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What Is Keyword Stuffing?

Don’t keyword stuff – there’s better ways of ranking in Google

Keyword stuffing is simply the process of repeating the same keyword or keyphrases over and over in a page. Keyword stuffing is bad. Keyword stuffing is a signpost of a very low quality spam site. Keyword stuffing is something Google clearly recommends you avoid:

Keyword stuffing” refers to the practice of loading a webpage with keywords in an attempt to manipulate a site’s ranking in Google’s search results.

Keyword stuffing makes your text often unreadable. Keyword stuffing often (really often) gets a page booted out of Google but it depends on the intent and the trust and authority of a site. Keyword stuffing is sloppy seo. Keyword stuffing is a bastian of useless seo companies.

Keyword stuffing might get a page to rank for a while, but will it convert any customers to leads and sales? Keyword stuffing is obviously not a tactic you want to employ in search of long term rankings. Keyword stuffing makes you look dyslexic (no problem for me) or stupid (!).

Keyword stuffing can be a bit of an art though. There’s clearly a tipping point with keyword stuffing tactics, very difficult to identify. Just because someone else is keyword stuffing do not automatically think you will get a way with it – keyword stuffing page penalties really does depend on the site you do it on but penalties are common.

I wonder if this post can rank for keyword stuffing or if i have overdone it with my keyword stufing….. it was really just a bit of keyword stuffing fun before I turn in….perhaps I’ve overdone my keyword density :p

Don’t keyword stuff – there’s better ways of ranking in Google without resorting to keyword stuffing…. but can you see the irony if this page picks up links and ranks for keyword stuffing?

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Shaun is the lead SEO at Hobo web, a Scottish SEO and web development company. "We’re a crazy-passionate professional full service marketing company in Scotland, specialising in graphic design, print planning and buying, standards based website design and online marketing including Google Adwords PPC management and expert search engine optimisation." Our website is visited by over 40,000 people every month - and we’ve never spent a penny promoting it.