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Alright, one noob question about SEO

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by HappyS, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. HappyS

    HappyS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I choose a keyword lets say "usa dating", and repeat "usa dating" few times in the text on the home page to improve my SEO home page performance.

    The question: If I repeat keywords "usa dating" on other pages of my site, will this improve my rank position for the HOME PAGE too?
     
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    Nah. Not at all or if yes to the smallest degree that you won't even be able to notice man.


    Build backlinks instead!!!!! Don't waste your time!!!
     
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  5. omnipotent$

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    You only really need your keyword to appear once within the page. If you over do it you will see some over optimization filters being tripped.
     
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    Hepi,

    Obviously it's unavoidable to place the same phrases on different pages of your website however if you fully optimize two pages for the same keyword, those two pages will effectively be competing with each other in search.

    When both pages are indexed and someone types in the keyword "usa dating", Google looks in its index and finds both your pages that could potentially be relevant to that user's query.

    In answer to your question, having the keyword a few times in the copy of another page won't help your home page and it probably won't hurt it too much either. Conversely, having that page on your site fully optimized for that keyword will drag your home page down in rankings if it is deemed more relevant than your home page for that particular query. Both pages are a part of your whole website so that's not really a bad thing however if you want the home page ranking for "usa dating" and not other pages, take it easy on optimizing other pages for those keywords. Note that a few mentions of the same key term in copy on a page other than your home page does not constitute "fully optimizing" that page.
    Here is a good post for on-page best practices. If you were to do the tasks outlined there to two separate pages for the same keyword, odds are they would be duking it out in search for related queries,

    http://www.seomoz.org/learn-seo/on-page-factors

    Here are some basics on how Google indexes and serves web pages,

    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=70897

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
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    Nice post there content authority
     
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    theRanker sounds correct. The way I like to do it is to have my main homepage ranked for my main keyword which is usually a little more general than what I like to rank my other pages for which are more specific keywords.

    Mainpage: "USA Dating"
    Page1: "Dating *town *gender"

    That way they aren't competing with each other and I can target multiple relevant keywords.
     
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