1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How may times should i repeat my keywords

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by RonyJoe, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. RonyJoe

    RonyJoe Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2016
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Hello all, i have a question winch is how many times should i repeat the keyword in the same article is 3-5 times in a 500 words ok ? and should i use "tags" of the same keyword or is it bad for SEO ?
    thanks
     
  2. Topiano

    Topiano Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2015
    Messages:
    665
    Likes Received:
    134
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    SEO
    2 Maximum in Content ,

    First would be on the First paragraph in the Article and second would be any other in the article.
     
  3. GReaperas

    GReaperas Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    70
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    If you are using Wordpress download the Yoast SEO free plugin. It has a keyword density function.
    In case you don't about 2-2.5% keyword density.
    And i wouldn't really worry about tag naming.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3,987
    Likes Received:
    2,564
    Location:
    Europe
    Home Page:
    • Thanks Thanks x 10
  5. GReaperas

    GReaperas Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    70
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    A quote from the guide of @phpbuilt describes it perfectly. If it isn't broke, don't fix it. So I guess I am sticking to what works for me.
     
  6. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3,987
    Likes Received:
    2,564
    Location:
    Europe
    Home Page:
    That's fine, but it's well known that using Yoast for optimal densities will lead to overoptimization overkill.
     
  7. ThatSEO

    ThatSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2016
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    299
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Self employed marketing stuff
    Location:
    Sometimes UK
  8. ContentWriter

    ContentWriter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 8, 2013
    Messages:
    2,732
    Likes Received:
    343
    Occupation:
    Content Writer
    Home Page:
    If you have one primary, non-long-tailed keyword, apply 1% keyword density.
    If it's a long-tailed one, go with 0.50% density.

    If you have secondary keywords other than your primary keyword, mention your secondary keywords 1 to 2 times.

    Strike a good balance between on-page SEO and the added value that your content will bring to your readers.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. Routine34

    Routine34 Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2017
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    4
    Wow.. that is very, very good guide. I had a blast reading it. I guess I'm going to have to re-work my sidebars tonight
     
  10. kindarthur

    kindarthur Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    2,652
    Likes Received:
    385
    Occupation:
    IM specialist
    Location:
    World of SEO
    You can repeat the same keyword for maximum 2 to 3 times in the 500 words article will be okay if it is a short term primary keywords. If it is a long term keyword then you should use it for only one time. But you have to concentrate on keyword velocity which help you to make clear about how and where we use the keywords in the article.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  11. lordjim

    lordjim Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2017
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    content of 500 words you could put 5 times without fear of the google sandbox.
    but you only need 3
    1/ In header
    2/ In content
    3/ Last word in content
    this has always got my site into top 3 position SERPS
    hope this helps Keep it simple, when i first stated seo i set up a site just to test what works, ans how many keywords add up to spam,but the truth is google just loves quality original Content using 1 2 3 above i have ranked on page one in one day
    Hope this helps and goog luck to you
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  12. iJohnyCash

    iJohnyCash Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2015
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    1
    Home Page:
    Maybe until SEO Yoast Plugin tells you it´s okay?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  13. darulez

    darulez Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Messages:
    2,264
    Likes Received:
    703
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Waiting 36 days till I can stick it in
    Location:
    Walhalla
    correct now
     
  14. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    3,987
    Likes Received:
    2,564
    Location:
    Europe
    Home Page:
    And how exactly would you like to use Yoast without Wordpress?
     
  15. hkskts

    hkskts Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2016
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    I would advice the same.

    Use it once in title. Better if you start your title with the keyword.

    And 2-3 times max in article.

    Also dont forget to add keyword in meta description.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  16. darulez

    darulez Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Messages:
    2,264
    Likes Received:
    703
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Waiting 36 days till I can stick it in
    Location:
    Walhalla
    for the SEO starters I'd advice them all in one seo and use the phpbuilt mentioned tools or tools.seobook.com/general/keyword-density/ and keep 2word under 1,5% and offpage EMAs = 0%.

    or use plain html. solves 2000% of problems.
     
  17. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    Messages:
    12,051
    Likes Received:
    10,833
    Occupation:
    WHEREZ MA
    Location:
    BITCOINS AT?
    Home Page:
    Search for your target keywords. Take the top 10 sites and check their kw density. Copy their density.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  18. darulez

    darulez Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Messages:
    2,264
    Likes Received:
    703
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Waiting 36 days till I can stick it in
    Location:
    Walhalla
    that will work in a "webmaster guideline" perfect world. as soon as they got some links with anchors, it will ripp the % apart..
     
  19. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    Messages:
    12,051
    Likes Received:
    10,833
    Occupation:
    WHEREZ MA
    Location:
    BITCOINS AT?
    Home Page:
    Obviously we're just isolating one on-page factor here. I'm not saying they'll rank just because they've copied the others' %'s. You're right about the off-page SEO, namely links.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  20. Sophie

    Sophie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,073
    Likes Received:
    3,609
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
       девушка
    Do remember that most SEO plugins only calculate keyword density in the post content, not the overall page.

    So if you have breadcrumbs, menu links, or "recent posts" widget, you may want to take note if those have your keywords too as it would inflate your keyword density very easily. You can always counter them easily by browsing the plugins section. For instance, "Recent Post - Extended" has a feature that excludes the current post, thereby reducing the keyword's density.

    Image alt tags may or may not play a role too.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2