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A few question from a NOOB about search volume for keywords!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CaptRU, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. CaptRU

    CaptRU Registered Member

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    1. How many keywords should I include for my page? What the limit before Google puts you in the sandbox.

    2. How do I check the search volume for certain keywords, for instance how many people search that exact term a month.
     
  2. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

    Keyword density isn't all that important, just make sure your content isn't duplicate. Don't try and stuff either. People go on and on about the perfect density but that was relevant years ago, not today. What's more important is the titles of your inbound links. You can have a page without a keyword on it ranking for that term if you've got the right links.
     
  3. seosutra

    seosutra Regular Member

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    Answering your first Q - keyword density for a single keyword on your page should be around 4 to max 7 percent. You can target 3-4 keywords in single copy. There are sites which can help you to analyse keyword density.

    Read some basic SEO books. Good ones to start is Aron Wall's SEO Book ( PDF must be in Download Section )

    Welcome to BHW !!
     
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    TermsB Senior Member

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    I highly disagree with you on the density part. If you have lower than 1% density you're going to miss out on a lot of easy on page SEO for that keyword.
     
  5. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    Having keywords in there and having them in the right places is important, but the days of checking your copy to try and hit some golden percentage are really over.
     
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    @dannyhw, can you elaborate a little more on that golden percentage --- !! Thanks
     
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    It used to be that in every SEO tutorial you'd see something like "Be sure to make sure your target keywords have a keyword density of 5-15%" or something similar. Really just be reasonable with it. This is from before a whole lot of changes took place and new algorithms came into play.