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Keyword Density

Postby MommyEnterprises » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:32 pm

When I look online at what keyword density should be, I am a little confused.

What % should I be looking for on my pages.

I am writing articles that need to be SEO optimized. I read somewhere that you should put one keyword/phrase per 100 words.
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Postby terrapin719 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:53 pm

From what I've read you want to be between 3 and 5 percent, but not over the 5 percent mark....

However, when I'm writing I just write what comes naturally and don't really think about keyword density. That might be a mistake on my part, I'm not really sute.

Hopefully others will chime in here with their thoughts.
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Postby MommyEnterprises » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:57 pm

I have read that too! If I am writing an article that is only 500 words, that would mean to get a keyword density of 3%, I would need to include the keyword 15 times.

This seems a little excessive.
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Postby terrapin719 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:03 pm

Yikes that does sound like a lot doesn't it?! Maybe try just writing it naturally first and see how many times it shows up. Then add it one or two more times in the editing process?
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Postby TorontoCarol » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:33 pm

I try to put the keywords in my title, my first and last paragraph and maybe two or three times in the body. More than that seems like overkill.
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Postby tms_seo » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:43 pm

your keyword density should be 3%-4% to be exact ..
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