Our Keyword Review - have you checked yours?Which keywords do you really rank for?
About nine months ago, we published a blog post about the importance of reviewing your keywords - along with a quick review of the top 5 searches which bring traffic to our site. We had intended to revisit this twice a year, but didn't quite hit the mark!
So, here we are, slightly behind schedule, but that just means we have more data to crunch. So without further ado, here are our five top searches (and some of the funny ones) since the last post.
The most popular searches
1. how much does an ecommerce website cost or e-commerce cost
This one was top last time as well - although it contained a strange typo back then. It still points to the same place - an article which we wrote quite some time ago about the potential business cost of trying to do too much yourself! The second phrase appears further down, but for the same reasons!
2. how to start an online business shared dedicated ssl cart
During the end of last year, we received a short but significant burst of traffic against this long-tail phrase, which is a new entry in 2nd place!
3. mattched it or mattched it ltd
I've combined both of these here - in reality "mattched it ltd" came in third with "mattched it" in fifth place. Last time we did this, "mattched it ltd" wasn't in the top list, but "mattched it" was in fifth place (the same).
4. online shop marketing
Another new entry to the charts and again one of our articles (if you don't write and publish articles relating to your business then by now you should be thinking about doing it, based on these results!).
5. top10tips.co.uk seo
And finally, our news post about my contribution which was kindly published by Top 10 Tips clearly demonstrates that they've been successful in creating a buzz about their site!
And now it's comedy search time!
This would all be fairly dry and boring without the next part - which we know is the reason you're really here. Some of the peculiar searches which have brought visitors to our pages. So here we go!
1. happy new year blog
I can guess where this one led them to.. but.. why would you search for such a thing? Odd.
2. articles on amazon barriers
This was very common for some time, because we have an article on The "Trust Barrier" and your eCommerce website, which mentions Amazon in passing. So although strange, there is at least logic to this! This was in the list last time, but it's still current!
3. a site where a lot of email
One of a small spurt of queries which hit us, presumably from someone trying to harvest list of email addresses. It was more the grammar and open interpretation which amused me!
4. marketing online winkel
OK. In reality this isn't so surprising. "winkel" is actually Dutch for "shop", but firstly I found it quite interesting to see the search still bring them to us (if it was "marketing online shop" I'd be less surprised). Well. That and the fact that winkel sounds like it should be rude.
5. breast development
I'll watch my words carefully here, lest I get in trouble. Suffice to say that we have always advertised that we do all sorts of development, however, you have to draw a line in the sand eventually and I suspect this search is a couple of bunny hops past that point! It's actually because we built a website for After Breast Cancer Support Group, Jersey, some time ago. But it still raised a chuckle!
Your turn for a review!
There. All done. Do any of the above surprise you? Would you search for them and expect to find us? Did someone land on your site from a particularly obscure search that you'd care to share?
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