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Word Count and Frequency Count

With the winning march of Google as a search engine over the planet, search engine optimization became a milestone activity for many of the corporate webmasters. Lots of companies helping businesses to climb on top of the search emerged in the last 10 years. But with the development of SEO, people started to mix 2 essential content parameters—word count and frequency count. It’s pretty strange, since mixing them is like mixing time and distance in the speed formula.

Word count—is the total quantity of meaningful words (excluding tags) in the piece of text.

Frequency count—is the index of how many times a word or a phrase appears in the piece of text.

You can try the online word count tool here, or you can try the full version of the software here.

From the first look, you may think that the frequency counter seems better than the word count tool in functionality because it counts both words and statistics. But if you put a tagged text into a frequency count tool, you will be disappointed to find that all the tags were also included in the word and frequency count.

So if you need to count the quantity of the meaningful words (excluding all the tags) to know the volume of the job done in the majority of the text and even graphics formats, you need a word count tool. However, if you are writing a SEO optimized content and want to know whether you have put enough keywords into it, you’ll need a frequency count web application.

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