Keyword Density?

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  1. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    What keyword density is best or does it matter? I currently am running 2% - 2.5% but am wondering if I could rank better by increasing it a couple of percentage points.
     
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    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    I am aiming between 3 and 6 %.

    By the way, SEARCH on this forum. There are hundred of threads talking about this.
     
  3. blackhataffiliate

    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    Thanks for the help. I did search, but got some kind of db error so I just went ahead and asked
     
  4. Talsin

    Talsin Regular Member

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    I aim to not go higher than 3% personally.

    But it can depend on your niche, I think 6% is a little bit too high myself.
     
  5. cool5now

    cool5now Registered Member

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    I think the optimal keyword density varies from niche to niche too. I was thinking of scripting a tool to take the top twenty results out of google for a keyword search and work out each sites keyword density. From this you could take an average, compare it across niches and see if there is a pattern.

    Has anyone done this previously? You'd be saving me a good few hours of my life.
     
  6. casius

    casius Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I would advise lesser your keyword density if it is over 5%.
     
  7. amsterdamned

    amsterdamned Regular Member

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    I agree I use 2-4% at the moment which goes well.

    Just test it, if you want to know for sure. G has a website optimizer as well for this purpose.
     
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    Is keyword density based upon a specific keyword you use in your title or meta keywords? Or is it based upon the genre of your site (ie acne related keywords %)?
     
  9. cool5now

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    another thing to consider is the relative term density a few years ago Google employees talked alot about how they are looking at relative terms i.e. a page with the targeting the keyword "snooker" may benefit from having related terms on the page i.e cue table balls etc. That isn't the best example but you get what I mean.
     
  10. SupaMonkey

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    Keep it low and safe like the replies above have suggested :)