keyword density

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  1. Bartman

    Bartman Power Member

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    hi
    I am hiring someone to write some articles for my website. These articles will mention the phrase that i am targeting many times.
    but i am not sure how many times is ideal.
    it's a 2 word phrase. imagine its "divorce lawyer"
    in a 450 word article, how many times should the phrase be mentioned so that it doesnt look spammy?
    by the way, is 450 a good number?
     
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  2. GoldenGlovez

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    Many SEO analysis application fluctuate on the minimum keyword density percentage. They range between 0.5-2.0% Minimum Keyword Density. However, I notice most suggest no higher than a 5.0% Keyword Density per article. Personally, I aim between the 2-3% density range. You want the article to sound natural and not a keyword stuffer piece. Should a manual review ever be done, you want to assure Google that the content is worthy of its current position.

    Best of luck,
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  3. reinie

    reinie Elite Member

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    I have found 3.7% keyword density to be best
     
  4. Bartman

    Bartman Power Member

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    so in a 450 word article, 2% is 9 times. that sounds high.
     
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  5. daveguy

    daveguy Power Member UnGagged Attendee

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    9 times in a 450 word article is extremely high in my opinion, it would be very difficult to get that to flow. Is this a whitehat site that your bulding?

    I try to put the keyword in every 100-150 words. Its more important that you have it within the first two sentences and within the last two sentences of the article... IMO
     
  6. turbohacker

    turbohacker Regular Member

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    I aim for these:

    under 500 words = 0.75%-1%
    500-800 = 1-2%
    800+ = 2-3%
     
  7. vasilicaciortan

    vasilicaciortan Power Member

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    IMO a kwd density between 2-4% would be indicated.
    Like daveguy said it is very important to have it in the beginning and in the end of the article.