Unfortunately, it was all too easy for some to try to exploit keywords to get their websites to rank higher on Google. Because of this, Google hasn’t used these keywords for search ranking since 2009. Any keywords that were added to that field were, in fact, being ignored.
That’s why we removed the keywords field from your SEO settings back in April, along with some other helpful SEO changes and features.
Tip: Be sure to use keywords in your content naturally, as a real human would write, rather than repetitively or robotically. Otherwise you might get penalized for keyword stuffing. For other tips on writing effective content for your website (keywords included!) check out the 11 Golden Rules for Writing Content.
One thing you should do to help your ranking is make sure you fill out your other SEO settings, particularly your page titles and site (meta) description. For more on how to optimize your pages for search engines, read our post on Five-Minute SEO Fixes.
Any other questions about your Jimdo SEO settings? Let me know in the comments.
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Helping people with their technology needs comes easy to William. He came to Jimdo from EPA.net where he helped local businesses and organizations get online. When he's not answering tech support questions at Jimdo or at home, you might find him playing video games from the comfort of his couch.