The latter definitely hurts the website a lot, as it may be blocked from being displayed on the search engines’ result.October 26, 2016 at 10:44 am #1556eustaceParticipant
The latter can definitely hurt a business. I now see how important it is (than ever before) to take matters to do with keyword density, very seriously. At a time when competition is rife, a business cannot afford to compromise its online prescence.October 27, 2016 at 2:14 pm #1582
What I am not sure yet is about using social networks. I can understand if our WordPress blog gets flagged as a spam website if the keyword density is too high. What if we post the content on a Facebook page or using too many hashtags on Twitter? Are our accounts also marked as spam?October 27, 2016 at 4:45 pm #1594MegParticipant
My own personal rule for keyword density that has worked for me for years is to have it in the following: the H1 title, H2 title, the image tags and in the short description (the one that shows up in the Google search results). Then I just sprinkle it around the content in each paragraph without overdoing it.
If you are using WordPress as your blogging platform, I suggest the Yoast plugin; it makes everything so much easier.October 30, 2016 at 12:42 pm #1676
I’ve never really thought about using plugins or other programs to help with keyword density. At first, it didn’t sound like something worthy of paid apps, especially after I heard about its minor contribution to SEO. What does Yoast do, Meg?October 31, 2016 at 11:04 pm #1695DiegoParticipant
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been to a website looking for some information but was forced to leave because of badly written articles which had keywords stuffed in every possible place. That’s just sad!November 2, 2016 at 6:13 pm #1704Peter SaydakKeymaster
If you use the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress then it’ll calculate your keyword density for you and let you know if you have too much or too little.
There’s a guide to using this plugin in the tutorials section on this site.November 29, 2016 at 11:26 am #1887Peter JohnParticipant
Hi..i am a new user here. Also i am new to digital marketing domain. I think there are so many people who still have this idea in their heads that they need to insert their keyword every two seconds and that’s just not necessary anymore.November 5, 2018 at 3:29 am #2940martinsmithParticipant
Keyword density is the percentage of times a keyword or phrase appears on the web page compared to the total number of words on the page… high keyword density leads to spamming…December 17, 2018 at 10:58 am #2980StucornerParticipant
Keyword density is the percentage that in how many times your keyword should be appears on web page compared to the total number of words.
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