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Keyword Overuse Harm Rankings

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:19 am
by mrrsx2006
Can overusing a keyword on a page actually hurt your rankings? When is it considered overused?

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:08 am
by green8659
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.

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:58 am
by Digitoko
The over use of keyword is take harmful for a website, also Google considered as in keyword stuffing.

What about meta tags?

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:11 am
by startupsalesmentor
Does it hurt to have the same meta tasg on many pages in your blog?

Take a look at my blog, http://salesblog.karlgoldfield.com and tell me if I am hurting myself.

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:37 am
by delhiseo
Yes lots of keyword on the page will hurt the ranking.

So focus on one or two terms?

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:09 am
by startupsalesmentor
So each page I shsould focus on one or two terms in the meta tags?

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:17 am
by zakeytech
I can’t believe my eyes.

Too many Keywords???????

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:56 pm
by shoppingwizzard.com
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.

http://shoppingwizzard.com
http://shoppingwizzard.com/cart/ :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Re: Keyword Overuse Harm Rankings

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:17 pm
by HelenaJohn
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.

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:22 am
by terrence
Definitely yes,, the spider will take those words as nonsense.

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:34 am
by webid
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:

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:33 am
by Keith
:oops: :cry: :P

Definitely

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:54 am
by write2lifer
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.

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:35 pm
by VladTepes
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.

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:14 am
by my_misyel
Just don't keep on repeating a certain keyword/s over and over again in a paragraph. (Its Spamming) :lol: