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Low keyword density ftw....yeak f*kin right!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kasabian21, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. kasabian21

    kasabian21 Junior Member

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    High keyword density is dominating the serps in my niche. Talking min 3.5%, with the average being 4.5%, some being as high as 8%. And yes, all sites with a high percentage exact match anchor text too. What's all this keep it below 1.5% stuff about?
     
  2. JuggernautJukey

    JuggernautJukey BANNED BANNED

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    That's all fine ... for now! Probably won't last long
     
  3. ilim72

    ilim72 Regular Member

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    Well google politely ask you to keep it below 1.5%, but seriously, keyword stuffing is bad but may those sites have something else to offer.
     
  4. OnlineA

    OnlineA Regular Member

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    1.5% is correct, everybody please keep doing 1.5% max, so we, who use more, can rank above you. :D
     
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  5. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    lol

    1.5% sounds a bit low to me. 2% for staying on the safe side, but as long as your content is varied (lots of LSI terms) then G can handle more. And Yahoo loved 5% plus (in my experience).
     
  6. Roontheman

    Roontheman Newbie

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    I am not sure if keyword density matters at all, what matters is your content to be natural. You will find ecommerce sites with pages having similar product names thereby raising their keyword density, should that be a reason to penalize them? I don't think so.
     
  7. huyphan47

    huyphan47 Junior Member

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    Ecommerce sites belong to a different kind of game, I think they have a slightly different set of rules
     
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    Magicodar Regular Member

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    This is impossible.. that is keyword stuffing will get penalized by Google soon.
     
  9. Gaston

    Gaston Newbie

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    E-commerce sites have very little "natural content", other than reviews- many of which are fake and loaded with keywords to the optimum density.
     
  10. Jumby

    Jumby Junior Member

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    Yes I don't know why the new thing is to have a keyword density under 2%. A quick search of many med comp keywords show that 2.5-4% is still the best way.
     
  11. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    Density will vary from niche to niche. Look at the leaders in the niche (not who ranks best but the most authoritative source) and use that to formulate a range you should be in. 1.5% density may be great for some niches but not even a fraction of what is needed in other niches.
     
  12. ranga

    ranga Regular Member

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    Keyword Density is a SEO MYTH
     
  13. Gaston

    Gaston Newbie

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    No, it's not.

    If you'd provided evidence that a greater (or fewer) number of keywords were required- within a given space- then you may be able to claim that a certain keyword density is not required.

    However, simply cleaning that keyword sensitivity is a myth, similar to claiming that the planet earth is a myth- makes no sense.
     
  14. TwistedSEO

    TwistedSEO Regular Member

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    There's a big difference between a money site and a churn and burn site. 2.5-8% is perfectly fine for a churn and burn. You can even use 90% exact anchor text. You'll rank anywhere from 1-3 months, but the chances of your site staying up after an update is almost nil.

    There's nothing wrong with using high keyword density, unless you have a site you want to keep long term. This isn't viable for some niches and hence a high kw density is a better option.

    Density does become important when you're setting up a 1000 page authority site that you plan to work on for many years. Just gotta learn to distinguish between a site that's there to make a quick buck vs something that's there to stay.

    I have both sites that use high kw density, and sites that use low kw density. They both make money. The low kw density sites rank slower, but stay ranking for 2-3 years. The high kw density sites rank super fast, but they fall off after a few months. Both viable strategies depending on your preference.
     
  15. JoeMongan

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    Keyword density is probably not the only reason why those sites are dominating. They probably have a link network like
    SAPE or a private blog network that's carrying some heavy link juice. It wont last long but this is just one of many benefits from the
    churn and burn model of doing business.

    -RK