The best way to gauge how we should optimize our pages for a given query or keyword is to check its search intent. It might sound daunting but search intent is a relatively simple concept to grasp provided that you have sufficient knowledge on the foundations of SEO. Recently, Search intent is one of the most important factors to consider when you’re trying to rank for any keyword on Google.
Search intent is one of the most important factors to consider when you’re trying to rank for any keyword on Google. Besides learning how to utilize search intent for keyword research, you should also know how to develop your articles around it. Take note that the more relevant your content is to a user’s search intent, the higher you can rank on the SERPs. To help you do just that, today I will be showing you how to make search intent optimized blog content.
Before 2013, SEO was virtually a straightforward endeavor. You had to incorporate the exact keywords inside your content and the important places such as title tag, H1, meta description, then build a high number of relevant quality links to those pages to ensure ranking on the first page. However, the same could not be said today. Search engines evolved in how they understand searches and queries to the point that the same strategies we used almost a decade ago are not enough now.
Today, a deep understanding of the meaning behind the keywords, content that effectively answers the context of the keywords, and the intent behind it is what succeeds in the search results. All of these were brought about by the age of semantic search. Let’s dive deeper.
Before the May 2020 Broad Core Update was released, there have been talks about it among the SEO community. “Surely Google would not release an update during this time,” but lo and behold they have announced it on the 5th of May that left some of us dumbfounded on the results that they have received. The announcement has kept us on our toes as most updates go, they usually roll out during the first or second week of implementation.
With this in mind, I have constantly monitored my sites and my clients as well to see if any of them came out strong or if they have been hurt by the update.
Search intent is one of the primary reasons we do SEO. After knowing what the people are searching for, focus on why they search for that particular content. Search engines detect the pages they want to rank according to the quality and relevance of the content, and this is where search intent comes in. Pages who rank the highest fit the search term well which is why it is essential for you to optimize your site’s content to cater to a specific search query.
SEO has become increasingly competitive as the years go by, with new techniques, algorithm updates, and tools that help give you an edge over the competition. There are many ways to craft your own winning strategy with the right combination of tools and techniques, and this certainly rings true for keyword research.