It is a heated debate when it comes to keyword density in an article or blog post. Most of the experts will focus on 2 to 3 percent keyword’s density and sometimes less and more.
Few years back when my main focus was just SEO I also used to give more score to keyword density. However, now I am more towards creating content with information.
You may not agree, but it is turning out to be a good strategy for me. Here are the five reasons why I don’t care about keyword density.
I get frustrated when I see pages ranking in Google for some stupid keywords. When I visit those pages, I just find the search term, I used in Google. They are using keywords to bring visitors only and there was no information about that particular search phrase.
I don’t want my readers to get furious when they read my articles and blogs.
Does Not Make Sense
When you try to focus keyword’s density in an article, it never makes sense because you are repeating the words more than ten times to achieve the desired percentage.
I never understand who defined the best percentage for keywords to be used in an article! Google?
Google Now Hates Content Written For Keywords
Many of you may not agree, but I came across a blog post recently posted on Google Webmaster Blog Five common SEO mistakes. It is clearly mentioned on the blog post that writing compelling content is more important than writing keyword centred article.
Readers Are Not Bots
You need to remind that visitors are not bots they are users looking for information. If they come across junk, they wouldn’t mind bouncing to another website. Keywords may attract web crawlers, but human readers need interaction.
How many times you wanted to read the content containing keywords everywhere Title, Headings, body, and even images.
Personally, I hate it
I don’t care about keyword density and I hate to repeat the things. Some of the SEO guys may confuse the ideal keyword density requirement with Ezinearticles.com requirements. It is the limit assigned by Ezine Articles so that people do not keyword stuff articles.
Do You Use A Measuring Tool?
If you are quoting that there are many tools to check keyword density, then it is correct there are many. However, you need to check SEO Book Keyword Density Analyzer and read what is written below the tool. It is a poor measure of relevancy, search engines are now focusing on signals generated from user behaviour.
It is a myth now to set a percentage to analyze the density of any phrase. There are many wordpress plugins that let you know what your SEO score is and how you have used the keywords. It is good to use a keyword, but calculating a perfect density is a SEO Myth.