can someone explain keywords to me?

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Hi all,

Can someone explain keyword to me?

I have a niche identified.
My keyword ("xxx") has a high number of monthly searches in google
and a low number of competing sites in google.

So i have bought a .com domain called ("xxx") which is identical to the keyword in question.

So when i am writing articles on this site, do i juts keep repeating the words ("xxx") through the articles and text content?

How come some people here are saying that one can have a hundered keywords? and how can i identify other keywords that are not my exact originall keyword called ("xxx") ?

Thanks in advance,

Charlotte
#explain #keywords
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    There are a couple of things you can do to get some related keyword phrases for your site.

    You can type your keyword into google and see what related phrases come up in the suggestion box and down at the bottom of the search results. Turn Instant off first, and you will make this easier on yourself.

    You can look at the source code of the other websites in your market to see what their keyword phrases are in the meta tags.

    You can use some of the related terms that come up in the adwords tool.

    You could look up your topic on Ezine Articles and rad a few of the articles to see what other words those authors use in their writing.

    Do not just keep repeating your keyword over and over again in your content, that does not work so well.

    Just use the results you get, in your content writing in a natural way like you were telling somebody what your site is about. it is not a complex thing but sometimes people will try and convince you that it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author NikkiBanks
    Mentioning the keyword 3 times in the article is more than enough. Importantly in the first and last para of the article.

    Look for related searches on google for a particular keyword and try to use the appropriately related keywords in the article.
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  • Profile picture of the author ago
    - Once in the Title of the article (H1),
    - two or three times in the body copy (in bold),
    - once in the Alt or tittle (for wordpress template) for the Image (e.g. alt="xxx")
    - and once in the URL for that specific article

    is more than enough.......

    Make sure you provide GREAT CONTENT (quality content for your article), so readers can bookmark it, send it to social bookmarking sites (delicious, digg, stumble, reddit). That will definitively increase your page rank.
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    • Profile picture of the author leclaims
      Check out the google keyword tool for keyword usage and suggestions.
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      • Profile picture of the author mrok
        Originally Posted by leclaims View Post

        Check out the google keyword tool for keyword usage and suggestions.
        one keyword targeted in one post...
        place that keyword in begining of post
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    • Profile picture of the author benintheworld
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      Originally Posted by ago View Post

      - Once in the Title of the article (H1),
      - two or three times in the body copy (in bold),
      - once in the Alt or tittle (for wordpress template) for the Image (e.g. alt="xxx")
      - and once in the URL for that specific article

      is more than enough.......

      Make sure you provide GREAT CONTENT (quality content for your article), so readers can bookmark it, send it to social bookmarking sites (delicious, digg, stumble, reddit). That will definitively increase your page rank.
      Hey,

      Thank you for this! I will find it helpful!

      Ben.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sayed
    once in H1
    once in H2
    once in H3
    once in 1st sentence in article
    once in last sentence in article
    scatter some along the article but preferred not to be overwhelmed (once per paragraph is enough)
    Overall, you need to have your keywords count per article= 1-4% of article words count...
    That is called "onpage SEO optimization"
    The more important factor to rank for a keyword is backlinks to this page "offpage SEO optimization" but this is another issue..
    To know related keywords try google adwords keyword tool, it's the best and 100% free
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by charlotte.edwards View Post

    i have bought a .com domain called ("xxx") which is identical to the keyword in question.
    Well done. That's just got you off to the best possible start.

    Originally Posted by charlotte.edwards View Post

    when i am writing articles on this site, do i juts keep repeating the words ("xxx") through the articles and text content?
    That and related keywords, but not too much.

    Have you heard of "keyword density"? It's the number of times in 100 words that your keyword is mentioned. (The "keyword" can be more than one word: it still works the same way).

    1% keyword density is good. 2% is kind of acceptable. More than that is a bit OTT.

    Originally Posted by charlotte.edwards View Post

    How come some people here are saying that one can have a hundered keywords?
    You gradually build them up, as you add more and more content to the site, so that eventually your site ranks both for the keyword in its name and for other related ones which people also search for under similar circumstances.

    Originally Posted by charlotte.edwards View Post

    how can i identify other keywords that are not my exact originall keyword called ("xxx") ?
    The easiest way is just to look on Google, down at the bottom of the page, when you do a search for your main keyword. They suggest other related searches, and those are things that people have recently been looking for.

    Those same "related searches" (and their "related searches") can also be found using the Google "Wonder Wheel", which I find really useful, and it's very easy to learn to use.

    Then, a whole level above that, there's the AdWords Keyword Research Tool, as mentioned above. And beyond that, there are software toys you can buy, and even some limited free ones, which can take it much further and analyse in more detail.
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    • Profile picture of the author charlotte.edwards
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Well done. That's just got you off to the best possible start.



      That and related keywords, but not too much.

      Have you heard of "keyword density"? It's the number of times in 100 words that your keyword is mentioned. (The "keyword" can be more than one word: it still works the same way).

      1% keyword density is good. 2% is kind of acceptable. More than that is a bit OTT.



      You gradually build them up, as you add more and more content to the site, so that eventually your site ranks both for the keyword in its name and for other related ones which people also search for under similar circumstances.



      The easiest way is just to look on Google, down at the bottom of the page, when you do a search for your main keyword. They suggest other related searches, and those are things that people have recently been looking for.

      Those same "related searches" (and their "related searches") can also be found using the Google "Wonder Wheel", which I find really useful, and it's very easy to learn to use.

      Then, a whole level above that, there's the AdWords Keyword Research Tool, as mentioned above. And beyond that, there are software toys you can buy, and even some limited free ones, which can take it much further and analyse in more detail.
      Thanks Alexa, that explains alot!
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  • Profile picture of the author jcellan
    Hi there,

    The guys here have given you excellent on-page optimization advise. Don't forget the meta tags though <meta>. It's also one of the many factors in ranking your site.

    Regards,
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    • Profile picture of the author bradlean
      Talking about keyword well for me.

      Go directly to google and search google adword keyword tool.

      Then do a search of your own niche topic.

      Once keyword found, try to click on the global monthly searches and choose only those low competitive keywords.

      Don't ever try to compete yourself to those highly targeted keywords chances that your site won't show up on the google.
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      • Profile picture of the author jcellan
        Go for long-tail too when you look for keywords. These terms are more relevant, less competitors and can give you higher conversions.
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  • Profile picture of the author sexymarieldon
    Choose the keyword that fits your article. It must be SEO friendly.

    Use it in the the first sentence. Choose your keyword and identify it in several headings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jilawatan
    Your site content should not be more than 2-3% keyword dense. Try to realease a PR for your site
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  • Profile picture of the author robertkiyosaki
    2-3% is too much! I think making sure its looks natural is the key so 1% or under 1% would look more natural.
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