Keyword

Definition

A word used in a performing a search.

Information

Keywords are used by Web surfers to describe what they hope to find when performing a Web search. This statement of a real-time want/need has not gone unnoticed by Web marketers, many of whom have tried to benefit from keyword advertising buys and/or search engine optimization.

Tools

Premium tools:

SEMrush – extensive keyword research tools for SEO and PPC. (free trial & discountssponsored

Free tools:

Google AdWords Keyword Planner – requires signup to Google AdWords. Uses Google’s search query data.
Bing Keyword Research – requires signup to Bing Webmaster Tools. Another source of search query data.
Google Trends – compare keyword popularity over time, across geographies, vs. other terms, more.

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Articles

How To Boost SEO With Question Keywords Optimization
SEMrush (January 14, 2019) sponsored

Related Terms

keyword density, keyword marketing, keyword research

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