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In the digital world, internet plays a very important role in Search Engine Marketing. The idea of using internet to sell is likely to be the first choice in a marketing business today. Most of businesses in the world have a website as a way to promote their products and services, which means, more websites are built everyday.

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SEO Bounce Rate - Does Bounce Rate Affect My Rankings?

So you've built your website, you know what keywords you want to target (i.e. what words your customers are searching for), and you're ready to write your copy. You've been told that you should use your keywords frequently so that you appear in search results for those words. But what does "frequently" mean?

How many times should you use your primary keyword? This case study helps answer that question.

Some background on "Keyword Density"

In order to understand optimum keyword usage, we first need to have some way of measuring keyword frequency. In the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) world, frequency is actually referred to as density. Keyword density is a measure of the number of times your keyword appears on a page expressed as a percentage of the total wordcount of that page. For example, if your page has 100 words, and your keyword phrase appears 5 times, its density is 5%. So when you hear someone say "keyword density", that's normally what they're talking about. (TIP: You can automatically check the keyword density of your page at LiveKeywordAnalysis.com.)

However, there is another, more complex measure of keyword density which takes into account the text components in the HTML of the page (i.e. the meta tags: Title, Keywords, Alt Text, Description, and Comments). When using this measure, you don't just count the words your visitor sees; you also count the words in your meta tags. For example, if you have 100 words on your home page, 10 words in your Title tag, 20 words in your Description tag, 70 words in your Alt tags, and 10 words in your Comments tag, your total wordcount for the page is 100 + 10 + 20 + 70 + 10 = 210. Similarly, when counting keywords, you don't just add up the number of times a visitor will see your keyword, you also count the number of times that keyword appears in your meta tags. For example, if your keyword appears 5 times in the home page copy, 3 times in the Title tag, 5 times in the Description tag, 30 times in your Alt tags, and twice in your Comments tag, your total keyword count is 5 + 3 + 5 + 30 + 2 = 45. So with a total wordcount of 210 and a keyword count of 45, your keyword density is 45/210 x 100 = 21%. It is argued that this measure of keyword density is more relevant as the search engines measure density in this fashion. (TIP: You can automatically check the keyword density of your page using this more complex measure at GoRank.com.)

As you can see, you need to be very aware of which measure you're talking about when you're talking "keyword density". But let me reiterate; mostly when people talk about keyword density, they're talking the simple measure.

What is the optimum keyword density

And now down to business... What keyword density (of either kind) should you be targeting on your website?

There's a lot of debate surrounding this issue because the search engine companies don't disclose the details of their algorithms (as that would allow people to abuse the system). Instead, people working in the SEO world are left to figure it out based on their experience.

A recent article by respected SEO and Blog expert, Wayne Hurlbert, (see Keyword Density: SEO Considerations) suggests that Google sees pages with a keyword density of greater than 2% as spam. It was this article which prompted me to analyze the keyword density of my copywriting website.

CASE STUDY

The Website: This case study analyzes the website for my advertising copywriting and SEO copywriting business, Divine Write - http://www.divinewrite.com. For my primary keyword, my site is now on page 1 of Google.com (out of approximately 900,000 search results).

Number of pages on site: At the time of writing, my website contained a total of 53 pages.

Primary keyword phrase: "copywriter"

Average keyword density: Using the simple measure of keyword density discussed above, the average keyword density of my copywriting website is 1.9%. Using the complex measure it's 4.9%.

Keyword density range: Using the simple measure, my density ranged from 0.4% to 7.6%. Using the complex measure it ranged from 1.6% to 17.5%

Some comments on the figures

o The figures and corresponding ranking detailed in this case study may not be directly relevant to every site. There's a lot I don't know about the algorithms and there are bound to be other factors at play which I don't know about.

o With regard to Wayne Hurlbert's article, it would seem that he is referring to keyword density as calculated using the simple method discussed above.

o The range figures are noteworthy because they suggest that you don't need to be paranoid about having some pages with a very high density and some with a very low density.

Conclusion

A simple keyword density of 1.9% can be enough for a first page ranking in Google.com (assuming you have enough quality backlinks - see http://www.divinewrite.com/SEOCEO.htm and http://www.divinewrite.com/seoarticles.htm for more information).

Happy SEO writing!

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Search Engine Optimization - How To Get 1st Page Results

If you are a website owner, you will definitely want to get your website rank well in Google organic listings for keywords phrases that are most relevant to what you are offering. Getting your site to the first page of Google is not an impossible dream, as long as you choose the right keywords for your optimization plan.

Do not make the mistake of trying to optimize one-word phrase such as "flowers" or "golf". There are 2 reasons why you should not do this. First, it is almost impossible for a new site to get into the first page of Google for these types of keyword phrases, as it is way too competitive.

Secondly, a good search engine optimization plan is to optimize keyword phrases that are more targeted. For example, "golf" is too general and the traffic that comes to your website may not be very eager to buy golf equipments from you. They may just be interested to find out more about golf. On the other hand, if you optimize keyword phrases like "discount golf clubs" or "used golf clubs", you stand a higher chance to convert your website visitors to customers.

Now let me share with you 4 best SEO tips to get to the top on Google:

1. Choose the right keywords. Again is back to what I have shared with you above. Choosing the right keywords for your optimization plan will determine whether you succeed in getting to the top on Google. Choose keyword wisely and make sure that they keywords you choose have substantial search volume to justify your effort.

2. Good onsite optimization. A good onsite optimization is the basic of all successful SEO case studies. You need to place keywords in areas such as the title tag, meta tags, header tags, alt tags and content. By getting a keyword targeted domain name such as mygolfclubs.com - you will score extra point with Google.

3. Good original content. Google dislikes non-original content and penalize duplicate content. If the content of your website is not original, no matter how much optimization you do to it, it will not rank high. It is definitely worth your effort to spend time developing quality and original content. Update your site with fresh content frequently and you will score another big point with Google.

4. Intensive linking campaign. Google takes into account the number of links pointing back to your website. With more links pointing back to your site, it shows that your site is important and popular. However, links pointing back to your website need to be relevant to what your site is providing. Relevancy plays a very important role if you want to achieve successful optimization. You can get links pointing back to your site by submitting your website to directories, and writing articles and distribute them to the various article directories online.

With good organic ranking on Google, you can be sure to see a surge of traffic to your website and hence more exposure of your business.

Website Optimization - Good Overall Optimization is Key

Can you think of a reason to run a website if you never get any visitors? Ask any webmaster and they will tell you the same... without traffic, even a great website will not do a thing for you. And while there are plenty of methods out there that will help increase your traffic, the best is search engine optimization. Why? Because any traffic that Yahoo, Google, or the other search engines send your way will be the most valuable traffic your site will receive.

Search engine optimization is done in a variety of ways, including on page and off page. And even though some off page criteria are very important, on page SEO techniques are probably the most essential. And while using a company is a good way to see a quick improvement in your rankings, there are many on page methods you can use on your own.

The first on page search engine optimization method is keyword research. A lot of webmasters create websites without taking the time to research the keywords they will use. And though it is possible for them to get traffic from "long tail" keywords, not focusing their content on profitable keywords makes it difficult for them to make, well... a profit. If you take the time to research the best keywords for each page you create for your site (that is, the ones with the highest demand and lowest supply), ranking for some good keywords will be easy. This will allow any other methods you use to be doubly successful.

Another very important aspect of search engine optimization is putting quality content on your site. After you have researched keywords to tell you what topics people search for, creating that content is the next step in your efforts. And if the content you use is some of the highest quality, and you use lots of it, SEO will be that much simpler. Links and traffic will begin to build as a simple matter of course.

For each great content page you create for your site as part of the process, there are several simple methods that often tend to go "under the radar" for most webmasters... they simply do not think to use them. For the purpose of this article, two of the most important "extras" you can use are the title and meta tags. The title tag is located at the top of your page. It tells search engines what your page is about. It is key to use your keyword here, as well as in the meta tag. Your meta tag gives search engines and visitors a more in depth idea of what you page is about. Too many webmasters do not bother with optimizing title and meta tags... something which, to put it mildly, does not help your site's search engine optimization.


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