Lowest Kw density acceptable?

by outwest 7 replies
I have a new authority site, One Main silo page has 1600 words. The main kw phrase for that page is 6 words long.

There are so many words on the page to begin with and the phrase is a bit long. and honestly working that phrase into the text is not that natural in anything close to what we normally would think of as decent kw density.

Just to get to 1% I have to put it in the page 16 times, and that to me is unnatural. At present its .5% kw density and even that I feel its a bit awkward in the flow of the page.

is .5% to 1% kw density acceptable. ?

I do notice that my SEO tool I am using, (clickbump SEO) Does not seem to like .4 or .5% it doesnt light up green , says kw density is "low"
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinK8
    Rather keep the density low, then make it unnatural when the article doesn't make sense. But I would still put the keyword in first and last sentence and in h1,h2 and h3 tags.
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    Ya its in title , first and last sentences, h1,2,3 tags, etc but if I just left it at that it would be like .1% or something so I have sprinkled it throughout the page. Its not that noticeable, but I feel like I am putting it where it does not belong just to bring the kw density up
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  • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
    I agree you need to make sure your keyword is in first and last sentence, tags, description, title and perma links and then just make really good use of LSI.

    For me I find the LSI keywords much more useful for both readers and SEO, obviously a density of 1-2% is always nice but not at the risk of writing junk content, just put the main keyword where its needed and concentrate on the most relevant supporting LSI keywords
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  • Profile picture of the author DSTeam
    One trick you can use to increase the keyword density and still maintain the flow of the page is to use your targeted keyword in bullet points (like: "keyword" benefit #1, "keyword" benefit #2 etc.).
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    • Profile picture of the author outwest
      Originally Posted by DSTeam View Post

      One trick you can use to increase the keyword density and still maintain the flow of the page is to use your targeted keyword in bullet points (like: "keyword" benefit #1, "keyword" benefit #2 etc.).
      Thanks thats one of the best tips in the Thread, I just added a small section with "my kw" bullets added about 6 kws in just that small area and its very readable
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  • Profile picture of the author Ansari
    I wouldn't worry about density too much, as long as its in H1 tag and at-lest once in the article. Backlinks are what make you rank.
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