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  • Select words from text on the selected web page

    21 20.79%
  • Select words from page titles on the selected web page

    16 15.84%
  • Select 30 or more keywords for your site

    8 7.92%
  • Select words from the URL of the selected web page

    8 7.92%
  • Select a 2 or 3 word phrase.

    34 33.66%
  • Select words that users is likely to search for search for

    46 45.54%
  • select up to 10 keywords

    11 10.89%
  • Select the same words as your opposition is using

    7 6.93%
  • Select 10 - 20 words keywords

    9 8.91%
  • Select the words you wish to get number one placing for

    31 30.69%
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Thread: Keyword strategy ( Section 1)

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    Keyword strategy ( Section 1)


    Keyword strategy ( Section 1)
    Is your keyword strategy as effective as it could be.

    Comparing your vote with more experienced and successful members of WebProWorld will allow you to select the best possible keyword strategy. Find out what boxes your favourite WPW member selected.


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    Re: Keyword strategy ( Section 1)

    Just by way of clarification, while I do use single keywords, I prefer to use phrases or longtail keywords where I can. For me, the key is to pick keywords that users are most likely to type into their search engine, and build my site around them. If I simply write my page content, and select my keywords from the text, I may have great keyword-to-page relevancy, but if the keywords or phrases are obscure, it'll do me no good.

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    Re: Keyword strategy ( Section 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Just by way of clarification, while I do use single keywords, I prefer to use phrases or longtail keywords where I can. For me, the key is to pick keywords that users are most likely to type into their search engine, and build my site around them.
    That's exactly what I do. It's hard to pick a choice in a poll without knowing anything about the content of the (hypothetical) webpage. Sometimes 1-word words are enough, sometimes it may take 2 and 3-word key phrases.

    But, since the keyword meta tag is no longer used (by the major's), perhaps that should have been modified in the poll to read something like "key word-phrases used in the title tag" since that's where most precedence is placed by the SE's. In that case (and I always have) placed the most important words for which you want to be found/users search for in the title tag. Those words also of course should appear throughout the webpage. I also put them in the description tag with compelling text (to facilitate more click-thru's), then the keywords tag is last for the "stragglers" that still use it, or if the major SE's ever "change their mind" about the tag.
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    Re: Keyword strategy ( Section 1)

    Assuming a from scratch site - I discuss with the client the different phrases and words that, in an ideal world, they would expect searchers to find them by. Then we talk reality.

    I chose Select the words you wish to get number one placing for as I've interpreted it as
    carefully select (from the aforementioned discussion) the words and phrases that stand a realistic chance of getting you close (first page) to a number one placing

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    Re: Keyword strategy ( Section 1)

    i do not put a only one keyword on my title. I used 5 to 8 set of keywords but be sure that the tittle looks natural and sounds natural .

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    Re: Keyword strategy ( Section 1)

    It is a good strategy but can someone tell me the limit to characters you are allowed in your page title. It's been bordering me for a while

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    Re: Keyword strategy ( Section 1)

    Quote Originally Posted by Oshine View Post
    It is a good strategy but can someone tell me the limit to characters you are allowed in your page title. It's been bordering me for a while
    The very "general" rule is 60 characters in the title tag. Note that a "word" is generally considered 5 characters so that's about 12 words. But the SE's will display more than that. (I believe G displays about 66). You can use more they just won't be displayed in the results, they'll be truncated.

    Like I said in my post above, it's the most important tag. You want your most important targeted word(s) or phrase(s) to be first, and as the title progresses words lose some weight. Each word's weight or precedence past about the 12th word will drop off more dramatically.

    FWIW, If a page's title it too long, it can't be saved in IE (at least not in IE6, don't know about 7 or 8).

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    Re: Keyword strategy ( Section 1)

    Tubby, another good thread.

    In my order of priority, I voted for:

    1. Select the words you wish to get number one placing for
    2. Select words that users is likely to search for search for
    3. Select words from text on the selected web page

    and thought of voting for:

    Select a 2 or 3 word phrase.

    I miss though, using software like wrodtracker, acronymfinder to pick keywords.

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    Re: Keyword strategy ( Section 1)

    I personally like to try not go over the limit, i.e what google will display in the search results. It may be a matter of preference, but you still need to remember that just ranking up high doesnt mean you automatically get the hit, you still need to seem appealing enough to the person searching.

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    Re: Keyword strategy ( Section 1)

    SEO starts with a solid keyword research and sorting. Most of the SEO professionals are impatient and always in a hurry to implement their ideas.
    Well, that keeps them revising their SEO Services efforts and eventual loss of time and traffic. Keyword research for effective SEO results needs a lot of patience and intelligent calculations. Above all you should be using the best possible tools to perform keyword research for a strong search engine optimization.
    For example Google Keyword Tool, Google Insight and Google Suggestions. You will get the exact number of monthly searches on Google Keyword Tool. Here is what you should do then;
    a) Download them in an excel sheet.
    b) Find out your kind of keywords (that match your website content and products).
    c) Sort them by daily searches.
    d) Collect the best ones for the Home and do similar calculations for the other important internal pages.

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