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Selecting Keyword Phrases

Target the wrong keywords and all your efforts will be in vain. Choose the right keywords, and you'll see your traffic skyrocket. Therefore, think long and hard on what keywords people are likely to use to find you.
Have you ever heard from someone who attained a top 10 position in a major search engine and the person was elated at how much new traffic flooded into his or her Web site. You'd expect them to be happy with such an outcome, right? But sometimes you hear from someone else who also achieved a top 10 ranking but they become disappointed when just a handful of visitors show up. How can two people achieve high rankings and have such markedly different outcomes? Simple. The person in the first example selected a keyword or phrase that many people are searching on, and the second did not!

The question to ask yourself is how do you really know if you're optimizing your pages for keywords that Web surfers are looking for? There are several good techniques you can apply to determine what people might be searching for:
a) Put yourself in their shoes and brainstorm.
b) See what keywords your competitors are targeting to spur new ideas.
c) Organize and focus your keywords into short phrases, etc.
However, the best way is to stop guessing and actually SEE what people are searching for, by using the Businelle Keywords service. Businelle Keywords is an integrated service that will help you brainstorm and create a list of effective keywords.

After you use this service, you'll soon have a list of dozens, if not hundreds of keyword phrases you could target on all of the search engines. The service illustrates what we've told customers for years: not everyone is competing for the exact same keywords! There are literally 1000's of opportunities available for any business. Find YOUR niche, make sure it's one that people are looking for, and then pursue it!
Bonus Tip: Some of the keywords are going to be much more competitive than others. For example, ranking well on the single word "travel" will be much more difficult than ranking in the top 10 for "Caribbean cruises." Remember that single keywords usually return the least targeted leads. If someone is searching on just plain old "travel" are they:

a. Helping their child with a paper on some aspect of "travel"
b. Looking for the "travel channel"
c. Looking to plan a vacation cruise?
d. Day dreaming about time travel?
e. Looking for driving directions for their travel across the country?
f. Looking for a travel club such as AAA?
g. Looking for the perfect backpack or hiking supplies for a travel expedition?

If you own a travel agency that specialized in vacation cruises and optimized your site for the single keyword "travel," only a limited number of the people identified in the example above would be qualified prospects. You'd find a great number of search engine referrals to your site if you attained a good ranking on the keyword, but many of them would select the "back" button in their browsers, turn around and effectively walk out of your store! That's not the outcome you'd be looking for. When you target longer keyword phrases there is a much higher likelihood that you have focused in on exactly the right prospects. It's the difference between attracting actual buyers versus tire kickers.

The best thing to do is to target multi-word keyword phrases that give you the highest quality leads. For example, we sell websites, but we don't waste our efforts trying to rank #1 on the word websites. That's just too general, not to mention too competitive.
Ideally, you will want to target keyword phrases that are queried with some frequency, that are specific to your Web site, but less competitive.

Also, just because a phrase returns 10,000 matches does NOT mean you have only a 1 in 10,000 chance of ranking number one. If you simply submitted your page and did nothing else, then yes, your odds of ranking near the top are low. Discovering the "magic" quantity of keywords and tags to rank in the top 10 is also next to impossible to do by hand.

We know that the majority of Web site owners are targeting the WRONG keywords. How did we reach this conclusion? Easy. A recent study showed that only 34% of Web site owners knew enough to include a simple keyword meta tag on their Web page! Therefore, just by adding a keyword meta tag AND properly optimizing the rest of the page for your keywords, you'll be doing far more than the 66% of Web site owners have ever done! If you take the time to target the RIGHT keywords, we're guessing you'll be ahead of 99% of the world and you'll be generating more traffic with less effort. Work smarter, not harder is what we always say!

[Annotated from a NetIQ article]

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    AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on IranWASHINGTON (AP) ? House Democrats will hear from former CIA Director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, inviting him to speak next week amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration's sudden moves in the region.


  • Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards prepares to sign restrictive abortion bill -

    Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards prepares to sign restrictive abortion bill"My inclination is to sign it," Gov. John Bel Edwards said when discussing a "heartbeat bill" currently under consideration in the state Legislature.


  • Boeing's New Version of the AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Might Be a 'Re-Run' -

    Boeing's New Version of the AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Might Be a 'Re-Run'This seems a little strange. Boeing has released concept footage of a high-speed Apache attack helicopter during the Vertical Flight Society?s 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display- and it looks awfully familiar.Known as the Advanced AH-64 Block 2 Compound, the concept will serve as an interim solution in the U.S. Army Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program.Interestingly enough, the high-tech mode doesn?t seem so high-tech, when one looks back at the AH-56 Cheyenne, which first flew in 1967.Derived from the Army?s Advanced Aerial Fire Support System program, which ultimately ended in only ten being built.Advanced before its time, the Cheyenne was an impressive helicopter that was limited only by the technology of the era.While the AH-64 Apache technology partially came from the Cheyenne, the development has seemingly come full-circle. In addition to powerplant and control changes, the weapons ?wings? and 30mm chain gun have also undergone changes.With a rear-mounted pusher propeller, a large vertical fin and a new engine exhaust setup, the new Block 2 Compounds are rather futuristic.According to Defence Blog, Boeing is dead set on keeping the Apache fleet ?capable on the highly complex multi-domain battlefield of the future through 2060.?A wind tunnel test model was featured at the Vertical Flight Society?s 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display.


  • Poor boy Modi becomes India's nationalist powerhouse -

    Poor boy Modi becomes India's nationalist powerhouseStern, sharp and shrewd, Narendra Modi fought his way off the streets to become one of India's most popular and polarising prime ministers. There is no middle ground between admirers and adversaries of the man -- now running for a second term -- who helped his father run a railway station tea stall before launching his career in nationalist politics. The 68-year-old makes much of his humble roots while unashamedly portraying himself as the tough guy protecting India's national security and Hindu values, pressing its claims to be the world's rising power.


  • You?ll wonder why you ever watched TV without this $13 gadget -

    You?ll wonder why you ever watched TV without this $13 gadgetIf you want to completely transform your TV watching experience without spending a fortune on a new TV, you have to check this out. Pick up a SPE LED Lighting Strip for HDTVs on Amazon, and use the self-adhesive back to stick it to the back of your television. Then plug it into the open USB port on the back of your TV, and it'll cast a gorgeous glow onto the wall behind your TV anytime your TV turns on. It really extends the viewing experience beyond the edges of your TV screen, and you can even change the color to suit your mood!Here's the key info from the product page: * ? INCLUDES: 78-in, high quality LED strip light kit to provide bright accent lighting. USB bias lighting, 3M adhesive backing and USB for easy plug-in. For reference: TV in product image is 50'' * ? EASY TO USE: Just clean the back of your TV, secure your LED strip light, plug the TV backlight USB plug into the USB port, and you have a great TV light or monitor backlight. Cut the LED strip every 1 inches for the perfect fit. The TV light strip powers on and off with your TV's USB port. * ? CREATE A BEAUTIFUL VIEWING EXPERIENCE: With LED bias lighting, you create sharper images and color contrast while adding beautiful TV ambient lighting to your surroundings. The SPE Backlight for TV creates an environment that makes your friends and family want you to be the one to host viewing parties. * ? REDUCE EYE STRAIN IN CHILDREN & ADULTS: With increasing screen time, eyestrain and headaches have become more and more common. Bias lights save your eyes and prevent unwanted headaches in both children and adults by reducing the contrast between the brightness of the TV and the surrounding room. This 78-inch TV backlight kit provides benefits with any TV size up to 60'' * ? 12 Month Warranty - SPE products are all covered with an industry standard warranty on parts and replacements. Please reach out to our support email assistance.


  • Trump says tariffs making companies leave China, a deal can't be '50-50' -

    Trump says tariffs making companies leave China, a deal can't be '50-50'In an interview with Fox News Channel recorded last week and aired on Sunday night, Trump said that the United States and China "had a very strong deal, we had a good deal, and they changed it. Trump took the step after China soured the negotiations by seeking major changes to a deal that U.S. officials said had been largely agreed. Since then, China has struck a sterner tone in its rhetoric, suggesting that a resumption of talks aimed at ending the 10-month trade war between the world's two largest economies was unlikely to happen soon.


  • Cold Brew?s Insidious Hegemony -

    Cold Brew?s Insidious HegemonySoon, many parts of the United States will be unbearably hot. Texans and Arizonans will be able to bake cookies on their car dashboards; the garbage on the streets of New York will be especially pungent; Washington will not only figuratively be a swamp. And all across America, coffee consumers will turn their backs on traditional coffee in favor of a more ?refreshing? vehicle for caffeine: cold brew.As conservatives, we are inherently skeptical of any change of language norms that seeks to warp the objective meaning of words, and so we defend terms such as ?man and woman,? ?traditional marriage,? and now, we must defend ?coffee.? ?Coffee? is defined as a hot beverage made by steeping coffee in boiling water. Cold brew is made by soaking beans overnight, and the drink relies on time instead of heat to extract the flavor. The major disqualifying factor is that it's cold.Starbucks?s imperial command over coffee is greatly responsible for this Orwellian redefinition. Its ubiquitous mermaid logo may read ?Starbucks Coffee,? but the corporate café caliphate makes most of its profit from drinks sugary enough to induce a diabetic coma in a small mammal. Even more sinister is that Starbucks expanded into Milan in 2018, irreverently flexing its muscle at coffee purists who turn up their noses while its ostentatious drinks conquer the international beverage forum, marginalizing and undermining traditional coffee.Smaller coffee shops have followed in Starbucks?s footsteps. Today, ?Let?s go out for coffee!? seems like an innocent request from a coworker or friend, and it should suggest that the order will include a cup of boiled water that was brewed with coffee beans ? whether it?s a single shot of espresso or a cup of café americano, made with a French press or Moka Express. But too often, they mean something else. In the summer, they mean cold brew.One New York City coffee-store owner told the New York Times in 2017 that in the summer, 65 percent of the ?coffee? he sells is iced ? every other part of the year, 75 percent of the ?coffee? sold is hot. Iced coffee itself is a cousin of cold brew, but with nearly all of hot coffee's features except the most significant one: heat. It's brewed the same way, and then cooled. But demand for cold brew specifically is increasing, unsurprisingly, among my generation: Millennials. A habit of subversive behavior among Millennials has driven us to attack all of our civilization?s most sacred institutions, including coffee ? the backbone of American productivity.As cold brew?s popularity metastasizes, usurping coffee for several months of the year, will we forget our proud national heritage? Cold brew requires patience and planning: One must make a prediction of business the next day in order to estimate how much to make the night before. This is a clear break from our proud tradition of urgency. While the harvesting and roasting of good coffee beans surely requires patience, has prepared coffee ever been associated with anything other than the quick satiation of a morning addiction, or the rush to meet a deadline? Like bread, coffee is a staple for good reason: One needs only five minutes, a heat source, a filtration method, and the beans. It?s dependable and democratic.Coffee has even provoked constitutional debate. Would we have considered tort reform within the framework of the Seventh Amendment had it not been for 1994?s infamous hot-coffee lawsuit, Liebeck v. McDonald?s?To those who will, during the summer months, abandon the beverage that gives many of us our will to live in the mornings, I ask just one concession to coffee purists: Drink your cold brew, but please, don?t call it ?coffee.?


  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrate first wedding anniversary with showreel of behind-the-scenes pictures -

    Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrate first wedding anniversary with showreel of behind-the-scenes picturesThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex have celebrated their first wedding anniversary by issuing a showreel of black-and-white photographs from their May celebrations. The one minute-long video uses images from their personal wedding photographer Chris Allerton, giving fans a glimpse into the previously unseen moments from the day.  It includes pictures of the couple signing the register at St George's Chapel, which was not captured by television cameras.  Other pictures show Prince Harry and his best man Prince William walking down the stairs to begin their day, and Meghan holding hands with her mother, Doria.  A message published with the picture reads: "Happy one year anniversary to Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! View this post on Instagram Happy one year anniversary to Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Today marks the one year anniversary of the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at St George?s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19th, 2018. The selected song ?This Little Light of Mine? was chosen by the couple for their recessional. We hope you enjoy reliving this moment, and seeing some behind the scenes photos from this special day. A message from The Duke & Duchess: Thank you for all of the love and support from so many of you around the world. Each of you made this day even more meaningful. Photo credit: Chris Allerton (B&W;); PA (color) ©?SussexRoyal (B&W; images and video) A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on May 19, 2019 at 12:53am PDT "Today marks the one year anniversary of the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. "Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at St George?s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19th, 2018. "The selected song 'This Little Light of Mine' was chosen by the couple for their recessional. "We hope you enjoy reliving this moment, and seeing some behind the scenes photos from this special day. The bridal party from a different view Credit: Chris Allerton "A message from The Duke & Duchess: 'Thank you for all of the love and support from so many of you around the world. Each of you made this day even more meaningful.'" The Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrate their first wedding anniversary on Sunday as a family of three following the arrival of baby Archie. Their son's birth came less than a year after the royal nuptials at Windsor Castle, a wedding attended by A-list stars like Oprah Winfrey and George and Amal Clooney as well as the Royal Family led by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Meghan Markle signs the register, watched by Archbishop Justin Welby Credit: Chris Allerton Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, announced their engagement following a whirlwind 16-month romance after going on a blind date in London. Their wedding was seen around the world, with fans travelling to the UK to share their good wishes with the new American member of the Royal Family.  Harry and William get ready for the big day Credit: Chris Allerton The following year saw the Duchess launch the Grenfell cookbook, a major Commonwealth tour to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, and move to Frogmore Cottage and a baby.  A first wedding anniversary is traditionally celebrated with paper gifts, with couples sometimes exchanging presents featuring a paper ticket. Meghan's mother Doria Ragland - now a grandmother for the first time - is thought to be staying with the couple and could perform babysitting duties if the duke and duchess choose to have a romantic dinner to mark their anniversary. One year on from Harry and Meghan's royal wedding, in pictures Archie's birth was registered on Friday, revealing the couple had their baby at London's Portland Hospital, a private hospital favoured by celebrities. The baby, who is the seventh in line to the throne and an eighth great-grandchild for the Queen and Philip, arrived at 5.26am on May 6, weighing 7lb 3oz.


  • Scouted: The Easy Summer Slide from J.Crew Factory is the Only Shoe I Own in Multiple Colors -

    Scouted: The Easy Summer Slide from J.Crew Factory is the Only Shoe I Own in Multiple ColorsWhen my mom first lent me a pair of her Easy Summer Slide Sandals, I told her straight up that she wasn?t getting them back, partially because I had stretched them because my feet are slightly bigger than hers, but mostly because I wanted them for myself. Besides, she had two other pairs herself. These sandals are the perfect balance of casual and fashionable because the thick straps keep your feet secure while still looking trendy. They also come in a ton of colors, of which I now have three (Black, True Tan, and Saddle) and much to my dismay, and my bank account?s, they come in trendy patterns like gingham and leopard. The sandals have a rubber sole and a teensy tiny heel, I?m talking less than half an inch, which helps keep your foot supported even though they are mostly flat. I have worn these sandals through the streets of New York and have come out unscathed. The name isn?t just a lazy way of labeling because they are truly easy: easy to wear, easy to style, easy to own multiples of without feeling too bad about having the same shoe in your closet. Also, just a quick note on sizing: If you?re in between sizes, I would size up, as they run a little narrow but they stretch out.Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


  • Schiff: Amash criticism not enough to push Trump impeachment -

    Schiff: Amash criticism not enough to push Trump impeachmentWASHINGTON (AP) ? A key Democrat said Sunday that Republican Rep. Justin Amash's sharp criticism of what he called President Donald Trump's "impeachable conduct" in the Russia investigation isn't enough to count as bipartisan support to launch impeachment proceedings.


  • Voters in Switzerland approve stronger gun control laws by nearly two-thirds despite resistance -

    Voters in Switzerland approve stronger gun control laws by nearly two-thirds despite resistanceSwitzerland's public broadcaster said more than 63% of voters nationwide agreed to align with European Union firearms rules adopted two years ago.


  • Russia Got Its Hands on This 'Mini SR-71' Mach 3 Spy Drone (To Steal Its Secrets) -

    Russia Got Its Hands on This 'Mini SR-71' Mach 3 Spy Drone (To Steal Its Secrets)Once the unmanned aircraft returned to base, the film canister would be ejected and land by parachute, after which the drone itself would land.In November 1969, the U.S. Air Force sent Russia an early Christmas gift.It was a sleek flying machine that bore an uncanny resemblance to the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.The American generosity was purely unintentional. The aircraft was actually a cutting-edge drone dispatched on a mission to photograph Communist Chinese nuclear sites. And the drone did what it was supposed to until it failed to turn around, and kept on going north into Siberia before crashing.(This first appeared in April 2019.)If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Russia paid the skilled aircraft designers at Lockheed the highest compliment: they tried to copy their work.The drone in question was the D-21. With its graceful delta wings, the D-21 resembled a miniature SR-71, which was no coincidence given that they were products of Lockheed?s famed Skunk Works, the originator of many an amazing secret project. In fact, the D-21 was originally designed to be mounted and launched from the tail of an SR-71, itself famous for its Mach 3 speed and its 85,000-feet maximum altitude.The D-21 was conceived in the mid-1960s as a solution to the problem of spying on the Soviet Union. Soviet surface-to-air missiles, like the one that downed a U-2 over Russia in 1960, were making photo missions over Communist territory more hazardous. The SR-71 could fly high and fast enough to be safe, but why risk a manned aircraft and its pilot when a robot could do the job?


  • For corporate America, abortion is just too hot to handle -

    For corporate America, abortion is just too hot to handleSome subjects are just too sensitive for corporate America. When it comes to the draconian new abortion laws passed recently by some conservative US states, the country's biggest companies have been conspicuously silent. When corporate America ponders abortion -- an intensely personal matter that evokes furious public debate -- it sees only a lose-lose proposition.


  • Despite Opposition, ICE Looks to Open New Immigration Detention Facilities in California -

    Despite Opposition, ICE Looks to Open New Immigration Detention Facilities in CaliforniaThe plan comes as border patrol considers flying migrant families to other locations


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