How Proper Keyword Density can help get your blog ranked for Keywords you want!
Let’s say for example the keyword or phrase you want to move up for is Holiday drink recipes. I would definitely recommend using Holiday drink recipes in the title of your blog post. Maybe a title like Delicious holiday drink recipes. Then I would make sure to use the phrase holiday drink recipes in the first paragraph of the post. Something like “Many people are always wondering what other holiday drink recipes there are besides eggnog. Today I will share a few lesser known but still delicious drink recipes for the holidays.” See how in the first sentence I used holiday drink recipes and in the second sentence I also reversed the keywords to make the phrase drink recipes for the holidays. Reversing the words can add more keyword phrase variation.
After using your keyword phrase in the title and first paragraph write naturally. Just do what you always do and write for people and not the search engines. If you want to pepper the keyword phrase here and there where appropriate do it. If the keyword phrase feels unnatural it’s best to leave it out.
If you stick with a three percent keyword density and make sure to use the keyword phrase one more time in the last paragraph then it should look like you are writing natural to the search engines. Never use your keyword phrase more than three percent. If you use your keyword phrase too many times it will look unnatural to your readers and to the search engines. You may even be penalized by the search engines and drop lower in the rankings for the phrase you are targeting.
So, did you learn something? I know I did. I’m definitely going to remember these tips next time I craft a post that I want to garner search engine attention.
Tim, thanks so much for guest posting for me today!