Search Intent

  • The psychology of search intent: Converting moments that matter

    … of user intent. Beyond matching keywords alone, Google has parsed its massive stores of data to better understand the phrases, search history and other elements of query to better understand user priorities and states of mind when using the web search platform. As a result, they have optimized their search ranking algorithm and user experience…

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  • Five common keyword research mistakes you need to avoid

    … when they search. You need to understand your customers and the language they use. Remember, each searcher has an intent, and is looking for something. Your page needs to provide the answer. 2) Focusing on too specific keywords If you have a large site with lots of possible keywords combinations, you might be tempted to optimize for every little…

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  • Understanding how users, not algorithms, search online will help your SEO

    … driven by intent… The search box is fundamentally different than a visit to a bookmark…it’s unique from a click on the “stumble” button…or a visit to your favorite blog—searches have a direct intent behind them; the user wants to find something.” One of the reasons Google has been so wildly successful (Google owns more than 65% of the organic search…

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  • Voice: the future of next-gen search – expert predictions

    … on a semantic prediction of needs. In other words, search engines return results based on the user’s historical behavior and the current context. “I think that’s where voice search really comes into its own – when your device is saying to you some things you might want to know,” suggest WIll Critchlow. The growth of voice search is leading to more…

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  • Preparing for SEO in 2017: yes it’s that time already

    … they are looking for. Currently, rich snippets are displayed for recipe and videos, AMP articles, local businesses, music, reviews, and TV & movies. Although this may change in the future, using the schema helps to ensure that your site is always ready. Google has also been increasing its usage of Quick Answers, growing from just over 22% in December 2014…

    Jim Yu/ Search Engine Watch- 32 readers -
  • How To Do Market Research with Search Data

    … visualization tool). You can use whatever you’d like – I’ll use Excel for simplicity in this example. I’ll go ahead and copy and paste it all into a table so I can pivot it later. Additionally, I’ll want to go ahead and add a “type” column, referring to what sort of search intent is behind the keyword phrase. In this case, I’ll add: Brand…

    SEO Nickin SEO How To's- 25 readers -
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