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Questions about SEO keywords

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by holybible, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. holybible

    holybible Registered Member

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    I use Wordpress and I'm about to create a new post. Through out all of the posts(19) I have been making for my website, I have been copy and pasting the previous keywords and adding then to all of my new posts. I compile them and now have a huge list. Should I be adding the old ones to the new posts I'm making?
     
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    ziplack Senior Member

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    why do you copy keywords to your new posts ?
    keyword stuffing ?
    i dont get it
     
  3. holybible

    holybible Registered Member

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    This is what I'm asking. I'm new to all of this. I don't know if I should be adding all of my previous keywords to my new posts or not?
     
  4. StreamLight

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    Your keywords should be based off of each unique post. So the short answer is no. Don't continually copy and paste. But if you have 1 blog post about fashion and then another one about fashion. Then that's okay to have the same keyword. Because they are both about fashion. I suggest it, and many others also suggest that you only use 7-9 meta keywords per post.

    If you're confused on this aspect of SEO then I'd suggest that you also check out sites like seomoz.org.
    It might help if you used a couple of seo plugins as well. Some of them have guides for you to follow for proper optimization.
     
  5. Griggs

    Griggs Junior Member

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    IMO, if you're going to use meta keywords, you probably shouldn't use your target keyword, especially if it's something long like "how to use green widget," since it'll probably already be in the title and body at least once. PS: I don't use meta keywords.
     
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    Why don't you use meta keywords?
     
  7. holybible

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    Stream, do you use keywords? Why doesn't the man below you use them? I'm confused.
     
  8. holybible

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    Does Google use them? I have Wordpress and my own domain. I have the All in one SEO that came with Wordpress. Should I be filling out the All in one SEO pack section where it says 'keywords(commas separated)'? If so, how many keywords should I use there?
     
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    Google ignores the keywords meta. Better use the keywords as a tags, but of course don`t copy-paste - they have to be related enough to the post tagged.
     
  10. holybible

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    I'm so confused man. I have had one person say they don't use it, another suggest around 7-8 keywords, another suggest a maximum of 3 words, and now you telling me to use tags?
     
  11. goalseeker

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    The whole argument of should I or should I not use key words is getting to be more irrelevant with the latest Google technology. Griggs and Streamlight are spot on every unique article should have its own phrases and theme. If you concentrate on writing your content for the reader and not trying to catch out the search engines you will have greater success. Remember less than 40% of keywords/phrases are ever used again so basing an article on a keyword tool is not the best way for success. Write as if you were talking to a friend that way you will catch all the necessary LSI words and best phrases for your article, and it will have greater appeal for those who come to your site. Look at the top URL's for your them and see how they phrase their content and base your content on the same lines. You will not get top ranking today concentrating on guessing which keywords/phrases to use.
     
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    Thank you. So, if I was putting about 400 different keywords into the keyword section, I should delete all of that and go back and only put a couple of keywords?
     
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    The Search Engines are not using meta keywords anymore so don't waste your time.

    Each article on your site should be optimized for 1 keyword (like Blue Widget). That keyword should be in your title, URL, content, H1, H2, Alt Text, etc. You can have secondary keywords closely related to the main keyword.

    Once you've optimized a page with your keyword, there's no need to use that keyword as the main keyword in another article. However, if you have other related articles, you can mention Blue Widget in it and than use it as an anchor text to create a link to your other post.
     
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    Here's the secret: just write articles that the people you're targeting will want to read. After that, go back to the article and try to fit your keyword and keyword-related phrases into the article. Don't overthink it...SEO isn't a magic recipe. You will want to take note of titles, h2, h3, alt tags, meta-descriptions, etc. Don't fill out meta-keywords...that's years and years out of date. Good luck..you'll get it eventually...there is TONS of info out there about how to do this stuff--start reading.
     
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    Holybible, the link icehd provide is a great resource to help you understand when and where to use your keywords. I recommend you read it. Keyword density is something you're going to want to pay close attention to.
     
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    You only need but a couple of keywords per post and definitely do not copy content because that would be considered
    duplicate content on your website and can cause a penalty.

    -RK
     
  19. grim111

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    What you do is useless. This sites like you make no one needs and it will die very soon. You don't add any value to the web and Google will punish you for that.
     
  20. PrinceVisi

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    Think it like this:

    Why would a visitor come to your page?