Originally Posted by stephengfm
I am attempting to avoid over-optimization problems as many of my keywords. My website places multiple pages on the top page of Google for many sets of keywords.
Is there a reason to be worried that your website may have the #1234 spot on Google SERP?
The major problem is that many of my competitors have very little social networking. So although I don't even have a keyword in the geographical area when searching that the results still show up as 1,2,3,4
First off, what Turkey Property wrote is true (until G comes out with Penguin 1.6). Kidding aside, there is no "over optimizing". There is either "optimizing" or "spamming". So as long as your using common sense, your fine. The penguin update was to drop sites using black hat techniques to rank, such as keyword stuffing, hidden text, etc. These techniques are not "optimizing".