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Whats the right way to target a keyword in article?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pdoods, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. pdoods

    pdoods Regular Member

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    Here's the deal:

    I have found a nice search phrase on my niche. Good monthly search volume and not so much competition. I'm now setting a website (blog) around it and writing my first article (or blog post) there. I want to target this search phrase in my article. I want Google to see that this article is very related to this search phrase.

    Is there any recommendations how often the search phrase I'm targeting should appear in approx 500 words article?

    Does it help if I BOLD or underline it?
     
  2. bhjunkie

    bhjunkie Registered Member

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    Normally when I write blog posts around 500 words, I include the keyword or keyword phrase at least 2-3 times. Don't overdo it though, or it will start sounding ridiculous :)
     
  3. pdoods

    pdoods Regular Member

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    Ok. But do you use bolding ? Does it actually help?
     
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    j1300 BANNED BANNED

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    Bolding/underlining doesn't make a difference, unless you want human visitors to notice it. Try to make the keyword density 2-4%, so for a 500 word article the keyword should be there 10-20 times.
     
  5. tgarmon

    tgarmon Newbie

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    Actually Search engines see the <b> or <strong> tags SEO Power suite has it built into their page optimization. It can't hurt.
     
  6. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

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    Instead of making the keywords bold, use them in titles, subtitles with H2, H3 tags.
    Use different forms of the word phrase and also related keywords. That is the key to dominate rankings.
     
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    hardinflash Regular Member

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    sikander is right, make sure it's in the URL if you are able to, in the title tag, any h1 or h2 tags as well. After you do that then you just have to make sure you mention it in the article a few times. Toss an image or a few of them in there and stuff your keywords into them as well.
     
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    kb5220 Newbie

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    You can use h tag search engine looking after that
     
  9. PlanetSEO

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    from my experience i know that its doesn't matter if you repeat those words more than 3 times, even in 2000 words article, you can repeat the phrase you want and just put it under anchor text referring to your main site or to your money site, this is the best way to get google to notice your phrases.

    bold or not bold wouldn't make any differences. but this is only from my experience and until now i managed to take each phrase to google 1st page this way

    P.S its better to put those phrases after the first paragraph of your article.
     
  10. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    If you work at 2% (or 10 instances of the keyword in a 500 word article) you have enough instances to include; bold, italic, underline, h2, h3, 1st and last paragraph.

    So you would have all bases covered.
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  11. pdoods

    pdoods Regular Member

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    So to break this up:

    - Use the keyword in article main title with <h1> tag. And as I'm using wordpress, it goes to the URL as well when I publish the post.

    - Use it at the very beginning of the article. In first or second sentence at least.

    - Use it in subtitles as well with <h2> tag.

    - Use it in article body (6-10) times and other related keywords.

    I think I'm getting hang of this! :)
     
  12. banel

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    Your keyword should appear in url, title, h1, h2 (you can make 2 h2 if your article allows this). Get a density between 3-5%. Use just <strong> tag.

    And also, if you can get another 3-5-10 long tail keywords related to your main kw, use them! It will bring more traffic to your post.

    After this, get links with 2-3-4 different anchor text. ;)
     
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    bhsupernewb Regular Member

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    For best results it should appear necessary in the URL, Title, then in H1 Tags, once in the begining of the article, once in the middle, and once in the end. Be careful not to use to keyword in the body too many times, because it will have negative effects.
     
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    Lol... No need to use the keyphrase 10 times, this will ruin your article quality especially if the keyword is not grammar friendly.

    Anyway, just be sure to include it in the h1 tag and once or twice on the h2/h3 tag.

    Just mention it 2-3 times inside your article. In the end, it all comes down to your backlinks anyway.