SEO, SEO keywords, SEO searches, keywordsSearch engine optimization brings more guests to websites than any other marketing method. More and more people are trying to get into the game of using search engine optimization to get to the top of the search engine results. One of the important factors that help build the foundation for search engine optimization is called a keyword or key phrase and proper keyword research is important for success.

Q: What are search engine optimization keywords?
A: They are words that are chosen by their affiliation with the subject of the website and placed in content connected to the website.

Q: Do you need to be an expert to use keywords correctly?
A: No, but SEO  experts can help you learn how to do proper keyword research and optimize your keywords more effectively.

Q: What keywords should be used?
A: The simple answer is that you use keywords, preferably two words or longer– these are know as long tail key phrases, which relate to the subject and are not so general that they will not hone in on your target audience.

Q: How do I find the best keywords?
A: Well, there are several free and paid keyword tools available to help you choose the best keywords to fit your niche. They give you information on common keywords and current keyword rankings, for example. The tools give you the data and you choose how to use the data.  Word tracker is an example of a paid keyword tool and Google has its free Keyword tool that is very useful.

Q: Where do I use the keywords?
A: You can use the keywords on your website, on articles in article directories or on any site under your control that has links back to your website.

Q: What are article directories and how do you use keywords with them?
A: Article directories are websites that have large databases of user generated articles written by expert authors. To be an expert author, you only have to be someone with knowledge of your field or industry. You write the article with keywords in it and then you add a link back to your website so readers will follow it back and see your products and services.

Q: How many times should I use SEO keywords?
A: That depends on the site where you want to put the article or content. Some people use the same keywords up to 3-4 percent of the article or content. Others like to use many different keywords within an article to give it more substance. The best solution to this dilemma is to get the advice of a search engine optimization expert before you write your content.  However, a good rule of thumb is to make sure that you write for your readers first and search engines second.  You want to make it look as natural as possible to the search engines.

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