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Question about Density.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by The Secret, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. The Secret

    The Secret Junior Member

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    I have a few websites that i have the KW density around 2-4% But i have another site which is ranking better and i have some KW at 16%. I thought this would be the other way around. Also does it matter if i have high Density for words that are not keyword search terms? just random words?
     
  2. Gyuman82

    Gyuman82 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    People put too much emphasis on keyword density. 16% is definitely too high though. You should be around the 1-3% (assuming for Google) and a bit higher for Yahoo/Bing.

    When writing content it is more important that you write something interesting that readers will like rather than for search engines.

    A good rule of thumb is to write for readers with search engines in the back of your mind (ie. sprinkle some keywords here and there).

    Don't get caught up too much in percentages, quality is WAY more important.

    A good quality article will get linked to WAY more than one written for search engines, which is by far much more important to your search engine rankings than some density %.
     
  3. The Secret

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    Yeah i agree. My problem is i cant add much more content as the problem site is a eCommerce with every product having a similar name so the keyword is there a lot. I'm not sure what to do.
     
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    nkjskj Senior Member

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    @Gyuman82 - I am agree with you. 1 to 3% density will work fine for google. High density never liked by SE's. But focusing around keywords will surely improve you content value for serps.