Tips On Getting The Best Keyword Density For Your Website
When you’re trying to determine to Learn about WordPress websites and best keyword density for your post it pays to NOT follow the ‘rules’ too rigidly.
There are a lot of WordPress gurus out there who claim matter of factly that you must have a specific percentage keyword density, or that your posts must be an exact number of words long, or that you must have H1, H2 and H3 headers in every article that you publish.
In the real world, you’ll achieve your best keyword density by treating the ‘rules’ more as guidelines.
Once you have this as your mindset, writing original content, high quality articles becomes much easier – and much easier to get a higher search engine ranking. If you practice this method of using keywords, you’ll discover that very quickly you’ll be rewarded with an increase in free search engine traffic to your posts and website.
How To Not Get The Best Keyword Density
When you try to write by following the ‘rules’, you can run into all kinds of problems that will make traffic to your website dwindle instead of soar.
Here are a few things NOT to do:
Keyword stuffing means that you’re overdoing it with your targeted keyword and that you’re putting the measurement of your keyword percentage ahead of everything else. When you do this, inevitably your post becomes contrived and doesn’t read naturally, resulting in a ‘hand slap’ by Google.
Many articles that we’ve written on various websites rank very well in the search engines with a keyword density of 1% or less – not the recommended 2% to 4% that you usually read about.
One trick is to write you article first so that it sounds natural, then go back and see if you’ve got your best keyword density.
This is another guru trick that’s more trouble than it’s worth, and also one that will get you penalized big time by the search engines.
You’ll notice in this article that any hyperlinks are clearly visible to your eye. Hidden text tries to hide these links by using the same color as the body text, in hopes of fooling the search engine crawlers.
The rule of thumb is that duplicate content is a bad thing. Google is getting much better at recognizing where content appears first and rewarding the original publishing website, while ignoring the rest.
The result of this is that you can cut-and-paste yourself into oblivion with the hope of generating backlinks but get nothing in return for your time and duplicate-content-troubles.
Link spam, or link cloaking, means that you’ve got a lot of outbound links on your website to other sites that have no relevance to the main topics of your website.
For example, outbound links on a WordPress for real estate website to mortgage companies, business news, home inspectors, and pest control make sense. Links going out to a used car dealer or a dating site don’t.
Useful Tools To Get Your Best Keyword Density
Here are two tools that you’ll find useful when measuring your keyword density and a few other metrics that will help you to rank your posts higher and get more free search engine traffic:
WordPress SEO by Yoast
This is a free WordPress plugin available at WordPress.org.
It installs like any other plugin and is an excellent way to measure your focus keyword in your article heading, page title, page URL, keyword density of your article content, and your meta description.
One of the neat things about SEO by Yoast is that it gives you a snippet preview of what your post will look like in a typical web search, letting you fine-tune your article description to increase the chances of a searcher clicking on your link.
SEOPressor is an affordable, premium WordPress plugin that is very useful on helping you to stay on track and make sure that every article you post is as optimized as it can be.
SEOPressor gives you an overall score for your article with a numerical percentage in green (good) or red (maybe not so good) AND a keyword density score in green or red of your chosen keyword. These two scores combined make determining the best keyword density for your post extremely easy.
The other metrics that SEOPressor will track for you are:
- H1, H2 and H3 keyword tags
- Auto bolding of your keyword
- Auto italicizing of your keyword
- Auto underlining of your keyword
- Image with an ALT tag
- Content length
- Measure of optimal keyword density
- Positioning of keywords
- Internal linking
- External linking