Top Keywords for Holiday Marketing in 2017

Today, more and more customers are turning to the internet, to research holiday gift ideas. Women in particular are more likely to surf the web for the perfect present, especially on their mobile phones.

If you want to reach more women customers this holiday season, optimizing your website, so that it’s easily found, and easily searchable is critical.


High-converting keywords can make a huge difference in your holiday marketing plan, and ultimately, your holiday sales. Rather than hope for the best, I want to walk you through some of the top keywords for holiday marketing. 

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The first thing you want to find is a keyword tool. Many business owners start with the Google Keyword Planner, which has some limitations, but can be accessed free of charge. The importance of a keyword tool is to track how well your website is ranking for each phrase that you select. Google’s keyword planner tool is an easy integration into your holiday SEO strategy, especially if you already use Google Analytics to track your website performance. Another option, that we highly recommend is the HubSpot keywords tool. You can access a free trial here.

When you begin to choose your keywords, you’ll want to think in the context of the terms and phrases that your customer would be searching for. If your business is located in a specific geographic area, add location based keywords like the name of your city or neighborhood.

Plug your keywords into your keyword planner tool, and you’ll see data on search volumes, as well as information like ranking difficulty. This will give you a good sense of keywords that have the potential to generate high conversions, versus keywords that customers have no interest in. If you want to run ads for select keywords, the keyword tool will also outline the cost-per-click, for each phrase.

keywords for your holiday marketing


Here’s a sprinkle of the top keywords for holiday marketing, to get you started. Play around with these phrases, and tweak until you’ve found the best keywords for your holiday mar

keting plan. Remember, each high-converting keyword will put you one step closer to reach more women customers this holiday season.

  1. Christmas gifts on a budget
  2. Gifts with free shipping
  3. Top gift ideas for women
  4. Best gifts under $20
  5. Best gifts for women under $50
  6. Best Christmas gifts for women 2017
  7. Beauty gift ideas for women
  8. Jewelry gift ideas for women
  9. Cyber Monday {insert product category} deals
  10. Small business Saturday in {insert city name}


In what ways are you using keywords in your small business? Leave a comment, and let me know your holiday marketing plan. 


Sharon L. Hadden

Written by Sharon L. Hadden

Sharon L. Hadden is a writer first, by passion and profession. She helps women in business find the sweet spot between content & marketing, so they can reach more women customers.