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What's Keyword Stuffing?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by RedPazuzu, May 18, 2012.

  1. RedPazuzu

    RedPazuzu Registered Member

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    I'm trying to figure out what keyword stuffing means, and how to avoid it, as I understand Google's Penguin update doesnt like it.

    For a simpler question, does putting 800 keywords in the keywords field at All-In-One SEO wordpress plugin hurt the site?
     
  2. MrBeastsOnToast

    MrBeastsOnToast Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Its trying to add your keyword on your page additional times unnaturally to increase serps.
     
  3. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    Just keep it at 1-1.5% nowadays.

    And don't keyword stuff your meta's in All-In-One. Keep that at 4 to 7.
     
  4. lancis

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    Keyword stuffing is when you stuff keyword upon keyword upon keyword upon keyword. You feel its time to stop, but you keep stuffing and stuffing and stuffing and stuffing. Sometimes you stuff keywords and other times you keyword stuffing. You understand that you can use other keywords, but you deliberately stuff the same keywords over and over. You stuff the header with keywords, stuff keywords on footer, your content is full of stuffed keywords, and even your links are http://www.keywordstuffed.com/.

    When Google comes to visit your keyword stuffed site, it notices that your keyword stuffing is full of relevant keywords. That places you on the top for 'keyword stuffing' keyword, because Google sucks when it comes to recognizing a well designed keyword stuffing. As an example you can use that keyword stuffed post that gonna hit the 1st page for keyword stuffing soon.
     
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  5. artificial_genius

    artificial_genius Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I wouldn't even worry about percentages. Just write articles (without caring either way how many times your keywords are used). That way some are a little above average, some are a little above average, some are right around normal, and that'll look and be more natural than a site where every single post has exactly between 1-1.5% keyword density.
     
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  6. hurn

    hurn Power Member

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    Excessive use of one or few keywords. Actually don't worry about percentage and worry about article quality.
     
  7. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    Ideally you worry about quality, but since our article topics will always be targeting keywords for SEO, writing naturally often gives you articles with 2%+ density without realizing it.

    Once you know what approx. 1-1.5% looks like, you can write more naturally.
     
  8. zebrahat

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    Also avoid using a keyword that lacks a natural occurrence of LSI or secondary keywords. If your niche term is the Hunger Games but you write a long article that only mentions that keyword alot, but never mentions Suzanne Collins, tributes, Katniss, or other characters or key terms related to the book or movie, it will read like a spammy article.
     
  9. CyberknightTully

    CyberknightTully Junior Member Premium Member

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    Keyword stuffing is what The Great God Google says you can't do any more! IMing is going to get tougher and tougher as G wants it all and I mean all of it. Every dime, shekel, farthing, pound, ruble, drachma and thrupenny bit it can get its evil hands on! The "updates" are no more about enhancing user experience than the Man-In-The-Moon! They are all about whipping the Internet into lock-step with G's moneymaking plans to keep G and its Minions on top by controlling search results.

    Google IS the new Evil Empire!

    All Hail Google!
     
  10. radiant13

    radiant13 Power Member

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    Chuckles, that's pretty funny, lancis.
     
  11. zmoney

    zmoney Senior Member

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    That's exactly how keyword stuffed stuff reads:

    When using the best outdoor lawn tractor, you should get to know your own lawn. This is because with an outdoor lawn tractor you really need to be carefull not to run over things in your yard.

    What to look for when buying an outdoor lawn tractor?

    First, your outdoor lawn tractor needs to have huge tires......

    You get the point.

    EDIT: Ouch, look at the OP's REP lol....
     
  12. markhenry121

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    keywords are a critical element in any search engine optimization (SEO) campaign. Using a variety of methods such as content and meta tag creation, link building and others, the ultimate goal is always to have each page on your website rank for as many keywords with high search volume as possible. But the question remains: how many keywords is that and when does keyword targeting turn into SEO keyword stuffing?

    One of the first signs of a novice SEO campaign is a Web page that is littered with keywords. When every other sentence is crammed to the max with keywords, it's a red flag that the website is engaging in keyword stuffing.

    Below is a keyword stuffing example:

    If you're looking for tennis shoes, you've come to the right place. Our website is the best place to buy tennis shoes. You won't find better tennis shoes or cheaper tennis shoes anywhere else. We invite you to check out our great selection of tennis shoes.

    Clearly, in this example, the website is trying to rank for the word tennis shoes. But in attempting to rank for this keyword, they may actually be doing more harm than good. Google and other search engines assign a keyword stuffing penalty to sites that over-optimize. If they didn't, every website would simply try to include their keyword as much possible - much to the dismay of their readership!

    The content on each of your Web pages should be written naturally, with just a few variations of your main keyword sprinkled throughout. Write for your readers first - and then take care of the SEO. Oftentimes, you can't even tell that some of the most well-written Web pages have been optimized for SEO.

    So remember, when it comes to keywords, it is not necessarily the more the merrier. Be selective about which and how many keywords you target, and turn to an SEO firm such as Web.com Search Agency for advice on proper keyword ranking strategies.
     
  13. globallink.jerricoh

    globallink.jerricoh Newbie

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    Keyword stuffing is considered to be an unethical search engine optimization (SEO) technique. Keyword stuffing occurs when a web page is loaded with keywords in the meta tags or in content. The repetition of words in meta tags may explain why many search engines no longer use these tags.
     
  14. RedPazuzu

    RedPazuzu Registered Member

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    This is probably the best explanation I've read.

    So keywords stuffing only related to on-site content, right?