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SEO: Search Engine Optimization Bible by Jerri L. Ledford

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Chapter 7. Increasing Keyword Success

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Writing keyword advertise-ment text

  • Creating great landing pages

  • Understanding and using A/B Testing

  • Avoiding keyword stuffing

It would seem that picking out the right keywords and then employing them in keyword advertisements would be an easy enough task. But don't let the simplicity of the concept fool you. There is much to learn about how to use your keywords effectively to draw traffic to your web site.

One of the biggest mistakes web-site owners or designers make is to assume that once the site is properly tagged and seeded with keywords, their work is finished. It's not. There's more to do. You can't just throw your keywords into PPC advertisements and expect them to do well. There's a fine science to writing the ad.

Then, when site visitors do see your ad and they click it to go to your site, what's going to greet them? Your landing page is as important as the text that you place in your advertisement. And sometimes, choosing the right advertisement text, based on the right keywords, requires some comparison testing.

Keyword advertising is not a simple process. It's also not a process that you can do once and forget about. To be truly effective, you should be working with your keywords all the time. Only through regular, consistent attention can you increase your keyword success and maximize the return on your keyword investment.

Return on investment (ROI) is a term that you'll hear frequently associated with keyword advertising ...

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