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SEO Keywords Question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Remix919, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Remix919

    Remix919 Newbie

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    Hi there, I wanted to get some opinions on how to properly do SEO keywords if geo-targetting a specific market. For example, I have a website that sells products only to Raleigh, NC. For my keywords, should I use (example1: raleigh, nc, north carolina, product) or (example2: product raleigh nc, product raleigh north carolina, product raleigh) or perhaps there's an even better option I'm missing? I'd appreciate the feedback.
     
  2. SEOWhizz

    SEOWhizz Power Member

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    1. Use Google Adwords Keyword tool to look at local search volume for that product to find related keywords.

    2. Then find search volume for the specific local terms, e.g.
    [product] north carolina
    north carolina [product]

    3. Find out what the competition is for those search terms.
    e.g. for the first page of Google, check the on and off page SEO of the top 10 sites.

    Couple of other tips:
    * If you have Google Webmaster tools, set the geo-location of the site.
    * If it's for a business, consider a Google Places listing, and optimizing it.
     
  3. Remix919

    Remix919 Newbie

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    Thanks, I already submitted a google places listing and am waiting for the PIN postcard, I also have google webmaster tools, but I can't see where to set the geo-location of the site?
     
  4. kenwithblue

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    Hi Remix919,

    I'm not a SEO expert but I've been studying tons of threads about marketing local businesses, so, till someone better suited to help you get to this thread, here you go my 2 cents.

    What I notice that everyone in your case is doing is to follow your 2nd example: PRODUCT+CITY.

    I've just g00gled "Raleigh" on GMaps and only found one that name so you don't need to add "NC" if you don't target the whole North Carolina.

    Anyway, you could go for this long tail (product+Raleigh+NC) if you find "product+Raleigh" such a hard keyword to rank. Just make sure that "product+Raleigh+NC" as well as being less competed, has got enough search volume to bring visitors to your web.
     
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  5. ChangeUpTheGame

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    Hi kenwithblue,

    Thanks for your information.
     
  6. kenwithblue

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    You're welcome.
     
  7. Soudy

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    yea it actually helped me aswell in some of my SEO projects, always willing to learn asmuch as possible! thanks mate.
     
  8. upl8t

    upl8t Regular Member

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    Always check the EXACT search volume before making any decisions. Search patterns don't always follow logical rules. People don't search the way we think it should be done.
     
  9. Remix919

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    Thanks for the advice ken :)
     
  10. kenwithblue

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    Soudy, Remix919, you both're welcome. Good luck with your business!