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Does A High Keyword Density Affect Your Rankings In Google!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cpacashman, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. cpacashman

    cpacashman Junior Member

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    I noticed some bloggers talking about Google penalizing people for over optimizing there keywords &
    would like to know if some others have experienced the same with Google.

    One guy optimized his wordpress blog 100% and used a 2.5% keyword density using the seo plugin
    "Easy WP Seo"

    He also had Adwords running & Google gave him a quality score of 5 on a post that has 26 on page seo
    factors for the keyword, has anyone experienced the same with Google.
     
  2. Em][n3m

    Em][n3m Power Member

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    yes, its called keyword stuffing . keep your keywords density around 3-4%
     
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    scorpion king Senior Member

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    Yes thats true. Keyword stuffing affect quality of content according to google.
    Avoid using plugins as much as possible.
     
  4. cpacashman

    cpacashman Junior Member

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    He said he used 2.5% & had Adwords on it, I'm using "Easy WP Seo"

    If he got a bad ranking with a 2.5% keyword rating I'm thinking of
    staying under 2.5 what do you guys think is it worth worrying about.
     
  5. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Dude, do not worry about keyword density. Just write like a normal person would write. As long as your URLs are good and titles, you should be fine. I like to put the keyword somewhere in the front of a paragraph and somewhere at the end which seems natural to me
     
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    Absolutely...

    Keyword density should only be used as a controlling factor now - never a target. People really need to get away from this concept; Google is far smarter than this. Write naturally and mention your keyword near the start and the end, and that's it.

    You should also have your keyword (modified/expanded with prefix/suffixes) in your Page Title and at least 1 Header near the top. Any more than that looks unnatural.

    Also; avoid over-optimisation on your keyword anchors for inbound links. Use URL/Site name and generic 'click kere' type anchors for variety. This is especially important on EMD/PMD's as these can easily over-optimise your keywords. And be sure to link deep and wide - not just to the the home page.

    Since Panda, all these factors have multiplied.
     
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    AutoMag Newbie

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    Depends really on the specifics of that niche but that has been hit by Panda lately.
     
  8. cpacashman

    cpacashman Junior Member

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    Hi jascoken,

    Can you give some examples of what you said down below
    for these words.

    URL/Site name and generic 'click kere' type anchors for variety

    What is EMD/PMD's & how can they optimise my keywords.



     
  9. Tatsuya

    Tatsuya Junior Member

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    I was wondering about a low keyword density, since sometimes the keyword is for example "symptom headaches", so it cannot be used naturally to achieve a 2%. But putting it in the first and last paragraphs is easier.
     
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    billbobi Regular Member

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    dont spam your keyword too much or you will be penalized
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    You shouldn't be using anything that can match a patern.