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Overkill or effective? - Will give rep for most helpful answer

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sadshow, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. sadshow

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    When a site targets hundreds of keywords, all related to one particular word, is it overkill to include that word in every post/page title? Or should it just be in the title for search engines?

    For example, if you have a site related to lots if different things about Germany and all of the keywords you are building content for have the word "Germany" or "German" in them. Like German Chocolate, Restaurants Germany, Sports Germany, German Banks, Strip Club Germany.... Is it overkill to have the whole keyword in the on-page post/page titles?

    Or would your titles just be Chocolate, Restaurants, Sports, Banks, Strip Clubs for the on-page titles and then include "German" or "Germany" in the search engine title only?


    I'm working on my first ever SEO-based project and this is something I can't find a direct answer for, so your input is appreciated.
     
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    So, you're gonna have the URL with the KW but this KW wont be in the title for readers? How can this be "best SEo practices"?
     
  3. Beven

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    Rep shouldn't really be used as an incentive for answers but I'll answer your question anyway.

    Having the same word in the titles of your pages won't get you into trouble for keyword stuffing. However it's mostly in the articles themselves you should really stick to just restaurant than german restaurant. As long as your SEO title and description include the keywords you should be okay :)
     
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    So I'm assuming you are saying that I should include the entire keyword in title? I'm still trying to clarify what the "best seo practices" are. This is my first SEO project.
     
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    My apologies I didn't know that was frowned upon, I wanted to give a benefit to others in exchange for taking the time to help me out.

    Thanks for your reply I appreciate the advice. When I first started converting affiliate offers with direct traffic it was all about making sure I had a solid foundation of the basics, so I'm trying to do the same with SEO.
     
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    When you want to rank on many different terms its pretty common to have different URL's for most of theese KWs.

    To have the best possibilities of ranking in Google, a good idea is to have the keyword you wan't to rank for in Title and in the URL.

    So if I had a page I wanted to rank for "German Chocolate" and "Chocolate from Germany", I would probaly have the Title as this: Buy German Chocolate made in Germany or something like this. The URL would probaly be mywebsite.com/german-chocolate

    I would optimize the page for the keyword which is most searched though. Remember you can always rank a page for a given keyword without having the full keyword/phrase in Title. Links is King always.