Balancing Keyword Density

Getting your website indexed for the right keywords can be confusing. You may find that after all of your hard work, your site may rank for keywords you never meant to rank for, and the ones you wanted to rank for, are not ranking at all. There are a lot of reasons why this may be happening, but one of the most likely reasons for this is that you may have an unbalanced keyword density on any given page, or on the entire website.

Ranking on search engines is a science as much as it is an art form. You can see a lot of different methods one goes about in optimizing their website, but some always work better than others. One method may work better on one search engine than in another, but the general rules still apply: Optimization is a never ending struggle and a balanced keyword strategy works better than keyword stuffing.

We have all heard of keyword stuffing. Some may rely heavily on stuffing keywords in their keywords tag, while others heavily laden their site’s content with keywords, making their copy unreadable for human readers. Both of these methods will likely hurt your site’s ranks in the long run, (search engine may see your site as a spam site) and in many cases can hurt your brand. (for example:  your readers may read your website and think you do not have good grammar, which may mirror not so good service).

The key is in learning how to balance your keywords. Don’t overuse them as to turn away either crawlers or visitors, rather embrace the two in a well balanced, comprehensive strategy. Zealously changing your titles and headlines to try to gain a competitive advantage doesn’t work very well. The real key to ranking your website is to give it time.  If you have optimized your site and see no results, don’t be surprised. Results often take between two to three months. If you see no significant results, make sure your pages target one to three keywords each, make sure your copy is comprehensive, and sticks to the point. If you have checked all your bases, and you are still not getting results, you may need to develop an off page optimization strategy.

If you find yourself frustrated with your optimization efforts, it may be time to contact a professional optimization firm. Professional firms will have access to tools and tactics that you may not be able to use, or may not have the time to develop. Call Saba, a San Diego Web Design Company to help you understand what your competition is doing online, and how you can compete.

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This entry was posted on Friday, April 16th, 2010 at 4:50 pm and is filed under Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, online marketing . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “Balancing Keyword Density”

  1. Palapple says:

    Thanks for sharing. Search engine optimization is indeed one of the most crucial areas in Internet marketing, it is a perfect bridge between technology and business….

  2. Marco says:

    Internet Marketing without Organic SEO backing it up, is a wasted energy.

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