Keyword research

Why Small Businesses Are Getting Their SEO Wrong

    Oh God, not SEO again! Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard it all before – get a bunch of keywords, stick them in your site, people will…

How to Research For Keywords

I am the first to let out a blood-curdling scream whenever anyone mentions keyword density – it’s a practice that should no longer be used. However, that doesn’t mean to say keywords are defunct. You must still…

How to Use Keywords

I have written umpteen posts about search engine optimisation over the years, but I want to concentrate on keywords for this particular post. What is a keyword? Well it is a word or phrase that people type into a search engine…

Keyword Research – Common Mistakes

This blog was first published on Freelance Copywriter’s Blog. Read on to discover the mistakes made when doing keyword research to make sure you don’t fall into the same traps. When you start working on your SEO…

Simple SEO Checks to Boost Your Website

Search engine optimisation doesn’t have to be scary. Despite the claims of some, anyone can make simple SEO checks on their website that will make a difference to their rankings.…

What’s The Optimum Number of Keywords?

Keywords are the holy grail of online marketing and search engine optimisation. They are what stand between your website being relegated to being an expensive electronic brochure that no one ever sees, or being…

Why Keyword Research is The First Thing You Should Do

  What should come first? Your website or your keyword research. Unlike the chicken and the egg conundrum, this one…

How To Improve Your Conversion Rate

  First off, do you know what your conversion rate is? If your marketing is to be effective you not only need to know your conversion rate, you must also understand your conversion goal.…

Driving Traffic

  If you’re an online marketer you need traffic – and a lot of it. Why? Because your traffic is your customers and more customers means more money. How do you actually get more traffic though? And, once you’ve started to get it, how do you convince them…

Using YouTube for Keyword Research

  Sally Ormond, freelance copywriter, comments on Kieron Hughes’ post “Using YouTube as a keyword research tool for SEO” that appeared on SEOMOZ.org When talking keyword research, most people think about what they’re selling (products and services)…