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Keyword analyzers

same keyword phrase, 2 different density %

     

jkruit

5:57 pm on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I am trying to check keyword ratio. i.e. "my product"

If I use this site, [searchengineworld.com ] I get "my product" used 15 times with a density of 23.44%

If I use this site, [keyworddensity.com ] I get "my product" used 15 times with a percent of 4.43%.

I don't want to overuse the keyword phrase but I can't really see anywhere to cut its use in my page and from what I've read, it looks like 23.44% is over the suggest value for density.

Thanks
janine

jeremy goodrich

6:11 pm on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The actual density for your page will depend on how the search engine in question treats stop words. Google has a list on their site some place, not sure about the other SE's.

Depending on the stop word list, you can come up with some very different numbers.

It's a good general guide when you run your site through one of those things, but if you do feel the keyword density is too high, perhaps try rewriting some of the content?

23% does seem a bit much. Are some of those instances in links? Is the page large or small, relatively speaking?

If the instances are in links, then I've seen higher than that still do well in Google, at least.

For Inktomi, as far as I've been able to tell, a smaller density would be better.

jkruit

7:30 pm on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I opened source on my webpage and did a search for the keyword phrase but instead of coming up 15 times, as both analyzers indicated, it only comes up 9. This would change the density alot. But where do the analyzers get the other 6 findings?

jimbeetle

7:52 pm on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi jkruit,

You might also want to run the page through Brett's Sim Spider [searchengineworld.com] or something similar to see if what you are looking at in View Source is somewhat the same as what a spider is seeing.

jkruit

8:03 pm on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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SIM is great. It only sees 10 so i guess I am okay.

Thanks again
Janine