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Keywords in the URL, How much is too much?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cashmoney404, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. cashmoney404

    cashmoney404 Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I've been wondering about keyword density in the URL. Would something like the example below be over optimized?

    mycellphones.com/used-cell-phones/how-to-find-old-cell-phones


    I'm using this in my silo structure and I'm afraid it might be too much! Thoughts?
     
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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Keep your keyword density between 1 and 3%. Any less and the keyword may not rank (although less is safer than more), and any more and your post may be interpreted as spam both by the search engines and by your audience.

    That URL is fine so long as you don't have "cell phones" appearing in every other word, although I personally find that long URL annoying to look at, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks this.
     
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  3. Aty

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    That looks quite spammy, and I'm pretty sure having "cell phones" three times in your url won't do wonders.

    I would use something like:

    brandname.com/how-to-find-old-cell-phones