Please tell me what is "Keyword Density"

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Hi guys .I am new to SEO and many times I have come across the term keyword density.Please explain me in detail and tell me what should be the ideal keyword density for a good blog post
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  • Profile picture of the author salmanbaig
    The percentage of times a keyword appears on a webpage is known as keyword density....Ideal keyword density is around 2% - 5%
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    • Profile picture of the author packerfan
      Originally Posted by salmanbaig View Post

      The percentage of times a keyword appears on a webpage is known as keyword density....Ideal keyword density is around 2% - 5%
      I just did a very controlled test and 6% is better than 2% if everything else is equal. The problem with 6% is it sounds pretty terrible when you read it.

      If you are trying to make a site that offers real value to people, I wouldn't worry much about the keyword density. Just keep it ~1-2% (which you would naturally do anyway) and it should be fine.

      If you're just making a MFA site, then a little higher might be a little better.
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      • Profile picture of the author salmanbaig
        Originally Posted by packerfan View Post

        I just did a very controlled test and 6% is better than 2% if everything else is equal. The problem with 6% is it sounds pretty terrible when you read it.

        If you are trying to make a site that offers real value to people, I wouldn't worry much about the keyword density. Just keep it ~1-2% (which you would naturally do anyway) and it should be fine.

        If you're just making a MFA site, then a little higher might be a little better.
        Truly said .... Always a blogger should try to provide value to readers and write content for them instead of SE
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  • Profile picture of the author scrapgirl42
    I use the Clickbump SEO! plugin to help me keep my keyword density just right. It will give you a green light if you are in the right density area. It will also suggest LSI keywords to use in your content so it is more natural.

    Plus, it just helps make sure all your onpage SEO ducks are in a row
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    • Profile picture of the author hamzah3
      Originally Posted by scrapgirl42 View Post

      I use the Clickbump SEO! plugin to help me keep my keyword density just right. It will give you a green light if you are in the right density area. It will also suggest LSI keywords to use in your content so it is more natural.

      Plus, it just helps make sure all your onpage SEO ducks are in a row
      Thanks can you please tell me about any free plugin to control keyword density
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      • Profile picture of the author scrapgirl42
        Originally Posted by hamzah3 View Post

        Thanks can you please tell me about any free plugin to control keyword density
        SEO! isn't free - it is a one time cost of $37. But it was the best $37 I have spent! I have never really 'got' SEO, so this plugin has been a huge help. I am in the process of going through all my posts that I made before I got it and improving them using the plugin, and as a result many old posts are climbing in the SERP's.

        Here is a link, Clickbump SEO!
        (not an affiliate link)
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  • Originally Posted by hamzah3 View Post

    Hi guys .I am new to SEO and many times I have come across the term keyword density.Please explain me in detail and tell me what should be the ideal keyword density for a good blog post
    Basically, keyword density is: the percentage that your targeted keyword is present on a page of your site. I never go above a kw density of 3%, and I've found 1.5-2% to be ideal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Olivier Soren
    I use seoquake to check keyword density. Seoquake is a well-known plugin for all major browsers (Opera, FF, Chrome) to find the density of words on a page with one click. Simply install it on your browser and you can even check each page. I think it's more convenient.
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  • Profile picture of the author hamzah3
    Thanks to all for their help
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  • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
    "Keyword density" is ...largely irrelevant nowadays.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Vikus
    Keyword Density is all about usage of keywords and phrases in website content either webcopy or Meta Title Description. in old days. people use it with stuffing and they get good ranking with that with a poor webcopy , but now all standard search engines revamped their quality and know about keyword density or proximity. it is the ratio of repetition of keywords in content or meta.
    The standard keyword density is calculated by total number of keywords divided by total words of content. and it should be up to 4 % . otherwise Google ll penalize your website in too much keyword density action. so beware work smartly , cause Google is now smarter that us.
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  • Profile picture of the author jerytohn
    It means how dense the keyword is ...
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  • Profile picture of the author dan@wejustlink
    ratio of keywords to non keywords
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  • Profile picture of the author esdavis
    Keyword density, if you want to use it as a metric, is a moving target. Different niches and different topics will naturally have differing keyword densities just by the nature of the content.

    For example, scientific texts will have a higher kw density because if you're trying to describe a scientific process you tend to be very exact.

    You just can't pull a number out of the air and say "there it is."

    You're just going to drive yourself crazy counting it all the time. Aim for highly readable and user-friendly content and you'll find that your keyword density will likely be appropriate as a matter of course.
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