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I have been visiting this forum for a while now but this my first posting.
Anyway, I'm currently working on a site in which my main keyword has six different spellings, if you count all the synonyms and abbreviations. This has proved to be a big problem for me since the top the three spellings seem to be almost equally common and I have not even considered thinking of mispelling yet. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to optimize a page for multiple spellings of a keyword?
A friend suggested doing a funny article about all the different ways to spell this keyword which I don't believe is a bad idea but it's going to be very difficult to fit six version of each keyphrase into one article when you consider that I am trying to capture about twenty different keyphrases. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
what about extending your 'funny article' into multiple pages and try concentrating each page on the origin and reasons behind the particular misspelling?
then you are only really optimizing one page per term and you can have some nice internal links to those definitions? You could use it as a type of glossary of terms.
Personally, I believe search engines should automatically return synonyms, such as color and colour, when you search but that is not the case.
I think I am just going to add a keyword field at the bottle of each page with each synonym and abbreviation but I doubt it will help much since they will just appear once at the bottom of a (on average) four page article.
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I have "widget, widgets, widget maker, widet makers, etc." all covered.
if you think it's a waste of time, 9 of my top 20 search strings in my log stats are PLURALS.