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Internet Marketing October 31st, 2007
Keywords are phrases that describe the essence of a topic in a given website. Keywords are used by website owners, to draw traffic to that particular website through search engines, by demonstrating to have content relevant for that search term. Keywords, are undoubtedly highly effective internet marketing tools, and are aimed at website visitors, who are looking for a particular product or service, using the help of search engines.
A recent survey has revealed that in North America, 410 million searches are carried out daily by internet users, to find data on products and services, or to make purchases. Consumers cutting across continents, log on to several websites scouting for information on products and services that they intend to buy.
Recent studies reveal that the number of people taking recourse to the internet, to purchase goods or services is on the rise. Key word selection is the first, and most important step towards a successful internet marketing campaign. The strategic use of key words will boost page ranking and will draw in targeted markets eager to learn about a product or service and ultimately make a purchase.
Each and every customer searching for a particular product or service uses certain key phrases that are typed in to the search forms of search engines. The search engine will search for matching keywords or keyword phrases in the several websites and index them in order of their similarities between the keywords used in the website and that used by the website visitor. If the keywords used in the website and those used by the visitor are similar, the search engine will position that particular website in a top slot and give it a high ranking.
It would then suggest that any website promoting the sale of products or services to its customers through internet marketing, needs to position that website in such a way that it would attain a high ranking in search engines and would easily be seen by its target audience.
Research suggests that people browsing the internet, generally confine themselves to the first pages of a search engine, to get any information that they want.
The success or failure of the website to draw in adequate returns hinges on this very ability. It is imperative, then, that the website gets a top slot in all search engines. No one would like to have his website listed far down the ladder and be ignored by the customers.
The importance of keywords selection in making the website search engine friendly, cannot be minimized. Key word selection is the first step towards a successful internet marketing campaign. It would indeed be a wise option to do a research on both the probable target audience and on key phrases that the public are most likely to use in their search phrases to gather specific information on a subject.
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