| 12:46 pm on Jun 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Choosing keywords that work for your site will take trail and error. See what works. You need to find the balance between using general terms and specific terms that works for your content.
We tend to be too general in selecting keywords. Try some very targeted one and don't forget to regionalize for the audience. Throw in some slight misspellings to see if they work.
| 1:35 pm on Jun 28, 2008 (gmt 0)|
thanks Jbinbpt :) for your reply.
| 11:50 am on Jul 1, 2008 (gmt 0)|
If your website is new and you want to target suitable keywords for the website . Do the following:
1) Note down all the services your website is providing. Decide on primary and secondary keywords.
2) Consider the keywords with which your customers will search for your services/website.
3) Take a close look at the keywords your competitors are emphasizing on.
4) There are some free and paid keyword research tools available online. Extract the keywords that have more searches and are relevant to your website/services.
5) Don't target more than 3 keywords on a single page.
6) Also consider the geographical location in your keywords.
Make a distilled final list and then start working on it.
Hope this helps you!
All the best!
[edited by: Receptional_Andy at 12:05 pm (utc) on July 1, 2008]
[edit reason] See sticky [/edit]
| 10:47 pm on Jul 6, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Pitafi - I get the sense from the way you're asking the question that you may be asking about adding meta keywords to a site that's already been built. If so, be aware that the meta keywords tag is essentially useless for ranking.
Meta information is not trusted by any of the major search engines... largely because it is so misused. Instead, the engines tend to reward vocabulary that's prominent on the page (but not so prominent that it's spammy).
The best time to choose search phrases to target and related vocabulary to use on a site and on a page is before you build the site or the page.
But late is better than never.
Though I don't agree with all his comments, Dennis John offers some good starting suggestions above. You need to put yourself in the shoes of your customers, determine how they would look for what your site offers, and incorporate that vocabulary into your visible html text content, and into the title element on each page. Then, research that vocabulary exhaustively.
Note that search targeting is predominantly page specific, so don't try to get everything into one page.
| 11:53 am on Jul 9, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Thanks robert for ur's valuable thoughts, but i appreciate Dennis John as well for providing such nice tips that i was looking for.
[edited by: Pitafi at 11:54 am (utc) on July 9, 2008]