# [Help] Calculate properly the keyword density of a phrase of 2 or N words

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by zpchips, Jun 14, 2012.

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1. ### zpchipsRegistered Member

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I know to calculate a keyword density in an article its pretty much the (Keyword count)/(Total Words)

What I don't know is how to calculate the keyword density when the keyword is a phrase

Let's say (hypothetically for test uses) :

• I have an article with 100 words (and i use pure word with equal or more than 4 letters in each word so the 100 words will be included (since many words sometimes are ignore like the, and, in, at, a, I, etc... )
• I'm writing about "buying cheap cats food" as my keyword phrase or any other 4 words phrase
• my phrase appears 8 times in the article

What will be the exact formula to measure the phrase-keyword density?

if I use this site http://www.live-keyword-analysis.com/
it tell mes my keyword density is 8.2%

If i use this formula:
100*(Keyword count)/(Total Words)=8%

If i use the formulas that are set here (the last 2 formulas they use for phrases) http://www.vodahost.com/web-hosting-how-to-calculate-your-keyword-density.html/:
1st formula= Density = 100*(WordsInThePhrase * HowManyTimePhraseRepeats)/(Total Words)
= 100*(4*8)/100= 32% density

or this other formula they propose: Density = 100* ( HowManyTimePhraseRepeats / ( TotalWords -( HowManyTimePhraseRepeats x ( WordsInThePhrase-1 ) ) ) ) x 100

= 100*(8)/(100-(8*(4-1)))= 10.53%

So which is the formula to calculate properly the density of a keyword phrase on an article cause I'm quite mixed up ?

2. ### chroniclesRegistered Member

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I don't get this
hope you can find the answer bro,
good luck.

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