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Question about keyword density

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by luckyhands, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. luckyhands

    luckyhands Newbie

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    I'm writing articles for a client, and they've asked me to include keywords at 5% density. Now these keywords are things like Toronto wedding bands and wedding band Toronto.

    Will phrases like Toronto-based wedding bands or wedding bands in Toronto yield the same results? The writing looks too awkward if wedding band Toronto is just dropped in to the text.
     
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    kontentguy Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    yea you have to mix it up
    google will likely equate 'wedding band toronto' with 'wedding bands in toronto'

    at the end of the day, its more important to write content that makes sense to a user
    rather than writing what might sound like gibberish
     
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    2-3% Keyword density in good. Kw must be in Title, first paragraph, Sub title and last paragraph.
     
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    It will do a tiny bit of harm, but is better then having unreadable text. Keep exact keyword to titles and alt tags.
     
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    While there's no such thing as an "ideal keyword density", consider what an article with a 5% keyword density sounds like.

    I'm going to use this short paragraph targeting the keyword "dog walking" with a 5.77% keyword density as an example.

    A 5% keyword density can annoy some people.

    If you can, just use latent semantic indexing (LSI) keywords in conjunction with your primary keyword. It'll provide you with the opportunity to rank for other variations of your primary keyword.
     
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    According to my opinion,
    • 2 to 3% will looks more natural.
    • Article length should be around 700 words.
    • Also you can use synonym for that keywords.
    • Don't stuff the keywords in the article, the sentence should be meaningful.

    Hope it will helps. :)
     
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    Totally right
    + don't forget to mix different forms of targeted phrases
     
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    Yes, the way you are thinking is exactly how it is to be done. You are spot on.
     
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    As other said above use 2-3% keyword density which will looks good.Use your keyword in title,sub title and alt tags.Give meaningful and interesting articles, don't use too much of keywords in it.
     
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    2-3% keyword density should be perfectly fine. Whats more important is to sprinkle the content with appropriate semantic keywords at the appropriate place. If you use semantic keywords appropriately, I am sure the article will look natural and easy to read for a normal user.
     
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    Keyword density could result in different numbers depending upon how you calculate. It is best to simply write content that makes sense and flows naturally.
     
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    Hi!

    You should check LSIgraph!

    Why?

    Because this tool will allow you to check similar keywords that relate to the one you wanna rank for!

    What to do?

    1- Insert the keyword you've chosen on this website.

    2- Check related keywords.

    3- Use them on your text

    WARNING: instead of using the same keyword over and over again, try using this plethora of different (yet related) keywords on your text.

    These LSI Keywords (Latent Semantic Indexing) will help search engines to better understand your content. Instead of just ranking for one single keyword, you can rank for several!

    Cheers!
     
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    5% keyword density looks too esp if you are to use the same keyword over and over again. You have to use the LSIs and other variation of the search phrase and keep it at 2-3%. It will help the article look more natural and will help the ranking as well.
     
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    How about the article length ?
     
  15. Auris

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    How did you calculate 5.77% keyword density?
    I tried every formula in here, but it did not match.
     
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  16. Zwielicht

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    I'm glad you pointed that out. I used a random keyword density calculator, but some keyword density calculators exclude stop words.

    For instance, both Kesor.net and Yoast SEO count 112 words. However, Kesor.net calculates a 5.3% keyword density by excluding stop words. but Yoast SEO calculates a 2.7% because it includes stop words. Even the calculators that seemingly include stop words may include or exclude certain other words, making the ostensibly simple task of calculating keyword density even more arduous; do you include stop words, exclude stop words, use this list of stop words, use that list of stop words?
     
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