Keyword Overuse Harm Rankings

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Keyword Overuse Harm Rankings

Postby mrrsx2006 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:19 am

Can overusing a keyword on a page actually hurt your rankings? When is it considered overused?

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Postby green8659 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:08 am

The short answer is yes it can definitely hurt your ranking for that word. I can't tell you the exact number and I doubt there is one but the best rule of thumb is...if you read through your text and it doesn't sound like it was written for the user then Google will figure it out.

It also works on density so if you only have 2 paragraphs having the keyword show up 10 times might look bad. If you have 12 paragraphs of text on the page 10 isn't harmful.

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Postby Digitoko » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:58 am

The over use of keyword is take harmful for a website, also Google considered as in keyword stuffing.

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What about meta tags?

Postby startupsalesmentor » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:11 am

Does it hurt to have the same meta tasg on many pages in your blog?

Take a look at my blog, and tell me if I am hurting myself.

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Postby delhiseo » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:37 am

Yes lots of keyword on the page will hurt the ranking.

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So focus on one or two terms?

Postby startupsalesmentor » Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:09 am

So each page I shsould focus on one or two terms in the meta tags?

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Postby zakeytech » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:17 am

I can’t believe my eyes.
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Too many Keywords???????

Postby » Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:56 pm

What if you use many keywords but only 2 or 3 times on just about every page?
would that that effect your ranking in a bad way?
I wouldn't think so but, why doesn't my site have better ratings? Most of the keywords have high rankings but some of them are not commonly used keywords so they should get at least a few hits a day. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Keyword Overuse Harm Rankings

Postby HelenaJohn » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:17 pm

mrrsx2006 wrote:Can overusing a keyword on a page actually hurt your rankings? When is it considered overused?

Over usage of keywords is harmful for rankings cuz Google will take it in spam. They should be 10 to 12 on a main page and 3 to 5 on sub pages.

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Postby terrence » Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:22 am

Definitely yes,, the spider will take those words as nonsense.

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Postby webid » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:34 am

I was not aware that having too many keywords for my blog could be actually hurting me. I was under the impression that the opposite was true. :roll:

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Postby Keith » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:33 am

:oops: :cry: :P

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Postby write2lifer » Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:54 am

Think of it this way, even if you somehow ranked due to overdoing it, what is the reader going to do when they see your page? Buh-bye! As to the metatags, you should set those on a per page basis to give a boost to whatever keyword you are targeting on that page.

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Postby VladTepes » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:35 pm

Just put your keywords naturally on your contents and title, just right enough as you actually tell the subject. There is no benefit if you would repeated put keywords as in actual words, it is annoying and considered as noise.
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Postby my_misyel » Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:14 am

Just don't keep on repeating a certain keyword/s over and over again in a paragraph. (Its Spamming) :lol:

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