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Now, here's my question - I a re-writing much of this content to lower the keyword density to a normal, human-friendly level, and yet when I use a density checker to analyze the pages, I am still seeing some words come in at over 15%. The reason is that we have a lot of navigation with links worded "blue widgets," "green widgets," "read widgets," "baby widgets," etc. That, grouped with our meta keywords (which are not excessive) are keeping our keyword density at a level that concerns me.
Should I be concerned about re-wording the navigation links? Is it likely that I will be flagged as a keyword stuffer even with all of my efforts to play nice?
For me, the rule of thumb that works (and not only for my own sites), is "Does it read as if I'm overdoing it?"
Get a third party to read your pages as a visitor would; if they say it sounds overdone, then it is. On the other hand, if an independent outsider says it's fine, I'd cease to worry.
If you think it's overdone, rather than change links, which need to be short and specific, I'd concentrate on extra content with a variation in focus and greater use of pronouns - that effectively dilutes content, without any damage.
But I suspect there are other views on this topic ...
[edited by: Quadrille at 2:18 am (utc) on Aug. 29, 2006]