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Is this a bad amount of stop words?

Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by samiejg, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    I just wrote a review for my own sites and then ran it through a keyword density checker and it told me this.

    Total word count:325 (693 including stop words)

    Is that really bad? I'm assuming I'm just using too much verbage and need to cut back to make it easier to read.
     
  2. JessePinkman

    JessePinkman Junior Member

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    Short answer: Yes.
     
  3. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    It told you your total word count was 325, why is that bad... idgi.
     
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    tony_d Elite Member

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    You manually wrote a ~700 word article with nearly 50% stop words? Seriously?
     
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    lord1027 Elite Member

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    I would really like to see that article :)) How in world did you use so many stop words?
     
  6. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Haha I would be too embarrassed to show that lol I think it's just too much verbage that I use. Do you think that this type of issue with my writing can cause issues with ranking on Google? :p See I'm probably even doing in it this message too.

    But yes, I manually wrote it and I've also been told by people (in addition to too much verbage) that I am too detailed lol
     
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    heartnet02 Power Member

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    No it will probably not cause any issues with Google but for your reader it does. People tend to understand better if you use simpler words that are direct to the point. No need to go over the bush when trying to convey a message. Most people are also looking for information online and if you don't provide it to them in a simple and direct form, then they will leave your site and go to your competitors. If you are writing a book then maybe this is acceptable since people uses the power of imagination to feel what they are reading and it is your job to make them feel it using your words but for websites, I don't think so.
     
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    misterblackhat Newbie

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    Haha that's insane man. How did you pull that off?
     
  9. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    I don't know haha It looks normal to me. I just write too much verbage I suppose. Maybe some day I'll show you guys the article lol