Keyword research? Let's discuss beginner strategies and share tips.

by RS3RS
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Whenever I start with a good keyword foundation, I almost always am much more successful than when I try to incorporate keyword data into an existing campaign. Out of all the SEO sub-niches, I've found keyword research to be the most important aspect. So if everyone is game, I'd love to hear your ideas.

I recently put together a basic infographic (forgive the presentation, I'm a marketer, not a graphic designer! :p) to help give beginners a place to start. I'm wondering if any seasoned marketing veterans have anything they think I should add, or anything that should be changed around. If you're new to keyword research, I'm interested in knowing if you find this guide helpful and if there's anything else you feel would be necessary to know before you begin doing keyword research.

The steps are intended to be focused on identifying low competition / adequate volume phrases, so please keep that in mind if you have any suggestions.



There it is. Go easy on me! Would enjoy talking about kwd research methods if anyone is interested in using this as a starting point. Obviously this is too detailed of a subject to cover in a single infographic (several thousand words of text would be just scratching the surface), but I want to make sure the most important stuff is detailed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oliver Orbitz
    Hey, RS3RS

    That is a slick-looking graphic there, and it is probably the best looking info-graphic that I have seen for keyword research. If you are targeting keywords, finding the low comp keywords is definitely important. A lot of people who have 10k+ a month niche site businesses put huge emphasis on keyword research, and when your building websites like that, it is extremely important. Anyway, great graphic, it will be very helpful for many.

    Oliver
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Pretty nice graphic. I'm going to send it along to a friend of mine who's just getting started in IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
    Really cool looking graphic man. The one area that's a little screwy is the longtail vs short tail section. If you look at the content, you have the two terms mixed up. It's easy to see the mistake if you already know the concept of the longtail, but for newbies it might be a bit confusing.

    Looks extremely awesome other than that one glitch.
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    • Profile picture of the author TuNguyen
      Originally Posted by Brendan Mace View Post

      Really cool looking graphic man. The one area that's a little screwy is the longtail vs short tail section. If you look at the content, you have the two terms mixed up. It's easy to see the mistake if you already know the concept of the longtail, but for newbies it might be a bit confusing.

      Looks extremely awesome other than that one glitch.
      What Brendan said.
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  • Profile picture of the author Redwyn88
    Very cool graphic!
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  • Profile picture of the author nkneuper
    Nice, very cool man!
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  • Profile picture of the author aidylad
    I found the Market samurai training vids on youtube were a great help to me when learning about choosing a niche and keyword research.......

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    • Profile picture of the author fiixed
      Originally Posted by aidylad View Post

      I found the Market samurai training vids on youtube were a great help to me when learning about choosing a niche and keyword research.......
      +1 for the Market Samurai training videos. the attached video is from youtube but just type market samurai dojo into google to get the full list of training videos
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  • Profile picture of the author dswconsulting
    IMO this is one the most crucial steps to succeeding online. There is soooo much information on marketing, design, niches and etc., yet keywords are often a last minute thought. This obviously pertains to PPC campaigns more than anything else. I have yet to feel as though I have mastered this craft. It's simply not as easy as look for low competition, high volume words. I would like to see some real gurus and veterans give us some insider tips on their systematic philosophies.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeshinobi
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    • Profile picture of the author RS3RS
      Originally Posted by Brendan Mace View Post

      Really cool looking graphic man. The one area that's a little screwy is the longtail vs short tail section. If you look at the content, you have the two terms mixed up. It's easy to see the mistake if you already know the concept of the longtail, but for newbies it might be a bit confusing.

      Looks extremely awesome other than that one glitch.
      Doh!! That'll teach me to work on these things at 3 in the morning... Great catch, thank you. Back to editing to fix that little error!

      Originally Posted by mikeshinobi View Post

      Lol what's with that "play within your league" part? I won't survive in a competitive niche? Speak for yourself.
      Hmm, maybe that should be reworded then. The point I was trying to make is if the top 20 results all have 2,000+ backlinks from 300+ domains, are PageRank 5+ and DomainAuthority 50+ sites, assuming they have made at least some attempt to optimize for the keyword in question, you're not going to rank with them unless you have at least close to similar authority. A newbie with 10 links from blog comments, for example, won't want to tackle that keyword phrase as it will be a complete waste of time. I'm not sure how to reword that to reflect what I'm saying, but I'll work on revising it. Thanks for the suggestion.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialDemon
    Good graphics but the information are all shared several times. lol.
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