Hello all,
Since my site is based on exercise, I find that certain keyword phrases should be used multiple times for different posts: for example "[keyword] for lower body" and "[keyword] for upper body." Does having multiple posts with the same keywords affect SEO?

Thanks!

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maryalewis Premium
So if you are writing 1000 word posts as recommended you will find yourself pushing out keywords unintentionally. There is no problem using keywords more than once unless you are "keyword stuffing" which is using the same keyword so much it's obnoxious. Just write naturally, inserting a keyword once or twice or three times in a lengthy post. It will work. You'll see.
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feigner Premium
does jaaxy see these as two different keywords
personally i would not use the same keyword as you are competing against yourself and google will pick the one post that it thinks is most relevant on your site and rank only that one for that keyword...
can you run it through answerthepublic and come up with anything else for other titles or use one of the multitude of title generators online...
good luck
phil
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi no. You need a keyword a post. You write it in the title and again in first and second paragraph then write freely. Some may include it again in the conclusion if relevant and conveys a message.

Onwards next post a new keyword, so on so forth.

While sometimes we may run with similar keywords across our blogs it is our responsibility to focus creating content that covers totally the targeted chosen keyword.
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mtraylor87 Premium
Thank you, this seems to be the main takeaway from the answers given. Creativity with keywords instead of using the same ones over and over.
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Dale123 Premium Plus
You can *use* the same keywords in multiple posts, but you should never *target* the same keywords with multiple posts.
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mtraylor87 Premium
Can you elaborate? Ie, "[resistance band training] for upper body" and "[resistance band training] for lower body." Does that mean I'm targeting the same keyword?

I'm having trouble understanding which response (of the three given so far) is the best one to follow, as they all seem to give different answers to my question.

Thanks for the help.
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Dale123 Premium Plus
No, because you didn't create both those posts with the primary focus of ranking for "resistance band training", so that is just a secondary keyword. Your primary target/focus keywords are "resistance band training for upper body" and "resistance band training for lower body".

The problem would arise if you were creating multiple posts with the same focus keyword. Example:

"[resistance band training] - 4 best ways"
"[resistance band training] - handy tips"

Etc
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mtraylor87 Premium
OK gotcha. That makes sense and helps me a lot. Thank you!
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Dale123 Premium Plus
You're welcome :)
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Newme202 Premium
Hi
I wouldn't advise using the same keyword for multiple post because your posts could be competing against one another

I'm sure that they are other keywords that you can use when referring to upper body exercise.

For example, the upper body have different names or parts - humerus, elbow, triceps, shoulder and biceps to name a few

Other words to describe these exercise can be lose weight, tone, increase , get rid of etc
I hope this helps
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mtraylor87 Premium
Thanks much. The competing with yourself thing makes sense. I will change things up with every post.
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Newme202 Premium
Awesome
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