# What is keyword density?

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1. ### ImperialLegionaryJunior Member

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I see guides talking about keyword density all the time but no one has clearly explained it well so I was hoping someone can clarify it. For example, in a guide I saw recently, it said to have keyword density of 20%, what does that mean? Generally, how many times should you put your keywords in an article?

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keep it under 25% and you safe, you have emd keep less under 20%,
kw - 2 times in article not more

3. ### ImperialLegionaryJunior Member

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What does the 25% mean? Sorry if I sound stupid lol

4. ### contentwebRegistered Member

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Say, if your article is of 400 words and you mention your keyword 100 times, then your kw density is 25%.

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So you are saying the keyword is in the article 100 times right? Then isn't that way too much?

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I was just trying to explain you the concept of KW density.
Ya, it is too much and is called KW stuffing. Don't use your main keyword more than 5% of the time.

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I only use 2-5% of keyword density in my articles. For example, if I have a 500-word article, and the client tells me to have a keyword density of around 3%, then the number of keywords would be 15. 500 x .03 = 15

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And if you keyword is 3 words long that's gonna be 45 words, so no

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11. ### Duffers5000Elite Member

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I presume you were getting trolled about 20% keyword density !

Make your articles human readable, this is more important than ever. Keyword stuffing was an easy way to rank a site ten years ago. You should try to get your keyword mentioned early in your article and then keep it less than 2%.

The percentage depends on your actual keyword. If your keyword is "football" it can be hard to write an article about football without naturally mentioning "football" several times. You wont get penalised for going over any percentage.

If your keyword is "Discount wicker garden furmiture in northern idaho" you can really only drop big ugly longtails like that into an article about two times before I never want to see it again.

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12. ### ImperialLegionaryJunior Member

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Thanks everyone for clearing up the confusion.

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