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Too many Keywords can Damage an Article and SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by msuper28, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. msuper28

    msuper28 Power Member

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    I've a good article (about 500 words, low/med competition and unique content) in my micro blog niche, it's about tech. The article is ranked in first page on Google and have some good PR1 backlinks.
    It's getting from 1200 to 1500 organic searches per month. This article is a review about a product which is sold on Amazon and it's getting me some money as affiliate from 100-150$ monthly.

    I've used about 40 different unique keywords (manual work not bots) and it stills ranks well. I've read somewhere here that too many keywords could damage the rank/SEO of the article? Is this really true? To rank better in Google so it's better to use less keywords? Thanks for reading.
     
  2. blkelvis

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    If its ranking and working then all is well, no?

    Re: too many keywords, what's the reference? SEObythesea had a similar opinion in discussion of patent possibly describing panda, if I recall.
     
  3. todman2112

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    In the future, try and create some bigger articles 1000+ with rich media and more real reviews, will be safe.
     
  4. msuper28

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    Ok I will. So it's safe to use many different and unique keywords on an article from 500 to 1000+ words then? My article review is ranked well because keywords are low comp but I think having a long article with many keywords with high comp would help to rank better in Google, am I right?
     
  5. Bhayangkara

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    Congrat bro..... Do you use in your article many tag too or not?
     
  6. travanx

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    I wrote a review and used a model # way too many times. Looks natural, but maybe was overboard. It ended up getting on the 2nd page of G within a month. Did nothing more than posting the blog post.
     
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    Ideally the keyword you are targeting should have a density of 2-3%. But again it depends from niche to niche.
    I suggest you to check your competition and see the density they are using. Also, write for visitors, not search engines and you will stick longer.
     
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    Seems a hell of a lot of keywords to cram into one 500 word article, but if you are ranking on page 1, what more could you want.

    All I would say is go through your article and make sure that the extra keywords don't impact on readability. If the article doesn't read smoothly then those extra keywords are probably reducing your conversion rate, and you would be better taking some out. How is your conversion rate and your traffic numbers?
     
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    Assuming the keywords are related and your article sounds natural, you are fine. As others have pointed out, adding an extra 300-500 words would bump up your onsite SEO and give you more room to target more keywords.
     
  11. msuper28

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    Nope, about 2-3 tags per article.
     
  12. msuper28

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    I know, my article is a review of a tech product but it has low competition with good monthly searches.
    I've tested keywords with a keyword density tool, and about 20 keywods have about 20-28% density, so should I leave these keywords as they are?
    The reimaining 20 keywords have from 1 to 5% density so they should be fine. I just want to be safe with Google and ranks, because I'd like to turn this tech blog into an authority one.
     
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  13. TopSEOman

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    If they flow naturally with your content, then why worry? Keyword stuffing is different, referring to plugging your keywords in your content where they don't really belong.
     
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    Now 20-28% is too much IMO. You should definitely reduce them if you don't want to be slapped by Google.
    Alternatively, you can leave you blog as it is for now and try ranking another site for the same keyword to test out keyword density. If it works out for you, then you can go ahead and reduce density gradually on the original one.
     
  15. msuper28

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    This is what I thought, thank you. I'll try to reduce keywords density and leave only good keywords with 2-3% density then.