Here at Pumpkin Web Design, we are Preston’s leading web design and content marketing professionals. We provide valuable web design, SEO, and marketing solutions to a range of clients, across the North West, including Southport and Wigan, as well as Manchester. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about using keywords in website content effectively.
Important tips for effective keyword use within website content
Keywords are the phrases or words that you want your article or content to rank for on the Search Engine Results Page. A good ranking position for questions or searches for information relevant to your industry, or your products or services, can direct organic traffic to your website, improving website performance. But using these effectively is critical to securing the best possible results. So how can you use your keywords effectively within the website content? Well, there are several things to consider, including:
- Choosing the right keyword or key phrase- initially, for your content to be successful, you will need to choose the keyword or phrase that will be most successful to your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) goals. You will need to take into account the use of natural language and the rise in voice searches that tend to use questions rather than short phrases, as well as the competitiveness of the keyword, and the type of content that could most effectively compete.
- Limiting the use of your keyword or phrase- although this may seem counter intuitive, repeating the keyword or phrase too many items throughout your content can actually reduce the chances of success. Not only does repeating this for the sake of it reduce the quality and readability of your article, but it is also something that search engine algorithms do not like. This means that you may not secure a strong ranking position, reducing your overall opportunity for success.
- Targeting less keywords or phrases– at the same time, you will also need to limit the number of keywords or phrases you target in a single piece of content. This is especially important as for your content to be seen as relevant and authoritative by search engine algorithms, the topic and purpose of the content needs to be clear and obvious. If you use too many different keywords, you can dilute the message of the content, and make it more difficult to really get your message across. In addition, with developments to the understanding of natural language happening all the time for search engines, especially Google, well written articles with an easy to understand topic can also rank for similar, relevant search terms too. This reduces the need for multiple target keywords as well.
- Look further than the text- while a wealth of text based content like blogs and articles might be what you are aiming to build up, this content likely features more than just text. or at least it should. Whether its an info graphic, a video or an image, you can use your keyword in the alt tags, to describe these pieces of content.
For more information or advice about SEO, keywords, content marketing, and professional web design, get in touch with the experts here at Pumpkin Web Design.