This Article is About
seo techniques
search engine rankings
magic number
Seo Techniques - Does Keyword Density Even Matter?
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Seo Techniques  -  Does Keyword Density Even Matter?

One of the most common SEO Techniques talked about in this day and age is the proper use of keyword density.You have probably found yourself askin this one question: "Is keyword density important?"

In this article I am going to be discussing what keyword density is, the false rumors that are commonly believed, and then I will reveal the truth.

So What Is Keyword Density?

Keyword density, in its simplest form of explanation, is a common "so-called" seo technique in which you make sure that your targetted key phrase appears in your article, page, post, or website a certain amount of times.

Basically it is the ratio of "keywords" versus "total amount of words" in the page.

For example, if you have the keyword in a 500 word page 5 times, then your keyword density is that of 1%. One time for every 10 words.

What Are The Rumors And Common False Beliefs?

It is often taught, and widely believed, that you should keep your keyword density to about 3%. This number varies slightly but that is not important.

Just about anywhere that supposedly teaches Seo Techniques and / or how to get your website ranked will tell you this or something close to that effect.

Is Keyword Density Important? The Truth Revealed!

So the big question now is this. Is Keyword density actually important.

Well, I promised to reveal the truth on this matter so here it is. Yes. And no.

What I mean is this. It is important to have your target word or phrase present in the page. However, there is no need to count because there is no "magic number". Google said so themselves. Allow me to explain what I do, and believe you need to do, to achieve high search engine rankings.

  1. You will need to have your keyword in your H1 heading. The code for this is yourkeywordhere
  2. You will need that phrase or word in the first paragraph of your page or article.
  3. Include the key phrase somewhere within the title of your article or post.
  4. If you have a resource box, be sure to include the phrase or word twice within that box, both linking to your site.
  5. Be sure that this phrase is also in your url, and if not then put it in your permalink, this will count just as well in many cases. Better than nothing.

As for the rest of the article, you need to just be sure to write naturally. Be sure to make your content user friendly more so than search engine friendly. This means read the article yourself, if you were doing a search for that keyword, would this be information that you would want to read? Is it interesting or boring. Interesting and compelling is the key to any marketer.

Congratulations, you are now on the right path to getting your online business ranked in search engines using real seo techniques that are proven to work.

I hope this has been an informative article on keyword density. If you already knew this information, then you may be ready to move on to more advanced seo techniques.

Street Talk

Good information shared well. Thanks! Quality content is important but if you ignore SEO too much you lose out. Keyword density is something I need to work more on...

  about 1 decade ago

Keyword density still plays a role although it is minimal compared to the power it once had. Sound advice on the positioning of your keywords. At the core of SEO, Google is looking for quality content and this does not come down to keywords necessarily. They understand LSI principles (natural writing) and will be able to tell if your writing is quality and not "keyword stuffed" so focus on the keyword within the title and initial paragraph as you stated and then write naturally.

  about 1 decade ago
You May Also Like
SEO Techniques - Wordpress Links?
Today I am going to be talking about one of the most important SEO Techniques that I have learned to be very effective with WordPress sites. This is the proper use of what I will refer to as "WordPress Links." If you truly want to get high ranks in the…
By:  in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  SEO   May 27, 2012  
  Likes: 2

New Seo Techniques
As an internet marketer, it is crucial for you to learn the new SEO techniques. It's now December 2011 and to date, there has been many changes that google has made in their algorithm. That means that what we have been doing in the past may no longer work now…
By: chamberlane altatis in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  SEO   Dec 06, 2011  
  Likes: 1

SEO Techniques for 2012
Search Engine Optimization is crucial for any business that wants to have a successful online presence. There are some SEO techniques that have become useful to businesses as well as websites. The type of SEO techniques you use will determine the ranking of your website in the top search engines.…
By: lee8 in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  SEO   Jul 16, 2012  
  Likes: 1

What is A Sales Funnel?
If you are new to Internet Marketing you will hear a lot of different terms and have a lot of jargon thrown your way. One of these terms is a Sales Funnel or Funnel page. This one took me quite a while to figure out, as I was trying to…
By: ApinaPress in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Affiliate Revenue   Feb 23, 2012  
  Likes: 0

The Future Of SEO
Search engine optimization or what is commonly referred to as SEO is crucial in online marketing. There are new techniques that are being constantly being created and the old ones being improved upon. Does SEO have a future? Since SEO has so many benefits and most business have been grown…
By: lee8 in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  SEO   Jul 16, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Some Tips for Selling Items on the Internet
There are many different techniques one can use to start selling items on the internet. Selling items on the internet is proving to be cost effective for many businesses and is also proving to be very effective for those who want to start their own home businesses. In this article,…
  Likes: 0

Get Traffic Your Website Needs With Proven SEO Tricks
There are so many private website and business website owners who seem to think that having a website on it's own is all they need to make more money but the truth of the matter is that to get traffic your website needs, you will need to either invest time…
By: Craig Dean in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Traffic Building   May 29, 2012  
  Likes: 3

What Google Tells Your Customers - Like It Or Not!
Google is telling your customers all about your site before they even visit! Stick that in your pipe and smoke it. So what do you think? You think I made that title to entice you to read? Hell no! Im for real, read on or you could find yourself dropping…
By:  in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  SEO   Nov 26, 2011  
  Likes: 2

How to increase traffic on your website - Did I say it's FREE
How to increase traffic on your website can be a demanding task. You buy a domain and now what? Now is the time to really get busy. Figure out the content for your website and how to get traffic on your website so you can help people make money on…
  Likes: 1

Profit From Blogging!
An interesting and fun alternative to article marketing is blogging. The two have many similarities and both can make money for you. As you know in article marketing, writing requires consistency and with the understanding that as time goes by, you will be rewarded for your efforts with increased exposure…
By: Tom Marchido in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   May 31, 2011  
  Likes: 2

Redress Your Business Web Design By Implementing Top Web Designer Tactics
There has been a significant increase in the number of websites appearing in the search results everyday mostly because of the fact that business ventures have been massively bringing their websites online. You do not want to get overpowered by the presence of other businesses online, as the completion is…
By: Conroy James in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Web Design   May 15, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Is SEO the Key to Online Business Success?
Apparently, many businesses agree that the answer to this question is “yes”. Let us say that you have taken your business in the online platform. You spent the time making the content really engaging and interesting, and you ensured that the site is overall user-friendly. But what if your business…
By: lee8 in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  SEO   Sep 03, 2012  
  Likes: 2

Become An SEO Expert With Local Business Marketing
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a great skill to learn and utilize if you'd like to start driving highly targeted traffic to your web site(s) for free. First of all, what exactly is SEO? Simply put, it's the ability to have your website show up on the first page of…
By: Gary Chappelle in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  SEO   May 15, 2011  
  Likes: 0

How to Hire the Best SEO Company
If you are in dire need of deliberate and speedy promotion of your company’s website, you undoubtedly need to hire a professional SEO company that can conduct search optimization for your company. If you are not aware of SEO, SEO is a technique that assists you in getting higher rankings…
By: katrinasui in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  SEO   Feb 24, 2012  
  Likes: 0

7 Good Reasons To Use PLR Articles For Your Website Or Blog
Lots of people are asking what exactly is PLR and how can I benefit from it. Well stay with me and I’ll explain. Private Label Rights articles are a specific type of article. When you buy the articles or pack of articles, you are now allowed, legally to publish these…
By: Molly Saker in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing Articles   Apr 16, 2012  
  Likes: 2

Article Views: 2102    Report this Article