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…

    Jim Yu/ Search Engine Watch- 14 readers -
  • 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

    … natural language queries. These queries contain larger amounts of contextual information about users’ intent. Takeaways Will Critchlow told us how he was just searching “breakfast.” Years ago, this type of search would have probably turned up a Wikipedia article on the subject. But if you searched this term today, you might get a list of highly rated…

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

    … It might be hard to believe, but we will soon be entering the fourth quarter of 2016 and it will be time to start preparing our digital strategies for 2017. The world of SEO continues to change at lightning speed. Customer usage and expectations, not to mention Google’s algorithm updates, keep us marketers continuously making adjustments…

    Jim Yu/ Search Engine Watch- 31 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- 22 readers -
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