LSI: The Perfect Alternative To Avoid Keyword Stuffing
Since 2013, Google’s search algorithm updates have turned old SEO techniques on its head and have had a lot of websites scrambling to fix the trouble they gained in the aftermath. To be perfectly fair though, a lot of those old SEO techniques were unfair on the users. And although many websites followed such SEO techniques mainly because their competition was following the same as well, many sites twisted the old SEO techniques to practice Black Hat SEO. And it is precisely to overcome such websites and to improve their users’ search experience that Google keeps changing and developing its algorithm to fish out the better web content from the poor quality ones. And one of the surest ways that Google’s changed its search settings is by ranking pages with stuffed keywords lower than it used to.
However, if keyword stuffing is your only folly regarding your website content and your content is still valid, then you have a pretty easy way to correct it without needing to overhaul your entire content. And that “way” is by implementing LSI in your content.
LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing)
LSI stands for Latent Semantic Indexing. And it is Google’s updated indexing technique to identify patterns in the text. In simpler terms, it means that Google has now developed its search engine algorithm to find related words, phrases, and synonyms that relate to the keywords in a search. So, to fix the many, many keywords in your content, all you have to do is retain the minimum amount of keywords, and then rephrase the other keywords into phrases and terms that simply mean the same as your original keyword. In fact, even if you have less than the minimum requirement of particular keywords in your content, if you still have enough terms related to those keywords in your content, your content can still be pulled up as a relevant result to that particular keyword-search.
And the even better part is, LSI automatically increases the quality and readability of your content by its very purpose and definition.