I have run out of keywords. What do I do now?

by sree94 22 replies
So after lots of trial and error, I have figured out that my best strategy is to do article marketing. I am on pace to make $500 this month from submitting an average of eight articles per day. Not getting rich, I know, but it's better than my $100 month average from before.

Anyway, I have basically run out of good keywords for all but one of my niches. What should I do about these niches? Keep writing articles for keywords that aren't all that great, or look into new niches?
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Murphy
    Hmm..maybe you should do deeper research on that niche. Theres bound to be some untapped gold keywords you could stumble upon. Or you could just recycle and play around with your current keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    Articles are just one source of traffic!

    There are 10 other sources all great for getting a ton of free targeted traffic!

    While articles are great, they are just one source of traffic! There are mahy other sources as well!

    Focus on those as well... Hubs, Myspace, Twitter, Lenses, Podcasting etc for the same keywords and you will love it surely

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  • Profile picture of the author TimG
    Originally Posted by sree94 View Post

    So after lots of trial and error, I have figured out that my best strategy is to do article marketing. I am on pace to make $500 this month from submitting an average of eight articles per day. Not getting rich, I know, but it's better than my $100 month average from before.

    Anyway, I have basically run out of good keywords for all but one of my niches. What should I do about these niches? Keep writing articles for keywords that aren't all that great, or look into new niches?
    I'm willing to bet I could show you at least 100 new phrases for your niche that you could use to generate even more traffic.

    Incidently, that's fantastic that you are making $500 with your article marketing - Good for you my friend!!!

    Respectfully,
    Tim
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    • What Tim said.

      Doing some deep digging will almost always get you more keywords/phrases. Think "laterally", look at competitors websites, etc.

      That being said, you don't want to do one article for a particular keyword and leave it at that. You should be 'rotating' your keyword list, and continually putting out additional articles for your 'core' group of 'best' keywords.

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      • Profile picture of the author TimG
        Originally Posted by internetmarketer99 View Post

        That being said, you don't want to do one article for a particular keyword and leave it at that. You should be 'rotating' your keyword list, and continually putting out additional articles for your 'core' group of 'best' keywords.

        Mark
        Mark,
        Great point - also I didn't mention previously but let's not forget that Pen Names exist for more then one reason - Use them to capitalize on the same keyword list you have now - muahahahaha!!!

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        • Thanks Tim - have to say though, I learned most of what I know about article marketing from you!

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          • Profile picture of the author sree94
            Should I be writing articles for all keywords, or only those with high searches/low competition?
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            • Profile picture of the author zuberr
              Use the bum marketing method to find profitable keywords.
              That is, keywords with reasonable searches and low
              competing pages.
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            • Profile picture of the author Eswar
              Originally Posted by sree94 View Post

              Should I be writing articles for all keywords, or only those with high searches/low competition?
              I would suggest you to write for the all the keywords you found. Because in most cases our articles ranks very well for many keywords within the article than we are actually foucssing.

              Use the base keyword in googles keyword tool to get 100s of variations.

              Look what your competitors are wrting about. It is not neccessary to focus the keywords always. Write interesting articles for the visitors even without keyword research. If its really useful for the reader, it will spread like wild fire.

              Eswar
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              • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
                Sree,

                Don't let the fact that you are "out of keywords" for the moment slow you down!

                Put the content that you already have to good use by doing a couple of the following things.

                1. Make videos out of your articles
                2. Make audio out of your existing articles
                3. Change the articles a little bit and do a mass submission
                4. Re-write several of the articles changing the title etc..
                5. Compile all of the articles into a report and start building a list in the niche.

                Also, research what keywords your competitors are using as well. Just by doing this alone, you can usually come up with a fairly substantial list of additional keywords.

                Once you have their list of keywords, use a tool like Googles Keyword Tool which can be found here https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal and start putting the keywords in one by one and you will get a ton of relevant keywords to use in your marketing efforts.
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              • Profile picture of the author Scot Standke
                Why limit yourself to just one article per keyword?

                If the keyword is that good, where is the rule that says you
                can only write a single article on it?

                If you are an expert in that niche, writing a half dozen or more
                good articles around that keyword should not be a problem.

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  • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
    Pick a few of your niche's and become king of them.
    If there big enough of course.
    Why be just a average fish in a big pond, When you can be a huge fish in a smaller pond?

    Pick one of your niche's and make sure people know that you are the best person to deal with in that niche
    It worked for me...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
    Originally Posted by sree94 View Post

    So after lots of trial and error, I have figured out that my best strategy is to do article marketing. I am on pace to make $500 this month from submitting an average of eight articles per day. Not getting rich, I know, but it's better than my $100 month average from before.

    Anyway, I have basically run out of good keywords for all but one of my niches. What should I do about these niches? Keep writing articles for keywords that aren't all that great, or look into new niches?
    Hi sree94,

    Congrats on your success. You've got many great advice before, besides I'd suggest try to create long tail keywords, which is an expansion of a core, generic, high volume keyword phrase to include numerous combinations and permutations of the keywords and their associated or relevant phrases. These phrases individually are unlikely to account for a great deal of searches, but when taken as a whole, can provide you significant traffic.

    All the best,

    Sandor
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Who cares if you're "out of" keywords?

    The real question is, have you dominated the SERPS for those keywords? How many of the top 10 spots in Google do you have for each?

    Once you determine your "money" words, keep pounding away at them until you hold numerous top 10 spots. With all of the available third party hosting resources, such as squidoo, blogger and hubpages, once you get a page ranked for a good keyword phrase, your goal is to get another of the top spots using another hosting resource.
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    • Profile picture of the author KenJ
      For an established website I use google analytics to find out what keywords people are finding me with. I then use those for my next articles.

      You would be amazed what people type in to google
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      • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
        I would take the keyword phrases you've already used and use them again. In other words, write more articles for those keywords. You can write many different articles - just pick a different slant. Q&A, Top 7, Mistakes... etc.

        Peggy
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      • Profile picture of the author sree94
        Originally Posted by kenj View Post

        For an established website I use google analytics to find out what keywords people are finding me with. I then use those for my next articles.

        You would be amazed what people type in to google
        Most of the phrases only have one search
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        • Profile picture of the author Mr BOLD
          yes you are bound to find search phrases that have like only one search. In fact there are statistics that say about 40% of all searches done on Google are unique searches. Its quite interesting.

          Now if you have set of targeted keywords and struggling to find more, take those keywords, do a search on google, pull the top 10 sites, and plug those sites into the google keywords tool and you will be able to find keywords these top sites are targeting. Most likely you will find more keywords.
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          • Profile picture of the author Simon_Sezs
            I have to agree...go lateral. Start to look at what people who like that niche might also be looking for as well and attack that sub-niche. You may or may not get more click throughs but if you have hit a brick wall, what would be the difference?
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    Some next steps for you...

    1. Use Google Adwords keyword research tool and for each "related keyword" that you find against one of your main keywords, look it up as a main keyword and come with an entirely new list -- you should be able to come up with thousands and tens of thousands this way.

    2. Begin re-purposing your articles by recording some of them as audios or videos on YouTube so you attract traffic through different places with the same content.

    3. Take one day each week and focus on creating a higher quality article that corresponds to blog postings and articles that are getting lots of inbound links...in other word, focus on producing one really good piece of "link bait" each week.

    4. Turn an article into a press release and submit one or two a month to get added inbound links and traffic

    How are you monetizing this traffic? Are these articles leading to your own hub site or marketing an affiliate product, list building?

    Jeff


    Originally Posted by sree94 View Post

    So after lots of trial and error, I have figured out that my best strategy is to do article marketing. I am on pace to make $500 this month from submitting an average of eight articles per day. Not getting rich, I know, but it's better than my $100 month average from before.

    Anyway, I have basically run out of good keywords for all but one of my niches. What should I do about these niches? Keep writing articles for keywords that aren't all that great, or look into new niches?
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    • Profile picture of the author Matt Helphrey
      Eight articles a day is very impressive. Nice work.

      What I would do is just use the same keywords but incorporate long tail as well as short tail. You should be able to write and rewrite using simmilar keywords rather than all the same.
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    • Profile picture of the author sree94
      Originally Posted by jbsmith View Post

      Some next steps for you...

      1. Use Google Adwords keyword research tool and for each "related keyword" that you find against one of your main keywords, look it up as a main keyword and come with an entirely new list -- you should be able to come up with thousands and tens of thousands this way.

      2. Begin re-purposing your articles by recording some of them as audios or videos on YouTube so you attract traffic through different places with the same content.

      3. Take one day each week and focus on creating a higher quality article that corresponds to blog postings and articles that are getting lots of inbound links...in other word, focus on producing one really good piece of "link bait" each week.

      4. Turn an article into a press release and submit one or two a month to get added inbound links and traffic

      How are you monetizing this traffic? Are these articles leading to your own hub site or marketing an affiliate product, list building?

      Jeff

      I am marketing affiliate products, as well as my own product
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