For search engines, keywords are an essential element as searches are matched against them and in short, that’s how the search engines find and display your website. Google gives a lot of attention to the keywords in the title tag but also expects those same keywords to appear in the text, headers etc to show relevance.
So, it’s very important to use the right keywords on your website for the best SEO results and it’s important where you use them and how many times you use them. I strongly believe that this is the one of the first things you should think about when setting up your new website (or revamping your old one) and that it shouldn’t come third to design and content. From an SEO point of view it’s not much good if the text on the pages of your website is full of words and phrases that you think sound great but nobody actually searches on.
A good example of this is was when a friend of mine set up her website to sell holidays in Greece. The website looked gorgeous but on most of the pages there were only occasional mentions of Greece and a couple of mentions of the destinations she offered and nothing much about the types of accommodation. The tags were even worse. There was a lot of talk about how they offered an expert service for individuals who wanted a different holiday experience etc etc. This was great as they are selling their speciality service and it was very benefit driven copy but how were people going to find the site in the first place. Nobody goes to Google and types in “holiday for the independent traveller,” they type in “Villas in Greece” or “Apartments in Greece.” So these are some of the keywords they should have been emphasising.
There are lots of keyword tools out there so it is possible to do the research yourself but that’s perhaps the easy bit. You then need to use the right keywords, in the right places, in a way that sells the benefits of your product and makes the customer want to buy it. Not as easy as it sounds, which is why a lot of companies are now turning to professionals for help. It’s not a big investment to get your website copy keyword rich, benefit driven and well optimised but it certainly pays dividends.
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