Travel Blog Talks SEO/SEM

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and SEM stands for Search Engine Marketing. These are both tools used for marketing websites. Increasing viewers is the main goal for any website or Internet business. Knowing which words will generate more viewers is helpful for websites. With millions of google searches, it can be difficult to really stand out.

For example, I googled the world “Travel” and it came up with 3,380,000,000 results. Keywords are very useful for websites and blogs but most need to have paid advertising if they will have a chance at becoming a top result on Google. My blog is obviously about travel, so the words I have relate to that. The screenshot is taken from Google Ad Words and shows the popularity of each keyword.

The five words/phrases I came up with were:

Travel (100K-1M)

Student Traveler (1K-10K)

Cheap Travel (10K-100K)

Travel on a Budget (10K-100K)

World Travel (1K-10K)

5 Key words from Google: 

Travel Blog (10K-100K)

Expedia (100K-1M)

Flights (10K-100K)

Airline (10K-100K)

Travel Agency (1K-10K)

Here are some examples of sentences using the alternate key words:

If you are looking for travel recommendations and to read about experiences, you should check out a travel blog.

The first place people go to plan a trip should be Expedia, it is one of the most trustworthy travel websites.

When looking for flights, I usually check out Delta first.

Picking an airline is important for travel, you want to get a good one!

If you are stuck with planning your trip, you might want to check out a travel agency; they can be very helpful.

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Newman, S. (2017 March 16). Google Ad Words. Retrieved from https://adwords.google.com/um/GetStarted/Home?__u=6262412753&__c=9301357019&authuser=0#oc

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