Keywords and Teddy Bears

Last Update: January 30, 2016

Caption: My grandson Joey and son-in-law Kenny.

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ChrisScott (a.k.a. Teddy Bear) asked the following;

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I am having quite a time getting my mind wrapped around the placement, how often, Where to place them..etc of keywords.

I understand what they are but how exactly to use them for the crawlers eludes me. Can you help with this?

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My response;

Great question.

Keywords are our way as publishers of telling the search engines and our site visitors what our article or post is about.

Keywords can be a single word like "pacemaker" or a phrase like "pacemaker candidate."

I use this example because I use the keyword phrase "pacemaker candidate" in one of my articles which ranks in the top 10 on Google.

Search engines like Google examine our article keywords to get the gist of what we are trying to convey and what topic our article relates to.

There are some strategic places to put your keyword/phrase.

First, the keyword needs to appear in your article title. Hopefully the keyword will appear at the beginning of the title but this isn't mandatory.

The keyword should show up in your sub-title too.

The keyword should be included in the first paragraph of your article.

The keyword should be sprinkled within the body of your article a few times depending on how long the article is. Use the keyword too many times in the body of your article and it will look spammy to the search engines.

To know if you have too many uses of your keyword in your article then get your calculator out. Take the total words of your article and divide by the number of times you use your keyword in your article text. It should be about 1.5% and no more. Oh, title and sub-title don't count.

Use the keyword in your last paragraph and taa daa, you have a keyword friendly article.

One final thing is that the keyword should appear in the "alt" tags of any of the images you use in your article.

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Teddy Bear responded;

Grandpa, I understand now!!!!! I have spent hours to find questions. Days to find answers and you sum it up in 200 words. Thank you so much.

Thanks so much.
-Col. Scott

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sheiladane99 Premium
Thanks Grandpa Mike for that succinct summation on key words. It will help me immensely with my articles.
Sheila
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grampamike Premium
Happy to be of help. I would have written this long ago had I known folks needed the clarification.

Anyway, the post is here for all to see.
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RonAlderman Premium
Great tips on keyword use. That is going to help many people with using them in their posts.

Thanks
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grampamike Premium
I was surprised when someone asked me about keywords and their use. Sure glad I made this post.
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ChrisScott Premium
I am surprised at how many people were having the same issue. So glad you posted our conversation. Makes me happy

The. Teddy Bear
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grampamike Premium
You deserve all the credit. Had you not asked the question then I would never had thought about making this post. Must be fate.
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ChrisScott Premium
Thank you Grandpa,
I sure do appreciate all the help you gave me with this.

-Teddy Bear.
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grampamike Premium
Until you brought the question up, I didn't realize folks needed some clarification. Just glad I could be here to help.

Take care, my friend.
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AlexEvans Premium
Thanks for the reminder and for posting Mike. We can over think it.
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grampamike Premium
What was it we used to say when I was young?

K.I.S.S.
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paulgoodwin Premium
Great reminder and good info and was it from you or the teddy
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grampamike Premium
LOL, I'm under orders to say it was the Teddy.
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ChrisScott Premium
I'd follow you into war any day Grandpa

- Teddy Bear
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grampamike Premium
Hey dude, I got your back!!!
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paulgoodwin Premium
say not more!!!!
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