As you can see, we not only changed which keywords to track (the core of the SERPs tool) but also the location setting of the search engine. As a local business, most of Jerry’s customers will come from the UK. Using this setting rather than the general Google setting will give him much more accurate results on how his keywords rank in his location.
Your keyword strategy should make clear which “keyword groups” you focus on. It doesn’t have to be a long list of keywords (though it doesn’t hurt to have one). Your keyword strategy should be a definition of a group of keywords that you’re tackling. Every time you’re writing new content you can have a quick look at those groups and pick a new keyword that falls in line with the strategy.

Let’s take the example of a guy, we’ll call him Jerry, who runs a coworking space in the city of Bristol, UK. He’s concerned about his keyword rankings, as seen in WooRank’s SERPs tool. Even his main keywords are only providing ‘+100’ rankings. (If you have used our SERPs tool, you know that this is the number we give to search engine results that rank out of the first ten pages in Google and Bing for a certain query.)
Daneben gibt es noch eine weitere Art der Konkurrenz durch Lieferanten. Wenn diese plötzlich ihre eigenen Materialien oder Halbfertigerzeugnisse zu den Produkten verarbeiten, die Ihr Unternehmen herstellt, werden sie zur direkten Konkurrenz. Der gleiche Effekt tritt ein, wenn Sie ein Handelsunternehmen führen und ein Hersteller Ihrer Waren vertreibt diese selbst. Informieren Sie sich deshalb auch über Ihre Lieferanten, wenn Sie eine Konkurrenzanalyse erstellen.
Spätestens seit dem Mobile-friendly aus dem April 2015 und dem Mai 2016  ist das gesamte Thema Mobilfreundlichkeit auch für die SEO gesetzt. Weiterhin hat Google im November 2016 angekündigt, dass in Zukunft der Mobile Index der Hauptindex sein wird. Diese Ankündigung aus dem November 2016,  hat Google jetzt inzwischen auch mit Ihrem Mobile First Index zu Ende März 2018 umgesetzt. Aspekte, wie Ihr Euch auf den „Mobile First Index einstellen könnt sind:
In order to know which keywords to target, it's essential to not only understand the demand for a given term or phrase, but also the work required to achieve high rankings. If big brands take the top 10 results and you're just starting out on the web, the uphill battle for rankings can take years of effort. This is why it's essential to understand keyword difficulty.

Machen Sie es sich leicht und orientieren Sie sich bei der Umsetzung am beschriebenen 5-Schritte Plan: Definieren Sie zuerst das Ziel der Analyse. Fragen Sie sich, was Sie mit der Wettbewerbsanalyse erreichen möchten. Anschließend legen Sie die Vergleichskriterien fest. Identifizieren Sie danach Ihre wichtigsten Wettbewerber und beschaffen Sie sich belastbare Informationen. Analysieren und bewerten Sie abschließend die Informationen mit unserem kostenlosen Download für Ihre Konkurrenzanalyse.
Now as searchers start to gather information, they begin to refine their search and start using more specific terms. Then finally they begin to use very specific terms. They have switched from information gathering to a transactional mode. If someone searches on the term “canon eos mark III,” what does that suggest about their intent? That they have done their research and are ready to buy. So do you send them to your home page? Absolutely not. You need to send them to your product page that has the product, its features, maybe related products, the price, and most importantly the “buy now” button. They don’t need more information; they’re probably price shopping and are looking for a trusted source with the best price.
Für den Sichtbarkeitsindex (SISTRIX) werden für ein großes Set an gebräuchlichen Keywords für ein Land die Top-100-Positionen analysiert. Anschließend wird auch hier nach Suchvolumen und Position gewichtet. So zahlt eine schlechte Position auf einem vielgesuchten Keyword stärker auf den Index ein als eine gute Position auf einem wenig gesuchten Keyword. Hier findest du, wie Sistrix seine eigene Sichtbarkeit definiert und wie du diese im Detail interpretierst.

Understanding the balance of terms that might be a little more difficult due to competition, versus those terms that are a little more realistic, will help you maintain a similar balance that the mix of long-tail and head terms allows. Remember, the goal is to end up with a list of keywords that provide some quick wins but also helps you make progress toward bigger, more challenging SEO goals.
AdWords may suggest keywords based on your website content. Feel free to use them for inspiration, but also consider the many different ways you and your customers talk about your business and be sure those turns of phrase are reflected in your keywords. Start by creating a list of about 10 “head terms”—the concepts from which everything else you do follows.
Der letzte und meist wichtigste Faktor der Wettbewerbsanalyse ist die Konkurrenzanalyse. Denn die Attraktivität des jeweiligen Markts und somit die Erfolgswahrscheinlichkeit Ihrer Existenzgründung hängt maßgeblich von der Rivalität unter den Wettbewerbern ab. Entsprechend wichtig ist es, dass Sie im Rahmen einer vollständigen Wettbewerbsanalyse auch die Konkurrenz genau durchleuchten. Wie Sie eine Konkurrenzanalyse durchführen, zeigen wir Ihnen in den nächsten Abschnitten.
Beyond just reminding your viewers to engage with your videos, another way to boost these numbers is to treat your YouTube comment section as a key place to engage with your future and current customers. If you do get comments, make sure to reply in a timely manner to show people that you’re walking the walk, and that you really do want to hear from them. They’re more likely to comment on your next video if they know you read and reply.
IT is more cost-effective to target already existing demand to increase your market share for more qualified leads. For more tips on how to prioritize your keyword strategy and your comprehensive search campaigns, check out Directive’s Complete Guide to B2B Marketing and Demand Generation. And be sure to subscribe to our blog for weekly updates on the most innovative industry-leading tactics!
But what is a brand keyword? A brand keyword is the keyword used to search for a company name. The term branding stems from the literal act of branding cattle with a hot brand. You “mark your ownership” by branding a cow. You can “own” a product group too by putting your brand on it. Our brand is “Yoast”. It’s not “WordPress SEO”, nor is it “Google Analytics”. Those are keywords. We have one brand and we’ve slowly moved all our product names to be completely branded too, instead of generic. You might have noticed our WordPress SEO plugin is now called Yoast SEO and the same is true for our Google Analytics plugin, which is called Google Analytics by Yoast.
Markteintrittsbarrieren betreffen dich akut in der Gründungsphase deines Unternehmens. Sie entscheiden darüber, wie einfach du dein Produkt positionieren und verkaufen kannst. Hohe Barrieren machen dir zwar das Leben in der Anfangsphase schwer, verhindern allerdings auch, dass Wettbewerber in den ggf. entstehenden neuen Markt eintreten und die Konkurrenz erhöhen. Grundsätzlich unterscheiden lassen sich dabei:
It's wonderful to deal with keywords that have 5,000 searches a day, or even 500 searches a day, but in reality, these popular search terms actually make up less than 30% of the searches performed on the web. The remaining 70% lie in what's called the "long tail" of search. The long tail contains hundreds of millions of unique searches that might be conducted a few times in any given day, but, when taken together, comprise the majority of the world's search volume.

In Google Analytics you can do this by using the same path we detailed before: Traffic Sources > Search > Organic > Advanced filter. Enter a specific keyword or use the RegEx generator to cover all the possibilities that you have in mind. Make sure that you create at least two advanced filter: one that includes all your branded keywords, and another one that excludes them.

To use this feature, you’ll need at least 15 conversion in the last 30 days, though you should really only use it if you have more historic conversions in order for AdWords to more accurately adjust your bids to meet the target. If you’re selling a product or service that is particularly seasonal, keep a close eye on your Cost per Conversion target to make sure that AdWords doesn’t reduce your bids too much if you have a period where conversions aren’t happening as much as they were during peak season.
Suchmaschinenoptimierung hat das Ziel bei relevanten Suchbegriffen mit relevanten Seiten auf guten Positionen in den relevanten Suchmaschinen vertreten zu sein. Diese Suchmaschinen können zum Beispiel abseits von Google auch Suchmaschinen, wie Bing, Yahoo oder  Yandex sein, aber auch  spezialisierte Suchmaschinen, wie Amazon (Produktsuche), Indeed (Stellensuche) oder Trivago (Hotelsuche) sein. Die Darstellung des in den Suchmaschinen zu Verfügung stehenden Textes (Snippet) soll dabei den Nutzer zu einem Klick auf das Ergebnis motivieren mit dem Ziel die Erwartung des Nutzers in Hinsicht auf inhaltliche Übereinstimmung zwischen Suchbegriff, Text und Inhalt der Webseite zu erfüllen. Voraussetzung ist der klare und eindeutige Zugang zur gesamten relevanten Website und optimal für Nutzer aufbereitet, und das unabhängig vom Device (mobilfeundlich).
Research Access suggests many other ways that geolocation can help improve the market research process. For example, a consumer products company could use geolocation to “understand how frequently a sample of shoppers visits different grocery chains,” or an auto manufacturer could apply it to collect “a sample of minivan-driving moms to better understand how the product is used.” There are a multitude of ways geolocation can help improve understanding and inform strategic direction for companies of all sizes so they can more closely meet their prospective targets’ desires.
Beacons are little physical objects (under two square inches, in most cases) that can be placed in desired locations. Their sole purpose is to detect you, or more specifically, your device, as you move into their range. The beacons themselves don’t send content. Like geofencing, a signal is triggered when you’re near one, and a server sends a push, text, in-app message, or even an email (though currently, that’s a less likely application for beacons).

Keyword research is a time consuming and continuous activity. Create your list of core keywords at the time of campaign planning and you should constantly refine and expand your keyword list for long-tail, low cost and highly relevant keywords. Another important step in keyword research is to review high cost, under performing keywords. Remove these keywords from your list.


This is the paid search strategy that is deployed most often by search marketers and for good reason: it focuses purely on maximizing the profitability of campaigns. For most of us, that is the reason why we continue to spend money with search engines, and why the industry keeps on growing year over year. We manage campaigns to maximize profitability and we don’t have to worry about budgets as long as it’s profitable. Or at least that’s what we hope will happen.
It's important to check that you have a mix of head terms and long-tail terms because it'll give you a keyword strategy that's well balanced with long-term goals and short-term wins. That's because head terms are generally searched more frequently, making them often (not always, but often) much more competitive and harder to rank for than long-tail terms. Think about it: Without even looking up search volume or difficulty, which of the following terms do you think would be harder to rank for?
The results that we’ve seen among early adopters of geo-targeted campaigns are encouraging, and as more people join the smartphone society, opportunities will increase for brands and retailers to target mobile-savvy consumers on the move with real-time, contextually relevant offers and promotions that can be instantly redeemed close by. We can only see the trend heading one way.
Welche Strategien verfolgt Ihr Wettbewerber? Wie gut oder schlecht funktionieren diese? Können Sie sie womöglich übernehmen oder sollten Sie lieber die Finger davon lassen? Wenn Sie die Strategie Ihrer Wettbewerber erforschen, können Sie interessante Handlungsempfehlungen für Ihre eigene Unternehmensstrategie ableiten. Das sind typische Strategien:

Geo-targeting in the most traditional sense uses IP addresses to figure out where users are. Every internet-connected device has a unique IP. It’s like an address for your computer, tablet, phone, or wearable. The first three digits provide a country code. The digits after that indicate specific areas within a country, down to state, city, and postal code. To learn more about the tech behind geo-targeting, geoedge.com is a good source.
Um konkurrenzfähig zu bleiben, muss ein Sportler fitter sein als seine Mitstreiter - ein Unternehmen hingegen muss innovativer sein, mehr anbieten, Kundenwünsche besser erfüllen als seine Wettstreiter. In diesem Prozess ist vor allem eines wichtig: Der Blick nach rechts und links. Genau zu erforschen, was konkurrierende Unternehmen machen, passiert im Rahmen einer Wettbewerbsanalyse. Im Folgenden wird erläutert, worum es sich dabei handelt, welche Einblicke eine solche Analyse liefert und warum gerade digitale Marktforschung sich optimal eignet, um Konkurrenten systematisch zu durchleuchten.

It is a common misconception that sprinkling your chosen keyword randomly throughout your site is enough to improve SEO for B2B marketing. Unfortunately, doing so can actually result in a serious loss of business. Creating a strong keyword strategy is one of the most important things you can do to improve SEO. It is equally important to know how to do it right, as well as understand why it’s so necessary. This post will explain why a keyword strategy is important for SEO and B2B marketing, as well as explain how to create one that will draw in business.
People are no longer shocked to find elements of personalization embedded into various aspects of advertising, and in fact, have even come to expect it. Think about it this way: When it comes to marketing emails, which are you more likely to open and read—the one addressed to “Dear Customer” featuring generic copy on topics that aren’t relevant to you? Or are you more likely to engage with the email addressed to your name that includes links to blog posts relevant to the industry you work in, as well as items you might like based on your previous purchases? That’s right—you’re going to open and read the email that’s tailored to you.
When using the Keyword Explorer, Ahrefs will also produce the "parent topic" of the keyword you looked up, as you can see in the screenshot above, underneath the Keyword Difficulty meter. A keyword's parent topic is a broader keyword with higher search volume than your intended keyword, but likely has the same audience and ranking potential -- giving you more a valuable SEO opportunity when optimizing a particular blog post or webpage.
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