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Posted 02 October 2003 - 05:51 PM
How much keyword density is too much when it comes to sitemaps? I have been currently working on a plan to improve the keyword density of my site through the use of a site map, my logic being that several of the keyword phrases would be repeated simply in the product names and page names that would be listed on the map.
The question I have is, can this be too much of a good thing? Can I take this too far and appear to be spamming?
Posted 02 October 2003 - 06:07 PM
For end user - to help them easily see the contents of the site in a organized manner.
For the search engines - to help them crawl as many pages of a site as possible.
I do not think there is any benefit as fars as search engine positioning is concerned in trying to stuff a bunch of keywords into a site map. Just make sure your site map makes sense to an end user. If you have a bunch of links with the same keywords in them or keywords that don't make any sense to an end user of where they are going, then it will be confusing and result in a bad user experience.
Remember, what is good for the end user is good for the search engines!
Posted 02 October 2003 - 09:49 PM
If it sounds spammy when you read it outloud, then it is spammy and you should remove some instances of the keyword phrases.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 10:32 PM
if your goal is to get traffic through the site map, why not try to obtain that same traffic using the more marketable pages in the rest of your site
Posted 03 October 2003 - 05:08 PM
I work hard to make the title tag on each page as readable as possible. One reason is so that I can then use the title tag text as descriptor text for the relevant page on the site map - it helps reinforce the keyphrases.
I think this tactic is also used by Haystack, a moderator on this forum - if you're listening in haystack, can you confirm (or deny!) this please?
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