I am desperate for keyword help please! Simple question for the vets..

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I really need help with keywords. I have offers that I would like to promote, but I have problems with choosing keywords. I own Traffic Travis, Market Samurai, and MircoNiche Finder, but I still have trouble deciding what information to use. Do I decide to choose a URL name that has a URL with the most searches and ignore the rest? Do I only focus on 1 longtail keyword per website? What #s in the google keyword tool or Market Samurai do you go by to justify choosing a particular keyword? How many searches vs. how much competition? Do I use other keywords in the articles that I am writing or do i just focus on that one good longtail keyword? Yes I know that I am a piss poor newbie that should be drawn and quartered for not knowing, but I can be executed in the village square after I get done with this lol...Thanks any help is truly appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author derekjansen
    To sum it up, you essentially need to find a balance between a keyword that has a decent amount of searches, and relatively low competition.

    By relatively low competition, I mean that the current number 1-3 rankers for that keyword are beatable with your level of SEO skills. If you are a complete newbie, it would be useless to take on a site that has 30,000 backlinks - but if it has say only 100 backlinks, this could be an option for you.

    It all boils down to your level of skill. Long-tail keywords are easier to rank for, so if you're new - this is the way.
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    • Profile picture of the author ddlingo
      Originally Posted by derekjansen View Post

      To sum it up, you essentially need to find a balance between a keyword that has a decent amount of searches, and relatively low competition.

      By relatively low competition, I mean that the current number 1-3 rankers for that keyword are beatable with your level of SEO skills. If you are a complete newbie, it would be useless to take on a site that has 30,000 backlinks - but if it has say only 100 backlinks, this could be an option for you.

      It all boils down to your level of skill. Long-tail keywords are easier to rank for, so if you're new - this is the way.
      What then is an acceptable number of searches per month to try and rank for? In other words, how many searches per month should a keyword have for it to be worth pursuing? Also how can I use multiple keywords for one campaign? Or should I only pursue one long tail keyword per campaign?
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      • Profile picture of the author ivatel42
        Hi there can you just clarify for me are you looking to build a full website for various marketing strategies? Or do Pay per click (PPC) campaigns sending them to landing pages.

        It was your wording of your last post that made me ask i.e campagin is often related to PPC.

        Just trying to understand what your intentions are then it will be a bit easier to answer properly.
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        • Profile picture of the author ddlingo
          Originally Posted by ivatel42 View Post

          Hi there can you just clarify for me are you looking to build a full website for various marketing strategies? Or do Pay per click (PPC) campaigns sending them to landing pages.

          It was your wording of your last post that made me ask i.e campagin is often related to PPC.

          Just trying to understand what your intentions are then it will be a bit easier to answer properly.
          Lynne
          I would like to make an attempt at autoblogging with PPC. Yet I am having a hard time getting rolling.
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          • Profile picture of the author ivatel42
            Hi

            Ok I see now.

            Well for a start you will find your general niche. So lets use an example.

            Say the niche is widgets that is your main keyword and ideally you should look for the .com .net or .org domain name.

            Then the next thing to do is to find the related niche keywords so lets say red widgets, blue widgets, colourful widgets, wide widgets, narrow widgets etc etc.

            You would then create a page or category for each of those related words making sure that you use the specific keywords you identify in the content and page titles for instance. Sure use other related words too sparingly i.e. don't over do it or the search engines won't know what your page is about.

            Then on your PPC campaign you use those specific pages or posts as your landing page (the page that they click to from the ad)

            So if your campaign is about red widgets you would set that page up and in the campaign list all the keyword phrases you can about red widgets and direct link to that page. That will help your Adwords quality score too.

            That is all very simplistic but I hope you get my drift.

            As far as competition goes ask 10 people get 10 different answers. Some will say 30,000 some 60,000 some 100,000. I don't always look at those numbers I look at the top 10 to see how well optimised those sites are and what links they have (you can do all this with Market Samurai BTW they have a great help section) etc.

            I hope that helps somewhat

            Thanks
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            • Profile picture of the author ddlingo
              @ivatel42

              Thanks! I get it now I think! I should focus on one keyword mostly and just sprinkle the other related keywords throughout but not too much. Please let me know if that is the correct assumption. I appreciate all the help BTW.
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              • Profile picture of the author SEOaaron
                Originally Posted by ddlingo View Post


                Thanks! I get it now I think! I should focus on one keyword mostly and just sprinkle the other related keywords throughout but not too much.
                Yeah correct. Target each page towards a specific micro niche keyphrase that is in line with your domains niche.

                IE target the whole domain towards discussing Widgets, but on your landing page for red widgets, talk about red widgets. It should all make sense!
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                • Profile picture of the author ivatel42
                  Hi again

                  Yes as said above use a fresh page for each keyword. so main page and home page is widgets second page red widgets 3 rd page xyz widgets.

                  If using wordpress you can use pages or categories and posts to the same effect.

                  You will get there just start it's all about taking action
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                  • Profile picture of the author ddlingo
                    Originally Posted by ivatel42 View Post

                    Hi again

                    Yes as said above use a fresh page for each keyword. so main page and home page is widgets second page red widgets 3 rd page xyz widgets.

                    If using wordpress you can use pages or categories and posts to the same effect.

                    You will get there just start it's all about taking action
                    Thanks! I really needed that! I have a better grasp after this conversation along with looking at the Market Samurai videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    Originally Posted by ddlingo View Post

    I really need help with keywords. I have offers that I would like to promote, but I have problems with choosing keywords. I own Traffic Travis, Market Samurai, and MircoNiche Finder, .
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  • Profile picture of the author seoweb2000
    I use Market Samurai too and what my parameters are- exact match, 100 SEOT min, SEOC less than 500000, PBR 65%+ <--this is important. I check for competitors and see how strong they are.

    I run a anchor text analysis for each competitors. ( I personally think this is the most powerful tool because you can see what these guys are doing SEO for, so you can add more keyword to research list)

    After I have picked out the top 5 keywords in my niche I would run a test ppc campaign for each one, nothing big maybe spend about $20-25 to see if the impression count is close to the amount MS came back with. If it is completely different and I am still in love with the kw, then I might continue with the ppc campaign and run it for a week, since the long the test the more accurate the data.

    Once the ppc test result come back, I will pick about 2-3 main keywords to do a huge seo backlinking campaign for. Then I sit back and wait for the money to roll in. j/k

    I constantly monitor the other players in the niche and see which keywords they are buying for adwords and see how long they are running the ads for. The whole idea is if they run the same ads for the same keyword for a long period of time, that means they are making money. Then I would jump in and attack that keyword as well.

    The poor man's path- Let's say you can not afford to test run ppcs now. I would go to keywordspy.com can sign up for an FREE account and using the data from MS, plug in the kw and see how many ppc advertisers there are and other info like related keywords. Use this info to help you pick out the best keywords and give you some more keyword ideas.

    Go over to keywordelite.com and watch all of the free training videos, lots of good keyword research advice from some that site.

    At the end of the day you will have to start with handful of keywords that you will send the next few weeks writing content for. Somehow you can manage to test them out prior to spending all of the time the better.

    SEO and keywords- Anyone can rank one the first page for almost any keyword -there is a price . You either pay in time or you'll pay in money.

    Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author ddlingo
      Originally Posted by seoweb2000 View Post

      I use Market Samurai too and what my parameters are- exact match, 100 SEOT min, SEOC less than 500000, PBR 65%+ <--this is important. I check for competitors and see how strong they are.

      SEO and keywords- Anyone can rank one the first page for almost any keyword -there is a price . You either pay in time or you'll pay in money.

      Hope this helps.
      65%PBR! Wow! Did you mean SEOC less than 50k or 500k? Those numbers seem tough or is it that I don't know what I'm doing still? So you pay for a keyword spy tool to check out your competition? I was thinking of using SPYFU
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