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Is Keyword Density THAT Important?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by JuggernautJukey, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. JuggernautJukey

    JuggernautJukey BANNED BANNED

    Dec 10, 2013
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    Will my rankings be severely affected if the keyword density of my articles was only 0.5% ??

    I have tried to fit the keyword in a bit more, but there are a lot of how do .. why do ... can you ... etc etc and adding them in random places makes the article not as readable, and looks spammy

    Is it OK to have a lower KD?
  2. fxphil

    fxphil Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2010
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    Kw density has factors but it goes the same if its 15% density, if it makes sense and has value it will be pickup up in the search engines.
  3. danalytics

    danalytics Registered Member

    Jul 11, 2013
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    I get the impression Panda is less strict than it used to be but it's important not to have a high kw density. Better to have the keyword in some essential places and then use a lot of LSI. That's supposed to be the whole deal with hummingbird as I understand it. Use LSI phrases and variations people would actually type in and it will help all your related keywords.
  4. rschmitz

    rschmitz Regular Member

    Nov 14, 2013
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    The most important thing is that you have the exact key phrase in the title and in the H1 tag. After that, its anybodies guess what Google does. As a general rule, I follow this structure for keyword density IN THE BODY so I can optimize on page without getting penalized.

    Single Word: 2% or less
    Two Words: 1.5% or less
    Three Words: 1% or less
    Four words or more: .5% or less

    The key phrase does not appear anywhere else on the page. So, h1 tag, title, and body, that is it. With that formula, exact match anchor text pointing to the page is 15% or less.

    If your density is less than that of the above, its not a big loss.