Keyword Density Checker

About Keyword Density Checker

Keyword Density Checker 

What is keyword density?

Keyword density is a ratio or percentage of how often a particular keyword appears in a page’s contents.  For example, a particular keyword appearing every 20 words would have a keyword density of 1:20 or 5%. 

Why is it important?

Search engines use keyword density to determine content relevancy.  For example, if the keyword “yoga mat” often appears on your web page, search engines will know that your page is about yoga mats.

To rank high for a particular keyword, it is important to place that keyword enough times in your page’s contents.   Per the example above, the web page about yoga mats will appear on the search engine results page for the search query, “yoga mats.”

Of course, having a too high ratio/percentage can have the opposite effect.

What is the ideal ratio/percentage?

Although keyword density can help content relevancy, search engines are sophisticated enough to filter out spam content with it.  If a keyword appears too often, search engines will deem that content spam and will lower its ranking or remove it.

The ideal keyword density should be around 1-2%, translating to one or two keywords every 100 words. This ideal ratio/percentage can help search engines determine your content's relevancy without overuse of a specific keyword, as keyword overuse can negatively affect your on-page SEO.

Using the Keyword Density Checker

To accurately determine the keyword density of different words/phrases, our Keyword Density Checker requires the text you want to analyze.

The results will show the number of times that keyword appears in your text, as well as its keyword density.