Why Keyword Research Is The First Step To Successful Blog

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As a blogger we all start with writing what we have in mind, and we don’t care about things like Post tile, description and ends up writing a cutting edge article. Before you pat yourself, ask how the users are going to find you. How do you seek answers to your questions? I usually go to Google and type my query to find an answer. You are no different and probably doing the same thing. Is int it?

The difference between a newbie blogger and an experienced blogger is smartness. Both of them write the same content, but the difference is experienced blogger optimise their article for the people who are searching for it.

Keyword research is the first step that come into the mind of every internet marketer while he is on the process of creating a website. Keyword research seems to be very easy, but it’s not actually though. Searching for proper and correct keywords for your website is very important because it’s the keywords which will bring traffic to your website. I would recommend using google keyword tool for searching valuable keywords. There are other tools in the market too but google keyword tool is the best free tool among all these.

Keyword Research

Here I’m going to mention the process through which you should carry your keyword research process..

How Keyword Research Works and why it’s important for you

Creating a list

Select the niche which you want to target and go to google keyword planner tool and search for the high paying and low competitive keywords. Make a list of such keywords. Keep in mind the keyword you are selecting should have at least 1000+ searches per month. In addition to the global exact searches, CPC of the keywords should be more than $1 if you are using AdSense to monetise your blog.

Remove the unwanted keywords – Google keyword tool sometime results out some misspelled keywords as well as some keyword which do not make sense. Remove these keywords from your list.

Check the Competition of keywords

Search your selecting keywords in the google and analyse the top 5 website. You can analyze them according to the page rank they have. More page rank of the website, harder to defeat them.

Creating long tail keywords –

Select the high paying and high searched keywords and make a long tail keywords of them. This is the ultimate way to get little traffic to your websites, from those long tail keywords obviously.  For ex – If you have keyword “teeth ache”, you can create long tail keywords like “How to tackle teeth ache” or “How to cure teeth ache” etc. More over with new Google Instant search feature, long tail keywords are more effective.

Attack the keywords –

Write high quality articles on the keywords. Your keyword density in the article should be somewhere between 1-2% with LSI Keywords.. Don’t over stuff your articles with lots of keywords, it seems kind of spam in Google’s  eye (keyword stuffing).

Do let us know if you use any keyword research software to find the best keyword for your next blog post?

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Comments

  1. John McNally says

    Thanks for a great Keyword post Aakash, which was all the better for being short. 8)

    I have got Market Samurai for keyword research, but it has so many functions it seems very compicated to use. I shall look for your 8,000 searches and $1 keywords, and then create longtail keywords as you suggest. I like simple strategies. :-)

    Thanks again Aakash, I shall be back for more.

    John

  2. Jens P. Berget says

    Great article. I have just signed up for Keyword Country, and I’m looking forward to do some research myself.

  3. Meezan Rahman says

    You have stated that the keyword I’m targeting should have 8000 searches per month. Is it “global monthly search” or “local monthly search”?

    Thanks in advance.

  4. Roy Scribner says

    Those are good points, Aakash – eespecially about focusing on the long tail. I have had a lot of success with that, even over some high ranking sites.

  5. mahesh says

    Can u plese give me idea’s how to create long-tail keywords.Any free keyword toll to create long tail keywords.(except adwords tool)

  6. TechChunks says

    With the increasing competition in the field, it is becoming harder day by day to arrive at the right key words for your next blog. Thanks to the tools like these which come as a solace.

  7. Kimi says

    I should learn more about the value of CPC since my adsense earning is low lol..

    Thanks for the share, the first point i shall pay attention more.

  8. Chetan Bhasin says

    Dupe free pro is another software which can analyze keyword density. Also, it helps to compare two posts from a link or text to check weather search engine will recognize it as plagiarism or not. This is not an ultimate research software but at least it is one of the other free tool available on internet which I think can be useful for many bloggers.

  9. shashank says

    THis is a really cool post on all about Keywords !
    In this blog i came across his new plugin keyword density,gonna try that asap!
    thanks for this aakash!

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