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Using tags in blog posts for keyword density

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by jing0, May 23, 2012.

  1. jing0

    jing0 Junior Member

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    Would this be a legitmate way to increase keyword density on a post? Sometimes it can be a bit hard to fit my all my niche keywords into the text, so I'm wondering if I could just add a tag of that keyword to increase the density a bit.

    Not going crazy of course, just here and there where it is necessary!

    Thanks :)
     
  2. directaxcess

    directaxcess Power Member

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    I don't understand, does the tag display as part of your theme? If yes, then sure you can do that to increase your keyword density although it's not really necessary. A lot of people don't even use tags (including myself) because Google has evolved a lot in the past few years. Don't focus too much on SEO -- just write extremely good quality content that hooks readers... they share it socially, your site ranks high for what the post is actually about (perhaps even broad keywords if the post is THAT good).
     
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  3. webso

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    Don't put too much stress on keyword density , though tags will work if related to the article keyword , but even though its content which need the kd.
     
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  4. jing0

    jing0 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the input guys.

    Directaxcess, yeah it's a (porn) video blog, so the tags are displayed beneath the video.

    I see what you both are saying about not worrying too much about keyword density; however, I'm not sure how else I'll rank for my particular long tail keyword. Atm my site is fourth when searching for my EMD, but it's unfortunately missing one of my keywords. When I search for my long tail keyword I am no where near the top! As such I thought I should try and bump up the keyword density a bit.
     
  5. seoguy81

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    One of the ways to make use of tags is to actually use long tails.. So if your article was title: 'Advantages of using blue widgets' your tags could be 'blue widget advantages', 'why blue widgets are good' and so on.

    I use this strategy and most often my posts rank high simply because the end users use different variations of phrases.
     
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  6. jing0

    jing0 Junior Member

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    Nice idea seoguy81!
     
  7. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    Do a search for your keywords. Analyze the top 10 (or so) pages and figure out their keyword density. Get an average and then you'll want to be "a little bit" higher than that. You'll also want your keyword prominence higher, too.