I was just asked to write a product description for an eCommerce website where the item would be sold here in North America but also on an exclusive UK website.

My feeling is that keywords are universal, especially among English speaking countries. But I was wondering if any of the UK members of WA would know if there are any UK specific keywords that would not be used here and vice versa?

The product I am writing about is a 2600mAh portable backup battery charger USB Power Bank for smartphones.

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Prestones Premium
Perhaps use the UK varient of Google (https://www.google.co.uk/) to do your keyword research? I know it's the long way 'round (not Jaaxy), but should get you where you want to go.
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boomergp08 Premium
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grampamike Premium
I suggest doing a Google search on "uk keywords not used in the us." I did the search and found the following article:
http://blog.fotolia.com/us/2006/02/07/english-and-keywords/
There are probably more articles but this is a good place to start.
... GrampaMike
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boomergp08 Premium
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grampamike Premium
My pleasure ... GrampaMike
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Lazyblogger Premium
By putting UK at the end of the keywords, may serve as one way. Or check Yahoo Answers and EHow sites. Hope that helps.
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boomergp08 Premium
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mackiejw Premium
I would think there are some differences. They do speak funny, and their main keywords are

King, Queen, Royal, Prince & Charles, Throne (the real thing if you get my drift), Westminster and Ale.

A TV is a Telle
Cellphone a Handy
Bollocks means Balls and
Fagged is disturbed.

Kind a difficult, but I have confidence in you, my brother.

So type away but keep it chatty

John
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Kathy331 Premium
Very funny and telle is tele! ;)
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eaglchris Premium
Absolutely hilarious, John, as a Brit I love your sense of humour, best laugh I've had all day - brilliant!!
Cheers,
Chris.
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pinkabella Premium
hahaha Mack being from the UK we think you speak funny lol you r right about bollocks TV is telly cellphone....... mobile and I cant say on here what Fagged means lol . I think mostly our language is the same so for ranking you should be ok and your purse is our handbag
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eaglchris Premium
I have to correct you on a couple of things, cell phone is mobile, bollocks are politicians, flagged means politicians as well!
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Caraid Premium
WE speak English!

Those who TRY and copy us speak funny at times ; )

I have never heard of a Handy but often carry a mobile and "Fagged" means tired as in exhausted. Not sure what TV or TELLY programmes you watch.

No offence taken or meant in reply ; )

Hi Robert

I think generally you should be OK within the technology niche.

If you use smartphone or mobile or mobile phone in this instance
cell phone is rarely used though understood but would not be used as a seed keyword.

As Kathy said look out for use of Z where we usually use S and the U as in colour.

These might be relevant in this case:
We use 2 L's as in a battery backup would be useful when traveLLing and we buy a software licence (NOT license) from the appropriate licensing authority. Yes an S is used in the case but a C is used for the noun licence.

Regards

Dave
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LisB247 Premium
I think we speak normal John. None of us have an accent or twang :D

Hi Robert, I try to do the reverse with my site as I have set my general details to USA and all I have found is the different spelling for certain words.

As long as you stick to proper terms and don't use abbreviations you will be alright. The other thing with the UK is our abbreviations can also vary from county to county.

So things can mean different things depending on where you are in the country.

Lis.
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boomergp08 Premium
That was FUNNY my brotha!
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mackiejw Premium
Thanks, just got scorned for spelling tele wrong. As if anyone gives a crap LOL :-)
John
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mackiejw Premium
And I forgot to mention that the word "humour" seems not to exist anymore. Too bad.
John
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LittleClaire Premium
A 'Handy' is German.. we say mobile :)
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Kathy331 Premium
The only difference I've found is in the spellings. For example computerized/computerised, color/colour. So I would say just check those kinds of words for spelling. :)
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pinkabella Premium
We do have a few spelling and pronunciation differences lol
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boomergp08 Premium
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mackiejw Premium
A few?
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