Discover the ideal keyword density to rank higher in Google.
What’s the optimal keyword density for SEO? This is the most frequent question asked in many SEO forums. I bet you can’t name a single SEO forum without a discussion on keyword density. So, thought why not present an article on ideal keyword density.
Ideal Keyword Density Hard To Quantify:
Optimal or ideal keyword density is hard to quantify. It’s a measurement of the number of times that your keywords appear on the web page versus the number of words on a page. In simple terms, it’s a ratio.
For example, if you have a single web page with 100 words of text. And your keyword appears on that page 1 time (assuming a single keyword, not a keyword phrase), then your keyword density is 1 percent. Say, if your keyword appears 10 times in that 100-word text, then the keyword density is said to be 10%.
What’s the optimal keyword density for SEO purpose? That’s a question that none has been able to answer definitively. Some SEO professionals say that ideal keyword density should be around 3 to 4 percent; others suggest that it should be higher or lower. None seems to agree on exactly where it should be.
There’s no hard-and-fast rule, or even a good rule of thumb, to dictate ideal keyword density. Thus, the site owners are flying on their own. However, using a keyword or a set of keywords or phrases often begins to look like keyword stuffing to a search engine. This impacts the ranking of your website in a negative manner. And is often referred as keyword stuffing.
Tips To Get Optimal Keyword Density:
If the keyword density is less than the optimal range, then the website ranking suffers. Similarly, too much keyword density will also result in a penalty. Therefore, you should select the optimal keyword density that looks natural in the eyes of search engines and to the readers or visitors. This is not an impossible task. Just follow these simple tips:
- You can find out the keyword density of your competitors by looking at the source code for their web pages. Though there are many encryption services, one can easily find the source code and get the required details.
- Concentrate on organic keyword ranking. On the other hand, PPC is a money game. If you are not confident enough then it is always better to stay away from PPC management. By this way, you can enjoy good benefits without investing in PPC.
- Avoid keyword stuffing. Don’t get penalized for the sake of achieving optimal keyword density. Be natural and use synonyms of the keywords.
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