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Keyword stuffing limit
4, 5 or 20?
mattg3




msg:774226
 6:07 pm on May 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

When I noticed that our competitor above us in the serps had his title keyword stuffed with "widgets, widgets forum, widegets link, widgets bla", I did the same and it worked, I am back to # 1 since months.

So where is the limit in keyword stuffing, since it apparently still works. Can I use 10 terms or only 5. I used it 5 times in above example on the same term. Are there different limits when one uses different keywords. I use 10 in the moment in the keyword tag for each page on my site.

 

CainIV




msg:774227
 7:23 pm on May 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Keyword stuffing is spam period. Just because your competitor is getting away with it doesnt mean you will.

Reoproting you can mean being banned while a report about his site may mean nothing but good results.

It's not fair, but certainly not worth trying to cheat the search engines for better rankings.

mattg3




msg:774228
 9:20 pm on May 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well, if you think so :\. I hardly do 100 keywords and they describes to 100% what's on the site/page.

His and my site are useful forums and more so no one is cheated. I don't think Google would/should react to such a ridiculous spam report.

Do you seriously suggest I should bore G staff with a spam report because someone put 4 times widget in their title describing still exactly what's on their pages? :\

I think there is black¦white and a lot of grey inbetween.

ClintFC




msg:774229
 9:53 pm on May 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Now that Google have introduced more stringent quality filters (designed to filter out significantly more quality content than before), I suspect such things as keyword stuffing to increase significantly.

In a post Big Daddy Google, keyword stuffing and the inclusion of large blocks of useless, but unique, waffle may be the only way of squeezing past the quality filters and into the index.

reseller




msg:774230
 10:15 pm on May 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just wish to add that it seems Google paying more and more attention to keyword stuffing, also in other languages than english.

In that connection, I recall Matt had asked for reporting sites using keyword stuffing.

So its only a matter of time before Matt & Co. deindex such sites.

Send. More. Spam reports.
March 10, 2006

[mattcutts.com...]

ken_b




msg:774231
 11:13 pm on May 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

And the universally accepted definition of spam is.........?

mattg3




msg:774232
 11:23 pm on May 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just wish to add that it seems Google paying more and more attention to keyword stuffing, also in other languages than english.

Well let's hope so, but the possibility seems to be still there.

ClintFC




msg:774233
 11:31 pm on May 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Definition:

Spam - [Noun] - Any Web page not contained within Google's index, either by intent, or (more likely) by the uninentioned addition of a bug or several bugs in the Big Daddy code base.
Spam - [Noun], slang, Any Web site other than your own, e.g. "you have probably been dropped because you are a spammer". Often based on a mistaken belief that your are right, rather than just lucky.
to Spam - [Verb] - any action that somehow bypasses Google's new quality filters.

JudgeJeffries




msg:774234
 12:30 am on May 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

What happened to Spiced Ham?

walkman




msg:774235
 12:39 am on May 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

>> And the universally accepted definition of spam is.........? .

whatever Google decides it is for the moment :)

frizzy




msg:774236
 6:22 am on May 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

I think keyword stuffing requires more than repeating keywords in the title. Listing 100's of keywords on a page would be keyword stuffing...

mattg3




msg:774237
 12:55 pm on May 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes I used the wrong word :\ I ment keyword repeats ...

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