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...]

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