Everyone says 6-8% .But It's depend your website.
Everyone seems to have 'heard' something different. I use 3-5% and have never had any problems with it. 6-8% is way too much - I think that's bordering on keyword stuffing.
I would focus on 1 keyword for every 100 words.
Typically I'd use a maximum of 5% for 1, 2 or 3 word phrases. Although some say you can go as high as about 7% but I tend not to risk it.
I've read a lot saying that keyword denstiy is no longer important in SEO but I think it's still worth doing if you're uploading new content just to be on the safe side. It doesn't take long after all.
I lean towards writing your content for your reader. Then, read over it and insert a few keywords where it is appropriate. If you don't reach 5% - fine, if you do - fine. As long as you have keywords and good content, people will find it and link to it for later.
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This is a hard one to define, is it true or is it false?
In my own experience pages that rank well on google for very competitive keywords tend to have a keyword density of between 4 and 5, with those ranking lower also tending to having a lower keyword density than those above.
I personally beleive that there is also a keyword pattern and keyword hierarchy that is also in play and this combined with the overall score Google has given you determines how well you rank
Hi all. The optimal keyword density is 2-5% of the total number of words in the page. Let it be an article or a web page it is the ideal density of keywords.
IMO, a well written page will naturally have the appropriate keyword density. How many times do we see "the", "it" , "him" or "they" used far too often? Just substituting [keyword] in place of some occurrences of these shortcuts may well bring the the keywords into balance .. or as Tudi suggested .. into harmony.
After reading all recommendatios, ask the people to show you if they have any web page with good traffic.
In my opinion (and i do have webpages with high traffic), density IS important. Not the ONLY important, but it is important without any doubt.
Not something you measure in percent maybe, but make sure that your text mention several times not only the main keywords, but alternative keywords. Use google tool https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal to find the most searched alternative keywords to your main keyword.
Its important that your keywords apears in titles, subtitles, strong, italic, etc. That means that your text should show that those keywords are VERY important to your page, not just incidental.
Thats why Google looks anchors, image alts, titles, h1, h2, h3, etc.
Because they want to detect the most important keywords for each webpage, and density is one of the ways they find it.
I agree with Dan. Sorry to be blunt, keyword density is just a gimmick by SEO company. From my experience, title and meta description are two main things in SEO. Just mention your main keyword in those places is more than enough. Another important factor is link back.
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