Ah, the thrilling world of SEO. You tinker, you optimize, you publish that epic blog post, and...crickets. But wait! Don't abandon ship just yet. The key to unlocking the secrets of your website's ranking lies in becoming an SEO detective, meticulously tracking the twists and turns of your optimization efforts.
Here's your magnifying glass and trench coat, because we're about to delve into the world of SEO change tracking on your WordPress site.
Forget chasing shadows. Tools like All in One SEO (AIOSEO) are your secret agents, whispering the history of every SEO tweak you've made. Their "SEO Revisions" feature is like a time machine, letting you compare changes and see how they impacted your SEO score and potential ranking. MonsterInsights is another hero in disguise, offering intel on keyword rankings, organic traffic, and backlinks – a treasure trove of insights right within your WordPress dashboard.
Ever wondered what keywords your site ranks for, and how those rankings fluctuate? Google Search Console and SEMrush are your truth serums. They reveal which keywords are your golden tickets to higher rankings, and which ones need a little SEO CPR. Use this intel to refine your content strategy and become the keyword king (or queen) of your niche.
Backlinks are the golden threads that weave the web of authority. The more high-quality links you have, the more Google throws open the search result doors for you.
Organic Traffic Odyssey:
Organic traffic is the lifeblood of any website. **Google Analytics** shows you how your SEO efforts translate into actual visitors. It's like having a front-row seat to the SEO roller coaster!
To answer the question posed in the title, yes and no. Yes, keyword density does still matter but no, it is not as important as it used to be, and in some cases, keyword density is far less important than many of the other factors which go into determining page rank. In situations such as sites which are in relatively sparsely populated niche markets where the level of competition is low, having a somewhat higher keyword density (without overdoing it) can make a bit of a difference.