You can only sell what you talk about

How PR and SEO work together

It seems reasonable to consider that the first responsibility of a marketing executive is to understand the market in which they operate. One area that is easily overlooked is terminology – what do people call your product?

This is especially important if for example you have a non-UK head office who insists on a global generic product name that while it makes sense is actually never used in the U.K.

Google does not know that this global generic is also known by a swath of maybe 10 more commonly used industrial jargon names. So unless you as a marketer put those jargon names into your website, your SEO and your publicity – you will simply not be found online by the great majority of searchers who call your product something completely different.

For example, as a manufacturer of “car locks” if you want to be found for “vehicle security systems” you need to be explicit. Google will not know (as we do) that a “car lock” is a “vehicle security system” or part of one.

It may however conflate the words “vehicle”, “security” and “systems” from different parts of your text, but will generally list these below someone else who uses the phrase “vehicle security systems”.

Having done this “jargon SEO” then monitor your web presence and traffic for these new keywords – especially in your long tail search strings. Equally of course, if you insist on calling your product something “corporate” that no-one else has heard of, then you are unlikely to get many searches for it until you have put a lot of money into promoting your new name/brand, along with all its synonyms, although you will come top of page 1 if it is actually unique – even if no one is looking for it.

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