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perfect keyword density %

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by canuckle83, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. canuckle83

    canuckle83 Registered Member

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    I am using easy seo, default at 4 - 5.5% is that a good rate?

    My keyword density is usually 2 to 2.5% is that good enough?

    What is the optimal keyword density per article ???

    THX
     
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  2. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    1.5 - 2.5%
     
  3. testdrive

    testdrive Regular Member

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    anything more than 2.5% is high
     
  4. canuckle83

    canuckle83 Registered Member

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    ugh..stupiod plug-in was set at default 4-5.5%, i thought that was the correct rate..whew
     
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    c0ntenth|ef Power Member

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    i doubt keyword density much matters much anymore but 2-3% is good i think
     
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  6. JimmyConway

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    In between 2 and 3%.
     
  7. mrpickles

    mrpickles Registered Member

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    keyword density does not help anymore and is outdated form of seo . Concentrate on writing quality unique content for SEO
     
  8. jascoken

    jascoken Senior Member

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    Keyword density is an irrelevant concept as a target now. It only matters as a control against over optimisation. More than 2-3 mentions of a keyword looks like keyword seeding.

    Write for your readers and simply get phrase matched keywords into your titles and anchors. But Avoid over-use. The biggest newbie trap is over optimisation, and it's this that usually causes the effects that newbs see as sand boxing etc. (combined with link velocity etc on a new domain.)
     
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    switch_2012 Power Member

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    Hi,

    It should be around 2% mark - but make sure you have H1, H2, H3 headings with keyword(s) in them, and also, dont forget to add an image with the same keyword name and alt tag..

    Regards,

    switch
     
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    flx89 Senior Member

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    i'm using the keyword 5-8 times / 1000 words. This is the best way
     
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  11. canuckle83

    canuckle83 Registered Member

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    yep have been using easy seo plugin , so far keeping it 1.5%
     
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    TNphoneman Senior Member

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    It depends on how you have the plugin set up. If you have it set up for the entire page then 4-5.5 is ok but if you have it set up for post page then you want around 2%.
     
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    1.5 -2% (Is the optimal Keywords density percentage)

    Let us do a Little general calculation for a 500 word article..

    1.5% - 2% means that in a 500 word Article you can use a Keyword/Keywords for 7 - 10 times makes and it wont create any keywords stuffing.

    But if you ask Me, I personally prefer to maintain a Keywords density of 1 - 1.5 % which means the Keywords can be used for 5 - 8 times max in a 500 word article.
    Specifically after PANDA 2.5 special attention should be given toward the content and the distribution of Keywords.
    1 to 2 max Keyword/keywords should appear per 100 words, if you are intending to write a perfect SE Optimized article and that too without any Keyword stuffing.

     
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    alaltaierii Supreme Member

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    I'm always using about 2% on most of my sites.
     
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    bulldogzg Senior Member

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    Like everyone said, around 1.5 to 2% anything higher will trigger some red flags. But make sure you have your title, H1, H2, H3 first and last sentence KW optimized!
     
  16. ozone100

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    There is no optimal keyword density because Google's algorithm is way more advanced and uses things like topic modeling and other methods for determining relevancy. As a rule of thumb I would recommend using your keyword 1 time per 100 words. But make sure you are also using variations of your keyword.
     
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    johnnyd77 Senior Member

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    2% seems to work well from me. I think that H1 H2 H3 tags and keyword in title is more important tho.
     
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    Depends how you write :)

    Magic for me has been 2.5%-3.5%.

    Never over 4%...But I figure it's about time to test out what would happen with really good, readable content that's a bit saturated. It's fun to play around with the numbers
     
  19. BigMarcusStud

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    As a personal rule of thumb, keyword appear once for every 100 words. So in a 500 word article, 5 times.
     
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    1 to 2%. LSI...using related keywords in the article will help much more than repeating keywords over and over in an unnatural way.