Saturday, June 21, 2008

Unlock Online Success with Keyword Research

Keyword Research is the process of selecting the most appropriate keywords and phrases that can help your visitors to find your website. The keywords and phrases you select to promote your website play a vital role in the online marketing of your business. They can decide the fate of your internet marketing strategy and can make or break your listings in the Search Engine Result Pages. Since the aim of any Internet Marketing plan is not only getting high rankings but to be able to generate maximum business via web. Even sites that have excellent rankings will not benefit if those rankings are for unsuitable keywords. Therefore, the foremost step in any SEO campaign is identifying the niche target audience and researching what keyword phrases they might be searching in the search engines to locate a site.

Keyword research is the core of SEO campaign and is very much similar to customer research, because you are studying and looking for the words that your potential clients use while searching for your services or products on the Internet. While selecting the keywords and phrases for your website, remember to select search terms that describe your products and services in the most logical, simple and specific way. This will not only ensure higher traffic but also targeted traffic for your site. For any marketing strategy to succeed, it is critical to know your audience and the means to reach them. A certain focus is required which could be location specific, region specific or country specific; it could be business, trade, service, product specific, since we are talking specific audience.

Since keywords are the foundation of Internet Marketing plan for any website, so always consider tapping numerous resources to locate a variety of keywords. Identify the best keywords and phrases that are relevant to the products, services, or information you are promoting. Also focus on the phrases which have high searchability with low completion. I know this is a difficult task, but trust me, the efforts are worth it.

There are various keyword suggestion tools like Google keyword tool, Wordtracker, Keyword Discovery and Digitalpoint which can be used to research the potential keywords.

LSI and Synonyms: Today, Search engines not only look for the exact keywords but also for their synonyms due to implementation of LSI or Latent Semantic Indexing. You can learn more about Latent Semantic Indexing at my previous post.

To make use of LSI for online promotion of your website, use a thesaurus to find terms that are related to your primary keyword. You can visit some good websites like Webreference and Merriam-Webster to get your desired phrases.

So, the whole idea behind the concept of Keyword Research is traffic optimization and not traffic maximization. A good and effective Keyword Research helps in bringing qualified, targeted and focused traffic to your website that leads to a higher rate of sales conversion.

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G.Suvorov on July 1, 2008 at 6:41 AM said...

For keywords research try, a sort of reverse google index, it can show you all keywords for competitors sites.


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