Keyword density?

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  1. Nosence

    Nosence Senior Member

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    I have not written any articles for one of my site in a very long time. It ranks extremely well the way it is. I do want to begin building it out more. This site originally had every black hat thing I can think of done to it. 100k scrapebox and xrumer blasts anything you probably shouldnt do to a money site I did to this site.

    Now after all of these updates that I dont really keep up with SEO is not really my thing. I really just want to refresh the site a bit. Is a 2-3 keyword density still acceptable?
     
  2. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    Bring your kw density down to 1-1.5%. You trigger red flags much easier now for kw stuffing.
     
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    gergo2007 Senior Member

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    do you know guy whats strange? i have an article with a density of 2 , ranks #54, and another article with a density of 11.2 ranks #11 with almos no links. So strange.
     
  4. VinBed

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    It used to be 2-3% that was the sweet spot, but it might have to be slightly lower now after recent updates.
     
  5. dieyoung

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    I have a density of 4-5% on one of my sites and it ranks very well. I just write naturally and see good results.
     
  6. RuiGomes

    RuiGomes BANNED BANNED

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    It would depend on how do you fit the keywords, but 3% is way to much in my opinion. Writing naturally, I don't even achieve 1% all the times, so I guess keeping it between 1-1.5% is the best.
     
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    I would suggest to look over the kw density in the first 3-4 website for your kw and just rise with 0.5% - 1% above them.

    It will be better to test more article and make an average.
     
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    I have a keyword density of around 2%. It's good actually. You can have your sematric keywords to have around 1% keyword density.

    IMP SUGGESTION: If your site has been hit by these updates, rather than leaving this site. 301 redirect it to another site. You will pass on all the link juice and theres a bright chance that penalty won't pass. Do remember, to get your new site on top 20 before using 301.
     
  9. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    Would you please show me an article with 5% density that doesn't look like a cave man wrote it? I would say 0.5% is enough as in mentioning the keyword once in the first paragraph and once again in the last and of course once in the title and that's it. Combining that with 5% in backlinks anchor.
     
  10. dieyoung

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    My 5% quote is on a product review site. It's quite normal to reference the product frequently. You can only say 'it' so many times when doing a comparison or talking about features.
     
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    I am using no more than 1.5% on any given site. One of my sites that was hit by the updates....I lowered the density..adjusted the title tag..changed the home page a bit..gave it 25 HPR backlinks with nothing but variations of my url....It was at like 547 in the serps, now it's down around 98 (it was page 1 or 2 prior)...
     
  12. williamk

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    Mention your keyword in Title and Desc Tags once, Title/H1 once, Body twice, Alt-Tags from images once, Footer once. I think that's should be enough