Question: How much ‘text’ would Google want to see to accept the web page and calculate keyword density. Is there such a thing as too much text?
Answer: For most websites, the problems is not enough content. But I suppose that technically, yes, a web page could have TOO much text. But in my experience the successful websites / web pages are always text heavy / keyword heavy.
The best thing to do is to do your searches, and then look at the pages that are returned. You can easily do a VIEW SOURCE, copy all, paste into WORD and get a rough word count. You will find that they are quite text and keyword heavy, especially for ‘Olympic searches’ like ‘Reverse Mortgage.’ You can also use the Keyword Density tool at http://www.keyworddensity.com/ which will chart both the total density, and the keyword density you input.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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