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    Hi Everyone,

    So I've read that your keyword or a variation of it should appear at least 5 to 6 times in the text.

    So if it appears in maybe to of the header tags and the title tag would that be using it too much?

    Would a total of about 8 to 9 times on a single page be too much?
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    Originally Posted by BGIChristopher
    Hi Everyone,

    So I've read that your keyword or a variation of it should appear at least 5 to 6 times in the text.

    So if it appears in maybe to of the header tags and the title tag would that be using it too much?

    Would a total of about 8 to 9 times on a single page be too much?
    Hi BGIChristopher,

    With respect - what you've read is rubbish!

    KW density is immaterial (although I wouldn't recommend 100% on a page with more than one word/phrase)

    You can use your target KW in your page title / header tag(s), title tag(s) and body text etc but - in general - it's neither necessary nor dangerous to use it in all 4.

    Jut write your content for your users, vary the content in which your KW(s) are placed (to attract "long tail search terms") and use it in your page title / H1 tag (is fairly standard practice).


    <edit>@ Seo_AM: Cross-Posted! If I could type faster it wouldn't happen - and if you'd been a little quicker I wouldn't have posted at all - lol</edit>
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    Thanks Guys!

    SEO is so dynamic. I actually heard about keyword density in a seminar about 4 months ago.........Guess I paid a lot for some outdated information.

    @ClickyB.....what city in England do you live in?

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    Originally Posted by BGIChristopher
    Thanks Guys!

    SEO is so dynamic. I actually heard about keyword density in a seminar about 4 months ago.........Guess I paid a lot for some outdated information.
    4 months ago ! keyword density was already an outdated concept...as it was 4 years ago or even 4 centuries ago.
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