I may have found the answer to my own question. ALL of the SEO experts say keyword density percentage is a myth. Good, readable content is THE 2013 key to optimization. However, the pros also agree keywords should be a part of H1 and meta tag descriptions. They all agree that readability ranks higher every time over keyword density. I'm going to leave this question open for about a week - I would like some other opinions.
I agree, keyword density is out since Panda and Penguin. Now it's all about readability and most are avoiding anything that could resemble keyword stuffing like the plague.
As a general rule, and again this depends on your piece and if it flows naturally, you want your keyword in your title and within the first paragraph or two. I use other related phrases people might search for as subheadings and break the articles naturally into nice readable subsections (Google likes that too)
The idea now (thankfully) is actual, good readable content and not the garbage SEO writing and filler from before.
yes.. at this time Google is only focusing on user friendly content... using keyword variation is very important as my experience said and talking about the keyword density we should not consider it any more...you can see many webpages are ranking without any keyword using...
by Natalie Frank 12 months ago
Hi All,I've been focusing on trying to improve my keyword SEO and had a couple of questions - How many keywords do you try to rank for in a given article? I know this will depend on length and topic but ballpark? Can you try to rank for too many keywords? (Obviously if it makes the copy...
by Ru-an 9 years ago
I heard someone say that if possible your hub title should be the exact keyword that you use as your main keyword, if you want to rank high in search engines. But that doesnt allow for a catchy title which will get you seen easier on a social bookmark site for instance, which could boost your...
by Syed Hunbbel Meer 8 years ago
Hello everyone. I am here seeking for some guidance in SEO and keyword density thing.Can you people please help me by telling some of the most important things that count in SEO, that will eventually lead our hub to be ranked in google's front pages?e.g. Keyword density, and .... ?? etc etcThe main...
by Susana Smith 8 years ago
I don't think I'm alone in thinking that the main thing that has dragged hubpages down in this latest algo change is the amount of crappy content posted on here over the years. I understand the reasoning behind the latest changes regarding ad placement and reduction of amazon and ebay links and I...
by Shadaan Alam 5 years ago
What is on page SEO and how can it be done for hubs I write?I know well about off page seo, but little about on page seo, can my fellow hubbers please tell me about it? Is it just keyword spreading throughout the article or is it more than keywords.
by Thomas Byers 2 months ago
I thought I would start publishing some search engine tips to help everyone to get some extra hits from the search engines.1. Long TailDo you know what the Long Tail is. Its where you use a 3-5 word title for your Hub and you can find some long tail titles that you can rank very well for. You would...
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