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What is the right keyword density in an SEO article?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by K Edward, Nov 10, 2016.

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    I have been receiving this a lot in the past 3 months. I know there isn't an exact optimum keyword density, but what is the most recommended percentage range? and why? That would really help.

    Thanks guys
    SEMrush
     
    K Edward, Nov 10, 2016 IP
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  2. RGC Advertising

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    for 400 to 500 words article the keywords should be maximum 4-5
     
    RGC Advertising, Nov 10, 2016 IP
  3. Matthew North

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    #3
    about 3 to 5% is a good range. Also consider the variations of the product keyword. If the keyword is PRODUCT, you could use PRODUCT by COMPANY, COMPANY's PRODUCT, etc
     
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    So basically you are putting it a 10%?
     
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    Yeah, I thought 3 to 5% would do. but of late I have been receiving numerous suggestion ranges of over 10% until I doubted myself for a moment.
     
    K Edward, Nov 10, 2016 IP
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    It's better to not use the same KWs more than 2-5 times nowadays. Instead use LSI and long tail variations.
     
    JayLee1, Nov 11, 2016 IP
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    Actually, that would put it at 1% :p

    Up to 3% plus giving some love to LSI keywords and you should be good to go.
     
    DarioPV, Nov 11, 2016 IP
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    Keyword density refers to the amount of a keyword you use in the content of your site or web page. To rank your site for perticular keywords and phrases, keyword density is important. Also, you should not use too many keywords or Google will consider this as keyword stuffing. Your keyword density should not be more than 2-3% of your total word count.
     
    Madhuri Verma, Nov 11, 2016 IP
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    I doubt there is optimal one number, everything depends on your total content size, but just remember not to overdo it to be not considered as spammer.
     
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    You are right :)
     
    K Edward, Nov 11, 2016 IP
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    Thanks eric_wahlberg.

     
    K Edward, Nov 15, 2016 IP
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    Unfortunately there's no golden number or percentage for keyword density. Just make sure you aren't over stuffing. Write articles naturally and use keywords where it needs. Also focus on LSI keywords.
     
    KarenByerly, Nov 16, 2016 IP
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    I think if you are using less than 3% keyword density then that will be potential.
     
    seojesica, Nov 16, 2016 IP
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    I always keep a figure of 2 to 3% but to be really honest that doesn't matter. Just ensure that the article is more relevant to the keyword you are planning to rank for.
    Cheers
     
    esther.paul, Nov 16, 2016 IP
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    2% to 3% keyword density will be good for any article. Google only suggests write good, unique and meaningful article which helps other readers to solve their query or gain some knowledge. Don't put too much keyword again and again in the same article. Try to focus one single keyword at a time to win Google's trust.
     
    Niraj Bariya, Nov 17, 2016 IP
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    No 10% is 40-50 10% is very high sir
     
    trader4life, Nov 17, 2016 IP
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    It's 10% isn't it? I try to keep it at that whenever I write articles or have them written. It's working pretty well so far.
     
    charliev, Nov 20, 2016 IP
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    2.5% ration is ideal per 100 word
     
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    Prsonally I try not to focus to much on keywords but rather focus on writing about a certain topic. I try to make the topic as clear as possible.
     
    dewalds86, Nov 20, 2016 IP