On Page SEO Options after Google Update

by DoZZa
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Hi all,

It appears that I have decided to get into IM at a difficult time what with the latest updates from Google causing oddities in indexing, de-ranking etc.

Now I am a newbie to all of this so please excuse my questions if they appear rather obvious.

I originally purchased SEOPressor to help with my on page SEO, but found it lacked certain features that I later found in ClickBump SEO. I am using ClickBump SEO! and also one of the ClickBump themes. This plugin is very good in my eyes.

I have been using ClickBump SEO on one of my sites as a test. I find the plugin to be very good at what it does.

However I am now concerned with over optimizing my pages as it seems Google is now penalising sites that have over optimized content. I must stress that the content on my sites is original, written by myself which pertains to the niche I am into, not spun rubbish.

I had read earlier today that keeping keyword density to around 1% is now a good idea with the Google updates, also removing the keyword from the H1 tags, removing any bolded, italicised and underlined keywords. And lastly to remove any image ALT tags with the keyword in them.

Do you think that the above is good practise or should I still follow what plugins like ClickBump SEO suggests?

Thanks

Dorian
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  • Profile picture of the author hicksdelight
    You should have keyword in h1 tag and in alt tags on images, just don't spam, make it natural, you need to tell Google what the page is about, which can be done by just doing few things

    keyword in title
    keyword in h1
    keyword couple of times in the document, or more if it still looks natural.

    write the article without thinking about your keyword, then read it back, chances are that it will be natural and good enough without you even thinking about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Megafoo
    Originally Posted by DoZZa View Post

    Hi all,

    It appears that I have decided to get into IM at a difficult time what with the latest updates from Google causing oddities in indexing, de-ranking etc.

    Now I am a newbie to all of this so please excuse my questions if they appear rather obvious.

    I originally purchased SEOPressor to help with my on page SEO, but found it lacked certain features that I later found in ClickBump SEO. I am using ClickBump SEO! and also one of the ClickBump themes. This plugin is very good in my eyes.

    I have been using ClickBump SEO on one of my sites as a test. I find the plugin to be very good at what it does.

    However I am now concerned with over optimizing my pages as it seems Google is now penalising sites that have over optimized content. I must stress that the content on my sites is original, written by myself which pertains to the niche I am into, not spun rubbish.

    I had read earlier today that keeping keyword density to around 1% is now a good idea with the Google updates, also removing the keyword from the H1 tags, removing any bolded, italicised and underlined keywords. And lastly to remove any image ALT tags with the keyword in them.

    Do you think that the above is good practise or should I still follow what plugins like ClickBump SEO suggests?

    Thanks

    Dorian
    Clickbump is right, you don't want to have knee-jerk reactions to everything Google does.

    There's no value in bolding/underlining keywords/anchor text, unless it improves conversions, so don't do that.

    I think you should write the article naturally and don't try to force your keywords into the text. Write the article for value, whether that's a sale conversion or a quality article to keep users on site (ad-based revenue). You will naturally have a .05-2% density for short tail terms. It's excessive over-optimization that you will get in trouble for.

    Most of Google's recent updates are to off-page SEO, with exception to any updates to Panda and the changes to it's LSI algorithm. So don't get worried and start making massive changes to your on-page SEO. Just axe anything that's obviously bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Coudriet
    Write your on page content for readers and not bots.
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  • Profile picture of the author Buffbayboy
    Couldn't agree with you more mate
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