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

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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

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Google Drops Word Count & Keyword Density Slide From Digital Marketing Certification Coursework

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Yesterday we reported that Google’s SEO section of its digital marketing coursework for its certification program spoke about the importance of keyword density and word count (by the way, it is not important). Well, within 24 hours, Google has removed that content from the coursework.

Gianluca Fiorelli posted an update this morning on Twitter saying “the SEO part of the Digital Marketing course by Google on Coursera, and they quit the keyword stuffing part.” He shared the before and after screenshot:

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This was removed because Google has said countless times that SEOs or content writers should not focus on keyword

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Google’s Digital Marketing Certificate Recommends Keyword Density Percentages

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Someone from the SEO community called attention to a section in Google’s new digital marketing training course that recommends writing at least 300 words of content, advised specific areas of a web page for seeding keywords and recommended a keyword density for target keywords of under 2%.

Some in the digital marketing community called Google out on Twitter about the misinformation and Google’s Danny Sullivan responded.

Google Digital Marketing & E-commerce Certificate

Google launched the Digital Marketing & E-commerce Certificate on May 2, 2022. The purpose of the training course and certificate is to help job seekers find jobs in

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