Using SLN To it’s Fullest, Part One: Choosing Keywords

Once you verify your business with us, its essential to utilize each feature of our platform to maximize Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. One part of our business profile page are the embedded keywords which we allow you to select.

I asked my colleague Lizzie Bove to help explain the significance of these keywords: “They’re important because that’s an area where search engines look to figure out what your webpage is all about. So our keywords are embedded into the coding of our webpages. Then whenever someone searches on Google or Yahoo, the given search engine will recognize those key words and content from your SLN webpage,” said Bove. So basically, the keywords are simply metadata which helps give Google an idea of what your page is, very quickly.

Make sure you add a variety of descriptive words into your keyword section. Think about what your consumers may be searching into Google or Yahoo in order to find a business like yours. Do you own a gift shop? You might consider entering broad keywords such as “Gifts”, “Ohio”, “Presents”, and “Souvenirs”. After you tackle the more general terms, it’s easy to distinguish more specific keywords that also describe what your business has to offer. Some examples for a gift shop would be “Cleveland”, “Candles”, “Jewelry”, and “Sterling Silver”.

Using our platform provides flexibility in regards to keywords. We recommend entering at least twenty keywords to begin, but you are able to enter as many as you’d like. Good luck!