The Beginners Guide to Keyword Research for E-commerce
In today’s digital age, small businesses and online stores are hugely reliant on how they appear when someone plugs their name into Google. Once upon a time, the yellow pages were the place to find a plumber, tailor, or clown who does birthdays.
In fact, the alphabetical nature of the phone book is why you still see businesses with names like A-1 Locksmith; their name made them one of the first entries in their given section. That front-and-center display is exactly what you want if you want to play the game of e-commerce. Who wouldn’t want their business to be one of the first to appear when someone looked up “best wedding cake” on Google? The way to accomplish this is by applying keywords to your online presence, and here are a few steps to help you do so.
Make a List You’ll eventually have to bid on the search terms that you want to deliver people to your site. So your first step will be coming up with a list of potential keywords to bid on. To come up with this list, ask yourself what you’d plug into a search engine if you were looking for your business online.
Keep in mind that the more general keywords related to your industry will be tougher to apply. If you sell custom aprons in Nebraska, bidding on the word “apron” probably isn’t going to do you much good. Instead, come up with terms that are even more specific to you. “Nebraska aprons,” “Midwest aprons,” or “homemade aprons” are smarter terms.
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