I just discovered a new feature of Firefox that I love. You can right click on any web page and choose “Show Keyword Density” and type in any keyword or phrase, and instantly see a nice keyword density report that covers Title, Meta keywords, Body, Headers, Links, Bold, and Meta description.
Having this functionality embedded in the browser will be a real time saver for SEO-saavy web designers and copywriters. Kudos to the person that added this feature to Firefox.
I’m not sure what the ideal keyword density is these days (I remember hearing that it used to be about 5%-8% on body text) but this little right click tool will help you make sure you don’t forget to use the keyword in the title, use bolded text (for the keywords you are targeting), and headers and links containing the target words.
I’d like someone from Provo Labs to do a little experiment and run 10 or so queries in Google (for random keywords) and then run a Firefox Keyword Density report on the #1 results for each query, and then put the data in a spreadsheet and send it around to our team. Then I can blog the results here.
It is likely that MarketingExperiments.com or MarketingProfs.com or someone from SearchEngineWatch with a research focus has done something on a much larger scale. Has anyone seen anything compelling with the latest data on ideal keyword density and how important it is relative to link popularity?