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What is keyword density?

 Keyword Density 


Keyword density is an indicator of  the amount  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 seem  at important places.


If you repeat your keywords with every other word on every line, then your site will probably be rejected as  a man-made  site or spam site.




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


Suppose  you've got  100 words on your webpage (not including HMTL code used for writing the web page), and  you employ  a certain keyword for five times in the content. The keyword density  thereon  page is got by simply dividing the total number of keywords, by  the entire  number of words that appear on your web page. So here  it's  5 divided by 100 = .05. Because keyword density  may be 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 urge  recognized by the search engines and you should never exceed it.


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

 

Simple steps  to test  the density:

  1. Copy and paste the content from  a private  web page into a word-processing software program like Word or Word Perfect.
  2. Go to the ‘Edit’ menu and click ‘Select All’. Now  attend  the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Word Count’. Write down  the entire  number of words in the page.
  3. Now select the ‘Find’ function on the ‘Edit’ menu.  attend  the ‘Replace’ tab and type in the keyword you want to find. ‘Replace’ that word with  the identical  word, so you don’t change the text.
  4. When you complete the replace function, the system will provide a count of the words you replaced.  that provides  the number of times you have used the keyword in that page.
  5. Using  the entire  word count for the page and the total number of keywords you can now calculate the keyword density.


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