Keyword research is a market research based activity. Often used to identify words and phrases most appropriate to target, in order to generate brand awareness and attract a specific target audience.
Conducting keyword research isn’t an easy task. It takes time, effort and reflection on your brand or business. Here are a few steps to getting started though:
This is the first step of keyword research and involves finding keywords and phrases that relate closely to your brand or business. When creating this list bear in mind:
Once you have collated a list of relevant keywords, you'll need to find out their potential by taking a look at the search volume for each term - you can do this using a keyword tool.
Sure, you’ve gathered a good list of keywords, but you need to have the best.
Long tail keywords are very specific phrases (usually three words or more) that searchers use when they know exactly what they are looking for.
There is usually less content on the web about niche or specific topics, therefore long tail keywords are easier to rank for, and are tailored to the right audience.
Understanding keyword difficulty is also an essential part of keyword research and relates to how hard it is to rank for a specific keyword.
This is based on the level of competition for a keyword and the number of people searching for it.
Keyword research is important, because it ensures that your target audience matches with your website.
Researching into what keywords your target audience searches for the most and then incorporating it into your content, means that you'll be sure to reach the right people.
This leads to more of the right traffic filtering into your site, and a higher conversion rate.
Keyword research is also the first step towards 'keyword clustering' which is gaining more and more traction in the SEO world.
It’s not an easy landscape to navigate but there are lots of tools out there to simplify the process (both free and paid for)
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