Researching keywords is one of the building blocks of Search Engine Optimization or what is commonly referred to as “SEO.” While we have come a long way from the days of using goto.com or Overture to find search terms that are related to a term we are interested in, the results are largely the same.
As you certainly know, searching for something on Google will typically result in a list of things “People Also Ask” which is similar to product suggestions on Amazon. It gives us a glimpse into how Google associates different searches as well as a glimpse into what people are looking for that is related to our original query.
While most free keyword generators found online will give you many iterations of the same basic query, Google’s current suggestions will typically show you related searches that may not include any of the words in your original query.
To illustrate the difference, I asked ChatGPT for “search terms related to google suggestions or google people also searched for.” Here is what the AI tool came up with:
- “Google autocomplete suggestions”
- “Google search suggestions”
- “Google related search terms”
- “Google ‘people also searched for'”
- “Google suggested search queries”
- “Google search dropdown suggestions”
- “Google suggested keywords”
- “Google search bar suggestions”
- “Google search predictions”
- “Google search completion suggestions”
Entering the search query, “people also ask” directly into Google yields this:
Someone who gives every ounce of their being to their family. Never second guessing her commitment . Never seeking a return on investment. Not in it for the accolades, the labels, or notoriety. Our purest example of giving.
After monkeying with OptimizePress a bit and updating some on-page elements to my liking, I decided that I would see how my site was performing in some of the page speed testers. I don’t like using these things because there are so many calls being made that I was not aware of and it typically takes me on a wild goose chase of time wasting. So, let me give you the skinny on what I noticed and how I quickly “fixed” it.
The Microdata Problem
Using Google’s Webmaster Tools is a great way to find little issues that might be holding your site back from ranking better in the Google SERPs. It had been a few years since I hopped into Webmaster Tools, and when I did, I noticed a number of errors in the Structured Data section. Clicking a few links it seemed that Google wanted to see “Updated” and “Author” data called out on many of my pages and posts. After poking around a big on the WordPress forums, I found that most people answering questions didn’t really understand what was being asked, nor what Google was looking for. I have played around with Rich Snippets and other Microdata information, so I had a good idea of how to solve the problem…it was just going to take a little poking around in the WordPress Codex (their repository of the code snippets that give users access to all of the information we have entered into our blogs).
I recently installed La Spaziale’s “progressive pre-infusion” chamber on my 2 group New EK. Since installing the setup, I have not had any bad extractions to speak of. I have also been paying close attention to quantity of coffee in (18g) and quantity (weight) of liquid out (~18g). I typically like shorter shots, so anything 9-18g is usually something I enjoy more.
This was the first taste test to see if there is any appreciable difference between a shot with pre-infusion and one without.
Today I cried.
As I sat bundled up with my three-year-old daughter on my lap and looked into the eyes of war veterans passing by, I cried.
I’m not completely sure why. I cried for their suffering, I cried for my children to whom I will one day have to explain war, I cried because in a town with an estimated 900,000 people, we could only muster maybe 1,000 to line the 15 block parade route in support.
We are all Americans, like it or not.
Grinder: Rancillio Rocky (set to 2)
Espresso Machine: Rancillio Silvia w/ Auber PID
Temperature: Auber PID set to 218
Pressure: OPV set to 9 Bar
Dosing: 15 to 16g
Basket: Espresso Parts Ridgeless Double
Portafilter: Espresso Parts Naked
A quick note:
I created a draft of this post weeks before the Penguin Update from Google. While many people are still dealing with the aftermath of Penguin and Panda, building backlinks by syndicating your documents and articles via document sharing sites is still a great way to be heard…and pick up a backlink or two along the way.
Most people know that in order to rank for certain terms in the search engines like Google, they need to build quality, keyword specific backlinks to their website…but, don’t know where to start.
Enter this series of posts where I will walk you through great, free backlink ideas that anyone with a computer, website/webpage (there is a difference) to promote, and an internet connection can do when they have some time.
Quality Backlinks From Quality Content
Following up on how to get your picture next to your SERP listings, I thought I would show you that you can also get Rich Snippet goodness for authoring articles on OTHER sites as well.
Today’s example is going to be HubPages. I am not going to get into “what HubPages is” other than to say, it is a site where authors can publish articles. They have a lot of authority in the search engines as HubPages has a lot of content to offer users. So, if you are an aspiring author or publisher, it is a great resource to help build your own authority.
NOTE: This tutorial assumes you already have Rich Snippets showing for your own website, or you have them showing for a website that you contribute to. If not, please see this Google Rich Snippets How-To….and that you have a HubPages account. =P (more…)