Tis’ the Season to Up the Ante on Your iPad SEO

Now I have been on the Apple bandwagon since my first iPod in 9th grade and while I often Shazam a good tune via my iPhone 4, right before downloading it on my Macbook, I lack one Apple screen that any tech saavy digital native should have…

An iPad.

Recently, I opened up an email from Apple and was greeted with a catchy phrase, “The best gifts surprise people long after they’re opened.” Okay Apple, I’m listening …what have you got for me?

An iPad-  I thought so.

I decided to look on Compete.com to see where people were going when they searched for iPads:

While Apple is the first destination site for iPad keywords, Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon aren’t far behind. What differentiates the sites’ traffic search referrals, however, is paid share vs. natural share.

We can see that Amazon and Best Buy receive a high level of traffic from paid search on the keyword “iPad” and, as competitors, it makes sense. Everybody knows what Apple products they are searching for, so competitors selling these products need to amp up their SEO strategy around these terms – whether it be through paid search initiatives, such as those employed by Best Buy and Amazon or natural search tactics, which Walmart seems to have executed successfully.

About Alyssa Maine:
Alyssa is a Marketing Coordinator for Compete and spends her time diving into the digital marketing sphere, where online and offline coincide. Alyssa is interested in international marketing and economic development, but as a digital native also spends her time reading blogs and playing Tiny Wings. Find Alyssa on Twitter at @alyssamaine or connect with her on Linkedin or Google+