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Keyword Density and SEO

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I'm looking at improving traffic to my site through Adwords and SEO. I was doing some research and came across some startling information.  I was looking at molding some of my sites content to better reflect keywords and have a high "keyword density". But then I saw that to high of a keyword density could actually hurt your site. Is this true? If so, what is the keyword density sweet spot, and what density level starts to hurt your site. This information came from upgrades from Google Panda, (which I still don’t know what that is) 

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There is no "ideal" keyword density because keyword density is a very old school approach to optimizing content on pages of a website. Think of it this way, if the content doesn't read well for the user because you've attempted to "crowbar" in your primary keyword, you'll produce poor content.

 

Matt Cutts has a very good YouTube video discussing this very topic:

What is the ideal keyword density of a page?

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Hello and welcome;

My view; all these "magic practices" and how to set/ make the site content more relevant to Google's bots "do not hold water".

Follow Google webmaster guidelines. Do not try any "black hat" tactics. . When writing your site's content, think about the user reading the content and make it relevant and appealing to the user. Write to the user visiting your site, not to a machine scanning it. (You will never be able to reproduce the machine algorithm)

 

My opinion....

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Your pages have ads that contain more words text than others. How do I get to this type of ad with increased allowable text? Thank you
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There is no "ideal" keyword density because keyword density is a very old school approach to optimizing content on pages of a website. Think of it this way, if the content doesn't read well for the user because you've attempted to "crowbar" in your primary keyword, you'll produce poor content.

 

Matt Cutts has a very good YouTube video discussing this very topic:

What is the ideal keyword density of a page?

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Do not focus on keyword density at all.

If you have a product/service that deserves it's own page that's great. Utilise themeta title, description, keywords and h1 to let the search engines know what that specific page is about.

As for the content don't focus on keywords at all. Focus on what would be useful for the reader of that page. Write natural content; if you do this your content will naturally contain the relevant keywords without you having to fit them in.
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When writing your site's content, think about the questions user might be having in mind when he is searching a specific topic and make it relevant and help solve his issue..........

Keyword Density and SEO

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Good question Chase, here is a little trick my agency uses. Google search the term you are going after and see what the top competitors are doing. Look at the top 3 sites and see their keyword density.

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This thread has been closed to new replies since it is from 2013.

 

If you have a new or unanswered question related to this topic, please start a new thread and post a clear, specific and detailed question that describes your particular situation. It's always best to start your own thread versus making comments to random threads, even if your issue seems related.

 

To start a new thread, please go to the top level of the Community, and from there, click on the board that is most closely related to your question. After that, you can click on the pink "+" sign in the lower right corner of the screen to start a new topic. Making your new thread is fast, easy and allows more specific help directly to you (and not all of the other members in the old thread).

 

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