Blogging becomes so fun during the holidays because there is so much stuff to write about. Sometimes, the topics could get overwhelming. What better way than to research seasonal keywords from 2019 so we could plan which ones to optimize for the coming holiday season.
SEO analysis and keyword research are not just about riding the flow of what is currently trending. But it is also having the intuition on what keywords might get more searches than others depending on the season. This helps in planning out potential internet traffic from the holidays.
Please remember that all these are merely suggestions from trending SEO keywords from previous years. Trends could easily change, especially now that 2020 is such a different year compared to previous ones.
Most Common Seasonal Keywords 2019
These are the common seasonal keywords every December in the past years, not just 2019. These keywords do not have any particular order, and these keywords could be used in your blog for additional SEO. Bloggers can also use keyword generators to find out more specific keywords to use for content. Interestingly, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ is one of the most searched songs every December.
All I Want for Christmas is you
How many days until Christmas
All About the Decor
Christmas will not be Christmas without the decorations. Many people like to decorate even in November! In some countries, like the Philippines, the Christmas season starts as early as September. This is why decoration-related word searches are also some of the most searched seasonal keywords in 2019. Rustic and DIY are also quite searched because these are the trending lifestyles popular to some age groups.
DIY Christmas Decor
Christmas wall decor
Rustic Christmas Tree
Best Time for Travel
Christmas is the best time to travel – to see friends, to be with family, or even just to relax. This is why travel-related search words are quite highly searched. These may include “Flights to..”, “Christmas Travel Destinations”, and “Cheap accommodations in…”. Many Americans also like spending Christmas in warmer places. These are some of the locations in the US that are commonly searched on the internet during the holidays:
Baking, Cooking, and Recipes
We all know it is a special year and celebrating the Christmas holidays will be different due to the pandemic. Everyone might need to enjoy cooking at home than spend Christmas at our favorite restaurants. This is why recipes for popular Christmas dishes may get high searches this month, especially when Christmas is drawing near. Baked goods are also great gifts (with a personal touch) which is why recipes for these munchies are highly searched during this time of year.
Christmas dinner recipes
A Season of Giving
Christmas shopping might very well be the biggest shopping event of the year next to Black Friday. Everyone is buying a little something for their family, their friends, and themselves. Yes, the word “iTunes” is a rather common search as there are many people who get new iPhones during Christmas. The search for “Opening hours” also rises the closer it is to Christmas. It turns out many people really do their Christmas shopping at the last minute.
Other common search phrases may include “Gifts for him/her”, “presents for kids”, “gift ideas”, “Cheap xmas gifts”, “personalized gifts”, and “Christmas gifts”.
Christmas and the New Year is not the only holidays celebrated in December. Other cultures also celebrate ethnic holidays in December. This includes Hannukah and Kwanzaa. December is truly a season of celebrating. It is great to know that people still care about valuing other culture’s celebrations and holidays.
December Global holidays
Ethnic Holidays in December
COVID-19 Related Searches
Everyone knows that it is a different Christmas and New Year this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is why there may be new keywords that are related to the pandemic. These may include “holiday restrictions” about the limitation of people allowed to celebrate together. The keyphrases “coronavirus update” and “Covid Christmas” might also get high searches.