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[TUT] The future of SEO - "LSI keywords", what you NEED to know.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Corrupt, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Corrupt

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    For the past month I'm sure you've heard a lot about LSI keywords, about including LSI keywords rather than focusing on keyword density, but I'm sure a lot of you aren't aware of what it even means, and searching for it you found information that didn't make sense. I was asked by a friend to write a short guide on BHW in order to clear some misconceptions about it. I'm no great writer so I'm going to keep it short and pretty basic.

    LSI - Latent Semantic Indexing
    They give more relevance to your content. Lets explain it with a short example, which everyone's probably read before.
    "Apple". It could either mean apple the fruit or apple the company. That's where LSI keywords come into place. The rest of the articles could either contain keywords like "stocks, iphone, ipad, ishit, macbook, microsoft, android" etc. if it's about the company, or keywords like "fruit, nutritious, red, orange, proteins, vitamins" etc. if it's about the fruit.
    See what the difference is? That's pretty much about it about LSI keywords. They aren't a big deal, most of the articles have them naturally.

    Now, we come onto the main subject, which I believe is the key to future SEO, and what most people mistakenly refer to as LSI keywords...probably. Unless they were right about LSI keywords and didn't know about

    Semantically Related Keywords
    Now THIS is what you need to pay attention to. LSI keywords are shit, this is the real deal.
    If I have to explain them briefly, I'd call them synonyms.
    Basically, they're other words which people will search for/include naturally in articles, and are a big indication of whether your articles have been written around a particular keyword. Remember the english lessons, where they told you to use synonyms of words instead of using the same word over and over again? This is just like that. I might be able to explain it better with an example:
    English Movies, Hollywood movies. Lower Relevancy: British Movies
    Movies, Films, Pictures. Others with a lower relevancy include: motion pictures, cinema etc.

    Now, mix and match: English Movies, English Films, English Pictures, Hollywood movies, hollywood films, hollywood pictures.

    I hope this was a clear enough guide. If you have any questions feel free to post them here and I'll do my best to help you.
     
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  2. Corrupt

    Corrupt BANNED BANNED

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    I forgot to add:
    It's not just on-page, but you should use semantic keywords in your anchor texts as well.
     
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  3. menzow

    menzow Junior Member

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    Thanks man, this clears up a lot of stuff for me.
     
  4. vulzala

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    Thnaks for such a concise and clear explanation- i am givingthis to my writers to keep in mind.

    Thanks and +Rep
     
  5. flydart

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    Good intro. Thx
     
  6. gorang

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    So if you have a website about.... facebook, then also creating some content about google+ or twitter would hlep Google see that your site is well built and not spammy. Where as websites with poor quality content may have a really low LSI to the website as a whole(think unrelated pages) and Google will flag it as webspam.
     
  7. SaleC

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    I didnt notice that is changed in last few months. Some one tutorials explaining SEO on example of say flower shop still ranks for flowers related terms.Maybe because it is not on English ? Anyway good to know that for my future articles. Rep +
     
  8. bobbylove321

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    Yes, the op is right, but I would not call LSI totally useless; they are still helpful.

    But it is good to have multiple variations of the same words because Google will see this as relevance.
     
  9. partymarty4870

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    I didn't really get hit in the last few days and I've always followed this - so it may just be good advice
     
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    darrensss Power Member

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    Anyone created a tool yet to generate a list of Semantically Related Keywords?
    Or anyone recommend a good tutorial?
     
  11. pangolin123

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    Is there any techniques we can use to find these Semantically Related Keywords? For LSI keywords, I usually go to keywords adwords tool and type in my primary keywords. How about these Semantically Related Keywords?
     
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    You can use your favorite spinner tool and see which synonyms it gives you and pick the one that make sense. If you don't have a spinner tool a website like http://www.synonym.com/synonyms/ can help to get some inspiration on what kind of word variation you can use in your article to increase the relevance of your article.

    Usually if you want to write a text and want to stay on the subject this is something you will do naturally because you do not want to use the same word over and over because your text would sound weird. You want to use variations of the main subject of your text to make sure it sound good.
     
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  13. beakon

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    LSI is just a fancy abreviation for common sense.
     
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  14. milian

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    This is seo 101 isn't it, i thought every one wrote content with this in mind?
     
  15. Kasiano

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    Evidently that is not the case.
     
  16. henryluo

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    good informations, thans
     
  17. gexxer6

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    Very logical explanation, thank you sir! It seems as though a meticulous and thoughtful approach is the key here.
     
  18. Corrupt

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    Or you could've been in the queries not affected by the update. I didn't get affected on ANY site, even the ones I made before I knew jackshit.

    That's sort of true. Other factors come into play as well. Can't really put a definite answer on it which will suit everything.

    You could use a thesaurus(synonyms).

    I think it's an abbreviation for Latent Semantic Indexing
     
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  19. pangolin123

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    Has anyone notice the new changes to the Google Keywords tool? Some major changes in the way they display LSI.
     
  20. LakeForest

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    Corrupt, thank you for confirming Google is trying to become my step parent that is a high school teacher and moonlights as a police officer.

    I can't wait till grammar becomes more of a factor and proof of ownership is required for any template/plugin/content on your website.