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How do you find out your keyword density?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by samiejg, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    I know there are plenty of sites for checking your keyword density. But I'm having a hard time understanding them.

    I know that I'm apparently supposed to keep the keywords ranging around 1%-2%. But for example, I did a search on one of the domains I found while googling "how to cook a turkey", and it came up with the following results.

    how to 9--2.15%
    to cook 7--1.67%
    cook turkey 6--1.43%
    how to cook 7--2.51%
    to cook turkey 6--2.15%
    turkey 37--4.42%
    turkey roasting 3--0.72
    when turkey 2--0.48

    I find it very confusing trying to calculate keyword density. Would anyone be able to help me with trying to understand this? Also is 1-2% really what I should be looking for? and is there a particular site I should be using for keyword density?
     
  2. Logician

    Logician BANNED BANNED

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    Don't worry about all that other stuff, just focus on YOUR keywords.
     
  3. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    That's the thing though :p I don't know how to focus on my own keywords haha
     
  4. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    if you're using wordpress get all in one seo or yoast seo plug in, I use yoast and it calculates the density for you, it even has green, orange, and red signals to let you know if it's too high or low.
     
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  5. hammerkrass

    hammerkrass Newbie

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    Wiki: "Keyword density is the percentage of times a keyword or phrase appears on a web page compared to the total number of words on the page."
    This is the math behind the density check, but to always have a live status of your density I would agree to the post above me and use any seo tool like yoast.
     
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  6. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    hammerkrass, that page was very interesting to read. I still found that I was having a hard time figuring it all out though.

    I understand keywords on it's own. But big 4-5 word long keyword phrases are complicated for me. They don't even seem to be showing up in an of the keyword counter tools I'm using. I'm also not sure how it works if you were focusing on example: how to cook a turkey -- if writing the word turkey by itself helps towards that phrase getting ranked. Or does it have to be that whole entire phrase that gets used all over the webpage over and over again to meet the 2% density?
     
  7. hammerkrass

    hammerkrass Newbie

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    Yes its the complete phrase.