Choosing Effective Keywords For Your Website Design
What are keywords and why are they important? Keywords are those words (and phrases) people type into search forms to find what they are looking for.
The basic idea of search engines is to ensure you do find what you are looking for.
Top-ranking keywords get the bulk of the hits. Most people don't look beyond the first two search result pages, according to user studies.
Most of the clicks occur on the top five links listed - which is about 80% of them. If they don't find what they are looking for quickly, they will change the keywords until they do - but it's those first two pages or the top 20 placements that get the traffic to their website.
So it is important that your website design helps make your pages easily found by search engines. If you optimize your site for search engines -- everyone wins. They know what your pages are saying and reward you with higher (or top) rankings for those terms.
Profitable businesses have discovered the value of trusting their site to professionals who make their living from selecting keywords and optimizing sites for them. And those professionals only continue to make their living as long as they achieve results for their clients.
A a good website design firm can assist you in this process - however YOU need to be involved up front educating the designer for those industry terms that matter in your business. Once they have a basic keyword list from you - they can expand on it and work to ensure your website will rank for your products and services.