Keywords dominate the search engines. How does the search engine know what your article is about? They look for specific keywords in the article.
Therefore, the next time you are writing your article, pay very close attention to the keyword density. Or should you?…
What is Keyword Density?
Keyword density is the number of times a keyword or phrase appears on a web page divided by the total number of words on the page, converted into a percentage.
In English please?
Say you are optimizing for the keyword: “dog training”. Your keyword density would be the number of times the phrase “dog training” appears in your article.
If you used “dog training” 3 times out of a 500 word article, your keyword density would be:
2 (number of words) * 3 (occurrences) /500 (total number of words) = 1.2%
What Keyword Density is the Best?
Many SEO experts believe that the best keyword density is 1-4%. Which means out of a 400 word article, it appears no more then 6 times. If you go above that, then there is a chance of the article being marked by the search engines as Keyword Stuffing, which will cause it to get penalized.
How to Check for Keyword Density?
Go to: SEOBay to check the keyword density of any web page.
Or: live-keyword-analysis.com checks the keyword of unpublished articles. Just type in your keyword, and paste your article.
Should I care about keyword density?
Write articles for humans, not robots.