Whenever writing a blog post or article for submission, keyword density is the most important question that all need to strictly follow. Let’s take a look on how to calculate keyword density percentage from any article. For example, take this blogpost is mainly talks about “work from home” and the main keyphrases is as stated in the quotes. Keyword is referred to one word and keyphrase referring to two or more words most often known as long tail keywords. I hope you are clear with the difference between keyword and keyphrase here.
Keyword density (%) = Keyword (x repetition) / Total words x 100
Let’s say keyword is “work” repeated 10 times in 300 words article. So, the keyword density for “work” will be 10/300 x 100 = 3%. When it comes to keyword density, most SEO experts always stick to 2% – 3% keyword density level. The higher repeated keyword in an article tells search engine that we are targeting particular keyword and most probably our article marked as keyword stuffing type. As for keyphrases, the word in keyphrase can be repeated in the article. Many article marketers don’t take note of this point and end up stuffing keywords more than 3%.
Personally, I think it is still ok to repeat keywords up to 5% but anything above 10% will definitely marked as keyword stuffing. Well, this is just my personal opinion. Share your input on this.