Here's a quick keyword research tip...

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Suppose you're in a niche, let's say you're marketing craft ideas for sake of having an example, but you need more keyword ideas. What if you could have a list of the keywords the top ranking sites are using, would that help?

Let Google tell you what those keywords are:

1. Go to Google and enter your search phrase and click the search button. In this case I'm searching for "craft ideas" without the quotes to start with.

2. From the search results page, copy the web address of the top ranked site to your clipboard (in this case it's a .info site, so don't let anyone tell you that you have to have a .com, .net, or .org site to rank well - those are better in most consumer's minds, but other domain extensions can rank well).

3. Now go to Google's Keyword Tool and on the left site, check the "website content" radio button, and then enter the web address of the top ranked site into the URL field.

4. Check the "Include other pages on my site linked from this URL" checkbox so it will pick up keywords from other pages on the site as long as those pages are linked to from the main page (or whatever page you're checking if you get deep results).

5. Click the "Get keyword ideas" button.

Google will return a list of what it considers the keywords for that site.

Do this for the top 10 sites and you should have a huge list of keywords that the sites on the 1st page of search results are using. They just might be important.

You can repeat the process starting with step one and putting your seed keyword (craft ideas) inside quotation marks, you may get a few new sites in the top ten.

There you go, just another way to get keyword ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author travisman
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe118
      Solid tip. Thanks Dennis!

      I'd love to see an automated tool for this...
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by Joe118 View Post

        Solid tip. Thanks Dennis!

        By the way it seems the tool is having some indigestion tonight, it doesn't like Adams Dog Training and Dog Behavior -- is anyone successful in using https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal tonite?

        OOOPS that's not my site - I wish It ranks 2nd for dog training, the "standard test" (in addition to golf ) for any niche research.
        It was working, I just used it to write up those instructions to make sure I didn't leave anything out and had all the buttons wordage correct.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joe118
          Yes, its working fine. I don't know what I did wrong. THANKS AGAIN!
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          • Profile picture of the author rahmscorp
            Hi Dennis, thanks for your tip. But don't you mean?

            "Keyword Niche Power = $97.00
            My Tip = Priceless"

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            • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
              Originally Posted by rahmscorp View Post

              Hi Dennis, thanks for your tip. But don't you mean?

              "Keyword Niche Power = $97.00
              My Tip = Priceless"

              Ha, good one! I wouldn't say it, but I don't mind if you do. :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by Precious51 View Post

      try using Keyword Niche Power software, it's a nice tool and I enjoy it
      Keyword Niche Power = $97.00
      My Tip = Free
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  • Profile picture of the author TerrieS
    I have Market Samurai, but this is still a good addition!

    Thanks, Dennis!
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  • Profile picture of the author Flyingpig7
    Oh excellant one Dennis, I always wondered what that was for (website search), and how to use it on Google Keyword external tool.

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Walter
    Thanks for this tip Dennis! I think I'll try it out for my newest website.
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  • Brilliant idea for keyword ideas. But I have a question following this great tip. Now I am overwhelm with so many choices using these recommended steps, and how can I choose THE KEYWORD for the domain name? Is it the CPC or Volume or something else? What do you usually do at this point? Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by optomathematgineer View Post

      Brilliant idea for keyword ideas. But I have a question following this great tip. Now I am overwhelm with so many choices using these recommended steps, and how can I choose THE KEYWORD for the domain name? Is it the CPC or Volume or something else? What do you usually do at this point? Thanks.
      Hi optomathematgineer - to tell you the truth I usually use this technique for sites that are already established. I use it to get content ideas.

      You could use it for help in choosing a domain name too, though. To do that, I'd export the keyword phrases in text format, open them in Notepad and use the sort feature to remove the duplicate entries, use the replace function to remove the spaces between the words, then copy them to your clipboard.

      Next I'd go to 000domains.com and use the bulk search features to see which, if any, of the keywords are available as a domain. I'd only check the .com, .org, and .net domain extensions. (I wouldn't buy domains from them, I just like their bulk search)

      Then I'd take the keywords for the domains available and go back to Google's keyword tool, this time using the "Descriptive words or phrases" search parameter, and enter the domains into keywords box and search. When the results come back, switch it to phrase match to see how many people search for that phrase each month.

      Write down the phrases that have enough searches to make it worthwhile. Some will tell you there should be X number of searches per month, but you can make money no matter how many searches are performed if you can grab the top ranking, but I like to see at least 1,000 searches.

      Once you have the search phrases with the minimum number of searches that you can buy the domain name for, go to Google and search each phrase. Take a look at the top ten sites to see what the competition looks like. Are you getting forum posts or blog entries? Are you getting answer sites like Yahoo Answers or Answer Bag? Are you getting internal pages from other sites rather than the home page? If so, then you have a good chance of ranking on the first page with a little seo work.

      If not, it doesn't mean you can't outrank the first page sites, but you'll have to research them individually to see how well optimized the sites are.

      Once you find one that looks good, go to your favorite registrar and grab it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ingomkt
    Thanks for the tip! I love the Google keyword tool and use it always as my first source of keyword information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    Great stuff, Dennis! Who knew Google would make it so easy to spy on and steal your competition's keywords? HA!

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    • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
      Thanks for that useful tip Dennis, as I didn't realise I
      could check what keywords my main competition were
      using for attracting customers.

      Cheers

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  • Profile picture of the author Affiliateprocom
    Thanks for the Tip Dennis!
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