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Old 05-10-2012, 05:44 AM
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Impact of the Number of Keywords on SEO

Does anyone have any insight on the impact of the number of Keywords on SEO?

For example:

A webpage has only 3 Keywords versus a webpage that has 7 Keywords.

Does Google's algorithm give more weight to a website that has the Keywords: #1) United, States, America

vs

#2) United, States, America, United States, U.S.A, US, United States of America

Does Google's algorithm give you bonus points for using less Keywords in #1 because the same words or synonyms are used as the Keywords in #2?

Do you think the weighing of Keywords is some scheme like:

United: 1/7 = (Weight to First Word)
States: [1-(Weight to First Word)]*1/6 = [Weight to Second Word)
America: [1-(Weight to Second Word)]*1/5 = [Weight to Third Word]
United States: [1-(Weight to Third Word)]*1/4 = [Weight to Fourth Word]
U.S.A.: [1-(Weight to Fourth Word)]*1/3 = [Weight to Fifth Word]
US: [1-(Weight to Fifth Word)]*1/2 = [Weight to Sixth Word]
United States of America: [1-(Weight to Sixth Word)] = [Weight to Seventh Word]
 
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:27 AM
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The best think I can suggest is that you have a look at this video from Matt Cutts,
"What is the ideal keyword density of a page?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk4qgQdp2UA
 
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:39 AM
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The best think I can suggest is that you have a look at this video from Matt Cutts,
"What is the ideal keyword density of a page?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk4qgQdp2UA
Let me clarify the original post.

I am referring to the META tag Keywords.

or does Google not even use that any more?
 
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:49 AM
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They haven't used it for 2 years.
 
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:51 AM
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They haven't used it for 2 years.
Thanks. Do other Search engines use it?

Is it worthwhile even placing it in there or does it not even matter one bit?

Do you fill them in?
 
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:56 AM
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Bing apparently uses them as a spam indicator, i.e. if they see an over stuffed tag and irrelevant keywords it makes them look further at the site. I still have the tag on my site, but there are only 3 words in it and I'm targeting 30. Something else to think of is that the tag can easily be seen by anyone so you could be giving information to your competitors.
 
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#1) United, States, America

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#2) United, States, America, United States, U.S.A, US, United States of America
Keywords can be an ambiguous term. It can mean a word on it's own or a phrase.

America is a keyword.

United States of America is a keyword phrase.

Your example #1 has 3 keywords. The comma between them makes them keywords.

Your example #2 has 5 keywords and a keyword phrase.

The key is to select the keywords your visitors are going to type into the search engines when looking for what you offer. A more specific keyword phrase will get you more targeted traffic.

In your examples United, States, America are too broad. Too much competition and not focused on the subject of your site(s) in your signature.

The keywords meta tag isn't used for web ranking thanks to the spammers but if you take the time to carefully select the right keywords and keyword phrases for you pages it helps you keep focused on the subject of the page.

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Should I use the Keyword Meta Tag or Not?

Just because Google has made a statement that the keywords meta tag is not considered in their search analysis for web search results doesn’t mean you should ignore this meta tag.

It may not affect your search results in the Google search engine results but it can affect your results in the “other” search engine and directory results.
Keywords Meta Tag
 
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:28 AM
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Too much competition and not focused on the subject of your site(s) in your signature.
I purposely chose Keywords to gain understanding of the process. So simple Keywords that everyone understands aided me greatly with your expectation.
 
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I think it doesn't matter. What Google looks more is the KW density. Ofcourse the advantage only of few KWs is easy in optimization.
 
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