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- 18 readers -
  • Five common keyword research mistakes you need to avoid

    … Avoid these mistakes to do proper keyword research. Before you dive into keyword research for your site, you should know about these common mistakes that many businesses and SEO firms make. Avoiding these mistakes can save you time, help you re-think your marketing strategy, and drive the right customers to your site. 1) Picking keywords…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO- 17 readers -
  • 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

    … emphasis on the importance of micro moments. The micro moments describe the reflex of people turning to a device to answer an immediate need. These needs fall under one of the following categories: The I-want-to-know moments The I-want-to-go moments The I-want-to-buy moments The I-want-to-do moments When brands are able to answer…

    Jim Yu/ Search Engine Watch- 34 readers -
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