Connect with us

SEARCHENGINES

Google’s Digital Marketing Certification Course Recommends Word Count & Keyword Density

Published

on

Google's Digital Marketing Certification Course Recommends Word Count & Keyword Density

Google offered its official Google taught and backed digital marketing certification and courses, as we reported about a couple weeks ago. Guess what SEO advice and recommendations Google offers in this course? Yep, having more than 300 words on a page and making sure you have an keyword density of about 2%.

As a reminder, these courses are taught by Googlers, Google said “all course instructors are Google employees who are subject-matter experts.” And Googlers actually wrote a slide that says “write more than 300 words on your web page, your webpage is more likely to be ranked higher in search engine result pages if you write a higher volume of quality content.” Google also wrote “keep your keyword density below an industry standard of 2%, this means that 2% of the words on the webpage or fewer should be target keywords.”

Here is the slide from Gianluca Fiorelli on Twitter of this course:

click for full size

Danny Sullivan from Google replied on Twitter saying “I’m not on the team that produced that, nor are they part of the Search team.” Danny said the advice is not correct, he said “as someone from the Search team, we don’t recommend any limits or “density” or anything like that.” He then said “this can be ignored”, to ignore that advice from a Google taught class.

Here is his tweet:

Another reason why Google should not be offering digital marketing certification than include course material on SEO. We did see this coming and knew this was a bad idea in general for Google to offer any certification that includes SEO. Now, even more so when the SEO advice is something the Google Search team is telling you to “ignore.”

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Advertisement

Source: www.seroundtable.com

SEARCHENGINES

Twitter Resumes Nofollow Attributes To Links

Published

on

Twitter Resumes Nofollow Attributes To Links

A few weeks or so ago, Twitter removed nofollow attributes from its links. Well, it seems like now those nofollow link attributes were added back. Glenn Gabe spotted this on this past Friday, right before the long July 4th weekend.

Here is a screenshot from Glenn from Friday but yes, the nofollow are still on links at the time I wrote this post:

So there goes that link building strategy – joking if that was not obvious…

As I wrote when Twitter removed nofollows from the links, I said I doubt Google would count them anyway.

In any event, figured I’d report on this so you are all updated on the current state of links on Twitter. 🙂

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Advertisement



Source: www.seroundtable.com

Continue Reading

DON'T MISS ANY IMPORTANT NEWS!
Subscribe To our Newsletter
We promise not to spam you. Unsubscribe at any time.
Invalid email address

Trending

en_USEnglish