September 15, 2023

Part 2 of our radical journey: “The Breakfast Club of SEO: Assembling Your Keyword Squad”

Hey there, SEO enthusiast! Welcome to Part 2 of our radical journey: “The Breakfast Club of SEO: Assembling Your Keyword Squad.” In this episode, we’re gonna take a trip down memory lane and borrow some 80s high-school movie vibes to help you create a keyword crew that’ll have search engines and users groovin’ to your site’s beat. So, grab some popcorn and let’s get this party started!

Now, imagine your website as Shermer High School

And your goal is to form a legendary Breakfast Club of keywords. You know, that iconic group of misfits that somehow come together to create magic? That’s your keyword squad. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of assembling this crew!

Keyword Research: The Detention Hall Discovery

Just as the fateful Saturday detention brought the Breakfast Club members together, keyword research is where your keyword journey begins. You’ll discover unique words and phrases to assemble your winning crew, with tools like Google Keyword Planner and Ubersuggest guiding you to uncover keyword gold. As you sift through diverse personalities, you’ll identify potential stars that resonate with your target audience. Each keyword, much like each Breakfast Club member, brings something different to the table, and together, they’ll make your website truly stand out.

Long-tail Keywords: The Underdogs

Just like how the Breakfast Club was a mix of jocks, geeks, and rebels, your keyword squad needs diversity too. Say hello to long-tail keywords – the underdogs of the SEO world. These are longer, more specific phrases that might not have huge search volumes but make up for it in their ability to target niche audiences. They’re like the Ally Sheedy character, flying under the radar but packing a punch when it comes to getting you noticed.

Striking the Perfect Balance: The Dance Scene

Remember that epic detention dance scene in the library? That’s the kind of harmony you want in your keyword squad. Find the perfect balance between high search volume (the popular kids) and low competition (the quirky misfits) to create an SEO strategy that’ll have Google doing the Moonwalk.

Here’s a pro tip: Use a mix of head terms (short, high-volume keywords) and long-tail keywords (longer, low-competition keywords) to create a balanced ensemble that’ll keep your website rockin’ the search engine results page (SERP).

On-page SEO: Don’t You Forget About Me

With your Breakfast Club of keywords ready to rock, it’s time to ensure your website doesn’t fade into the background like an extra in a John Hughes movie. Instead, let it take centre stage and have everyone humming “Don’t You Forget About Me” every time they think of your site. How? By integrating those rad keywords into your on-page SEO.

Sprinkle your keywords throughout your website like an 80s hit soundtrack, weaving them into page titles, meta descriptions, headings, and content. But be cool about keyword stuffing, like overloading a C-90 mixtape; keep it smooth and make every track count. Keep it natural and let your keyword squad harmonise with your site, creating a memorable experience that has users and search engines alike chanting your name.

So, stay on top of your SEO game, and by the time the final bell rings, your website will be the talk of the digital town, with a well-rounded keyword squad that has both search engines and users singing your praises. So, keep honing your SEO skills, and who knows?

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Article written by Alan

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