In a recent survey, participants listed keyword optimization as [one of the hardest tasks in search engine marketing. Because of its difficult nature, most site owners, marketers and bloggers don’t spend enough time optimizing keywords. This is ironic since optimizing keywords is the most important aspect of SEO and PPC. If you don’t choose and use keywords your customers are searching for, you won’t get found. That means no traffic, no sales, no money.
So to look at the big picture, you must practice search engine keyword optimization to:
- Drive qualified traffic to your website: To drive searchers to your site, you must optimize for the keywords they’re searching for
- Measure traffic potential: Analyzing the popularity of keywords helps you gauge the size of a potential online market.
- Write effective content: By incorporating optimized keywords into your website content, you can connect instantly with potential customers and address their needs.
- Understand user behavior: By analyzing the words that your customers use, you get an idea of their needs and how to service those needs.