Keyword Density and Long Tail Keywords

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I have a question about how google judges long tail keywords in terms of the issue of keyword density. For instance, say I have a site about tables. The keywords I'm using in my content are all long-tails, but they naturally all contain the word "table." The keyword density of the long-tails is going to be much lower than if I check it for just the word "table." For just the word "table," it's going to be high.

The actual site I'm trying to resurrect from the sandbox is similar to the example above. I'm concerned that the high ocurrance of my base keyword looks like stuffing. I'm in the process of reducing this keyword, but I really can't reduce it very much without making the sentences awkward.

So, how does Google really look at this? Does google go by whatever keyword or keyword phrase in is the page title and judge the density by that? I hope so.

I'm not really looking for a discussion as to whether any concern about keyword density is even important. Enough people think it is for me to be concerned, especially now that I'm trying to bring back a site.
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  • Profile picture of the author crash9811
    Use your keyword in title, description, h1, body, URL if possible. Try not to overdo it in your content.
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    • Profile picture of the author CatherineMay
      The first reply totally ignored my question.

      Anyone else?

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  • Profile picture of the author Rehmat
    Don't "over-optimize" your content. If you believe that you haven't "over-used" the keyword and have written the content naturally, then don't be panic by calculating the density. It usually goes fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anurag96
    Do these
    Forget about Google,
    Write for Humans.
    Have a lot of visitors through Google.
    That's the thing everybody are doing.
    You said that table is getting overoptimized than there would be also a lot of keywords which are going to be overoptimized. What you have to do is not keyword stuff either your post or meta description and you are good to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    I don't think Google will consider your site as over optimized. Just do proper link building...
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  • Profile picture of the author saloni
    Long tail keywords are good for on-page SEO... You should try more then 50% longtail keyword on your blog post..other 50% may be the exact keyword or may be related keywords..
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  • Profile picture of the author soweell
    Do not over optimize your site....
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  • Profile picture of the author sivamayuri
    Keyword Density is just a myth. Huge load of keyword spamming will be the key to penalize your website. So don't bother about keyword density, just write your articles based on your long tail keywords.

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  • Profile picture of the author soweell
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    • Profile picture of the author CatherineMay
      Let me try again; I'll re-phrase my question.

      How much weight does the long-tail keyword in the title carry in relation to the base keyword in your content?

      Does anyone know?

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      • Profile picture of the author Jeb Binkley

        Following your example, if the root KW is "table" and you are targeting long tail KWs like "wooden dining table" or "big kitchen table", then to avoid an on-page penalty for the high use of the KW "table" you can just include parts of the long tail KWs in your content (e.g. "wooden dining" and "big kitchen") and still get credit for them. It can be sometimes hard to fit the now altered long tail KWs into your content, but be assured Google gives you credit for them as I have seen with my own websites in the past.
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      • Profile picture of the author thecableguy
        It figures somewhat in the relation to the page, some competition analyzer software like MarketSamurai, TrafficTravis, etc. use them. But how much it matters I guess depends on the individual searchengine's algorithms. Google's algorithm's? Who knows as Matt Cutts and his team keeps messing with you. I've tried plugging my url into the GAKT with the keyword phrase in the page title, H1 tags and content and sometimes it shows as the most relevant keyword, and other times not. It matters, but how much is a matter of opinion. But in the title I'd say yes it's still very important, it's supposed to describe what the page is ACTUALLY about JMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandyallain
    Just an add-on, long-tail keywords could help you get the traffic that you want.
    Though we may not know the ideal percentage of keyword density, what matters
    most is the quality of the content.

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