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Keyword Research Tools

In the last post, we talked about keyword research and the fact that you need tools – paid or free.

Today, we will be starting with Google Keyword Planner which is free, even if it’s limiting.

This is going to be a video training.

You have to watch the video below to understand the training.

In the video, I talked about signing up and how you can generate as many keyword ideas as possible from few keywords.

Google normally allows 10 entries and can return thousands. It means you can type in just 10 or less keywords and google keyword planner will return as many keyword ideas as it can find.

Once the keywords are returned, you can download and open on your pc.

The next thing is to sort them accordingly (there’s need to know a few things about using Microsoft excel).

At this stage, we want to see the keyword ideas we have and the ones we can desire to write a post for.

Enjoy the Video.

Before we continue, you need to know this:

Types of Keywords

There are three basic types of keywords: Short-tail, Mid-tail and Long-tail keywords.

Short-tail keywords are keywords with 1, 2 or 3 words.

Mid-tail keywords are keywords with 3 to 5 words (or thereabouts)

Long-tail keywords are keywords with 5 words and more.

Note: the word length of keywords, as discussed up there, varies. But the main catch is, start with keywords with word lengths of 5, 6 and more. This is because most keywords with short word lengths are very difficult to rank for – many of them even have search volumes of 100,000 upwards.

Let me say this more emphatically: When you are starting a blog, start with keywords with 100-1k, 1k-10k monthly searches.

Removing the Google Keyword Planner Limitations

In the video above, I stated how Google Keyword Planner limits the information they provide on monthly search volume of keywords. In the past, they would show exactly how many people search for every keyword they return unlike now that they show an average.

If Google keyword planner is displaying 1k-10k and it’s actually 1,200, you would be happy right?

So, to remove the limitation, you will install an add-on on your browser (Firefox or Chrome). The Addon is called Keywords Everywhere.

With keywords Everywhere, you will have access to the actual search volume of the keywords.

Keywords Everywhere

With the Keywords Everywhere add-on on Firefox or Chrome, the video below explains how limitless you can be in your keyword research journey.

Note: Keywords Everywhere and other free keyword research tools do not provide the actual search volume for some local searches (Nigeria as an example). So, if you are researching keywords for Nigeria audience, you might have to trust your instinct with the data provided by Google Keyword Planner.

More explanation: When you limit your search on Google keyword planner to a Country or Region, and even when you don’t, the data provided by the Keywords Everywhere tool is for the global audience.

Now… Enjoy the Video.

 

In the next training, we will talk about getting titles and how I know I can rank before we go into writing the posts.

Thanks.

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Abimbola Joseph
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I couldn’t get the process of using the keyword planner. After telling me ” Get started”, I kept looking for ‘skip guided set up’ but there was nothing like that on my screen. What could be wrong?
This below was what i found…

Describe your business
This info will be used to create an ad that reaches the right customers
Business name

Business website

Example: http://www.example.com
Don’t have a website? Create a free Google My Business listing on Google Maps

SAVE

CANCEL

Ayorinde Olowosile
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Ayorinde Olowosile

Thanks so much for this training. It’s been quite expository so far.

I read it late though, and I’ve seen some of the questions asked and your responses. Some of them are what I had in mind, especially choosing keywords with low search per month.

Oluwaseun Toluwalase
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Oluwaseun Toluwalase

Read and re-read.

But sir, most of these doesnt work well on phone. Does it mean I must get a laptop (if I want to take blogging serious)?

Thanks again for the great lessons sir

Ayandola Ayanleke
Member

Thank you sir

Doris Emmanuel
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Doris Emmanuel

This is one of the biggest business secrets of online writing.

I understand this video better than the previous one. I will them again.

Thanks for not holding back any helpful information from us.

When I eventually start my blog, you will be there with me, every step of the way.

Weldon for all you do, God bless you real good.

Tolulope
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Tolulope

What an awesome lecture. Its will take more of attention to get it well. Thanks for all your time and investment sir. God bless you

Blessing Adekanmbi
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Blessing Adekanmbi

Leggo! We keep following.

Eguzoro Sylvia
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Eguzoro Sylvia

I definitely need to go through this post again. This is really good, sir. Thank you for the opportunity. I look forward to the next class.

Tunji Olaobaju
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Tunji Olaobaju

Wow this is wonderful. Thanks for this piece sir.

KENNYGOLD
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Thanks a lot for this step by step guide, sir. Now I know blogging is much more than what I used to do.

My question is, would a phone manage to blog this effectively?

Secondly, why is it necessary to start with 1-1k, 1-10k keyword monthly search?

Thank you, sir.

TAIYE IKULAGBA
Member

It was very good listening to the video. It made me understand better what I’ve read. It was like a practical guide. Merci beaucoup.

If I wrote a post that has more words than the one already ranking, am I still not going to rank for the post? Or better still what increases my chances of ranking for a post?

Does the number of visitors who read your posts also increase one’s chance of ranking for a post?

Thank you, sir. God bless!

Emmanuel Awor
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Emmanuel Awor

Wow!
Everything you’ve offered today is extremely awesome.
It gets more interesting by the days.

I look forward to learning more amazing things from you.
Thanks.

Samson Osuman
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Samson Osuman

Thanks for tonight’s training. Looking forward to learn something new tomorrow.

Olubisose Samuel
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Olubisose Samuel

Going through the video, you said we should choose keywords with low search per month, is it to be able to survive and have a chance to rank well or just to test the grounds as a beginner.

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