Trudging through what seems like an endless amounts of keywords can take an extreme amount of patience. As I’ve experienced my first few opportunities of researching keywords, I’ve noticed some similarities amongst typical search terms.
As Katie pointed out so eloquently in a previous blog, one of the first words I attempt to knock out is free. I’ve scoured the web at times searching for cheap or deeply discounted products in the past but have never had any luck finding free diamond rings or free Dell Computers. Consumers dig themselves into a deep trap when they click on a site supposedly offering a free product. These customers could have visited your site which you’ve spend hours working on and fine-tuning. But because of man’s inherit need to be cheap, you’ve just lost another customer.
As an SEO, this makes my life difficult. I’m coming to realize that it appears to be a bit easier to understand the way search engines work. Attempting to discover the human mind is my biggest struggle.