|How-to||– 8 min read –||August 23, 2019|
How to collect a semantic core to fully cover the subject
The core consists of key phrases by which the user finds a specific page of the website depending on his request. Based on the semantics, the structure of the website is being compiled, the meta tags and the main page headers are written.
What should be the size of the semantic core
The size of the semantic core directly depends on the type of your website, its subject and is not determined by the number of existing pages. The structure of the website is determined after the collection of the semantic core is completed.
But how to understand how many requests do you need on your website if it was recently created? The collection of semantics of your competitors will help you. Analyze the key phrases of your competitors in the TOP of search engines. You should have no less than they do. But you do not need to copy exactly the semantics of your competitors.
In the section titles, on the main page, in the categories we use more frequent queries, in the embedded pages - less frequent ones.
How to create a semantic core of the website and not to miss anything
Imagine yourself in the buyer's place at different stages of readiness. What would you enter in the search box? Serpstat will help you to speed up and automate the process of collecting semantics.
Consider an example. Your website sells balloons. Related requests are ribbons, paper balls, decorations for the holiday. That is, a person can enter the query "buy balloons and decorations", after which he will go to your website. These requests are interconnected by the fact that they fall into one category - holiday paraphernalia. Do not forget about the synonyms, Serpstat will help you. For example, balls can be balloons, garlands - festoons, ribbons - paper streamers, etc.
In order not to forget anything, you should look at each category of products in turn, study synonyms and related words, eliminate unnecessary things and leave something that will be useful for your client and website promotion. Do not mislead people with key requests that are not related to your website. For example, if the goods have no reviews, then requests like "balls reviews" are irrelevant for you.
Mistakes in compiling of the semantic core
See how many phrases all competitors have. Analyze their structure and percentage of hits. Perform competent clustering on the principle of "one request = one page". Pay attention to the sequence of words in phrases, do not confuse information requests with commercial ones.
Consider the fact that people are at different stages in the search process. Your task is to take into account all possible requests at each of these stages. Do not forget about low-frequency queries that will help you to get to the TOP quickly. Place them in nested pages, and use more frequency phrases in descriptions of sections and categories. Regularly expand semantic core on your website.
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