Monday, December 25, 2017

Keywords or Search Terms - All You Wanted to Know

The introduction of search engines brought in a universal term called keyword or search term. The client and the SEO consultant or specialist whatever you call him or her both understood the significance of this term. I do not hesitate to say that it is a mystery term and all SEOs or webmasters try to unravel the hidden secret behind in order to open the Pandora's box and create traffic.   

The term has to be of course topic relevant indicating the query and often associate meaning like the location or type etc. Extracting search terms usually begins at a nascent stage whence the webmaster comes across the contents.

In the initial stages the professional will go through the whole website analysing its architecture, design, content, design parameters, topics and even the aesthetics. All these elements of a website are important hence in order to make an SEO campaign successful one needs to analyse them and then edit or change attributes that the webmaster thinks are closer to the guidelines set by the search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Bing.      

The research and analysis is important and all webmasters conduct it. Keyword research takes prominence as it is the guiding light of the campaign. Choosing the right search terms means high conversions which definitely spells success.    

Visitors to search engines look for answer to their queries and hence type the most relevant keyword they think will fetch the right answer. But webmaster extended the terms because one types terms that may not be similar to to another searcher but often the result looked for is the same. Hence while on person may type "hotels in Jabalpur" another may type "accommodation in Jabalpur". Both are seeking the same answer but the query typed in differs. Hence for the same search keyword typed in varies vastly and this means a website has to respond to many terms for good traffic.

During the search engine optimisation process the website is optimised on many search terms provided the content or related matter speaks of them. Explanation is simple you cannot optimise a "Jabalpur website" to respond to Mumbai word. This is where relevance comes into the picture whence optimising.

The webmaster has to be aware of focusing of the site and subtle nuances that enable it to offer answers that may be segmented. Hence one Jabalpur hotel website may be offering information on budget hotels another may be offering information on only luxury hotels. This is what fetches in the variation in the terms to be attributed to a website, and hence the list becomes larger and larger whence semantic terms are taken into consideration as well.        

Whence optimising a site the search phrases should usually contain the topic, the location and the relevant kind. This is a terse explanation the variation can be brought about by various attributes.

Whence optimisation the search terms are placed in the title and meta tags "content=description" and "content=keywords". Search engines do not accord weight to meta tags anymore but nevertheless both the elements play an important role in quickly summarising the website offerings for the visitors. Snippets are another means of displaying the offerings on the SERPs and can be easily understood by the search engines as well. 

Keyword profile becomes enhanced with active research and by using your own logic which experience will bring forth. Tools also assist in this process and there many on the Internet for this activity. Google keyword planner is an important tool which is very popular among the webmasters and Adwords advertisers.      

Accurately optimising website is not only dependant on the  title but also on the contents on that page. Usually most typed two or three word phrases are referred as primary/secondary keywords while long worded terms are called long tail keywords. 

At the beginning of the campaign the webmaster will analyse the contents and edit accordingly depending upon the terms it has to be focused on. A comprehensive right up will lead to including the semantic terms which the search engines understand very well.  This is called SEO content engineering. This has to be carried out on all pages depending upon their corresponding terms. 

Keywords are also inserted in the image Alt tags. But it is wiser to insert term to explain the picture and not the terms aimed at.

The assemblage of  search terms explain to the visitor what the page is all about and also assist the search engine algorithms to index the page correctly. Correct placement of terms be they primary or long tailed also assists the search engine algorithms to rank the site taking into account all the metric involved.