Everybody says when articles are written to be online, good SEO techniques should be used. When I first encountered the letters SEO, I had no idea what they meant. I soon learned that they meant “Search Engine Optimization.”
However, I still had no idea what “Search Engine Optimization” meant. I did some research and I understand what it is. It means to have good keywords that people will search in articles. I was told that it was good to have the keyword in the article around 2% to 4% of the time and definitely not more than 5% of the time.
That’s all great, except that did not tell me how to find my percentage. I don’t remember who referred me to the site, but somebody referred me to textalyser to help count the percentage of words or phrases in my articles.
I still do not understand SEO, but I learned that I should use a text analysis to give me the information I need about my articles. I like to use textalyser to learn about my articles and I can try to edit them to fit so that I have 2%-4% of the keywords I want in the article.
Textalyers is very easy to use. Make sure that you go to http://textayler.net and not to http://www.textalyser.net because they two different sites. While that is rare for many websites, they are actually two different websites just because of a difference of the “www.” in front of the word “textalyer.”
When you get to the site, there is a place to paste text. Simply select all the text from your document, then paste it into the text field.
I usually do not change the settings, but if you need more information, than you can change the settings. They are under the place where the field to paste the text is located.
For generally counting the percentage of words, you can leave the drop down menu after “Minimum characters per word:” at 3, but if you are counting on textalyser to tell you the full amount of words in your article, you need to change it to 1.
There is also a drop down menu next to “Number of words to be analyzed.” If you want to be safe, simply put it at 1,000. That will most likely analyze your entire article. You can also analyze just a few words from the document, though I do not fully understand what that does.
Once you have your text pasted and the options set how you want them, click the button that says, “Analyze the text.”
Textalyser will analyze the text. Under the button, there will be a box of statistics about your article such as the number of words, the reading difficulty, the sentence count, and many other statistics.
The boxes following are the ones that give the percentage of words and phrases. The first is preceded by the words, “Frequency and top words.” This is most likely the part that concerns your article.
The boxes under that give more information such as word count, syllable count, and the percentage of times phrases are used and you may want to look at these, especially if you want some of the phrases to serve as keywords.
“Text analysis, wordcount, keyword density analyzer, prominence analysis”. Textylser. June 21, 2010 http://textalyser.net/>.