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29.08.2023 Search Engine Land

Customer-centric SEO: Adapting your search strategy for success

Step beyond the confines of keyword-centric SEO. Learn how to refine your content roadmap by prioritizing customer insights. The post Customer-centric SEO: Adapting your search strategy for success appeared first on Search Engine Land. - Search behavior has evolved since the inception of search engines. Google’s confirmation that 15% of queries are new underscores the dynamic nature of search. This exposes a weakness in traditional keyword research, which heavily relies on a user feedback loop that limits the discovery of emerging topics. This article explores how integrating customer insights into your SEO strategy can help you succeed in the evolving search landscape. The limitations of keyword research Keyword research has long been considered a necessary element in content creation. However, a keyword-centric approach lacks foresight into future trends and fails to prioritize the customer. Sadly, this approach is common in SEO campaigns. We might pursue monthly search volume (MSV) and rankings without assessing if that traffic is qualified to convert.  Relying solely on keyword analysis often overlooks untapped opportunities and inhibits your business from staying ahead of competitors. As searchers’ needs evolve, we must strive for a deeper understanding of our customers and integrate this knowledge into our SEO strategies. Customer insights: A strategic approach We gain a significant advantage when we go beyond traditional keyword research and prioritize understanding customers. Connecting and engaging with customers can uncover content ideas that competitors may have missed.  This strategic approach enables you to become a first mover within search engine result pages (SERPs), enhancing your visibility and authority.  Consistently delivering new content aligned with customers’ needs can compound this advantage, establishing your brand as a true authority in your industry or niche. To establish and increase topical authority, strive to become an authoritative source that produces comprehensive and focused content on specific subjects.  Identifying and addressing content gaps left by competitors lets you demonstrate your expertise by building a complete and high-quality collection of content, such as a blog post, knowledge base, or other resources.  However, it is equally crucial to go beyond this by consistently bringing new ideas and information to the web.  Get the daily newsletter search marketers rely on. “> “> “> Processing…Please wait. SUBSCRIBE See terms. function getCookie(cname) { let name = cname + "="; let decodedCookie = decodeURIComponent(document.cookie); let ca = decodedCookie.split(';'); for(let i = 0; i

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