Keyword Research

Targeting conversion-based keywords

We have decades of experience identifying keywords with high relevance and large monthly search volume. Outpace’s unique keyword research allows us to bring warm leads directly to your website.

Consumer Insight

To understand the keywords your customers are using, we first take the time to understand your business. This allows us to get an understanding of the general terms consumers are searching for to find your business.

Relevant Traffic

At Outpace we realize SEO isn’t all about website traffic. We go the extra mile to ensure our clients receive highly relevant traffic looking to convert.

Long-Term Results

No, we can’t get you ranked #1 within a week. Such promises aren’t attainable in 99.9% of situations. What we promise is long-term sustainable results that will feed your business warm leads on a monthly basis.

Data-driven keyword research for SEO

Keyword research is the foundation of any SEO campaign

Keywords are words or phrases consumers search for across search engines to find data that meets their needs. After decades of experience, Outpace has created a unique approach to keyword research. Our approach allows us to find and analyze search terms that benefit our clients the most.

Our keyword research isn’t all about how many people are searching for your services each month. We go a step further to analyze search intent. Search intent is understanding what the consumer expects to find for a given search. The search intent determines where the consumer is in the sales funnel. For instance, we can determine if someone is ready to work with a local service provider or if they are simply looking to get more information about a particular service. This is an important distinction because it allows us to work with our clients to determine what terms are a priority for their SEO campaign.

SEO is a long-term strategy aimed at providing businesses with warm leads on a regular basis. Starting an SEO campaign based on the wrong keywords can be a total waste of time and money. At Outpace we have the knowledge and experience to justify how our keyword research will contribute to your business’ success for years to come.

Keyword Research FAQ

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Why is keyword research important for SEO?

Keyword research is the first step to any successful SEO campaign. All of our on-page and off-page SEO techniques are built on the foundation of our keyword research. We constantly build credibility for these keywords across content creation, meta descriptions, internal linking and so many other areas of the campaign. Without identifying the right keywords, your website is missing out on big wins for your business.

Do I need an SEO firm to do my keyword research?

Keyword research may come across as easy. You find some software, type in a word, and out comes the monthly search volume. Unfortunately, there’s a great deal more work that goes into successful keyword research.

Keyword research is more than typing keywords into software to determine their search volume. At Outpace our keyword research experts analyze industry-specific vocabulary, search intent, competition, and keyword priorities. Without taking the time to explore each of these key aspects of keyword research, it’s highly likely your team isn’t implementing the right SEO strategy. Leave it to the experts here at Outpace to get your keyword research right.

How does seasonality affect keywords and SEO?

SEO is a long-term strategy to rank for keywords organically. Successful SEO isn’t something businesses turn on and off based on busy seasonality. If you want to rank at the top of the organic results, it requires constant effort both on and off of your website. At Outpace we build credibility for our clients year-round so when their busy season hits, they’re reaping the benefits of their SEO investment.

Seasonality may not impact when SEO is implemented, but it does impact our SEO strategy. Let’s say a new client just started an SEO campaign with us and their busy season is just around the corner. Rather than targeting the highly competitive terms that might take a year to rank for, we may decide to build credibility for less competitive keywords. This allows us to get some quick wins for the client as we ramp up for their busy season. Once the busy season is over, we may shift efforts to go after the more competitive keywords. We take into consideration all the possible factors before building an SEO campaign.

Should I be targeting long-tail keywords?

Inexperienced SEO firms will have a strong focus on long-tail keywords. Long-tail keywords are searches consisting of three to five words. These keywords often have low search volume and low competition. Are these keywords valuable? Absolutely, but they shouldn’t be your main focus.

When starting a campaign we like to identify keywords that will result in short-term wins for our clients. We do this while building credibility for the high search volume terms that are very competitive. We aren’t looking to get a small portion of the traffic. At Outpace we want to get our clients as much relevant traffic as possible. In doing so, our clients are seen as the go-to service provider in their area. This goal is only reached by going after the difficult keywords.

Can we copy the competition’s keyword strategy?

Understanding what the competition is doing will give us some insight into what keywords they are targeting, but we don’t necessarily want to copy their strategy. Just because a business is ranked #1 doesn’t mean their SEO strategy is the best. Businesses ranked at the top of the results are often ranked there because they have been investing in SEO for years, but that doesn’t mean that their strategy doesn’t have inefficiencies. The key here is to identify what the competition is doing and identify how we can one-up the competitors in the long run.

By understanding the competition’s keyword strategy we can also identify where they aren’t ranking. This often leads to keyword opportunities for our clients. This low-hanging fruit helps us kick-start our SEO efforts as we begin any new SEO campaign.

Do I need to work with an SEO agency for keyword research?

Keyword research is best done by professionals with decades of experience. This knowledge comes from working with hundreds of clients across various industries. Most SEO firms are filled with people with a background in PR, advertising, and sales. Are those the people you want trying to rank you on Google? At Outpace we are proud our team consists of developers and computer scientists with years of experience programming. This programming mindset allows our team to identify and test factors that move our clients up in the search results year over year.

Outpace SEO emphasizes starting from the roots of your business by analyzing not only your existing website and your product or service but also your target market and your customer segment. We assess your current standing and even your competitors to develop a strategy for getting ahead of the competition.

Keyword research is the first step to any successful SEO campaign. All of our on-page and off-page SEO techniques are built on the foundation of our keyword research. We constantly build credibility for these keywords across content creation, meta descriptions, internal linking and so many other areas of the campaign. Without identifying the right keywords, your website is missing out on big wins for your business.

Keyword research may come across as easy. You find some software, type in a word, and out comes the monthly search volume. Unfortunately, there’s a great deal more work that goes into successful keyword research.

Keyword research is more than typing keywords into software to determine their search volume. At Outpace our keyword research experts analyze industry-specific vocabulary, search intent, competition, and keyword priorities. Without taking the time to explore each of these key aspects of keyword research, it’s highly likely your team isn’t implementing the right SEO strategy. Leave it to the experts here at Outpace to get your keyword research right.

SEO is a long-term strategy to rank for keywords organically. Successful SEO isn’t something businesses turn on and off based on busy seasonality. If you want to rank at the top of the organic results, it requires constant effort both on and off of your website. At Outpace we build credibility for our clients year-round so when their busy season hits, they’re reaping the benefits of their SEO investment.

Seasonality may not impact when SEO is implemented, but it does impact our SEO strategy. Let’s say a new client just started an SEO campaign with us and their busy season is just around the corner. Rather than targeting the highly competitive terms that might take a year to rank for, we may decide to build credibility for less competitive keywords. This allows us to get some quick wins for the client as we ramp up for their busy season. Once the busy season is over, we may shift efforts to go after the more competitive keywords. We take into consideration all the possible factors before building an SEO campaign.

Inexperienced SEO firms will have a strong focus on long-tail keywords. Long-tail keywords are searches consisting of three to five words. These keywords often have low search volume and low competition. Are these keywords valuable? Absolutely, but they shouldn’t be your main focus.

When starting a campaign we like to identify keywords that will result in short-term wins for our clients. We do this while building credibility for the high search volume terms that are very competitive. We aren’t looking to get a small portion of the traffic. At Outpace we want to get our clients as much relevant traffic as possible. In doing so, our clients are seen as the go-to service provider in their area. This goal is only reached by going after the difficult keywords.

Understanding what the competition is doing will give us some insight into what keywords they are targeting, but we don’t necessarily want to copy their strategy. Just because a business is ranked #1 doesn’t mean their SEO strategy is the best. Businesses ranked at the top of the results are often ranked there because they have been investing in SEO for years, but that doesn’t mean that their strategy doesn’t have inefficiencies. The key here is to identify what the competition is doing and identify how we can one-up the competitors in the long run.

By understanding the competition’s keyword strategy we can also identify where they aren’t ranking. This often leads to keyword opportunities for our clients. This low-hanging fruit helps us kick-start our SEO efforts as we begin any new SEO campaign.

Keyword research is best done by professionals with decades of experience. This knowledge comes from working with hundreds of clients across various industries. Most SEO firms are filled with people with a background in PR, advertising, and sales. Are those the people you want trying to rank you on Google? At Outpace we are proud our team consists of developers and computer scientists with years of experience programming. This programming mindset allows our team to identify and test factors that move our clients up in the search results year over year.

Outpace SEO emphasizes starting from the roots of your business by analyzing not only your existing website and your product or service but also your target market and your customer segment. We assess your current standing and even your competitors to develop a strategy for getting ahead of the competition.