What is the optimal keyword density?

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What is the optimal keyword density?
« on: 03-20-2020, 03:01:41 »
I am using Yoast SEO plugin which comes very highly recommended. It suggests that keyword density should not be more than 2,5%. Harsh Agrawal from Shout me load recommends approx 1.5% and if you google the question his article is 1st or 2nd place.
Also, I have come across quite a number of articles suggesting that keyword density is not really an important metric for ranking in the SERPs. I surely hope I have not wasted all the effort of ensuring my posts are all keyword optimized.

So to boil down to the bedrock of my question - What is the optimal keyword density?


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Re: What is the optimal keyword density?
« Reply #1 on: 03-27-2020, 22:43:10 »
Keyword Density is the percentage of the number of times a keyword appears on a web page. In recent days, keywords matter much less than site quality, but it doesn't mean that keyword density holds no value in SEO. Some people have a myth, if we use our keyword many times it will rank higher in the search engine.  But in actual, Google considers it as a keyword spamming. 
There is no exact percentage for better ranking. According to me, 1.2% of keyword density is better along with LSI keywords. 
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Re: What is the optimal keyword density?
« Reply #2 on: 04-17-2020, 23:26:59 »
less then 2.5-3% is good to go!

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Re: What is the optimal keyword density?
« Reply #3 on: 05-01-2020, 04:28:31 »
Keyword density is the percentage of times a keyword or phrase appears on a web page compared to the total number of words on the page. The best Suggestion to use keyword density of between 0.5% to 2.5%.
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Re: What is the optimal keyword density?
« Reply #4 on: 05-01-2020, 23:30:04 »
Despite what many SEO Tools would indicate, the short answer to this is, in my experience, there is no IDEAL % of the keywords inside the article.

There is no one-size-fits-all optimal ‘keyword density’ percentage anybody has ever demonstrated had direct positive ranking improvement in a public arena.

I certainly do not believe there is a particular percent of keywords in words of text to get a page to number 1 in Google. While the key to success in many niches is often simple SEO, search engines are not that easy to fool in 2020.

There may not be a perfect % for you to aim for – but I do think you run the risk of tripping keyword stuffing penalty filters if you, for instance, were to keyword stuff a page and every element on it with your focus terms.


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Re: What is the optimal keyword density?
« Reply #5 on: 05-05-2020, 08:01:49 »
Keyword density is the repetition rate of targeted queries.
You can use 3% of the keywords in your content. The most important thing is not to overdo it.

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Re: What is the optimal keyword density?
« Reply #6 on: 05-05-2020, 08:58:53 »
Hello
I tend to agree with Rattan. Early on in my SEO learning it was stressed that keywords and semantic words were very important when used for the benefit of the reader / visitor and that there is no fixed percentage that should be met. Having always followed that guidance I find that keywords used in titles, descriptions, headings and sub-headings, and used in context in the content achieve a sound outcome.
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Re: What is the optimal keyword density?
« Reply #7 on: 05-06-2020, 04:40:58 »
I think it's better when the keyword density about 1,5% - 2,5%

 

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