Question: What is a good keyword density range for a page or a blog post?
Question: What do you think about SEMRush? Worth $69 per month?
Answer: Question #1. Keyword density. A good keyword density for SEO is about 5-7%. It is MUCH HIGHER than people think, much, much, much more dense than normal English – despite what Google publically says, and despite what SEO people say at conferences. DO SOME competitive searches such as ‘auto insurance’ or ‘motorcycle insurance rates’ or ‘reverse mortgages’ – look at the WINNING SEARCHES… You’ll see heavy heavy density.
On this regard, make sure that you write in NATURAL SYNTAX. So it’s not just keyword, keyword, keyword but rather complete, natural sentences.
As for Question #2 – review of SEMRush… My feeling is very strong that the paid tools, with the exception of rank checking, are NOT that good. They do little that the free tools can’t and really SEO is all about having a strong conceptual strategy, so the tools are just like the fancy machines at a gym. Eat less, exercise more. You don’t need fancy tools – they might be nice – but they don’t really change the basic mechanics of the game.
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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