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Unread 18th Mar 2013, 04:17 AM   #1
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How To Do Keyword Research Without Using Expensive Tools

Would you like to know how to do keyword research without having to buy expensive keyword tools like Market Samurai, Micro Niche Finder, Traffic Travis, Wordtracker, etc?


Are you fed up with getting figures from the Google keyword tool that just don't make sense in real life?


You're not alone...


When it comes down to it, almost all the available keyword tools (with the exception of Wordtracker) get their information from Google's Keyword tool.


Then, to justify the price of serving you up information that you could get free, they put a pretty wrapper round the results and maybe throw in some extra features...


Things like competition analysis, maybe weeding out "bad" keywords, that kind of thing.


Naturally, the aim of these tools is to give you a big list of keywords that you're going to use.


And they'll deliver on their promise of a big list of keywords.

It's then up to you to write all the content relating to those keywords. Which is enough to keep you going for weeks or months of solid typing.

Or, more likely, you'll work on one or two of the suggestions and put the rest away for a rainy day.


Somewhere on your hard drive that you won't ever look again.


And, even if you did, you won't actually re-use them because they're bound to be out of date.


So you'll run the analysis again and promise yourself that you'll actually use all these golden nugget keywords this time.


Yeah, right.


In practice, if you're like most people I know, you'll only use a handful of the results you get given.


Maybe a couple, maybe 10 or 20 if you're outsourcing your article writing. 100 at the outside but that's rare.


So your expensive
software sits on your hard drive. You load it up occasionally and it goes through the motions of loading databases, checking your licence key, checking for updates, that kind of thing.

So, what's the alternative?


The one that regularly gets mentioned is the Google keyword tool.


It's actually the one that most of these fancy programs call, which is why you have to be cautious about using them too much otherwise you'll be subject to entering almost unsolvable Captchas to be allowed to continue harvesting Google's data.


So you go back to Google and load up the keyword tool.

You need to be logged in to Adwords to use it nowadays.

The thing you need to remember is that the keyword tool is actually designed to sell advertising.


Its primary function in life is to serve people who want to know the keywords to bid for when they're placing their adverts.


The fact that we can use it for research is incidental.

Which leads on to one of the elephants in the room...

The figures aren't very accurate.


Sure, they're made to look precise. That's why you get results like 12,100 and 880 and 40,500 and 720. That kind of thing.


But if you sort the results by local or monthly searches, you'll see the figures are clumped together.


What Google are showing you is an educated guess, placed into bands for speed.


And it's a figure that isn't updated very often for most search terms.


So if you're looking at the keyword results and thinking you're going to get anywhere near that volume of searches, think again.


It's not going to happen.


The second elephant in the room (which makes this room kind-of crowded) is that the competition in the search results only bears a passing resemblance to the low/medium/high rating you'll see on screen.


Google are muscling in on all sorts of results.


For instance, I just searched weather in my local town. Competition is shown as low, which is true because no-one normally advertises for weather forecasts.


But that keyword tool doesn't show you the actual results - you have to click through to those.


And when you get there, you'll find the space that's normally taken up by the 3 adverts is swallowed up by Google's own weather forecast data.


Weather isn't the only place that Google are taking up more and more of the "above the fold" screen real estate.


So you need to check the actual results to see what they're doing in real life. Whether it's an extra search below the adverts (flights, travel, even mattresses) or paid-for shopping results.


Or any other combination of things that's designed to put more money in Google's bank account and push regular results further down the page.


So, as you might have guessed by now, I don't put much faith in the keyword figures Google dreams up. And, by definition, the fancy tools that try to add value to the figures.


After all, if the competition figure doesn't tell the whole truth and the search numbers are guesstimates, how can you add value?


You've heard the phrase often quoted about computer programs: "Garbage in, garbage out".


That applies here as well.


I still use Google for my keyword research - but less and less often, especially since it now wants me to be logged in.


I just don't rely much on the keyword tool.


Instead, I use the suggestions that come up when you type in stuff. The same as real-life searchers do.


It's like having the long-lost Wonder Wheel permanently updated and on tap.


There are several bits of good news here.


Just because Google reports zero searches for a phrase doesn't that's the case.


In fact, this method brings up hidden gems every time I use it.


Do they get hundreds or thousands of searches a day?


No.


Do they get on page one stupidly fast?


Yes.


Much like those WSOs that promise you'll get your video on page one almost overnight.


And you could level the same criticism at this method: it's easy because no-one is competing for it.


That's true.


But that's not the same as saying no-one is searching for it.

Because my Analytics for my sites tell me otherwise.


Maybe a click or two a day at position 5 or 6.


I'm fine with that - the article on my site took maybe half an hour to create. And it's often on page one within 8 or 9 days.


It will then creep up a bit higher and that figure of one or two clicks a day creeps upwards.


Maybe 5 or 10 clicks.


Whatever.


I'm happy - it's very targeted traffic with near enough no competition.


Few - if any - ads (remember, the keyword tool lied and said that there's no traffic, so why target an ad).


No real competition.


But real searchers. Often clutching their credit card because they're desperate to spend money but haven't found anywhere until they reach my page.


It's quick, which works well with the average attention span of an internet marketer like me.


And, as Dan Kennedy said, the bank don't give you a bonus on your deposit just because you worked hard to earn the money.


So in a couple of hours, you could target 4 of these phrases.

If they show signs of life (and my hit rate on these has generally been higher than with any other method I've used over the years) then create another page or an article or a video and you're dominating page 1.

Just a thought.


Anyway, I've created just over 66 minutes of videos where I'll talk you through this whole technique.


All the weird and wonderful things you can do to come up with as many zero competition, low (but definitely not zero) searches keywords.


If you want something flashy and earth shattering, you've come to the wrong place.


But if you want something you can follow and have one or more light-bulb moments while you watch the videos. Plus some real keywords that real people are searching for...


Then click the "buy" link now.



By the way, yes, there is an upsell.

It's not needed for this WSO but it is a compilation of some of my niche research WSOs. A "greatest hits" if you want to call it that.


So you could get that if you wanted - you'd then have enough niche keyword research ideas to last you several lifetimes.


And of course there's a 30 day no quibble guarantee on the main WSO because, even though I've told you what's included, you may prefer the safety net of having a guarantee.

If you're ready to turn your keyword research upside down and target buyer keywords with near enough no competition then click the buy button and start watching the videos!

Click here to buy now!




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so are you showing us how to check competition also ?
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Originally Posted by Dumkist View Post

so are you showing us how to check competition also ?
I'm showing you how I decide whether or not to go for the keywords.

I'm lazy, so I like low competition, even if it means not many clicks per day for any given keyword.
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I had the chance to go through the stuff OP has put up and once again he has spoon feeded with the info. you seriously cannot go wrong with the stuff he's teaching you.You get 6 videos with all the keyword research info. required from start to finish so in short its all about how to pick the right keyword to make it rank, some handful basic tips in regards to SEO are also given.

dont let the sales copy scare you away, this guy delivers stuff and is totally underrated on this forum!
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Trevor,

I enjoyed the six videos. One question though.

Using this method for keyword research are you not concern with competition, or I guess it would not matter seeing that Google does not have much history in their database with your targeted keyword in any event?

I guess I am so used to targeting keywords that I know for sure has some commercial activity associated with it.

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Originally Posted by andrewm View Post

Trevor,
I enjoyed the six videos. One question though.
Using this method for keyword research are you not concern with competition, or I guess it would not matter seeing that Google does not have much history in their database with your targeted keyword in any event?
I guess I am so used to targeting keywords that I know for sure has some commercial activity associated with it.
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What I've found is that if the keywords are showing up as you type, there's traffic.

Even though the Google Keyword Tool doesn't think there is.

What this means is that you're often ahead of the curve - advertisers aren't there because the keyword tool isn't telling them they should be.

And with this level of competition (or lack of it), there's nothing to worry about with regards to who the others are apart from a casual glance to make sure you're not trying to beat 10 giants

The time you don't spend doing all that extra research is much better spent creating more content!

Hope this helps,

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This looks like something I could use. Do you have any proof of ranking and traffic using this?
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Originally Posted by missmystery View Post

This looks like something I could use. Do you have any proof of ranking and traffic using this?
By it's nature, it's not going to set the world alight on traffic - you're not going to discover phrases with thousands of visits a day.

But you'll be finding phrases with traffic. I'm not going to reveal my phrases (and therefore niches) here but I've had results reach page 1 in just over a week and getting steady traffic. With no backlinks/loopholes/other hype.
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This sounds pretty good. Will it work with most niches? (for example I have t-shirt niches, autism etc)

How much time is usually invested to find good keywords?
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Originally Posted by missmystery View Post

This sounds pretty good. Will it work with most niches? (for example I have t-shirt niches, autism etc)
How much time is usually invested to find good keywords?
It will work with any niches as far as I'm aware.

I don't usually spend more than a handful of minutes tracking down this kind of keyword.
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I think I'll grab this. It's certainly makes a lot of sense to me so far. Why is it asking me to opt in after I've paid for it?

Meh, nevermind. I opted in. I'm keen to see the videos.
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This was the easiest and fastest way I have ever done keyword research.

And this method are not time consuming at all if you like to do marketing at speed get this.

I love this method why?Youre work are already done half for you.

Not that searching over and over in researching tools.
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