I have a problem with the time I spend in the research process plus content creation
But, first, here's how I do research long-tail keywords
List of keywords:
* Brainstorm general topics related to my niche
* Then I look keywords in the "Searchers Related to" area, when I search one of the general topics
* I use Keyworddit to look for keywords in Reddit
* Also, I check subreddits to look for common topics
* Sometimes, I look for specific topics on other forums
* I add all keywords to the Google Keyword Planner
* Then I filter the results with Low Competency
* I add to the plan keywords with 10 - 100 searches/month, to see the real number
* I do a simple search with keywords > 0 searches/month to see if there are sites with no high authority
* Pick that keyword
* I just use the Google Keyword Planner with the first three webpages that address the search intent
* Pick related keywords to the main one
Structure of the content:
* Based on the LSI keywords, I make a draft with title and subheadings
* Then I start writing 2,000 words
The total amount of time: 3-hour writing + 1-hour researching.
I spend too much time researching long-tail keywords in my way. Sometimes I end up with less than I have at the beginning. And writing 2,000 words knowing that I have to repeat the same research process is overwhelming.
My strategy: writing every day one post targeting a long-tail keyword. So, at the end of the year, I will have a decent number of keywords ranked.
This strategy is good for a new brand site without domain authority like mine.
How would you do to improve this approach? or, how do you do your research for long-tail keywords?
By the way, I cannot afford tools like ahrefs, semrush, ect.
I don't mind writing 2,000 words every day, but is writing such long posts worth for long-tail keywords?
P.S. Hope this can help some with their process, but I would like to improve mine. Could you please share some of your expertise?