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The Role Of Keywords For Your Business Website

By on May 24th, 2013
Keywords and Web Maintenance

Specific and competitive keywords play a significant role in your website’s ability to be discovered both on Google’s natural and paid search results.

Search engines are the easiest and quickest way to find nearly everything what people commonly look for. Millions of websites are competing for search engine ranking and simply having a website is just not enough. Every page of it should be optimized for specific keywords.

 

What are keywords?

Search engines use keywords as a factor in showing your website in search results. These are words and phrases carefully selected and then included in your website’s home page and the rest of the other pages. They define your website and matter so much in search engine ranking.

Determining the right keywords to use involves a process. They are basically determined based on what searchers most likely type in the search box.  But keywords are not just selected for their popularity. The more popular keywords are the more websites compete for them. If you’re an online business website owner, the relevance of keywords to your website should also be determined in addition to knowing what your target audience will likely use to search.

There are tools available for generating relevant keywords. The Google Keyword tool is the most popular because it is free and easy to use.

 

What are keywords for?

Keywords are included in the information stored about a webpage, they are also minimally added in the title, heading and in the content of each web page. Keywords, whether words or phrases, help Google and other search engines identify your website. How they interpret your website is largely influenced by the keywords used in each page.

Practically all Search Engine Optimization (SEO) efforts are based on keywords. Search engines actually provide little insight on how to achieve better rankings. But most of them provide clues about the optimization and best practices to observe.

Search engines emphasize a keyword-rich content that matches what searches are looking for. Relevant keywords really do help improve your website’s ranking but they should be used with caution as they might also ruin it with overuse.

If you’re serious about search engine ranking but aren’t so sure whether your website is optimized for relevant keywords, let us help you do it. Roja Interactive has had great success with getting many of our customers’ websites on top of search engine results.  Sometimes a little web maintenance on your website can make all the difference in getting your keywords optimized for better search results.

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