KEYWORDS and KEYWORD PHRASES

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					KEYWORDS and KEY PHRASES as we know these are the lifeblood of the internet.
Without proper control of these we would not have an internet business.

We cannot name a web page 'page01.html' and expect it to rank well in a search
engine. We need to use our keywords, in the page title and appropriately through the
page. Ideally it is best to use one keyword per page otherwise the search engines
struggle to determine which keyword is the more dominant upon that page.

We no doubt have all discovered a technique on how to find more keywords to
develop our own list. As you may or may not now your list of keywords and keyword
phrases should vary in their potential from very popular to just a few clicks per day.
Allow me to explain further.

If your intended list was 200 keywords, then not all should be very popular. This is
because your website initially cannot compete with the top ranked websites. Apart
from good search engine optimization, you'll need longevity and backlinks to help
bolster your ranking position. Meanwhile the 'lower ranked keywords phrases',
generally referred to as 'long tailed keywords' stand a better chance of getting your
web pages ranked on the first page of Google, Yahoo and MSN.

This ability to rank on the first page of the search engines is down to your research on
long tail keywords; it is these that will generate the traffic for your site over the first
few months of its existence. Once your site is more established you should be able to
get your more popular keywords ranked too.

As I trot around the internet on various forums I notice specifically that many can't
establish a niche to start a website or a home based business, and wonder where to get
the inspiration from. Well I find that the inspiration is in the keyword list.

If you take a keyword that has over a million searches a month, the market is
obviously buoyant. Perhaps for a newcomer such buoyancy means that it is difficult to
get in and compete successfully with the so called BIG boys. But this is where many
people fall before they've started.

A niche can be found within a niche, we'd call that a sub niche. If for example we
looked at a popular niche such as SPORTS CLOTHES but found too many other
competitors, we could easily be disinterested from approaching this niche. But if we
explored the potential long tail keywords we may find a sub niche such as white
sports socks, with 418,000 web pages listed all are actually deep inner pages of a
larger site. This could mean that if you started a website called -
white-sports-socks.com you could have a potential market already for the waiting.
Plus of course it wouldn't take much to get your website at the top of the rankings.

In every working day you should allocate 5% to 10% of your time for research and
development. It is this time where you can explore the potential of bigger niches. Not
necessarily to understand bigger websites, but to understand where there is a lot of
internet traffic. Such traffic can be dissected and split into further sub-niches. It is
here where you can expand your internet campaigns, rather than concentrate on trying
to attack the major keyword areas.

In conclusion... the main areas to develop a business or diversify and existing business
is in the long tail keywords and phrases. Find a major keyword and explore the
potential beneath the surface.

				
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