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Keywords: The Link Between Success And Failure Of Online Business

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses to shift towards the digital space. It has become necessary for businesses to adapt to the ever-growing digital platforms with expectations that the businesses will keep afloat. For businesses that were already online, it has been a walk through the park, but those pushed online by the pandemic are still playing catch up. Businesses are now employing aggressive keyword and marketing strategies to ensure they reap maximumly.

How do you ensure that your digital presence bears results?

Online success for your website and your blog is determined by how well you use your keywords. Having keywords alone won’t do you any magic or deliver any results. Always ask yourself whether the results are relevant to your website and also whether they are the right keywords to have in the first place. That said, let us then examine what keywords are, how you can get the best out of your keyword strategy, and how you can make everything work for your online business.

What Are Keywords?

Keywords are phrases or queries that online searchers type into search engines to find related content online. Keywords can also be individual words. Your job is to ensure every keyword you use is relevant to your site/blog, and that visitors can find what they are looking for when they visit your site. Packing keywords alone is not enough; when visitors reach your site via keywords, they should find what they were looking for, and conveniently.

Why Are Keywords Important?

As we have already seen, keywords help prospective visitors find you. This is the primary and most important role. Having no keywords in place will also mean you are technically non-existent online. Keywords will drive organic and relevant traffic to your site. Search engines periodically crawl your website or your blog. If you have an effective keyword strategy, search engines will redirect or link to your site whenever online users search for a query that can be found on your site.

If you have an online business like real estate, for example, having a keyword like ‘affordable houses’ will send signals to search engines on what your site is about or what users can find when they visit it. In this sense, whenever people type ‘affordable houses’ into search engines, you will always be considered as an option in the rankings relative to other sites that have the same keywords. To effectively win in such a situation, always make sure you have a better content strategy, a fast-loading and secure page among other on-page ranking factors that search engines and search algorithms consider important.

To optimize all your pages and sections of the site, always make sure you conduct individual optimization for each one of them. If you have a large site or you offer multiple services on your site, optimizing pages to rank individually will help you get more relevant and organic traffic online. You can have a page with its keywords for every set of products or content categories. This will not only make it easier for users to land on particular content but also ensures a great interaction and online impression.

Without a proper keyword strategy or if you are using irrelevant keywords, your visitors will always be inconsistent. This can hurt your online reputation. Keep users engaged by providing them with what they need.

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Viona W.

With over 7 years of experience crafting tech content, Viona W is a valuable asset to the HOSTAFRICA editorial team. Her skills extend beyond writing, as she also boasts experience in public relations and cultivating relationships with media outlets. This makes Viona adept at ensuring HOSTAFRICA's achievements and initiatives gain well-deserved public recognition. When Viona isn't immersed in the world of tech, she enjoys seeking out new experiences in nature and the power of storytelling to create positive change.

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