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cecille.l
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Keyword proximity is the distance between a search term's individual keywords. For example, the target keyword "affiliate marketing" in a webpage's title "How affiliates can excel in marketing". The keyword proximity between "affiliate" and "marketing" is 3.

The closer the individual keywords are, of course, the more weight they have to search engines.

It's good to take note of it, but it's not all important in the grand scheme of things. If you're targeting a specific set of keywords, then that's what should appear on your title and within your article. Keyword proximity helps when it's grammatically impossible to do this.

Hope that helps. All the best!
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Keyword proximity is just a term to define 'what is' in SEO. When it comes to writing and optimization, you do not just write and optimize your content for search engines. More importantly, you need to write for your target market. Now, it is more important to write good articles for the web. Yes, keywords are still important for ranking but it is also equally important (and search engines look for this factor) how you use those keywords in your content. The more helpful your article is, the better it should rank on Google's pages.
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Hi techtrysolutions.
Along with keyword proximity, there are some other terms like keyword density, keyword frequency and keyword prominence which you should know about.
Keyword density refers to the ratio (percentage) of keywords contained within the total number of indexable words within a web page.
Keyword frequency refers to the number of times a keyword or keyword phrase appears within a web page.
Keyword prominence refers to how prominent keywords are within a web page.
The general recommendation is to place important keywords at, or near, the start of a web page, sentence, TITLE or META tag.
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A search term can be made up of a combination of keywords. The keyword proximity refers to the distance between the search term's individual keywords.
For example: a website contains the keywords that make up the search term “dentist Boston implant” in the heading “Your professional dentist in Boston; dental practice for minimally invasive implants”. The search term proximity between “dentist” and “Boston” is one word, between “Boston” and “implant” it is five words. The smaller the distance between a search term’s individual keywords, the more relevant it will be from a search engine’s point of view.
So, while this is a factor to take into account, it is not a game changer one
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The keyword proximity refers to the distance between the search term's individual keywords. It refers to closeness of keywords. Your keywords should be close to each other in content of web page. Many people don’t know about keywords. They generally treats key phrases as a keyword. Usually we do not target keyword.
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