It was published years ago, but the book How to Read a Person Like a Book and underlying concept of body language has found a home in at least one high school I know of. What’s being taught is that nonverbal cues can be a shortcut in understanding a person’s motivation. At least that’s what I assumed until my niece Meg corrected me. “No, I told you about that when I was taking Speech class. We studied it as a way to communicate to an audience,” said Meg, who always knows better—and in this case her explanation fits better, too.
Keyword Density Checkers accomplish a similar purpose. The keyword cloud created by the free Keyword Density Checker from WebConfs.com provides a quick, undebatable picture of how the site is communicating to its audience. We’ve been using it lately to help Website publishers visualize why their Websites aren’t sitting on top of search engine rankings.
What topics is your company an authority on? Let’s say that you’re the rare asset management company that is also an expert on tacos. As such, you’d expect to attract Web searchers looking for “tacos.” The logic works on the condition that you actually have a predominance of taco-related content on your site and that Google and the other search engines are able to find it. If you don’t have the content, the Keyword Density Checker’s keyword cloud also serves as a reality checker.
WebConfs.com provides this explanation of its tool:
Keyword Cloud is a visual depiction of keywords used on a website, keywords having higher density are depicted in a larger fonts. Ideally your main keywords should appear in larger fonts at the start of the cloud. Keyword Density is the percentage of occurrence of your keywords to the text in the rest of your webpage. It is important for your main keywords to have the correct keyword density to rank well in Search Engines.This tool will crawl the given URL, extract text as a search engine would, remove common stop words and Analyze the density of the keywords.
Here’s how it works when everything works. PIMCO, known for its market commentary, would have to be pleased with this visual depiction.
- The keyword clouds suggest that there’s a lot of talking about ourselves (not that there’s anything wrong with that on a brand site but you do have to read the body language—in this case, bounce rate).
- Other checkers we’ve run just for fun have .pdf as one of their most prominent keywords. The industry's reliance on Adobe Acrobat as the sole means of delivering valuable online content really has to be checked, and maybe using this checker will help some Website managers kick the habit.
The best way to attract valuable traffic to your Website—and by that we mean traffic from visitors interested in what you have to offer—is to produce appropriate valuable content and make it findable by search engines. The work may not be easy and Sales may wonder why your people are “spending all their time writing” (!), but the work is noble and for the greater good.