Originally Posted by Mellisa Smith
Semantic SEO means to target most relevant keywords for the content which will help to increase traffic and SERP rank in the search engine because search engine serves the best and relative results to user as per their search query hence we can get benefit by adding most popular semantic words in your title tag, meta tags, h1 tag etc. But make sure your content should relevant to those semantic words also.
I almost agree
I definitely agree with your intent behind your comment "But make sure your content should relevant to those semantic words also".
The point of semantic search though is that you get away from needing to use specific words on a page (and especially the whole keyword density thing) and instead make the whole content on the page relevant to a topic and Google will work out which keywords are relevant.
The idea here is that if you have the word "cricket" brilliantly optimised on a 'strong page' page all about football you shouldn't really be found for cricket related searches. So the search engines will look at your whole page to work out what the page is about and then try to match pages that meet the 'likely' desire of the search.
Further: the aim (at least the stated aim) is that other related terms may be returned that do have an exact match on the search phrase. So for instance: if someone searches for "the ashes", at this time, it is much more likely they will be looking for pages about cricket and not the residue left by a fire. So, as well as a mix of results being returned about fire residue and the competition "The Ashes", you may get links to the Australian or England cricket teams even though the words "the ashes" may never appear on the specific pages.
Having said that I would still always want my keywords on the page in some form; and still want my most important keywords in the right places (title, H1 etc).