Is it smart to use multiple key words in a single article when writing content for best SEO results

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  1. dcjacopo

    dcjacopo Newbie

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    Hi bhw, I'm wondering if there are people here who can share their opinion/experience/knowledge on this question. I was initially told when writing content with the purpose of getting ranked in google to use the keyword in the title and then in your first paragraph but not to use it more than that as it would be viewed as "keyword stuffing" which google frowns upon. In researching keywords to use for my writing it seemed to me that several keywords could be used in a single article. I asked this question to my friends who are helping me and they said "no" only use one keyword per article. However after doing a little research it seems to me that using multiple keywords in a single article is the right way to go. I am interested to know if using more than one keyword in a single article is the right way to approach content writing to improve SEO results and if so, is there some direction you can offer in implementing that strategy. For example what is the best way to do that, would it be to make a paragraph heading using the second or third keywords and using that paragraph in the same way as the first paragraph was used to highlight the main keyword, use it once in the paragraph type of thing? Also would it be smart to create links, using the second and third keywords as links in your article to other pages on your site that dig deeper into that particular keyword? Any help is appreciated, thanks

    I hope this is okay but I posted the same question in a different forum "freelance" but after looking around I thought maybe this was the right forum for this question, sorry still learning where things are in bhw
     
  2. ContentWriter

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    What I've been doing for a long time now and what has always worked for me is having 1 main keyword, with 1% keyword density + 5 long-tail secondary keywords (to be mentioned 1-2 times within the article). I mention the main keyword once in the first paragraph and once in the last. The remaining keywords are distributed evenly throughout the body of the article. Also, I only put a maximum of 2 keywords in one paragraph. :) -Micah
     
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  3. Akinyande ayo

    Akinyande ayo Power Member

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    I use multiple related keywords, not necessarily only LSI and I don't have problem with that. BTW, I write 850 word avg.

    Keywords are humanly used, so it's natural to have many keywords in a solid, relatively long article even if you're writing outside IM scope, so don't know why anyone can not do that. In fact, restricting yourself to a specific number of keywords is NOT NATURAL and who knows? this may carry risk or seen as poor quality later in the future.
     
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  4. Dweb

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    Ideally you want to focus on one, maybe two keywords with at least 1% density, and 4-5 LSIs
     
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    Yes, you can optimize (target) multiple keywords for a single page. But you have to target one main keyword and rest others as secondary keywords. You can read more details from top experts here:

    https://www.quicksprout.com/university/how-to-optimize-a-page-for-multiple-keywords/
    https://moz.com/learn/seo/multiple-keywords-video
    https://cognitiveseo.com/blog/15471/multiple-keywords-optimization/
     
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    You can use and optimize an article for more than a Keyword if you are sure to not spam it with unintentional keyword stuffing!
     
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    Main keywords with LSI keywords distributed throughout the body of article works better for onpage seo.
     
  8. ContentWriter

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    They're right. LSI graph is a good place to get secondary keywords. Just make sure that you don't engage in keyword stuffing and that you mention your main keyword in the first paragraph.
     
  9. joseph15

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    I don't think you really need to focus on kw density that much honestly. Google is sophisticated enough to understand what websites and articles are about regardless of how often a word(s) is mentioned. Looking at my own competitors, most of them don't even include the focus keyword a single time in their articles! Only in the title, Meta title (google snippet) and URL. Other than that, the exact match keyword is nowhere to be found.