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Strategy for Google SEO of a New Technology - No keywords exist!

 3:22 pm on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

This is a different business (amd website)than the other post I made---a new technology launch.

This is a commercial application that has many uses. I've wrangled my way on TV twice and will (hopefully) be covered by a major trade magazine for new technology.

Now, one application of this technology that we've been doing for years---there are industries that sell very remotely kinda (not really)-somewhat-similar widgets...do I use those keywords to try to drive they website, since they appeal to a similar audience. It's the audience I am trying to get. If they buy those widgets from other website...they will want to buy from mine...I just need to get it out there and tell them we exist.

This is a completely different animal from the other business, which is a well established niche. This is completely new, with no real parallels.

Again, thanks for your time.



 6:31 pm on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

The challenge here is also your opportunity - to guide the market's formation of new vocabulary. So whatever new words you've established internally, you definitely want to optimize for them from the start, even though there is no search volume... yet!

But in addition you need to consider what challenges your product or service is a solution for - and optimize around the keywords that people use to describe the problems they fact, and that your company offers a solution for. "Problem based" keywords are closer to the marketplace, even if a bit "higher up the conversion funnel."

By doing SEO for both "problem keywords" and "solution keywords" you will establish your company's presence in the market as its vocabulary evolves.


 7:44 pm on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yes...thank you, this is the only logical approach I could think of, because I am really still a novice at SEO. i will say, however, that I have become a bit of an SEO enthusiast because of the puzzles behind it.

I have my own keyword + solution keywords already going...so thanks, things seem to be on the right track.


 8:30 pm on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

and whatever you choose to name the technology - buy the domain name!


 9:29 pm on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Good idea!


 9:43 pm on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

gmac17 great advice but take it a step more buy the easy misspells and other like .net etc


 10:18 pm on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

This is a situation where well-targeted banner ads could be a valuable part of your mix.

Banners that tell your story well can create interest in users who didn't otherwise know about your product.


 10:42 pm on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Buckworks...I did a small PPC banner ad run...got a zillion clicks but no inquries---which makes me a little leary of content networks search (google). There is nothing wrong with the site (I got a number of opinions when I rebuilt)...so it makes me think that folks were just out to make money for their sites.

Couldn't quite figure out the CPM switch on the google networks. I fooled around and fooled around and I just couldn't get it switched over from CPC to CPM...any ideas or other ways to do banners...I am open!


 11:26 pm on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Guys...I just figured out the CPM thingy...boy, I am showing my noviceness


 2:00 am on Apr 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

got a zillion clicks but no inquries

Then the targeting was off somehow.

Figure out ways to be more selective about who sees your ads. Watch your reports carefully to spot inappropriate placements, and learn how to block them.

And ... if the thing is totally new and no one has heard of it yet, you might simply need to expect a lot of curiosity clicks that don't take action for a while.


 2:52 am on Apr 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yes...I had the PPC text thing down good for a while...but I just figured out the CPM banner switches as I was writing on this thread...I was WAY off.

Thanks so much!

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