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Chamber Events

September 04, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Mass Effect Fitness


September 06, 2019
Community Service Day


September 10, 2019
BFF Business Forward Females


September 12, 2019
Business After Hours with Worcester Chamber at Cyprian Keyes


September 17, 2019
Ribbon Cutting: Paradise Fit Club


September 18, 2019
SUCCESS XPRESS: The Grand Bargain - New Family and Medical Leave Program


September 19, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Shear Transformation


September 24, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Rowe Reptiles


September 24, 2019
HYPE9 Workshop: Boosting Your Networking Skills


September 25, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Northborough's Best Defense


September 26, 2019
Speed Networking Breakfast


September 26, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Westborough Modern Dentistry


October 01, 2019
Business Forward Females: BFF


October 03, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Mexicali Cantina Grill


October 04, 2019
Chamber Overview


October 08, 2019
HYPE9 Disconnect to Connect Business After Hours


October 22, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes


October 22, 2019
Success Express: Sales Strageties


October 24, 2019
Membership Networking Breakfast


November 05, 2019
BFF Business Forward Females


November 07, 2019
HYPE9 Caffeinate & Connect


November 12, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Boro Sugar Shack


November 14, 2019
Chamber Business After Hours @ Great Wolf Lodge


November 14, 2019
SUCCESS XPRESS WORKSHOP: SEO & PPC


November 21, 2019
Membership Networking Breakfast & Mini Grant Awards


December 04, 2019
HOLIDAY SNOWBALL & NETWORKING EVENT


December 10, 2019
BFF Business Forward Females



Chosing Keywords for Your Business


Visitors searching the Chamber Membership Directory search keyword to find the member information they are seeking. If you have keywords associated with your business record in the chamber database your business is more likely to be found. Please read the following information before submitting your keywords and e-mail the chamber office at events@corridornine.org if you have questions.


Useful tips on how to select keywords for your business

A keyword is a word or short phrase that Internet users believe is the right word that will lead them to web sites containing the information they are searching for. The challenge is to identify not only the keywords that best represent your business, but also correspond to the Internet users' keywords, to increase your chances of having your site displayed in the search results. We'll give you examples from the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce web site to better illustrate our tips.


How to identify your core keywords

Your best keywords are words that are used frequently throughout your web site, and that clearly identify your business. Start at your home page, and identify the words that relate the products and services that you sell. Collect individual words, and two or three word phrases as well. Ask your customers for advice - they might surprise you with a very different line of thinking, and help you uncover new keywords.


Corridor Nine Home Page Example

chamber of commerce, corridor nine, westboro, westborough, northboro, northborough, southboro, southborough, shrewsbury, business, companies, metrowest, Metro West, central mass, central massachusetts, demographics, massachusetts, Massachusetts, relocation, economic development, school, schools, vocational schools, chamber of commerce events

Note the variations on spelling, capitalization and word combinations. Use a thesaurus to find new keywords. If you are aware that a word that you have identified as a good keyword is frequently misspelled, you might also include the misspelled version in your list of keywords.


Run a search with your keywords

Note which keywords generated the most results, and note which companies are getting the top listings. We'll show you how to take a peek at their keywords!


Words to ignore

Search engines will ignore the following words, so don't bother including them in your keywords: and, the, a, an, am, for , of, that, this, it.


Stay away from trademarked terms In the early days of the Internet you could often add trademarked terms - company names, product names - to your list of keywords to enhance your chances of getting listed. But this practice is now putting operators at risk of getting sued by the companies holding these trademarks.


Review competitors' keywords

One quick way to start identifying suitable keywords is to go a competitors' website, and in your browser select "view", then "source". Your browser will display their list of keywords, which you now can use in your own search. Which keyword gives your competitors the best ranking? Experiment with several sites and keywords, and narrow your list of keywords so that it is specifically relevant to your own website. Search engines work with their own specific search algorithm, so make sure you conduct searches on several different search engines.