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Keyword Density, What Does It Include?


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#1 MangoSango

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 05:37 AM

Most SEO expert will advice a 5% keyword density. But what do they take into account? When I scan a few of my competitors they have a 4% density for text content but when I include their Meta, Alt and Title, they have around 10% density. Would you advice to stick with a 4% for the full webpage or does the 4% only count for the text content?

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#2 qwerty

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:14 AM

The answer is simple: don't check keyword density -- at least not numerically.

Read the content of the page out loud. Make sure the subject-matter is clear without it becoming repetitive and sounding stupid.

#3 Jill

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:18 AM

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Most SEO expert will advice a 5% keyword density.


Anyone who claims there's a specific % of keywords that should be used within any given page is most certainly not an SEO expert.

If they claim to be, run far far away as quickly as possible.

#4 MangoSango

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:24 PM

Google would love you guys, but it is not making it easier for me smile.gif...

#5 copywriter

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:04 PM

Keyword density has not been a relevant measure of SEO copywriting success in probably 8-10 years. We have an entire thread pinned to the top if the Content section of the forum you can read.

http://www.highranki...?showtopic=7251

Check Matt Cutts' blog. You'll find numerous instances where he says (paraphrasing) "Stop checking keyword density. Don't worry about the number of times you use the keyphrase. Google doesn't worry about it so why should you?"

Here are just a few:

http://www.marketing...com/blog/?p=433

Edited by copywriter, 30 December 2010 - 03:11 PM.


#6 Jill

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE(MangoSango @ Dec 30 2010, 12:24 PM) View Post
Google would love you guys, but it is not making it easier for me smile.gif...


If you're looking for easy answers, you've come to the wrong place.

If you ever get any easy answers to an SEO question, you're probably AT the wrong place!




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