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How many keywords do i use in a food recipe article

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jesaustralia, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. jesaustralia

    jesaustralia Newbie

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    Hi I just need to have something cleared up here. I can't find anything on the subject in google so im thinking you would know. Food recipes are typically not very long something like 100-150 words all together unless i write alot of fill in words. How many times could i allow myself to mention the keyword im optimizing for in such an article? can i put it 3 times in anchor? or should i go for 2 times i'm a bit lost here because these articles are so typically short. Any help will be much appreciated
     
  2. jrenzi

    jrenzi Junior Member

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    I wouldn't overdo repeating the keyword that many times. What if you add an intro of 100/200 words or a detailed step by step for the recipe? You'd be even providing more value to the reader.
     
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    make recipe description as you would describe to some friend and you can add more words. KW density is 2% ideally. on 200 word it is 4. on 500 it is 10 (average, its not an exact rule)

    best wishes.

    Leobar
     
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  4. novel92

    novel92 Regular Member

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    Don't optimize it. Just write it naturally and you'll be fine. If it doesn't fit anywhere in a natural way, you don't have to optimize it further. As long as you have the title tag and h1 down the page will be well.
     
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  5. hostmela

    hostmela BANNED BANNED

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    1 keyword perfect for 100-200 words article. If your article 500 words then use maximum 3 keyword.
     
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    This is probably the stupidest question so far on BHW
     
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  7. jesaustralia

    jesaustralia Newbie

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    This was maybe a stupid question and I'm sorry for that, but it really frustrated me and put a stop sign in front of my writing. I guess my knowledge is a bit insecure about seo, but I can tell you several things I learned alot by asking this stupid question and now I can go on with what I really want create a website with value to my readers.

    I'm taking this approach value first then everything else will follow money wise. I found many of the answers very useful and it gave me some really good ideas on how to proceed with my big project. thanks all
     
  8. jrenzi

    jrenzi Junior Member

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    No question is stupid, each one of us is in a different step of the learning process.

    Wish you the best for your recipe site, and would be good if you keep us updated to see how it went for you
     
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  9. proson

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    keyword density: 1-3% will be enough. Meaning for 100 words, there will be maximum of three times mention of your keywords.
     
  10. Kate Willson

    Kate Willson Newbie

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    You can set your keyword density 2% to 3% for 100 words. Two keywords are enough for per post.
     
  11. Kaithe.Clarke

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    You see, there is no one recipe (like that for baking cookies) which if followed to the letter gets you best keyword density...The idea is to use them in such a clever fashion that neither does it hinder readability or dilute the real message (as in the case of keyword stuffing), nor is it a case of under-utilization. You can get your paragraph on a paper and read it aloud to ensure that... it reads naturally where a person isn't going to be annoyed...

    To say that 0.2% or 2% or 5% is the 'most appropriate' density is something laughable.

    Just make sure you are targeting keywords smartly in title and description tags.
     
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  12. sacoderbd

    sacoderbd Junior Member

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    I think it would be great if you can retain a kw density of 1.5 percent which could only be possibly if you write it in a natural way...:)
     
  13. john1444

    john1444 Elite Member

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    You can actually add as much as you want so long as it doesn't become irrelevant due to keyword stuffing and you stick to 3% keyword density.
     
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  14. GamingOn

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    I agree 1 keyword is best and use the keyword as your article title for best results in Google.
     
  15. amandaspears86

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    For a 100-150 word articles you may use your keyword 2-3 times.