Research Your Keywords Before Applying to Google Grants

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In this guest post by Timothy Spell of nonprofitcms.org , you’ll pick up some great advice on doing keyword research, which is the first step toward applying for and using a Google Grant. To find out if search traffic exists use this free keyword tool provided by Google.

Identify search engine keywords used by your target audience in 60 seconds

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

How to identify search engine keywords used by your audience in 60 seconds. This week’s “ Learn in 60 Seconds &# video is ready to go. The Lesson? I personally think that Google Insights for Search is one of the most under appreciated free marketing research tools out there.

Use keyword research to identify e-newsletter subject lines

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They looked for editorial guidance in two key areas: - Keyword research The team examined the company’s Google adWords campaigns to find keywords that drove strong traffic. For example, when the team saw terms related to small business startup tools appearing regularly in their keyword research, they created a feature that included three resources to help entrepreneurs start a new business.

Your Broccoli, Their Cheese: Deciding on Your Core Topics

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Fuhgeddaboudit – SEO and Your Small Nonprofit

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Some of the things you might have heard: You need to include meta keywords in your HTML You need to submit your site to the search engines. tags small nonprofits SEO keywords content nonprofitsPicture from Biblical Archaeology Review In the search to build a better website for your small nonprofit, you’ve no doubt heard lots about Search Engine Optimization (SEO)and how you need to do certain things to improve your ranking in the search results.

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Need Marketing Help? Listen to Marketing guru, Vicki Flaugher

Wild Woman Fundraising

Ruthlessly research your keywords and target your niche more precisely. So over the last several months I’ve been meeting with a truly smart woman I met through twitter , Vicki Flaugher. Bathh meetup with Vicki Flaugher, (L) Mazarine (Center) and Cait (R).

How to Optimize Your Nonprofit Press Releases for Search

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Jessica Pajak and Tyler Ragghianti of PR NewsChannel share some tips on how to use keywords and hyperlinks to elevate your press releases. Keywords. Keywords are the most relevant single words or phrases that are commonly searched for in top search engines. Outside of the headline or subheadline, the use of keywords is the most important aspect of your press release, so spend time on it to make sure your press release gets the attention you desire.

Slides from Social Media Presentation at AMA DC

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

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Social Media and Local Search Training for Leadership Alexandria

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

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Speaking at American Marketing Association Panel on Social Media

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

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Improve Your Nonprofit Website’s Search Results – #10NTC Tips

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

One of the best tactical sessions I attended at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference week before last was “Optimizing Your Site for Search Engine Performance: And We Ain’t Talkin’ Just Keywords.&# Here is the slide deck. Google’s Keyword Tool.

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Google Giveth and Google Taketh Away

The Agitator

Some simple steps: Look through the list of keywords that people use to get to your site and add negative keywords that exclude the inappropriate ones. So, adding attorney and lawyer to the negative keyword list will save your CTR rate and help you attract the attention you want. You can prioritize your ads strategy, bidding higher and into more marginal keywords for audiences who will be better donors.

Online Marketing Terms in Plain English

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Keywords. By knowing the keywords that best describe your organization and its work, you can track mentions of those words on the Internet. Long-tail, Long-tail keywords. Typically phrases with three or more words that are much more specific versions of your keywords.

Get Your Nonprofit Content Read, Digested & Acted On—6 Steps

Getting Attention

Since this post is longer than that, you’re most likely to scan it for keywords that are relevant to you, plus highlighted elements I showcase with bolding or italics. Emphasize keywords and phrases to make them easy to find for scanners.

Is Blogging Dead?

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The more pages on your site with certain keywords, the higher you will rank for that keyword. I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I first heard the news. BLOGGING IS DEAD – the headline screamed. “No! This can’t be!”

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#TECH: Title Tags Can Make Or Break Your Site’s SEO

Non Profit Marketing 360

that is the first thing search engines scour for the keywords that make your site visible on those engines. So you want to choose your words carefully: “An effective title tag is one that encourages people to click on it, and also contains keywords you’d like to get found for.”

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Using Facebook Targeting to Boost Performance on Organic and Promoted Posts

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The interests section provides keyword suggestions and shows you how many people are reachable with a given set of keywords. While Facebook recommends using keywords that will give you a minimum reach of 10,000, you should base your targeting on your specific goals. Drew Bernard.

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How to Do Social Media Spring Cleaning at Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

Check keywords. Make sure that the keywords are featured prominently in the video description and title. . Spring is in the air – hopefully coming soon to Boston – and it’s time to put a fresh coat of paint on those dusty social media accounts!

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Help Donors Find You Through Search Engine Marketing

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Develop your keywords: A keyword is the search word or phrase that you "buy" from Google (i.e., Ask yourself which keywords-word combinations and phrases-you would type into the Google search box to find your organization's programs and services. Select as many keywords as you like. Note: Google Grants will only pay for keywords up to $1.00). Get suggested keywords: Still not sure which keywords to select?

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Constant Contact released their Top Subject Line Keywords for #GivingTuesday. Photo Source: https://flic.kr/p/2GC29. p/2GC29. Friday, it is. Mixed Links, we shall share… Joe Garecht at The Fundraising Authority is calling for submissions for this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival.

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The Joys of Google Grants, Part 2

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Refining the Process Figuring Out What Works Over the first few months of our grant, we continued to experiment with our ads and keywords, and to monitor how each of our campaigns was performing.

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Your Google Analytics Questions Answered!

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Q: How do I find the keyword section of Google Analytics to see what keywords people used to find us? You will find the list of keywords from search engines under Traffic Sources > Keywords. These keywords are what your visitors searched before they were directed to your web site. When you access the list of keywords, you can also see related statistics telling you how long a visitor spent on your site or how many pages were subsequently visited.

Call for Input--Your Stories on Two Key Nonprofit Marketing Topics

Getting Attention

Here's what I'm looking for: 1) Are you using a keyword strategy as the first (or only) step to search engine optimization (SEO) ? I'm writing an e-update article that guides organizations on how to identify the right keywords for SEO (the first step to getting your org's online content as far up in search engine results as you can, ideally in the first 10). I'd like to ask for your help.

Web Writing for Nonprofits: 4 Do’s and Don’ts

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It’s imperative to shape your content to maximize that brief time, which means getting straight to the point, organizing articles to fit how we read on the Web, and writing clear, keyword-rich headlines. Bonus tip: Be sure to include SEO-friendly keywords in your first few sentences. Include search engine-friendly keywords. Writing effective content for your nonprofit website, blog or email newsletter requires a different strategy than writing for print.

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How Nonprofits Can Use Text Messaging

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If your supporters are interested, they can enter the sweepstakes by texting a keyword to your short code. Alexa Lemzy. Have you tried mobile fundraising or contacting your supporters via text? Alexa Lemzy shares some ways you can get started in today’s post. Kristina.

Free Resources

Non Profit Marketing 360

The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Internet Marketing from Hubspot professes to cover all the basics from keyword strategies and optimization to blogs, mobile and the all-important conversion of traffic into leads. A heap of useful books are being published online and offered for free. Here are this month’s best: Short and Sweet: The Why’s and How’s of Twitter from Fenton Communications, authors of a number of excellent tomes on communications.

The Joys of Google Grants, Part 1

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Choosing the Keywords Next, we held a series of brainstorming sessions to come up with our topics and keywords. We used Google's helpful Keyword Tool to help fill in the gaps. We had to be careful to include keywords that matched both our internal policy-speak and the common terms for which people might be searching. For example, although NWLC always uses the term "child care" rather than "day care," we used them both as keywords.

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Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This pulls all alerts for the various keywords into one place and updates automatically. I’ve also used Google Translate and set up Hebrew keywords to monitor our organization in Israeli media well.

How Does Mobile Giving Work?

A Small Change

Basically a nonprofit provides its donors an option to give via text messaging by texting a specified keyword to a specified five digit number. When this keyword is sent, the cell phone companies send the designated gift amount to the nonprofit through the Mobile Giving Foundation or mGive Foundation. Mobile giving is like the wild west of online fundraising. Nonprofits are still trying to understand much of what is being done in mobile giving.

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7 Free Tools to Improve Your Nonprofit Marketing

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You can see how influential a user’s followers are or search for users based on keywords in their bios. The influencer search finds the most influential bloggers by keyword. Billy Attar. We know you guys love your nonprofit marketing tools – especially when they are free!

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How to Get Prospects and Supporters to Your Website

Getting Attention

That’s why inbound marketing — techniques such as search engine optimization (SEO, populating your site with keywords and phrases your network is likely to search for, in the right elements in the site), generating links into your site (a.k.a.

The JianGate Twitter Universe Visualized

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Me being me, I decided to pull some quick visuals based on the last 10K tweets as of this morning mentioning any of the following keywords listed below.

#Development: Listening To Social Networks An Important Investment Too

Non Profit Marketing 360

What keywords best align with our stories? Who else is discussing these keywords? How will we monitor the use of these keywords by our commentators and guest bloggers? The field got built only after Ray listened. Yesterday we talked about creating content on your business’s or nonprofit’s website that will bring new readers to your site, deepen the loyalty of those already in contact with it, and turn more of them into customers, volunteers, and donors.

Google Grants for Nonprofits: Getting Started

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Here are a few items we'd recommend you review right off the bat: * Keyword list: Make sure your organization name is included, as well as any relevant cause-related terms (e.g., Remember, all Grants accounts are capped automatically at $10K/month, and all keywords are capped at a $2 maximum cost-per-click (CPC). Leverage your AdWords to promote your organization's mission by regularly updating your keywords, ad copy and destination pages.

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NONPROFITS: 15 Instagram Tips, Tricks and Features You Don’t Want to Miss

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you’d like, also Enable Keyword Filters. “You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it.” — Unknown. Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash. The photo social network Instagram is on its way to 1 billion users, alongside Facebook and WhatsApp.

Compelling New Way into Content Most Relevant for YOU -- Nonprofit Marketing Zone

Getting Attention

Get a sense of the power of the Zone by clicking a keyword in the left margin. Sub-topics (keywords/concepts, specific tools, year published, type--content, video, etc) in left column. So happy today to announce the launch of Nonprofit Marketing & Fundraising Zone. I'm a partner in this venture along with fellow nonprofit marketeers (and my good buds) Kivi Leroux Miller , Katya Andresen and idea-meister Tony Karrer.

5 Tips For Increasing Traffic to Your Nonprofit’s Website

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You could use Google keyword search or sites like SpyFu.com to see what similar sites to yours are using for keywords, how often people are using those terms, and how high they rank in search results. Once you know what people are searching on, you can determine if the words you thought were the best keywords are really the best or if you can tweak them a bit. I'm not an SEO expert, and I've never played one on TV. But here are some tips I've learning along the way.

Newsjacking for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

You can employ a number of tools to help — Google alerts around important keywords, lists of key Twitter accounts, etc. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos set the nonprofit world ablaze earlier this month by tweeting a “request for ideas” about how to direct his charitable giving.

[Guest Post] How To Use Google Trends

Fundraising Coach

That means keyword research. Google Keyword Tool *. Since keyword research starts broad before narrowing in, the Keyword tool is a good place to start. Google Trends is a way to validate your keywords, to double-check to make sure they’re not slowly dying.

Social Media Housekeeping

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Set up alerts to use social media as a listening platform: @ mentions, hashtags, keywords about your cause, etc. Think about social media as a way to open the doors of your organization to new guests and friends. But unlike hosting guests at you home for an hour or two, social media is open to guests 24/7. Because of the constant accessibility of social media, keeping profiles tidy all the time is a must.