What is Keyword Density

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  1. spartan

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    Keyword density is an indicator of the number of times the selected keyword appears in the web page. But mind you, keywords shouldn’t be over used, but should be just sufficient enough to appear at important places.

    If you repeat your keywords with every other word on every line, then your site will probably be rejected as an artificial site or spam site.

    Keyword density is always expressed as a percentage of the total word content on a given web page.

    Suppose you have 100 words on your webpage (not including HMTL code used for writing the web page), and you use a certain keyword for five times in the content. The keyword density on that page is got by simply dividing the total number of keywords, by the total number of words that appear on your web page. So here it is 5 divided by 100 = .05. Because keyword density is a percentage of the total word count on the page, multiply the above by 100, that is 0.05 x 100 = 5%

    The accepted standard for a keyword density is between 3% and 5%, to get recognized by the search engines and you should never exceed it.

    Remember, that this rule applies to every page on your site. It also applies to not just to one keyword but also a set of keywords that relates to a different product or service. The keyword density should always be between 3% and 5%.

    Simple steps to check the density:

    •Copy and paste the content from an individual web page into a word-processing software program like Word or Word Perfect.

    •Go to the ‘Edit’ menu and click ‘Select All’. Now go to the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Word Count’. Write down the total number of words in the page.

    •Now select the ‘Find’ function on the ‘Edit’ menu. Go to the ‘Replace’ tab and type in the keyword you want to find. ‘Replace’ that word with the same word, so you don’t change the text.

    •When you complete the replace function, the system will provide a count of the words you replaced. That gives the number of times you have used the keyword in that page.

    •Using the total word count for the page and the total number of keywords you can now calculate the keyword density.

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    Thanks For shared best information about keyword Density. Such a keyword density is a main part for our web site.
     
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    The accepted standard? Accepted by who? The SEOs still practising best practices that are nearly a decade out of date?

    Keyword density targets are an outdated and inaccurate measure of anything. The search engines don't use rules of thumb like "5%", so why should users?

    What is an acceptable and natural usage for one site will be very different to what is an acceptable and natural usage on another. The search engines benchmark usage against similar (trustworthy) sites operating in a related or semantically relevant area. They don't use hard and fast figures, as it's inaccurate and meaningless.

    It used to be an acceptable and relevant SEO tactic, around the same time that meta keyword spamming was a useful technique. It hasn't been relevant or useful in a large number of years and now only surfaces when propagated by out of touch practitioners or in "Biggest SEO myths and mistakes still doing the rounds - Please make them stop!" articles.
     
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    One of my website have density of the keyword about 9% and it rank at page one
    Dont focus too much on the density, as long as your content is quality content and you are not spamming keyword.
     
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    Nice post, Here is the formula: keyword density= ({keyword count}*100) / Total word Count.
     
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    Besides using keywords, you should make sure your website is also "crawler-friendly", so the SE crawlers can reach those keywords. When checking a page, they focus on meta-tags and headings, so your keywords must be present there, not only in the content section. Also avoid using flash content, as it cannot be parsed by crawlers.
     
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    the most important thing to consider is finding keywords that dont fall under that pile of generic words, I know im not breaking any headlines here saying this but that some people dont seem to realize the simple concepts of digital marketing.
     
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    Keyword density refers to the number of times your keyword phrase appears on the page. Basically, it is the percentage of times a keyword or keyword phrase is found in your page content amidst all the other content.
     
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    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. In the context of search engine optimization keyword density can be used as a factor in determining whether a web page is relevant to a specified keyword or keyword phrase.
     
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    I think 5 % to 8 % of keyword target is good for deep density of keyword.nice share buddy and thanks for this
     
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    I'm more in the 1% to 7% range and it seems to be working nicely. It really depends on the length of the post, article or press release.
     

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