Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Th3T3chGuy, May 1, 2012.
Where you guys keeping your kw density at these days?
I dont think theres a % mate. If your gonna write a 500 word article use your keyword twice (3 times AT MOST), and make sure that the keyword is the most used word in the article (there are exceptions like and, or, then etc)
Just write. You should have never cared about keyword density, nor should you now.
agreed. i created a site with 15 great unique articles 800-1200 words long. i don't care about keyword density, and now my site is fine & ranked. penguin can't touch it.
Some of the worst advice I think I've read in a while. KW density tells a bot wtf the article is about. LSI words should support the kws and reinforce the focus of the article. Write two articles on the same long tail kw phrase with little competition and write one at less than 1% and the other at 3% and tell us which one ranks better with all the other factors missing (no link building, on same domain, posted at the same time, etc).
KW density matters with on-page SEO and articles. I target 1.5% - 2% and fudge a little to the side of 2.5%. 3% sounds spammy on 500 word articles. 1.5% is easy enough to achieve without sounding like spam.
Just let the bot know your keywords. Use it only 3 or four times including once in h tag.
I just write naturally, I usually end up around 1.2%
My advice is to study the density used by the top 5 websites in google serp. From what I've seen until now, a density of ~ 3%, in articles of 700-900 words, it's showing great results.
I've checked mine and my competitors and my competitors keyword destiny is higher than mine, yet I get hit by the penguin. My competitor is buying links (blogposts and homepage links) and does even get a slap.
This whole penguin update is one big mystery, and flawed.
I've been seeing awesome results focusing on words/topics that are related. As someone mentioned the LSI above.
If you're writing an article about "Baseball," be sure to use words like teams, players, gloves, bats, diamonds, and even some more specific terms like Yankees.
Actually for one of my sites, I went to the Wikipedia page that was ranking 1st for the keyword. I went through that page, and grabbed a lot of the relevant titles and started mixing those into my content. Still have yet to see a change in ranks (it's only been 2 days), but I think it's a solid strategy for the long term.
Exactly my situation. So I decided to do the same and started buying links in blogrolls. I adjusted the keyword density a little higher but not more then my competitors. If I see any positive movement I will go higher with my density.
Being that I'm probably 10x more successful online than you, I'm not too worried about your opinion.
Keyword density has been fucking useless since about 2003. If you honestly think google's going to say "oh this guy has his keyword 1.5% of the time and this guy is 2.5% of the time, we gotta give it to the guy who did it 2.5% of the time!" Wake up, this isn't 2003. Google wants well written articles, and it doesn't give a shit how many times a keyword is used. A well written article will include LSI keywords.
Totally agree withyou Keyword density is one of major factors of onpage Seo
I try to keep 1-2%. With LSI content you can actually do it that low, but rank well because of supporting terms.
I am even starting to use the same LSI content for my web 2.0 links so we will see how that goes.
how about Keywrd Density in Youtube Video ?
will pinguin love it ?
Don't worry about density, just make it look natural. I usually end up with 1.5-2%
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