Keyword Research

Keyword research is a practice used by search engine optimization professionals to find and research actual search terms people enter into the search engines when conducting a search. Search engine optimization professionals research keywords in order to achieve better rankings in search engines. Once a niche keyword is found, it is expanded upon to find similar keywords. The process is usually aided by keyword suggestion tools, like the Google Adwords Keyword Planner, which offer thesaurus and alternate keyword suggestion functionality.
Posts about Keyword Research
    • 4 things to note when optimizing for local SEO in 2017

      SEO for businesses in 2017 will be revolutionary. Within the space of 3 years, it has become significantly easier to find businesses, stores or items nearby, creating a shift in user’s intent and search behavior. Users no longer have to include their location in search queries, such as inputting “coffee shops in Queens” into Google.

      Search Engine Watchin SEO- 16 readers -
    • The Importance of Long-Tail Keywords

      The topic of SEO likely came up when you set up content on your website, or perhaps if you’ve gotten so far as blogging and heard about it there. SEO (search engine optimization) is a tactic we use to ensure our business ranks well enough with search engines such that it shows up prominently on results pages.

      Dex Mediain SEO Blogging- 17 readers -
    • How to Get More Traffic from Uncontested Keywords

      When looking at which keywords to target next, more is always better, right? Wrong. Photo by Nabeel Syed There’s one simple trick that far too many internet marketers are ignoring. Stop trying to join the thousands of others trying to rank for popular searches, and target uncontested keywords. Sometimes, a big piece of a small pie is better than none of a large one.

      Growmapin How To's- 12 readers -
  • Top 5 Ways Sellers Struggle on Amazon (and what will fix them)

    … Have you tried to make it as a seller on Amazon? Did you follow all the conventional advice, but still haven’t seen the results you were promised? Have you even lost money? Are you ready to give up? Before you do, take a moment to see if any of the following five areas sound familiar […] The post Top 5 Ways Sellers Struggle on Amazon (and what…

    Karon Thackston/ Marketing Words Blog- 11 readers -
  • SEO basics: How to optimize a blog post?

    … Content writing should be a key element of every SEO strategy. How do you make sure your blog posts have the highest chance to rank well in Google? What are the successive steps you’ll need to take? In this post, I’ll take you back to the very basics of SEO. How do you optimize a blog post? Find that keyword The very first step of every content…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoastin SEO Content How To's- 17 readers -
  • The Ultimate On-Site SEO Guide for Your Online Store

    … an online store for greater visibility on search engines. It has four main facets, including: Keyword research On-site SEO Link Building Usage Signal Optimization In this post, I’ll tackle the most foundational and arguably the most crucial among the four areas: on-site SEO. In our experience, working with 1000s of agencies, we can…

    How To Make Money Onlinein SEO- 16 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: stop words in your focus keyword?

    … of ranking there. What you could do though, if you’re writing about travel/hotels and you’re not ranking that well, is write about stuff related to that. Ask yourself: “What do I need to know when I’m traveling there? Or, what sort of keywords could I be searching for when I’m traveling there?” Look at all that stuff, create really unique and original…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 9 readers -
  • My post ranks, but I don’t get any traffic

    … You did everything you were supposed to do. You wrote an awesome blog post, and the post actually ranks high in the search engines. Perhaps you even made it rank in a number one position. And you’re quite proud of your performance. Your deception is huge when your number 1 post doesn’t attract any traffic to your site. How’s that possible? What…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoast- 14 readers -
  • Free Keyword Research with Keywords Everywhere and Ubersuggest

    … There are quite a few free keyword research tools out there. However, I think I have found a pretty awesome combination tool that makes keyword research really easy and within a few minutes you generate a giant list of keywords with some data on search volume and average CPC (cost per click). First, let’s take a look at why keyword research…

    Luke Klingin Paid Search SEO Blogging- 40 readers -
  • My bullets are green, but my post doesn’t rank?!

    … site in our Keyword research training » $ 99€ 99 - Buy now » Info Technical issues If your post doesn’t show up in the search engines at all, it could be that there are technical issues that prevent your post from appearing in the search results. Of course, when set up right, Yoast SEO takes care of all technical issues, but you could be running…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoast- 20 readers -
  • How to start your keyword research: a case study

    … If you start a new site, either a blog or an online shop, you won’t rank immediately. So, what’s the first step you need to take to boost your rankings? In our view, you should always start with keyword research. Take some time to think about the words you want to be found for: which words are your audience searching for? But how do you find…

    Marieke Van De Rakt/ Yoastin SEO How To's- 15 readers -
  • Keyword Strategies for Finding Blog Post Ideas

    …? Keywords. Not only will keyword research give you lots of ideas for blog posts, it will show you the estimated audience looking for information on those topics. Let’s take a look at an example for portable butane gas stoves. (Why? Because I see one sitting across the room on a table .) Using a keyword research tool (such as SEM Rush), we’ll see what…

    Karon Thackston/ Marketing Words Blogin Content- 24 readers -
  • You’re Bidding On All the Wrong Keywords! (Here’s How To Fix It)

    …—if it matters to your business, you need to track it! Unfortunately, while thought leaders on PPC Hero and across the web have harped on this point for years, 42% of AdWords accounts still haven’t tracked a single conversion (data from those 2,000+ AdWords audits I mentioned earlier). Of the 58% of accounts that are at least tracking something…

    PPC Heroin Paid Search How To's- 18 readers -
  • Ask Yoast: importance of keyword strategy

    … Optimizing your site or page for words that people don’t use doesn’t make any sense. That’s why you have to do proper keyword research. You’ll have to get inside the heads of your audience and find out what words they use while searching. There should always be a keyword strategy behind the keywords you pick. Keyword strategy and keyword research…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 13 readers -
  • 12 Creative Ways To use My Favorite Keyword Research Tools

    …! For over 7 years, I’ve used keyword research to consistently bring myself and clients valuable, targeted long lasting traffic. It’s still one of the biggest land grab opportunities in SEO – if you know the tools to use and how to use them. In this post I’m going to not only share 12 of the best keyword tools out there – but some ideas for using them…

    Dan Shure/ evolving SEOin SEO- 18 readers -
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!
More from around the web