How Do I Do A Keyword Research?

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Hi Warriors,

I am planing to start my own blog on health, I want to include topics like Health foods, exercise, yoga and stuff like that.

But my problem (and a BIG one) is I am not very good at Keyword research.:confused:

could someone please show me a simple way to do this?

Thanks a ton in advance for your answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Adamson
    Start with the free google keyword search tool. (Just google "google free keyword tool" and you'll find it - it has a silly url you can never remember).

    Look for your primary keyword. The tool will suggest related keywords. Sort them in order from highest search volume to lowest. Locate the keywords in the 1,000 to 10,000 searches per month range. Shorten the list by eliminating the ones that do not interest you. Further shorten it by focussing on *buying* keywords.

    Now take the keywords and search them in google using quotes. This is important. So you would search "dog training techinques" with the double quotes. Write down the number of pages google finds with this expression. Do this for all the keywords on your short list.

    Retain the keywords with fewer than 100,000 pages. Look at the top 5 results for these keywords. If they are wikipedia, cnn, .gov and .edu sites you may have trouble knocking them out. If they are all ezinearticles hubpages and PR2 sites you can beat them.

    When you start to know what you are doing, get Market Samurai and follow the instructions. It merges information from various sources including Microsofts' commercial intent value. This helps you choose keywords that frequently result in a purchase.
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    • Profile picture of the author hamzagee
      Originally Posted by Peter Adamson View Post

      Start with the free google keyword search tool. (Just google "google free keyword tool" and you'll find it - it has a silly url you can never remember).

      Look for your primary keyword. The tool will suggest related keywords. Sort them in order from highest search volume to lowest. Locate the keywords in the 1,000 to 10,000 searches per month range. Shorten the list by eliminating the ones that do not interest you. Further shorten it by focussing on *buying* keywords.

      Now take the keywords and search them in google using quotes. This is important. So you would search "dog training techinques" with the double quotes. Write down the number of pages google finds with this expression. Do this for all the keywords on your short list.

      Retain the keywords with fewer than 100,000 pages. Look at the top 5 results for these keywords. If they are wikipedia, cnn, .gov and .edu sites you may have trouble knocking them out. If they are all ezinearticles hubpages and PR2 sites you can beat them.

      When you start to know what you are doing, get Market Samurai and follow the instructions. It merges information from various sources including Microsofts' commercial intent value. This helps you choose keywords that frequently result in a purchase.
      excellent Peter Adamson your tips are definitely valuable thanks a lot. I also want to know the answer asked by whughes.
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    • Profile picture of the author ponting786
      Originally Posted by Peter Adamson View Post

      Start with the free google keyword search tool. (Just google "google free keyword tool" and you'll find it - it has a silly url you can never remember).

      Look for your primary keyword. The tool will suggest related keywords. Sort them in order from highest search volume to lowest. Locate the keywords in the 1,000 to 10,000 searches per month range. Shorten the list by eliminating the ones that do not interest you. Further shorten it by focussing on *buying* keywords.

      Now take the keywords and search them in google using quotes. This is important. So you would search "dog training techinques" with the double quotes. Write down the number of pages google finds with this expression. Do this for all the keywords on your short list.

      Retain the keywords with fewer than 100,000 pages. Look at the top 5 results for these keywords. If they are wikipedia, cnn, .gov and .edu sites you may have trouble knocking them out. If they are all ezinearticles hubpages and PR2 sites you can beat them.

      When you start to know what you are doing, get Market Samurai and follow the instructions. It merges information from various sources including Microsofts' commercial intent value. This helps you choose keywords that frequently result in a purchase.
      Thanks Peter for very valuable tips and tricks..
      I have read your post and I liked it very much..
      Actually,I also want to know the answer of this question because I am a Newbie...
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    • Profile picture of the author mystarter
      Originally Posted by Peter Adamson View Post

      Start with the free google keyword search tool. (Just google "google free keyword tool" and you'll find it - it has a silly url you can never remember).

      Look for your primary keyword. The tool will suggest related keywords. Sort them in order from highest search volume to lowest. Locate the keywords in the 1,000 to 10,000 searches per month range. Shorten the list by eliminating the ones that do not interest you. Further shorten it by focussing on *buying* keywords.

      Now take the keywords and search them in google using quotes. This is important. So you would search "dog training techinques" with the double quotes. Write down the number of pages google finds with this expression. Do this for all the keywords on your short list.

      Retain the keywords with fewer than 100,000 pages. Look at the top 5 results for these keywords. If they are wikipedia, cnn, .gov and .edu sites you may have trouble knocking them out. If they are all ezinearticles hubpages and PR2 sites you can beat them.

      When you start to know what you are doing, get Market Samurai and follow the instructions. It merges information from various sources including Microsofts' commercial intent value. This helps you choose keywords that frequently result in a purchase.
      Very good post.

      When come to this part...

      "Now take the keywords and search them in google using quotes. This is important. So you would search "dog training techinques" with the double quotes. Write down the number of pages google finds with this expression. Do this for all the keywords on your short list."

      many people will give-up because it will eat many hours to do so.

      I can do this part (and more than that) on behalf of u or will tell u how to speed-up the process by thousands percent.

      PM me for info.

      Cheers..
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  • Profile picture of the author whughes08
    Thanks for your reply Peter, I think i have understood what needs to be done. Could you please explain the part where you say "Further shorten it by focusing on *buying* keywords." How do I know if its a buying keyword?

    Thanks again...
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    • Profile picture of the author sanssecret
      Not too sure where you find the information on whether a keyword is more likely to result in a sale. I use Market Samurai and it pulls it from somewhere, though I think it's something to do with MSN. Once you have your shortlist, pm me and I'll run it through Samurai if you want. (of course, that's assuming the list doesn't have hundreds of keywords!)
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  • Profile picture of the author iblbuilder
    Good adivce, although the results with less than 100k pages still seems high to me. Another way to do it is just to use the Google keyword tool results and focus on the pages with less than 1000 monthly searches and build a page for each of those and build links to them.
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    • Profile picture of the author tin tin
      Well, check out the google keyword tool as a starting point to your research. Go to google search and type in "keyword tool". This will bring out results and click on the google keyword tool which is free. There are other options like the wordtracker and the keyword discovery which are not free.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by whughes08 View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    I am planing to start my own blog on health, I want to include topics like Health foods, exercise, yoga and stuff like that.

    But my problem (and a BIG one) is I am not very good at Keyword research.:confused:

    could someone please show me a simple way to do this?

    Thanks a ton in advance for your answers.
    I guess my big question is - are you doing keyword research for SEo or PPC?
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  • Profile picture of the author fxmaxony
    Good stuff here, I was actually seeking this knowledge
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  • Profile picture of the author monsur
    You can also research keyword for free here
    Seo Book Keyword Suggestion Tool
    Thanks
    Monsur
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  • Profile picture of the author mclick
    You can try "google keyword tool", it is helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author nailzer09875
    For Keyword research you can manually do it by searching Search Engines.

    If you have SEO ideas, then use SEO Elite or Keyword Elite to Keyword Research.
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  • Profile picture of the author skytechhosting
    Nice Stuff Its Really Usefull information
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