What Is The correct Keyword Density For Blog Post In 201#

by Tony S
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Hi Guys and Gals,
I have heard different numbers for this question. From 1 % - 7% which sounds outrageous to me I believe it should be more like between 1% and 2% per 100 words which I have been using for my blog post, but I just heard through a recent seo course between 2% and 3% is what it should be. I use WP SEO plugin to gauge my keyword density and 3% keyword density is definitely to high. Could someone here in the forum give me the correct answer to what is the right keyword percentage for a blog or article post?:confused:

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Tony S
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    If your counting keywords, your doing it wrong.

    This might help: http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...ml#post7628288
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Acharyaa
    Originally Posted by Tony S View Post

    Hi Guys and Gals,
    I have heard different numbers for this question. From 1 % - 7% which sounds outrageous to me I believe it should be more like between 1% and 2% per 100 words which I have been using for my blog post, but I just heard through a recent seo course between 2% and 3% is what it should be. I use WP SEO plugin to gauge my keyword density and 3% keyword density is definitely to high. Could someone here in the forum give me the correct answer to what is the right keyword percentage for a blog or article post?:confused:

    Thanks
    Tony S
    There's no specific number, there never was. Dont go with the numbers, write an article that makes sense. with some decent backlinking it'll rank just fine regardless of what the keyword density is.
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    • Profile picture of the author clubapple
      the seo tools on your word press are not accurate. what you see there as your keyword density is actually higher than what it really is in reality due to the fact that the plugin does not take into account every thing else that will be on the page when you publish it. ex. text in the header, side bars, footer ect. try Free Keyword Density Analyzer Tool to check the key word density of the entire page, which is how google does it.

      further more, i've heard, from a number of sources, that keyword density isn't the issue, key word stuffing is...biggg difference. high keyword density is generally ok as long as you dont seem to be actively trying insert keywords every where and in places where it doesnt make sense. you can have high keyword density as long as the blog post flows well and doesnt seem like you made the post for the sole purpose of getting google to rank your keyword.
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    • Profile picture of the author ShivJaiswaL
      hi Ben, frankly speaking I'd never looked at keyword density since past 5 year of my SEO career. Yeah its good to careful about stuffing. Just find high searchable keyword via Google Adword and check them in http://serp-checker.ezmlm.org .

      anyway what type of wordpress plugin you are using because I'd never come across any plugin to handle keyword density.

      Good Luck and don't worry!!
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  • Profile picture of the author webcosmo
    Hi, the general standard for a keyword density is between 3 - 5 %, but some believe it's upto 7% for Google and 10% upto 15% for MSN and Yahoo . So it`s more up to you, what should count is the quality of your article / blog post and have backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    I've never counted density. I've just made sure the keywords were in the content at least a handful of times, and that the content still made sense. In other words, don't write content JUST for keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    I have sites ranking #1 with over 14% density. I also have sites ranking #1 with 0% density.

    If you are trying to target some specific density, there is no nice way to put it. You are an idiot.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    OP, the reason you see people throwing out (fake) keyword density numbers is a few folks started selling bogus software/plugins that would count on-page words, the whole scheme is based on either selling a product (sales pitch) or to drive traffic to a web page trying to get the traffic to fall for the density hype & click an affiliate link.

    A perfect example is the link above in comment #4, they're driving traffic to a page with hopes of building an email list, which later on will be hit with multiple payed offers ($$) until you end up buying whatever else they're selling.

    Money is the only thing behind keyword density, the problem is, anyone that falls for the keyword density is on the wrong side of the money (buyer, not a seller).

    Don't believe the hype.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anoosh Kashefi
    I say just keep it natural and don't go out of the way to squeeze in your keyword just to make your density go up... Density isn't a huge factor, unless of course you are keyword spamming and then it only matters negatively against you.

    Bottom line, you shouldn't worry too much about keyword density. 1% is a good number if that's what your looking for. So, 500 word article, 5 times in the article. That is NOT science, just a guideline.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

      I usually make sure that my keyword density falls between 1.5-3%. It should be no higher than 3%.
      Really? What happens at 3.1%? 3.2%? 4%? 5%? Please share.

      If anyone keeps their keyword density below 3% at the sacrifice of writing decent content, that is just a dumb idea. You can go over 3%. Don't listen to the nonsense on this forum.

      Write so that the content makes sense. Do not worry about some stupid artificial percentage.

      Really? Where do people come up with this shit? Show me the webpage that cannot rank because it's keyword density if over 3%.

      It is perfectly fine if YOU want to keep it below 3%, but telling people it should not go above 3% is misleading people.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marc_L
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        Really? What happens at 3.1%? 3.2%? 4%? 5%? Please share.
        Relax Mike, the OP asked for advice and the poster gave it. It's their guideline and I don't think they believe something happens at 3.1% but not at 3%.
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Originally Posted by Marc_L View Post

          Relax Mike, the OP asked for advice and the poster gave it. It's their guideline and I don't think they believe something happens at 3.1% but not at 3%.
          If she stopped with this...

          Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

          I usually make sure that my keyword density falls between 1.5-3%.
          That would have been fine. That is her own preference.

          However, this part...

          Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

          It should be no higher than 3%.
          She seemed to state it as some kind of fact. That is what I took issue with.
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          • Profile picture of the author Marc_L
            Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

            If nobody corrected things that were untrue around here, there would be thousands of members running around thinking they could get ranked with a giant PR n/a .info network and Google would love them for it.
            I think people are smart enough to know that strategic seo services probably doesn't think that there is some sort of magic wall you break through when you go from 3.0% to 3.1%

            In any case I happen to agree with you on this point. Write naturally and bullocks with the percentage of keywords in your content.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

      I usually make sure that my keyword density falls between 1.5-3%. It should be no higher than 3%.
      Why not?

      What if it was 3.1%? Or 3.2%?

      People obsess over keyword density WAY too much. Just make sure your content flows while squeezing your keywords in it a realistic # of times.

      Edit: Looks like Mike beat me to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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    Originally Posted by Tony S View Post

    Hi Guys and Gals,
    I have heard different numbers for this question. From 1 % - 7% which sounds outrageous to me I believe it should be more like between 1% and 2% per 100 words which I have been using for my blog post, but I just heard through a recent seo course between 2% and 3% is what it should be. I use WP SEO plugin to gauge my keyword density and 3% keyword density is definitely to high. Could someone here in the forum give me the correct answer to what is the right keyword percentage for a blog or article post?:confused:

    Thanks
    Tony S
    Quite honestly it depends on the type of content and where you're placing the content.

    For high authority sites we can venture to about 4-5 % but generally for a blog post you can try around 2% although it isn't a definite% to watch...what you want is ultimately HIGH quality content that makes your users stay on your site.

    For this reason I'd suggest to properly space out your content which is a key factor; no want wants to read an essay of text.
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  • Profile picture of the author jxam69
    I had a keyword density of 187.35% on my Devil Worshiping site - got black listed by SatanSearch, but still doing well in Bing thank God.
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  • Profile picture of the author HzCy
    In my opinion, the density isnt the most important to rank well.
    I try to make 3-5%, because if you do more, google could see this as intended.

    Try this out. What you have to do more is to concentrate on bigger and more important things like good backlinks and good content. Try to make your h1 and h2 with your keyword, AND to upload alot of pics and videos will help you to get ranked fast and good.

    I have actually ranked about 5 sites rank 1 and about 15 sites on the first places, it just brings me a very good passive income.

    So, my tip for you, go for this business. Dont give up!
    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author kaluuu
    I don't count my keywords at all. I just make sure I have them in the text.
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  • Profile picture of the author CTRTheme
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    1.5%~2.1% this is the ultimate keyword density to rank anything.
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