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I recently started a new website and now I'm writing articles for it. While the keyword density in the article is around 1%, the keyword density on the page is around 7% (my KW consists of 2 words). Now I'm wondering whether I should aim to have 2-4% in the article, or 2-4% on the whole page.

P.S. Most of the occurrences of the KW come from the categories' names and other sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anil Kint
    Google looks at the PAGE - NOT JUST ARTICLE.

    Keep the article Keyword density to below 2% and overall page density not more than 3%. Clean up the page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Warock
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    Keep keyword density 1.5~2% compared to 3% or more.
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  • Profile picture of the author lucasbowen
    ..... and make sure it's readable! Don't focus too much on density. Focus on user experience!
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    • Profile picture of the author jamesbrands
      Originally Posted by lucasbowen View Post

      ..... and make sure it's readable! Don't focus too much on density. Focus on user experience!
      This.

      Make it natural, use synonymous and dont spend any time working out the exact number of times you should mention the keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanjayyadav
    Try to make your post user friendly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Warock
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    1.5% keyword density is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Acharyaa
    Dont let the other guys here fool ya. Keyword density is exactly 3.62%. anything above or below that number will be penalized in the next update.
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    • Profile picture of the author rcostica
      Originally Posted by Ben Acharyaa View Post

      Dont let the other guys here fool ya. Keyword density is exactly 3.62%. anything above or below that number will be penalized in the next update.
      Did you find any studies or test that confirm this number? I'm just asking because it's a pretty exact number for a much-discussed issue and it's a bit strange that you came up with that.
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      • Profile picture of the author pasik
        Originally Posted by rcostica View Post

        Did you find any studies or test that confirm this number? I'm just asking because it's a pretty exact number for a much-discussed issue and it's a bit strange that you came up with that.
        He is just being sarcastic...
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineblogger2
    I think google wants only quality content. Google don't much care about keyword density. But 1%-2% is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author bradudan
    Forget about that man to not go on that Over optimization that Penguin penalize. Try to write as natural as possible .

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  • Profile picture of the author wanjugu
    At the end of the day,Content is King,focus on quality of content...
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  • Profile picture of the author wellm97
    Do not focus on Keyword density, write natural articles, keyword should appears naturally
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  • Profile picture of the author netcommlabs
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    • Profile picture of the author leighs31
      Forget about the keyword completely and just write the post and see what comes up. You have told the big G what to rank for in your keyword or tag settings. Put it in the title and then see how else it plays out. You will pick up more lsi type terms if you write naturally anyway. Just make sure that your title, meta and domain name do not all include the keyword otherwise you will get slapped.
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  • Profile picture of the author Warock
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    Google like 1.5% keyword density from my testing. Just write your primary keyword to 1.5% keyword density, you will not get penalized in future google update.
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  • Profile picture of the author engagedotscrm
    The keyword density of a particular keyword must be from 3 to 3.5 %
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