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How to Manage Your Keyword Density! And Long Tails.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Diophantus, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Diophantus

    Diophantus Junior Member

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    Depending on who you talk to, you probably hear a lot of opinions on how the keyword density of an article affects the piece in question. I always heard numbers ranging from 1% to 5% is an acceptable range. However, the keyword density is also dependent on how long your keyword is.

    This might come as common knowledge to many here on BHW, but for those who don't know, and those who are new to IM, here's a good way to calculate it.

    First, how many words is your article? Call this AL for "article length". How many words are in your keyphrase? Call this KL for "keyphrase length". Now, simply divide AL by KL:

    AL/KL = X

    X is basically an adjusted article length relative to your your keyphrase length. This is important to calculating your keyword density. Let KN be the number of times the Key phrase occurs in your article.

    (KN/X)*100 = KEYWORD DENSITY PERCENTAGE.

    I made a simple spreadsheet so you don't have to muck about with the calculations every time. PM me if you would like a copy. It would appear that until my account has sufficiently aged, I cannot supply a link here.
     
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    terrycody Senior Member

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    As far as i know, if you don't stuff keyword in any page, u will be good to go.
     
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    Good tutorial Diophantus! You can also check it here for free : http://tools.seobook.com/general/keyword-density/

    The keyword density for the keyphrase "keyword density" for this page is 2.11% and it might increase on every new reply because the thread title is shown above each post.
     
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    How about this - 'DONT MANAGE IT' and dont make it complicated?

    What I can suggest is use the keyword in the title and that's it. Write for your traffic and not for google. You'll find it very easy cause google is not the only source of traffic out there, you now have the social media. Its a plus in googles eyes, if they see real activity in your pages, having the keyword only in your title makes it rank like you never imagine.

    Write for your traffic/people/visitors and not for the Search Engines
     
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  5. Diophantus

    Diophantus Junior Member

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    With my particular niche, I absolutely do write with my audience in mind. I don't spin articles, or keyword stuff them, or anything else that would otherwise detract from the content.

    I use keyword research as an additional tool to help get it in front of eyes that would be interested in reading it.
     
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    Glad to see some useful information being posted! Have you noticed that your anchor text can determine how far you can go with keyword density?

    We've pretty much calculated it down after playing around with multiple sites. I sent you a PM, let me know what you think.
     
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    praetserge Power Member

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    Well said, member 8200.
    In honesty, I don't even know my keyword density as I don't write for the search engines... I choose a topic and naturally write about it and trust me I've never checked keyword density of my articles.
     
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    keyword density is not important .When you build a content use your targated keyword naturally .Dont inject keyword here and there to increase keyword density .
     
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    So many people overthink keyword density. Keyword density is so 2010. It's not something you should measure or use anymore. Write naturally and you'll create content that ranks better.
     
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    Diophantus Junior Member

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    Should keywords even be an issue or something to consider while writing? Or should it be taken out altogether?
     
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    Keyword density is the percentage a keyword or keyword phrase appears within the total number of words on a page. Ideal keyword density lies somewhere between 2 and 8 percent.
     
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    use LSI, more than targeted keywords, as that usually generates ~66% more traffic than targeted, if done right,
     
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    Use KESOR website . From this you can check out the keyword density and its percentage.