Today’s article is on exploiting keyword stuffing checker tools available across the web.
Keyword stuffing is regarded as a bane of blogging in the blogosphere. In the past, Google has come down heavily on the webmasters deploying this Black Hat SEO method to manipulate their rankings in the SERP.
Webmasters should consider using these online keyword stuffing checker tools against keyword spamming/stuffing in their contents.
There are plenty of keyword stuffing checker tools available and that too for free.
But, before I proceed on which are the most preferred checkers online, let me explain what is keyword stuffing or spamming in the context of content management system.
Keyword stuffing or keyword spamming is an unethical method of overloading one’s webpage with keywords or keyphrases with a view to manipulating one’s ranking in the SERPs.
HOW DO THESE KEYWORD STUFFING CHECKER TOOLS WORK?
Keyword stuffing checkers work on the basis of ascertaining the keyword density of a content.
Now, I am coming to the core question “ what is keyword density”?
The number of times you use a keyword in a content against the total word count of that content is defined as Keyword Density.
The formula for ascertaining the keyword density is:-
Target keyword × 100 ‗ Keyword Density PERCENTAGE
Total word count
Ascertaining the extent of stuffing depends on the density of keywords. So, these tools can also be acceptably called keyword density checker tools.
WHEN KEYWORD STUFFING/KEYWORD SPAMMING TAKES PLACES
When the occurrence of a keyword exceeds the permissible range as acknowledged over the blogosphere, it is referred to as keyword stuffing. Here is where these keyword stuffing checker tools come handy. They detect the repeated usage of such keywords in the content and reflect the percentage calculated against the total word count as shown above in the formula.
Now, what is the permissible range or ideal keyword density? Well, folks opinion vary from person to person. However, you cannot pay heed to every Tom, Dick and Harry. So, I will be quoting authority sources for optimal density. Authority sources across the blogosphere prefer keeping the
Authority sources across the blogosphere prefer keeping the density between 0.6% to 1.5% along with a combination of LSI keywords.
I have personally found this range to be very suitable for my contents.
LIST OF THE TOOLS AVAILABLE
Here is a list of keyword stuffing checker tools. You should use these tools to ensure if you have overused a target keyword in your content.
Live Keyword Analysis Tool : – Let me begin with my personal favourite. This tool reminds me of the Yoast SEO plug-in which does a real time focus keyword density checking. You only have to copy and paste the text you want to check and fill the input fields with the main keyword and relevant keywords you are using in your content. The tool will instantly reflect the percentage of the occurrence of the keywords.
The best thing about this tool is that it exactly acts like the Google Search Engine while parsing your text. This keyword stuffing checker does not show irrelevant two words or three words keywords like its peers. Instead, it scrutinizes the target keyword and ancillary keywords you want to rank for.
From my personal experience, I recommend it as a must use tool for checking keyword spamming/stuffing.
Rapid.searchmetrics : This tool reports on the percentage of the keywords occurrence in your text. Honestly speaking, I don’t know if the one word or two-word density matters at all. I never targeted them in my content. They may be there as an unconscious outcome. However, I only take interest on those keywords for which I have worked on in the content.
Internetmarketingninjas : This is a free tool from the house of the Marketingninjas. You only need to type the URL in the box shown below and the tool will take care of the rest.
The reports shown by this tool reflects total word count, the number of linked and non-linked words, stops words etc. In the total word count, the tool will show you the details of occurrence of single word keyword, two and three-word keyphrase in your content.
Addme.com : It is not so different from its rivals. This keyword stuffing checker analyzes your keyword density after filling in the boxes with relevant information. A screenshot of the same is provided below.
The report can be downloaded in a CSV file from the site.
DavidNaylor Keyword Density Tool: Owned by David Naylor, this keyword Density Tool deserves a mention for a particular feature. This tool not only furnishes keyword recurrence details as others. It also points out if you are ranking for a particular keyword. And the amount of traffic that is likely to come to your site.
SEOBook Free Keyword Density Analyzer Tool: This tool makes available keyword density under four categories – All text, Body Text, Headlines, Links and Images.
Kesor.net/keyword-density: Israeli IT professional, Evgeny Zislis has developed this tool. This tool is a real time keyword density checker. You only have to copy and paste the sample text in the given field. You will get the results under three categories – one, two and three words.
Textalyser.net: This is really awesome. The results include density of long tail keywords. Basically, this is an online text analyzer.
The function of a high standard keyword density checker tool is to comb each and every indexed page of a site like a Search Engine. The results may vary. This is because most developers are not able to develop functional parameters as per the requirement. That is why some are not accurate.
However, on the top of what I have already mentioned, I must quote Matt Cutt’s opinion on checking stuffing in one’s content. You can also implement what he said about stuffing. Just read your post aloud to someone or let someone read your post. Ask him if he finds anything disturbing or inconsistent with the content. If you or your friend has found it OK, then understand that everything is OK with your post.
Folks, before signing off, I would like to know about some more keyword stuffing checkers which can stand out in the crowd. Also, don’t forget to check this post if you want to learn more about avoiding keyword stuffing.