Anybody involved in business on the internet, understands that making proper use of a search engine facilities, can determine how successful the business becomes. Thousands of potential clients are constantly searching for information, goods and services through the interfaces provided by the major search engines.
Therefore it is necessary for a business to boost its search rankings for any relevant keywords that could be entered into a search. This whole process is what has come to be popularly known as Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Successful SEO campaigns require thorough research into search patterns used within the differing search engines. It is vital that you understand your consumer’s behavioural patterns. You must know which keywords are being repeatedly searched for, at what times, from what locations, and why.
There are various search forecasting software tools which can be used to access this information. All of the major search engine companies have one which can be used for a fee. Third party tools (both open sources and proprietary) are also available.
How to Make the Maximum Use of Search Patterns
The search pattern information you receive can be used in various ways depending on the nature of your business. For instance, in the case of a small business dealing with the sale of specific products, knowing the exact time frames people search for similar products will enable them to allocate and focus their marketing resources accordingly. During such times, the marketing team can engage in aggressive social media marketing and/or post new informative articles on their mirror blogs and sites. Adopting this approach will ensure that a higher volume of traffic will be redirected to the business’ websites. During the non-peak hours, the business can undertake routine maintenance activities, such as creating fresh content, upgrading their e-commerce portal to increase the speed of transactions, making their sites responsive for mobile access and so on. Knowing when to sprint strategically can get you to the finish line faster.
The second type of business that can effectively use search patterns to their advantage are the web based advertisement type. All the CPC campaigns fall in this category. Just as in the case of the smaller online businesses, these giant ad firms can use the search pattern information to understand when and where a particular ad should be posted. Also, by having information on the devices being used to access the ads, they can customize how the ad will look. This will of course increase the chances of the ad being clicked on, hence a greater ROI for all the parties involved.
Instead of spending a huge portion of your marketing budget on testing and discovering market’s behavior, you can leverage on widely available search data to give your marketing campaigns a boost.
This highlights how accurately using search pattern prediction is a very important tool for business. Failing to use this kind of information can easily deny your site of that much needed traffic.