Tutorial: Picking Great Keywords Starts with Great Questions
Ian Lurie Sep 4 2008
If you want to pick the right keywords, you need to start by knowing the questions your audience wants answered. Great tools are helpful, but if you don’t
Your customers don’t walk around with keyphrases in their heads. They think “how do I plan my wedding?” and then translate that into “wedding planning” because search engines have trained them to do that.
So great keyword selection starts with an understanding of your audience and their questions.
I did a little presentation at Portent yesterday on just this subject. You can watch it here:
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Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He’s recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch.
Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle.