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What to consider in KW density whole page or only article body??

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  1. nabeelshams

    nabeelshams Power Member

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    My primary Keyword appears 1.5% in article body but when I consider whole website page for Key word density it appears for more than 4% of the time which is unsafe(KW spamming). Is 2% keyword density(as explained by most SEO xperts) only to be maintained in article body? or article body + title + image alt text? or whole website page?

    What does google consider?

    Moreover I tried to find a simple to follow Onpage SEO guide from some expert on this forum but couldnt find one. Can some one direct me there... Thanx
     
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    nabeelshams Power Member

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    Any help from experienced ???
     
  3. njar007

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    See your html source,
    Keywords density are counted from
    <!-- CONTENT -->
    ...
    ...
    ...
    <!-- END CONTENT -->

    So any article, title or alt text between that area are counted.
     
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  4. fioskay

    fioskay BANNED BANNED

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    yeah i will tell you how i rank sites with just on page seo, but if you have a competitive niche then you need to do more then just density and relevance. you need to make a profile for your site and optimize the anchor text. i know how to do it but i just hate it. so i pay someone else that i work with to do it form me. if your measuring up density i would stick to the body text, title tag, keywords, description, h1 tags and if you get those right then dont worry about anything else. that is what make up your density % at least the spiders think so...
     
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  5. seosuperman1

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    Anwhere from 2-3% is perfectly fine. Make sure you place keywords, title, body; top, middle, bottom, meta. Also do some inner linking from your website pages and do some outbound linking to authority sites about your topic (make sure they open in a new window though). Put social media on your product/service/info pages and get people to share/like that page.
     
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    josephthl Newbie

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    I really don't think about keyword density that much at all. It really doesn't seem to have much of an impact whether or not your KW density is 0.5% or 1.5%. Where it comes into play is if you're keyword density is TOO HIGH, because then you're page will be considered spammy.

    When I write articles (or get freelancers to write articles) I always instruct them to include the keyword in the title, in one or two subheadings, and a couple of times in the article. It really doesn't have to get all mathematical. Find a couple of closely related keywords to take advantage of LSI (latent semantic indexing) even, and this will have a bigger impact in terms of ranking for multiple keywords and improving your page's overall ranking in the SERPs - as well as getting more traffic.

    Keyword density is not nearly as important as it once was.
     
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    The keyword density is calculated with all the text n the page, this includes everything, tags, headings, and even navigation. It does not only apply to the body text.

    Write for the reader and let the keyword density fall where it may. I have a page about hard drive repair and the term hard drive appears at about 8% density. The page ranks fine. The density is that high because you can't call a hard drive much but a hard drive.

    Write for the reader, because KWD matters far less than customer engagement.