SEO Strategy: Why You Need ‘Natural Language Keyword Phrases’

Siri, Alexa, Google Home, Cortana… Bixby, there are more being added all the time. You’re probably familiar with these now household names, but do you know what they all have in common? They all employ voice-activated Artificial Intelligence technology, (AI), and more to the point of this blog, they are all changing the way people are searching for things on the internet.

If  you rely on SEO (Search Engine Optimization), want to keep your website optimized, or if SEO is at the heart of your marketing strategy, read on for a break down of how this new wave of technology affects you, and why you need to be aware of “natural language” keyword phrases.

First, a background on keywords and how they help SEO

In the early dawn of Search Engine Optimization, and Digital Marketing strategies, Marketers began to embrace the significance of keywords as extraordinarily useful tools to better reach their specific audience.

What is a keyword in marketing? Keywords are specific words that help define the content surrounding it.

Why is a keyword important in marketing? Keywords are important because when a search engine (like Google) scans your content to determine if it is relevant to a searching user, it picks out these keywords to define your content. The query typed into the search engine has a predefined rule to connect to a result with related keywords.

In layman’s terms,  a keyword is what you would use to help people fid what they are looking for , and have your content come up as a result. if a user is searching “Where to buy a boat cleaning kit”, and your keyword is “boat”, the search engine will probably offer your content to this user as a result. Maybe. Boat is a vey broad term. Millions of websites use it. Yopou’re going to need to get more specific.  Keep reading.  [Read more...]

A Man Walks Into A Phone Booth: What’s Your Unique Value Proposition

An old wise man once said:

‘To love is to suffer.

To avoid suffering one must not love.

But then one suffers from not loving.

Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer.

To suffer is to suffer.

To be happy is to love.

To be happy then is to suffer.

But suffering makes one unhappy.

Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness.

I hope you’re getting this down?’ -Woody Allen

online-marketing-made-simpleYour online strategy does not have to cause suffering, over- angsting, overwhelm, neuroses, or extreme drama (like Woody seems to). KISS. Do I need to explain this acronym? If so, email me and I’ll let you in on it. Suzen@omaginarium.com.

No, we break it down, and then break it down some more. The simpler the better. That being said, no matter what your marketing strategy is, it will always need to contain the key elements discussed in my video How Content Marketing Can Transform Your Business, it must always be offering a differentiator that sets you apart from the competition and is a GREAT value…so that we all have a warm and fuzzy feeling when thinking about you and your company, and it must, if using content marketing, which I urge you all to in one way, shape or form, make sure that content is catchy, different and rises above the others. It sounds hard, I know, but truly it need not be. Call me maybe. [Read more...]

Who Are You And Why Should We Care?

Call it “Law of Attraction”, call it fate. This morning just before gearing up to upload my new video I was putzing around listening to a podcast of my newest online obsession and hero Derek Halpern. He motivates me and gets me going like no one else these days. This was his 2nd in what’s turned out to be a hugely successful podcast series- and how does he open? RIGHT after his short intro -to himself- he points out that every week of this podcast he will have a different intro. Why? Because it differentiates him. It makes him stand out from all the rest of the podcasters jumping on the i tunes podcast bandwagon.

Ka-boom! This is what I’m talkin’ about:

Reputation Management and Review Site-itis; Do Good Work and the Rest Will Follow

Reputation ManagementI can see your underwear. That’s right. And so can everyone else. In these transparent days you have never been more exposed, as companies and medical practices been called to meet their maker. With the advent of online review sites like Trip Advisor for travel, Yelp, Chowhound (and gazillions more for restaurants),Yahoo Local, etc. etc., if you are a B to C service business especially , plan on being in the spotlight. What a pain in the belly. Better start exercising. [Read more...]

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