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So when I find the right keywords for my blog article website, I was told that just 4 or 5 keywords are fine to work with.

If I have a website that just launched fresh:

1. Do the 4 or 5 keywords have to spread out on each of my pages of my website?

2. I thought the more keywords you have the better (eg 100 - 3000) or is that just for bigger website with over 50 pages?
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  • Profile picture of the author colorado1850
    I think the advice you got is good.

    Create a separate post for each of the keywords once you identify them.

    Then the focus after that (in my experience) is to build 2nd and 3rd tier links to those posts.

    Unless your keywords are super long tail - meaning very little competition - then ranking 4 or 5 keywords can be a lot of work (which is where the 2nd and 3rd tier link building come in).

    No need to mix and match the keywords in each post. Keep each post focused on a single keyword.

    All of that being said, you still want to build a bigger authority site with 50+ pages. But focus your SEO efforts on a few keywords at a time. As you get rankings for your first set of keywords, then move on to another set.

    Hope that makes some sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Henson
    It's better to have a large variety of keywords spread out over your site.

    It's important to use however many keywords you need (within reason) to make your content as valuable as possible for the reader.

    I use 8 or 9 keywords sometimes in a 1,200+ word article and I never place over 10 in the Wordpress "tags" section.

    If i plan on building a website with at least 20 posts, I'll pick out at least 80 keywords (20 articles X 4 KW per article).
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    Generally you want one piece of content per keyword and then use LSI keywords to bolster the SEO for that piece of content.

    So if you have 4 keywords, you would create 4 articles each targeting a keyword. As you build out your site with more articles and keywords you have more targets to rank in the SERPs.

    Using your stats you can see which content performs well.

    If a page is ranking then work to increase the conversions for that page and take advantage of the traffic.

    If a page is converting then increase the SEO for that page to get more exposure for what is working.

    What 'converting' and 'conversions' mean depends on your site. It could be likes/shares, sales, opt-ins whatever.

    LSI are related keywords that help Google identify and categorize your content relevancy.

    Google is much smarter and trickier about evaluating SEO and can judge a page as "over optimized" so don't just slap your keywords all over the place.

    Search Google and YouTube for "on page SEO" to learn about using keywords and LSI keywords in your content.
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  • It's not not really about how many keywords, but how you use them that counts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by TAHERSYED34 View Post

    So when I find the right keywords for my blog article website, I was told that just 4 or 5 keywords are fine to work with.

    If I have a website that just launched fresh:

    1. Do the 4 or 5 keywords have to spread out on each of my pages of my website?

    2. I thought the more keywords you have the better (eg 100 - 3000) or is that just for bigger website with over 50 pages?
    Here are a few tips. When using a keyword tool, keep in mind that it is only to be used as a guideline. They are totally accurate for a number of reasons, including the fact that the data usually runs a month and a half or more behind. When it comes to using keywords to write an article, you should only focus your article on one or two main keywords. From there, you should change it up and use variations of them as well other relevant keyword phrases the user is most likely to come across when looking up a topic. The key is to write naturally while at the same time providing value and writing for the search engines.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author WildsharkSEO
    When performing keyword research, make sure you select the phrases that will result in an action or conversion. It is better to have a low volume keyword ranking that has a great conversion rate due to it being highly targeted than a high seaarch volume keyword when only 0.2% of searches will only match your target.

    Once you have a list of keywords, you need to look at the intent of each phrase. If the intent of three keywords are all the same then you should only create one page for the three. You then need to create great content for each page that is written for your readers.
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  • Profile picture of the author yogopaltd
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    Hi

    Create a separate post for each of the keywords once you identify them.
    Then the focus after that (in my experience) is to build 2nd and 3rd tier links to those posts.

    Unless your keywords are super long tail - meaning very little competition - then ranking 4 or 5 keywords can be a lot of work (which is where the 2nd and 3rd tier link building come in).
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