Is Keyword Density still important in SEO?

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Re: Is Keyword Density still important in SEO?
« Reply #10 on: 01-18-2017, 07:48:07 »
Yes your main KW needs to be in the important places such as URLs and Titles, but it is not as important as it used to be, especially not in the way that tools or plugins would suggest, because where they would say your SEO is good might actually be over optimized because you mentioned the same phrase too often. So be careful of following the outdated tools.
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Re: Is Keyword Density still important in SEO?
« Reply #11 on: 01-30-2017, 00:45:28 »
There is no “optimal” keyword density you should be aiming for. In fact, pages that held the #1 position in the SERPs used their keyword an average of only 7 times, while having an average of 1285 words on the page.

However, there are a few important things to keep in mind:


Placement of keywords is more important than frequency.

Word count become a more important ranking factor than the number of keywords used.

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Re: Is Keyword Density still important in SEO?
« Reply #12 on: 01-30-2017, 09:31:44 »
There are many (many, many) factors that go in to ranking, so just focusing on one as the winning strategy isn't going to work. Plus including too many keywords can hurt your site. (This article explains why correlation studies can't tell the whole story --> http://www.canirank.com/blog/search-ranking-factors-are-bs/ ). Better to focus on creating content that adds value for your site visitors, and as others have mentioned, be sure to include secondary keywords and related terms.  :) Good luck!

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Re: Is Keyword Density still important in SEO?
« Reply #13 on: 01-31-2017, 21:53:47 »
Yes, keyword density is still important for SEO. Because some of the high DA website allow keyword density function. Such as Articlebase, Sooperarticles which have high DA and allow only a fix amount of same keywords. We cannot excess the quantity of that word.

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Re: Is Keyword Density still important in SEO?
« Reply #14 on: 02-03-2017, 20:39:40 »
Actually. The answer is a resounding NO!
Google now looks at content. It has to flow naturally. Matt Cutts, had a talk about that exact same thing.
He recommends that using your keyword 3 to 4 times is more than enough. Why?
Because in your content it should become clear what your page is about. Stuffing it with keywords now can get you labeled as a spammy site. Thus your site should not be clear based on repeating a keyword 8 times. It should be clear by the text you surround on topic to that keyword.



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Re: Is Keyword Density still important in SEO?
« Reply #15 on: 02-05-2017, 00:14:33 »
. Keyword density depends on words count like top-ranking pages used their specific keyword approximately 8-10 times, while having an average of 1285 words on the page.

2. Word count has become a more important ranking factor than the number of keywords used.

3. Relevant words and phrases have increased in importance, and marketers and SEOs would do well to increase their focus on incorporating these words and phrases into their content, rather than on calculating keyword density.

Here provide how should keywords be used? There some few tips

    Position of keywords is more important than frequency.                                  - Use the primary keywords in Title,H1,H2 ,Url and at least once within the body of the text content and no do more keyword stuffing on that page,its a spamming.
    Focusing on the long tail keywords
    Proper keyword research and analysis is still more importance for finding overarching topics as well as related and proof terms.

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Re: Is Keyword Density still important in SEO?
« Reply #16 on: 02-10-2017, 04:10:53 »
Not at all. Google Hummingbird took the focus away from keyword density.

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Re: Is Keyword Density still important in SEO?
« Reply #17 on: 02-15-2017, 02:06:21 »
Think less about density and more about developing your theme.

Have your target phrase(s) in mind then make sure to hit the following locations with it or a highly related plural or synonym.

Title, headline, URL, body copy (italics, bold) and maybe even in outbound anchor text or some inter linking.

Get at it as often as its naturally applicable. Focus on fully covering the idea/theme you've set out to share, in no less than 300 words.

I'll update with some world examples later...back to football

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Re: Is Keyword Density still important in SEO?
« Reply #18 on: 03-06-2017, 23:28:24 »
Yes, it is very important because it helps the search engine for producing the best result and removing the spam website from its search result.


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Re: Is Keyword Density still important in SEO?
« Reply #19 on: 03-17-2017, 04:39:47 »
Yes, Keyword density play vital role for getting ranking.

Keyword density is calculated the ratio of keywords to the total word count of a given page.

 

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