Find out whether Latent Semantic Indexing has such an impact on your SEO and what you should do to improve your keyword research

Before writing this post, I’ve noticed wide discussions on Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) and its effect on SEO. Some sources state it’s crucial to select what’s called LSI keywords to boost your rankings. Others say LSI has no impact on the positions your website takes. After reading different opinions on the topic, I’ve realized there are lots of people who don't know what LSI actually represents. [si_guide_block id="5750" title="Download our Individual Member Resource – Successful SEO guide" description="This 7 steps SEO guide is one of our most popular and rightly so. If you get it right, SEO can be a fantastic, relatively low-cost way to drive quality visitors who want to do business with you to your site."/] If you’re interested in SEO tendencies, you’ve obviously heard of the Latent…

We find that keyword match types are an important aspect of Adwords that there is often confusion about. It is so fundamental that all Adwords customers understand this that I thought I would try and summarise it more clearly than Google do! We also cover the topic in more depth in the Smart Insights 7 Steps guide to improving AdWords ROI that I recently updated.

I will cover these two areas of good practice in this post:

Keyword match typesNegative keyword match types

It is worth doing this because; although negative keywords and standard keywords share the same basic match types (broad, phrase and exact) these terms actually have different meanings and functions with the two types of keywords.

1. Keyword Match Types

Exact Match

The users search term must exactly match a keyword in your account in…