What are the advantages or disadvantages of using a keyword theme running through your website? So post titles being structured as:
Keyword phrase + A
Keyword phrase + B
Keyword phrase + C etc
… the content different for each post but related to keyword
Would search engines rank this well and like or dislike the repetition of similar titles?
Any advice appreciated.
Thanks
Tracy

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Calvinator63 Premium Featured Comment
Hi Tracy,

That is not a good idea to do that. It is called keyword cannibalism and it will most f definitely hurt 2 of the 3 blogs in your example.

Keyword cannibalization is when you create various blog posts or articles on your website that can rank under the same search query in the search engines. Keyword cannibalism is caused by one of the following situations:

The topic each blog covers is too similar to other blogs you have written or plan to write.

You optimized multiple blogs for the same keyword/keyphrase.

Regardless you should try to avoid this because basically, the search engine will pick which of the 3 blogs is the best, and only rank it well and not the others.

In other words, all 3 blogs will be competing for the same keyword. Additionally, that is not good because you want each blog you write to be ranked under different keywords therefore more blogs spread out over the spectrum of your niche (resulting in more traffic).

Earn while you learn,

Calvin
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IamTracy Premium
Thank you for your advice and food for thought :)
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davebux Premium Plus
Great information Calvin, useful for us all to know this.
Bux
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Elly10 Premium
Thanks for the advice Calvin, I hadn't really thought about it that way. You've saved me from some costly mistakes too😅
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Great advice, thank you very much for sharing
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LatinNomad Premium
Great advice. Thank you!
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TonyHamilton Premium Plus
Great advice Calvin, thank you for assisting Tracy my friend.
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IamTracy Premium
Thanks Tony
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Calvinator63 Premium
You're quite welcome, Tracy.

I hope that it will help you eliminate a lot of headaches and agony like what I went through when first starting out.

Living Life Large,

Calvin
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Calvinator63 Premium
Thanks, Dave,

It is always great to hear that others can learn from my replies and not just the person I am replying to!

Paying it forward: works for me

Calvin
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Calvinator63 Premium
Glad to hear that Elly,

The more advice I can offer the community, the greater the potential of reducing the learning curve for others: my main agenda of being here at WA.

Besides the great website(s) hosting.

:-)

Calvin
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IamTracy Premium
Thank you Calvin, I really did appreciate your advice, although a little disappointed at first learning my middle of the night idea wasn't so great but really value the experience of others here. I really believe in paying it forward and I hope I can assist people in good ways like yourself as I grow and learn more. Thank you so much. All the best to you :)
Tracy
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I see it done a lot, Tracy!

Jeff
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lesabre Premium
Hi Tracy, I think Calvinator has explained this quite well.

This is what I get in my posts when I know I have used the keyword an appropriate amount of times.

Focus Keyword appears in the first 10% of the content. 5264 words. Good job!

Focus Keyword appears in the first 10% of the content
Content is 1453 words long. Good job!

Keyword should be used only 10% per your word count.

Best wishes,
Michael
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IamTracy Premium
Hi Michael. Thank you for sharing this useful criteria :)
Tracy
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lesabre Premium
You are welcome Tracy.

Michael
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davebux Premium Plus
An interesting question and a great answer from Calvin.
Thankyou both
Bux
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Elly10 Premium
I don't think that would a problem with search engines. In fact, I think it's a good way to dominate a specific keyword.

Just make sure that the rest of your content isn't stuffed with keywords. 😊
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IamTracy Premium
Thank you, that was along the lines I was thinking :)
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