January 20, 2008

Top Keyword Searches for the Cayman Islands

We can never really tell what people are exactly looking for in the Search Engines... lucky for us there are tools for these search terms called keywords. Here is a summary of the top keywords - per industry. For additional information or complete list of keywords all relating to the Cayman Islands - please request for it and contact us at GoCayman.ky - Tel. 345-943-4400 or 345-925-8188

Only wordtracker was used in these results and that should be taken into consideration. It is always better to cross reference your searches using multiple keyword searches. These results just give us a sampling...

Top 10 Keywords for the root word, "cayman" as of January 20, 2008
1. cayman islands
2. grand cayman
3. grand cayman island
4. cayman
5. cayman island
6. grand cayman islands
7. cayman airways
8. grand cayman diving
9. grand cayman golf
10. grand cayman snorkeling
Total number of searches for these top ten keywords: 2,316/day

Top Ten Keywords from rootwords all pertaining to the Real Estate industry of the Cayman Islands:
1. cayman islands real estate
2. cayman real estate
3. grand cayman real estate
4. cayman islands real estate brokers association
5. real estate license in cayman islands
6. colliers, cayman commercial real estate
7. cayman islands property
8. property insurance cayman islands
9. real estate in cayman brac
10. real estatte agent in cayman islands
Total Searches for Real Estate: 106/day

Top Ten keyword searches for banking, finance related searches for the Cayman Islands
1. cayman island bank accounts
2. cayman banks
3. cayman island bank account
4. banks cayman islands
5. vr global hedge funds
6. trust company cayman islands
7. foreigners opening bank accounts cayman islands
8. grand cayman bank
9. funds comiciled cayman islands
10. registration of trusts in cayman
Total number of searches: 98/day

Top ten keywords for the accommodations industry in the Cayman Islands
1. grand cayman hotels
2. grand cayman condos
3. cayman brac vacation
4. grand cayman vacation rentals
5. cayman island vacation rentals
6. cayman islands vacation homes
7. grand cayman villas
8. scuba diving vacation grand cayman
9. grand cayman 7 mile beach condo pool for rent
10. cayman brac accomodation
Total Searches: 190/day

For other industry keywords, email us if you are interested in receiving a monthly report for current keywords for your industry. For a comprehensive report and detailed analysis of your keywords (including historical and long-tail keywords) please contact us.

January 11, 2008

Website Search Engine Friendly Basics

I had a three meetings today and all of them were to discuss 3 websites that were not performing and even not showing up for their company names. I don't know how many times I have said just how much more difficult it is to inherit a website than to create one from the bottom up. And yet clients expect to pay less for services rendered for Website RE-development.

When creating a website for business purposes it would be wise to ask your webmaster if you can insert these very important parameters into EACH page of your website:

1. Page Title: If you have to do ONE thing right, it would be your page title. The page title is whats located on the very top of your browser. Keep your title to 65 characters. Ensure that the keyword or phrase that you are targeting fits nicely in the page title without making it unreadable.

2. Meta description tags: Have you ever wondered about where the displayed text right under your website address comes from? Hello? This is actually the text that users will click on or ignore. Keep your descriptions brief with as much sensible use of the keyword you are targeting. There are other directories that SE's (specifically google) use to describe your site - dmoz being "it"- either way, whichever description describes your websiteis what the SE's will use.

3. h1 to h6 tags: Ok so maybe you won't use all the h tags but use atleast one to give credence to your page title.

4. alt tags: the text here actually replaces the image when search engines read your content. Make sure each photo has a proper tag. Always. And YES - for every single photo. This also adds to your keyword density so make it smart.

5. Content: Make sure your pages can accommodate at the very minimum 300 words and that the Search Engines can read your text. If your website has too little, it will not help you in achieving much in the SERPs. Its ok if it has more than 300 words but don't bore your readers. There is a fine line between creating a site for SE's and your users. Make sure you don't cross it.

These parameters need to be readable by the Search Engine spiders - they cannot read javascript or flash.

If you create your website using a Joomla CMS then you are on the right track.

I am reminded by a the K.I.S.S. principle here.