YOAST Says my 0.5% Keyword Density is Great

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I WAS not a fan of SEO, but seeing other bloggers boast thousands of organic traffic made me install Yoast plugin, and now every time I create a new content for my site, I have the compulsion of opening Google Keyword Planner and Google search (for long-tail keywords).

I became very obsessed with keywords in my article. Some bloggers say "forget SEO, it doesn't work anymore", but what's the truth?

My blog is 3 weeks old and I read about this bloggers who had tons of organic traffic during that span of time, and so I did a research and learned that a good keyword density is 1-3%. Most of my blogs can't even reach that density without looking stuffed with KWs, so I had to stop at 0.3% or whatever works.

Sometimes, and thankfully, Yoast would tell me that my 0.5% KW density is great. Now this confuses me.

*Does on-page SEO have a huge impact on your blog?
*How do you handle KW density?
*How important is long-tail KW and how often do you use them on each post?
#05% #density #great #keyword #yoast
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by terinah14 View Post

    *Does on-page SEO have a huge impact on your blog?
    Sure, it's SEO.






    Originally Posted by terinah14 View Post

    *How do you handle KW density?
    With plenty of LOLs and fail memes.






    Originally Posted by terinah14 View Post

    *How important is long-tail KW and how often do you use them on each post?
    About as important as the sales it generates.

    Counting keywords is useless.
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    • Profile picture of the author terinah14
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Sure, it's SEO.








      With plenty of LOLs and fail memes.








      About as important as the sales it generates.

      Counting keywords is useless.
      Does this mean you just write and fill in the KWs naturally, not caring about the density? *sorry*
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by terinah14 View Post

        Does this mean you just write and fill in the KWs naturally, not caring about the density? *sorry*
        Exactly.

        Optimizing a webpage doesn't have anything to do with counting. Use key locations on the page for optimizing (ex: page title, heading tag, plain text) as needed. Combine that with SEO silos to where you're ranking with groups of internal pages.

        Also use LSI keywords.
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        • Profile picture of the author terinah14
          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          Exactly.

          Optimizing a webpage doesn't have anything to do with counting. Use key locations on the page for optimizing (ex: page title, heading tag, plain text) as needed. Combine that with SEO silos to where you're ranking with groups of internal pages.

          Also use LSI keywords.
          LSI. I'll be working on that.
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