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How Your Opinion About Bold/Italic/Underline in Article?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Garyu73, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Garyu73

    Garyu73 BANNED BANNED

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    Hi,
    In many case, many blogs I see use keyword use bold in every paragraf. And every paragraph contain 50 words. Please see article below for example :

    Keyword Target : Berita Terbaru Cipto Junaedy

    Please don't see language in the article above. You can see in every paragraph contain keyword target used bold . So, how your opinion about bold in article? Does it have impact for SEO?
     
  2. quadracorn

    quadracorn Registered Member

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    I dont think bolding it helps for SEO but putting your keyword repetedly throughout the article helps.
     
  3. dinkish

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    Seems like the keyword density is too high first of all. I heard the previously desired density changed in one of the recent updates, so I don't even know what the desired % would be, but that seems obnoxious and very spammy.

    Secondly I don't see any benefit in bolding and italicizing the keyword more than once. You'd probably get a higher impact including one h1 or h2 tag instead at the top of the page.
     
  4. Gyuman82

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    First off all the bold/italics/underline stuff only helped a little, and that was a few years ago. These days it's pretty much worthless.

    There may be a VERY TINY TINY SEO benefit, but it is more than off-set by making your website look stupid and it will piss off your readers.

    So just save yourself the effort and don't do it.
     
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    Agree with Gyuman82, it's worth very little these days.

    Make it look natural, don't bolden or underline everything for SEO, unless it has a reason to be bold or underlined...
     
  6. YellowBoi

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    my thoughts exactly. Focus on writing content for the reader, not the search engine. Also, all this keyword density is a myth, sure if you plaster you site with all your keywords you'll raise a red flag with the big G, but all this "oh, keyword density has to be 40% etc" is nothing but a myth. There is no proof that Google uses that in it's algorithm
     
  7. dinkish

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    There's no "proof" of Google's Algorithm in general. It's all speculation.

    I do agree with focusing content for the reader however. If it looks like spammy shit, no one is going to click through, and will in all likelihood harm your SERP's, not benefit them.

    I'd be more concerned about providing relevant and informative content rather than cramming a bunch of buzz words into an article every 50 words.
     
  8. Garyu73

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    Yes, thanks all for answers. Sorry I can't reply your comment one by one, but I agree with you "content for user, and make it look natural". Oh yeah, how if make link in keyword targeted to url article. Please see below for example :

    Keyword Target : Cipto Junaedy
    Url Article : http://www.example.com/cipto-junaedy.html

    So, here I want to try make a keyword target to linking in the article itself. What is this help for SEO?
     
  9. SimonRohde

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    For a article on 300-400 words i put ONE bold word (The keyword) and that's it. If i'm writing more articles to same customer on same topic, i vary it between bold and italic.
     
  10. dinkish

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    When I'm writing content, I don't start with a hyper-linked keyword. Build that into your article so it actually looks natural, as a reference to a relevant but unassociated site would be.

    Also, don't forget to optimize the article for on-site with images, videos, etc.
     
  11. stanleyreporb

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    Bold, italic and underline should still have seo benefits. But the benefits are so minimal that it is not even worth your time to think about it.