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What Is Classed As Key Word Spam
Keelan Balderson

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Msg#: 3378674 posted 10:01 pm on Jun 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

For example I have a website called awesome-widgets.com

<h1> tags with Awesome Widgets

The first paragraph says welcome to awesome widgets the only site for awesome widgets, many widgets have.....

Basically the term is used a lot but only because my new website is truly the only website with these "awesome widgets" a lot of other sites rank for the term but they never deliver.

My question is, will I penalized for stuffing or is it better to slightly emphasize my keyword to make se's aware that my site has this content? it's not blatant like strings of the same words but I have used them wherever possible.

Are there any percentages or tools I can go by and how is a keyword phrase like "amazing awesome widgets" treated with singular words like "widgets" also used throughout?

Thanks you guys are really helping me lately.

ps: whats with the widgets?

 

BeeDeeDubbleU

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Msg#: 3378674 posted 6:04 am on Jun 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi KA, welcome to WW.

We don't use real search terms in WW. "Widgets" is just a generic word used to replace the actual word ... the "John Doe" of SEO. ;)

Basically the term is used a lot but only because my new website is truly the only website with these "awesome widgets" a lot of other sites rank for the term but they never deliver.

As long as you are being honest with yourself on this. There is no point in saying your site is better than the others just because it is your site.

My question is, will I penalized for stuffing

It depends how often you have used the KWs. If you use them too much then it is possible that you could suffer as a result, not by being penalised per se but by losing ranking points for over optimisation.

There is no defined rule with regard to keyword density and each expert will probably give you a different opinion. This is because they don't know for sure, keywords on the page being only a small part of the overall SEO. Google Keyword Density and take your chances with what you find there.

As I said KW density is now only a small part of SEO and the location of the KWs is more important. You will need to consider putting the KWs in places like the title element, at the start of the meta description, in H1, H2, H3, in the first paragraph, in bold or italics, in image alt tags and in outbound links, etc. All of these can help but remember that the most important factors in SEO are off site. In other words get links to your site using these KWs in the hyperlinks.

cupcakes

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Msg#: 3378674 posted 4:30 am on Jun 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

A good way to test is by reading out the text on your page.

If it sounds unnatural, then chances are that you have used the keyword too many times.

abacuss

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Msg#: 3378674 posted 11:41 am on Jun 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

Moreover keywords should be distributed all over the text content naturally. If you as a normal visitor think that there is a bit over usage of the keyword then it more likey to be considered the same way by search engine bots.

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