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Secret Keyword Order Rule - Is it still Real?

  1. TaviWrites profile image60
    TaviWritesposted 3 years ago

    Here I am with a old book edited in Romanian by a Romanian who has edited and created a great website, one of the best in the country. The book is 10 years old and he basically said that you should never ever put keywords in the same order. What I am trying to say is that I should never put identical keywords one after another. This means that you should never put keywords which start with the same letters and have the same meaning one after another. Is this rule still real after 10 years?

    1. Kylyssa profile image98
      Kylyssaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know about any such rule as it affects SEO but it sure sounds awkward, lame, and forced if you insert keywords into a piece in any way other than how they'd naturally fall in speaking or writing.  I don't know if following that rule you mentioned will help with SEO but it will sure help your writing to be more readable than if you were to unnaturally arrange keywords in a specific order multiple times on a page.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I make it a policy never to read advice on SEO that's more than six months' old.     Things change so fast, anything from last year is quite likely to be wrong.

    3. CuAllaidh profile image83
      CuAllaidhposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      yes.... and no.... the wording is crap, but essentially the base message is true, you don't want google to think you are keyword stuffing, so yes putting the same keyword over and over would be viewed as keyword stuffing.

      1. TaviWrites profile image60
        TaviWritesposted 3 years agoin reply to this


  2. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    That is a good Tip Marisa.  There is a lot of outdated material out there.  Some of the old information was always wrong as is the new information incorrect. If in doubt, I try to find out what Google has to say on the subject.

  3. brakel2 profile image84
    brakel2posted 3 years ago

    If you write a hub reviewing a company, you must put other words as substitutions for name of company to avoid keyword stuffing. This is an example, as I am working on this topic right now.

  4. makingamark profile image60
    makingamarkposted 3 years ago

    If you polish your skills in writing well - and then write normally - you should have no problem in conveying your meaning to your intended audience and for that to also be understood by the search engines.

    Let's not forget that keywords have been and come and gone and we are now well and truly into the era of the semantic web.

    There's a hub (not mine!) about semantic search - written 2 years ago by GreekGeek who I've always found offers reliable advice.


    Google search algorithms are now built around conversational meaning - not isolated keywords per se.

    1. TaviWrites profile image60
      TaviWritesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      thank you so much for this information