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  • Keyword Density?

    What is the optimal keyword density for the web site content? By optimal I mean the percent of keywords in the text you can use for Google not to penalize your PR.

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    Google has strictest requirements when it comes to keywords density. No more than 2% of a web page's words should be the targeted keywords, anything more than that will be considered spamming. While in case of Yahoo and MSN they have a higher keyword density of around 5% of the total words.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jack View Post
      Google has strictest requirements when it comes to keywords density. No more than 2% of a web page's words should be the targeted keywords, anything more than that will be considered spamming. While in case of Yahoo and MSN they have a higher keyword density of around 5% of the total words.
      Although it seems pretty low in Google's case, it is very acceptable if you count the numbers. And this keyword density is a very smart algorithm for cleaning out spam sites.

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      • #4
        I wish I knew how so many places still got first page ranks when I check their site and its a ton of keywords, almost to the point of trying to be sandboxed. I really do not get it, I swear its a world I am learning in a foreign language that I feel I will never catch up to.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gregis View Post
          I wish I knew how so many places still got first page ranks when I check their site and its a ton of keywords, almost to the point of trying to be sandboxed. I really do not get it, I swear its a world I am learning in a foreign language that I feel I will never catch up to.
          That was also my first impression when I started to play with SEO. Although some things are still very puzzling just don't give up and you'll get a hang of it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gregis View Post
            I wish I knew how so many places still got first page ranks when I check their site and its a ton of keywords, almost to the point of trying to be sandboxed. I really do not get it, I swear its a world I am learning in a foreign language that I feel I will never catch up to.
            Well, search engine optimization requires hard work and patience. It is not possible to get to top rankings on Google with very less experience and within a very short time Hence, if you wish to get good rankings on Google you will have to wait for some time and give it the best shot.

            When it comes to keyword density, you will have to check the websites and articles which are related to your website niche and which have higher rankings in the search engines for keywords Once you get the websites and articles, you can find the way the keywords have been used and the times they have been used according to the length of the content

            After you are done with it, you can then start working for your own website in the same manner and try to get good rankings for your website. Make sure, you will not get success instantly when you will start, however, if you keep on working on it, you will get success in it

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            • #7
              I have try keyword density at 11%, that page were banned, disappear from google
              then I reduce to 4% , my page become appear again
              I think keyword density should not over 7-8% that is quite high

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              • #8
                I think the Keyword density in body text should be around 5 to 10% of the total words.

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                • #9
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                  • #10
                    Normally 2.0 - 4.5 % KW seems safe from SEO point of view.

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                    • #11
                      The most important factor of keyword density is the fact that the keywords should look normal and the readers should feel that it was necessary to place the keyword and hence it is placed. It is important that you write articles for readers and not for search engines and it is seen that if this done, websites get good rankings in search engines

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                      • #12
                        But my opinion, your keyword density should be approximately 3-4%, or roughly 4 keywords in the form of keyword phrases for every 100 words.
                        Last edited by benivolent; 01-10-2009, 09:27. Reason: Links not given
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by benivolent View Post
                          But my opinion, your keyword density should be approximately 3-4%, or roughly 4 keywords in the form of keyword phrases for every 100 words.
                          You can keep the keyword density a little higher than 4%, however, if the keywords are placed where they are not necessary, you will not get a lot of benefit from it as visitors won't read the content with interest and they won't return the website which will definitely affect the traffic of your website and even the search engine rankings.

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                          • #14
                            I think Keyword distribution depends on the the website structure, some time along with your other potential keywords you may need to add couple of long tail keywords (verb + adjective + product + location) so you'll need to take complete review of your website structure for better keywords distribution.

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                            • #15
                              Indeed, targeting the long tail keywords or multi word phrases are much easier to rank in search results as compare to single or double key phrases.

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