Do you want to know how to find keywords that are: profitable, have high search volume, and have low competition? So did I when I was starting out with a brand new media site.
Let me guess, you wrote an article or two. You worked really hard on them; maybe even put a few hours into them. You added fancy images and other blog graphics. You did what you learned from articles on how to write good SEO articles.
You clicked “publish” a few times and waited. After waiting for what seemed like an eternity, the flood of traffic to your site just never came.
Let’s fix that. First, a couple important points to make about business in general. Make no mistake, building a media site is building a business.
Business is simple. To make money in business, you have to sell something. At the end of the day, you either sold something and made revenue or you didn’t. So selling should be your only focus for at least the first year…
…but most people don’t do that. They do everything but sell. They spend time on design, thinking of strategies, and worst of all: branding. Branding something that doesn’t exist yet.
I’m not blaming you at all if you do this, I did it. I wasted years spending time on things that don’t matter. I’ve also watched people waste years as well (but that’s for a different article). All that is important but not at first. Selling is. To sell something, you need the attention of the prospect.
Writing content that ranks high in google is one of the most powerful, cost-effective (money-wise), and wise ways to get attention.
Here’s why: It doesn’t cost money.
You’re not spending money, you’re spending your time. If you do it right, you’ll build media assets that generate attention, traffic, leads, and sales every single day… forever.
Think about that.
So how do you know what to write about? That’s the easy part, once you know what to do. It’s almost like seeing the matrix.
You do this through keyword research. It’s one of the core pillars of SEO. There’s many different ways to research for keywords. One of the ways I do keyword research is so simple, I feel like it’s cheating.
Do you want to learn how to write good SEO articles? It’s simple. Stop trying to write for seo and start trying to write for the reader.
Are keywords important? Yes, they are. But what’s more important for “writing for SEO” by multiples and multiples is writing for the users.
In this post, you’re going to learn how I grew a website from 0 to over 15,000 page views a month, in one year.
Keyword Research Hack For Getting Over 20,000 Pageviews
In the last thirty days, one of my sites generated over 20,000 pageviews. I accomplished that in one year.
The second 10,000 pageviews only took three months, the first 10,000 took the first nine months.
I remember when I hit 10,000 pageviews. 10,000 is a big milestone. As soon as you hit that, it starts to get easier to get more traffic.
There’s one thing that once you know how to do it, getting your site to generate massive amounts of traffic is gauranteed.
So how do you research keywords to find the write ones to target your content with?
When it comes to keyword research, business in general, but especially keyword research. There’s only one rule to keep in mind.
You choose your battles carefully. You only put in time and effort into making a piece of content if you’ve done your due diligence beforehand. You know for a fact, that you’ll crush the rankings for the term. Only then, do you make the post?
Most search queries are simply too competitive to rank for with a new site. Can you rank for the 800 lb gorilla keywords?
Yes absolutely, in years. It takes time to move up the ranks on keywords like that. Worry about those later. There’s plenty of time. For now, finding long-tail, more specific keywords with virtually zero competition is a strategy that works.
The majority of my traffic come from long keywords that you would never expect.
Why You Need To Rank #1
Here’s a rule I go by and most others go by the same rule.
Thou shall not publish unless I’m confident it will rank #1.
If it doesn’t rank #1, you’re wasting your time. Of course you want to be #1, but with this game, it’s even more important.
The #1 position gets 87% of the traffic for that keyword. So #2, and every other page competing for that keyword is getting the remaining 13% of traffic.
Sharpening your axe before you start swinging is the key.
So where do you find these keywords?
If you find it difficult to find low competition keywords and finding ideas for content to write about, keep reading.
After you learn this, you’ll be flooded with as many keywords as you could possibly wrap your head around. I find too many to even be able to keep organized in an orderly fashion.
Here’s how to find dozens of low competition keywords with high search volume; within two minutes
The Goldmine Of Keywords
Especially when a blog is new, doing compeitor keyword analysis for the top dog in your industry isn’t the best approach. There are competitors that are better to go for at first.
Forums are as close to cheating as you can get to find low-competition, high search volume, and profitable keywords.
Here’s what to do.
- Open a fresh browser window and type in the name of the market you’re going to be taking over with the word, “forums”.
For example, if you’re in the Astrology market. You would google, “Astrology forums”.
You’ll see multiple forums filled with people talking about the subject. Open a few tabs of forums. What we want is the largest forums. The bigger the better.
Grab the URL and paste it into Ubersuggest.
Ubersuggest will tell you the pages that get the most traffic.
There’s also a tab that displays keywords that the forum ranks for.
Youll see the search volume, their position for that keyword, and the keyword difficulty for each individual keyword.
This is keyword gold. You don’t need any other information. You can get hundreds of article topics to write good SEO content for that will rank high as long as you do a good job with the content.
Start with the highest searched keywords and go from there.
This tool and all other keyword tools aren’t 100% accurate.
Use the metrics as indications.
But when you type in the keyword, if you see results from forums, Reddit, Quora, and a blogger type site, you got a green light.
How To Outrank Quora and Reddit
Keywords that Reddit or quora are ranked number one in, means that there is essentially zero competition. It’s easy to steal the number one ranking and featured snippets from any forum.
You don’t have to type out a behemoth of an article that 3500 words with sources, images, and resources either. You can beat them with just a 1,000 word post.
How long does it take to write 1000 words? It doesn’t take long at all. You can write a 1,000 word article and publish it in 60 minutes flat. In fact, Income School made this point very well.
The sooner you get the article done, the sooner you can start working on the next one. Then the next, and the next. The quicker you get the work done the quicker you can start getting results.
It’s really up to you how fast you do it.
I hope this post caused a lightbulb or two to flicker for when it comes to keyword research.
This is just one of the keywords research strategies I use to write good SEO articles that users are actively searching for. Remember, at the end of the day, this is a business and business is about providing value.
Find a need and fill it. Provide value to the reader. By finding a keyword that hasn’t been appropriately addressed yet with a piece of content, is an opportunity for your business to provide that solution.
There are many more keyword tricks like this one that give you unlimited content topics to write about.
There’s an infinite supply of opportunities out there. Keywords and search queries drifting on the first page like a lost tourist.
Ready to explode your organic search traffic? Go to the contact page and leave me a message with what you’re struggling with and what you want to accomplish.