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Article denied due to keyword density issue, what is the threshold for keywords?

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7 posts
Member since May 5, 2013

Hi. My article was denied mostly due to using a certain word too many times in my article.  Is there a minimum or maximum amount of times you can use a word without flagging this rejection reason? I.E. Like using the word pizza once or twice per paragraph, or a total of 10 times in an article etc. 

Understand what I mean?

Please help. 

Thank you.

3,131 posts
Member since Oct 18, 2009

As you are editing your article, if there is a keyword density issue you should be able to see your "stats" tab to the right. Any keyword density problems will be highlighted there very clearly.

138 posts
Member since Jan 9, 2013

I know what you mean.  Sometimes there are no way around using a word in an article.  For instance, I just wrote an article describing the types of wine.  I have to use wine numerous times in the article because that is what it is about.  However, on another article I wrote about dogs, I switch the word dog to "pooch" "poochie" "rover" "spot" "pet" etc to describe the same things.  I think the administrators read the article and can determine this.  Or at least I hope they do on the wine article.  It is still pending at this time.  

7 posts
Member since May 5, 2013

I went back to my article and started replacing the word "pizza" with "it" or "food" since there are hardly any synonyms for pizza, and I noticed that the flag for keyword density disappeared in the stats column, so I resubmitted my article.

Hope it goes through this time.

We'll see.

Thanks for reading

205 posts
Member since Jan 12, 2013

I think there is an exact percentage that you have to be under, it's specified somewhere 

4,295 posts
Member since Mar 1, 2011
christar999 said:

I went back to my article and started replacing the word "pizza" with "it" or "food" since there are hardly any synonyms for pizza, and I noticed that the flag for keyword density disappeared in the stats column, so I resubmitted my article.

Hope it goes through this time.

We'll see.

Thanks for reading

Yeah, there was some poor shlub a coupla years ago writing about the benefits of brown rice, a phrase for which there are few euphemisms.  He had to do something similar (e.g., "it", "cereal grain", etc.).  He got it published, though.

819 posts
Member since Apr 23, 2012

One Word: 3.28%
Two Word Phrase: 1.55%
Three Word Phrase: 0.83%
Four Word Phrase: 0.56%

Read more at http://www.infobarrel.com/Blog/Adjusting_Key_Word_Density_Trigger#af3ofLKSFUuSU0Oo.99

7 posts
Member since May 5, 2013

UPDATE:

My article was approved!

Yay!

143 posts
Member since Nov 27, 2012
vicdillinger said:
christar999 said:

I went back to my article and started replacing the word "pizza" with "it" or "food" since there are hardly any synonyms for pizza, and I noticed that the flag for keyword density disappeared in the stats column, so I resubmitted my article.

Hope it goes through this time.

We'll see.

Thanks for reading

Yeah, there was some poor shlub a coupla years ago writing about the benefits of brown rice, a phrase for which there are few euphemisms.  He had to do something similar (e.g., "it", "cereal grain", etc.).  He got it published, though.

Oh, I don't know about that.  What about "that yummy brown stuff", "brown grainy goodness", "ricey brown mc-rice-erson", "the tawny grain."  Jeez, I don't know what he was whining about. 

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Member since Mar 1, 2011
jengojengo said:
vicdillinger said:
christar999 said:

I went back to my article and started replacing the word "pizza" with "it" or "food" since there are hardly any synonyms for pizza, and I noticed that the flag for keyword density disappeared in the stats column, so I resubmitted my article.

Hope it goes through this time.

We'll see.

Thanks for reading

Yeah, there was some poor shlub a coupla years ago writing about the benefits of brown rice, a phrase for which there are few euphemisms.  He had to do something similar (e.g., "it", "cereal grain", etc.).  He got it published, though.

Oh, I don't know about that.  What about "that yummy brown stuff", "brown grainy goodness", "ricey brown mc-rice-erson", "the tawny grain."  Jeez, I don't know what he was whining about. 

Now THAT's funny--he did get it though.

308 posts
Member since Jul 1, 2010

very funny stuff guys-- yes sometimes we do have to be quite creative with alternate words. 

4 posts
Member since Apr 29, 2013

I've had to do some of that, but more mild. Like alternating between "edges" and "lines" for my Blender articles. Does get kinda irritating when I'm trying to do an article on how to add basic details to a house ("Domestic domicile?") I created in 3D software, but I manage.

65 posts
Member since May 7, 2014

Hi, this is my first forum post!

I've had an article rejected for keyword density issues. According to the stats, the word "shy" is repeated 29 times in my article (659 words in length). However, when I look through the text, I can't find the word "shy" at all, not even once. Not even as part of a longer word.

Any ideas?

819 posts
Member since Apr 23, 2012

Sometimes, the keyword counter is a bit buggy. I would save the article, close it, open it again and see if this is still an issue (generally, it isn't). Otherwise, I would contact admin.

70 posts
Member since May 9, 2014
adragast said:

One Word: 3.28%
Two Word Phrase: 1.55%
Three Word Phrase: 0.83%
Four Word Phrase: 0.56%

Read more at http://www.infobarrel.com/Blog/Adjusting_Key_Word_Density_Trigger#af3ofLKSFUuSU0Oo.99

Thanks for sharing this. I love that IB has the automatic keyword density alerts, but I am bookmarking the link for future reference.

1,982 posts
Member since Apr 13, 2011

If you want to know how many keywords need elimating, divide the required keyword density by the desity in your article. Multiple the number of times that keyword is used in the article by the previous number, and the result will show the number of keywords you need to keep below the maximum.

2,449 posts
Member since May 29, 2010

It is ok to go over the keyword density if you have too, but best if you can stay below the suggested levels.  Often writing more on the topic actually fixes the keyword density issues as the expanded text helps the percentages.

70 posts
Member since May 9, 2014
JadeDragon said:

It is ok to go over the keyword density if you have too, but best if you can stay below the suggested levels.  Often writing more on the topic actually fixes the keyword density issues as the expanded text helps the percentages.

I can attest to that! When I was inputting my first article I kept getting keyword density alarms for the names of flowers I was writing about. But it was something like two or three mentions in 100-300 words, and the final piece was roughly 2000 words altogether. By the time I'd added the fourth text module I wasn't tripping the alarms anymore. There may have been a couple of mentions of specific words or phrases in the space of a 2-3 paragraph block, but when measured against the entire piece none of the keywords was used too much.

2 posts
Member since Oct 29, 2015

Hi guys, this is my first forum post. I was having keyword density issues on an article I was writing about regarding ear infections. I searched InfoBarrel for keyword density issues and this forum popped up. I have since resolved the keyword density issue of the word ear (it's difficult to think of another word for ear). But, thanks to adragast's post of the word and word phrase percentages, I was able to remove some of those words and get the stats to a reasonable limit. Adragast, that was a life-saver. Thank you so much. So glad I came to the forum and I am really enjoying InfoBarrel.

2 posts
Member since Oct 29, 2015

Hi guys, this is my first forum post. I was having keyword density issues on an article I was writing about regarding ear infections. I searched InfoBarrel for keyword density issues and this forum popped up. I have since resolved the keyword density issue of the word ear (it's difficult to think of another word for ear). But, thanks to adragast's post of the word and word phrase percentages, I was able to remove some of those words and get the stats to a reasonable limit. Adragast, that was a life-saver. Thank you so much. So glad I came to the forum and I am really enjoying InfoBarrel.

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