Keywords. They are what make the online marketing world go around. Picking the right group of keywords can mean more exposure to your business as well as hopefully getting the attention of the search engines. That said, how do you know which are beneficial to your website?
Like with any marketing tactic you won’t know what works until you try it. What works for one company, might not work for another. That said, you need to evaluate your keywords on a monthly basis. Take a step back and see what works for your website.
Although Google now has encrypted their search queries, you can still see many of the keywords visitors have used to find your site. If you are investing in PPC, you know which keywords convert the best for you. Take the time to evaluate your analytics and decide which keywords yield the best results for your website.
Knowing what keywords other people in your industry are using is a must. It can help you come up with ideas, as well ad see what others find relevant in your industry.
Since the search engines are constantly changing, so does your outlook on keywords. What was a great performing keyword may not be so lucrative down the road. Make sure you have an open mind when evaluating your keywords and be open to trying new tactics.
To summarize, make sure you are constantly monitoring your keywords and be open to new ideas. You never know when you’ll hit “gold” with a keyword so keep your eyes open and keep trying new tactics.
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