Do you want to create a new website? Redesign an old homepage? To be successful on Google, Bing and on other search engines, one thing is indispensable: the right keywords. We will show you which keyword types there are, how to find the right keywords, and how to search them.
1. The three keyword types
A) Navigation keyword
These keywords are entered by the user into a search engine to find a domain or a specific sub-page of the domain. In the simplest case, he/she enters the domain name into the search engine, e.g., “ebay.de”. This approach may seem ridiculous to an expert; in the language of young people, even the term “googler” is used. However, in fact, many Internet users do not know what an address bar is, or that they can also write the domain name directly there.
Not at all, because the user already knows which website he/she wants.
There are only a few weeks left until New Year. Reason enough for a blogger like me with a fondness for online marketing to pull out my crystal ball and take a peek at the future. I was able to discern ten online marketing trends, a few of which surprised even me.
1. Influencers are becoming increasingly important
Influencers won’t make you sick, but their opinions are contagious. Just like in real life there are people on the internet who have a strong influence on the opinions formed by large groups. They can be bloggers, Youtubers or other social media stars. If a product, webpage, service provider or something similar is recommended by these people, their followers will do more than just give it a cursory glance. The advantage influencers have is that they are considered credible. Unlike with classic advertising, their opinion is trusted. This comes from a study by the Territory Webguerillas agency from the summer of this year.
If you want to be successful with online marketing in 2017, you should cooperate with bloggers, YouTubers, etc. and win them over with your products and services.
A company profile presents a business to the public and among other things helps attract new customers. Especially for unknown companies and brands it is a good opportunity to increase their reach and awareness about them.
How is a company profile created?
A profile is similar to a curriculum vitae or résumé. It introduces a person and characterizes them. A profile should make clear what kind of person is hidden behind it and what defines them. That also includes a person’s characteristics and important stations of their life. A company profile should be similarly arranged: it should provide an overview, list milestones, elaborate on important characteristics, and mention a few points that distinguish the company from others in the field. So beforehand an exact analysis is of great importance. All facts have to be compiled and noted. Of interest, for example, are the year of establishment, significant company activities, cooperation with other firms, or collaboration with well-known customers. The strategy a company pursues should also be mentioned. Possible area of specialization, any out of the ordinary equipment, and special nominations or awards should also be incorporated into the text. So that a potential customer can make reach out as easily as possible, a company representative and their contact information should always be listed. If there is more than one location, these of course should also be mentioned.
When webpage operators hear the term “Penguin” they do not associate it with the cute, black-tailed creatures of the Antarctic. They link it to a Google update that has driven one or two webmasters to desperation by making their perfectly search engine optimized webpage suddenly disappear from the Google ranking. The webmasters had to put a lot of effort into winning back the former rank. But what exactly does Penguin do? And which changes does the version Penguin 4.0 bring? What we can reveal is that Penguin 4.0 will make it simpler to undo penalties by Google.
What is Penguin?
Penguin is the name of an update that combines various changes of the Google ranking algorithms. Penguin’s goal is to suppress so-called web spam in the search results. “Web spam” is a term used to describe webpages that use unauthorized methods to achieve a better ranking in Google. Webpages with a better ranking are supposed to provide the searcher with enhanced value. This is not the case with web spam. These pages are written for search engines and their goal is to produce a large number of clicks.
The first Penguin update was released in 2012. Its effect was immediately perceptible. Many top ranking pages suddenly disappeared from the ranking. In English speaking countries, 3.1 percent of all search queries were affected. In Germany three percent of the search queries were impacted, and in Poland as many as five percent.
Online internet shops offer a diverse palette of attractive products, and modern stores favorably present their services. The number of companies, goods and brands competing on the web is overwhelming. Shop blogs represent an ideal way to position yourself effectively in the e-commerce world, to attract the attention of users and to solicit customers.
In a weblog belonging to the company, shop bloggers inform users about relevant questions and subjects concerning the store and its offerings. In continuously produced (usually weekly), precise, content rich blog posts they deliver practical pointers and tips for the use of their products, in-depth knowledge and explanations. Shop bloggers report on special events, provide curious readers insight into the company’s daily goings-on, into the production of the products and cooperation with trade partners, or describe the store’s ecological approach. By writing their articles from a subjective perspective, they lend the company behind the internet shop a fascinating, personal character.