Searching for new keywords?
Using the right keywords is essential if you want to get ranked faster in search engines. So here I’ll tell you how to find keywords for your website.
What is a Keyword?
But let’s start from the beginning. What is a keyword?
A keyword is a phrase, a combination of words that people use to search online. Every time you go to Google to search for something, the words you use to search are considered one keyword.
- best laptops 2019
- how to tie a tie
- Michael Douglas age 2019
A phrase doesn’t need to make sense to be a keyword.
But here we’re not looking only for keywords. We’re looking for good keywords. A good keyword should:
- make sense. How can you include them in your post otherwise? You can use “how to tie a tie” in a sentence, but you can’t use “Michael Douglas age 2019” in one.
- have low competition. Meaning that not a lot of sites use this keyword.
- get a lot of searches. A lot of people should search for this keyword.
Why Do You Need Good Keywords?
You need to use good keywords for your posts so that you get more traffic for your posts. Using good keywords will help you get ranked easier on the first page in search engines. Because no one looks at the second page.
How To Find Good Keywords
Here are some ways you can find keywords:
You can use keyword tools for finding keywords and it saves you the trouble of having to check out if your keywords are good ones because you can see the stats on the tools.
The keyword tool I use is Jaaxy and you can get 30 free searches to test it out.
If you’re looking for a free one, Ubersuggest is good enough.
*Any keywords you find with the following ways you have to check them with a keyword tool to see if the stats are good enough.
Google Search Predictions
You can find keywords by writing on Google about a topic. While you’re writing, you get some predictions based on real data. These are keywords that people have searched for.
Check out forums about your niche or general Q&A forums like Quora to see what people search about your niche.
If you do it subtly, you can even get some traffic from there to your blog. Find questions you have written posts about and leave a good answer along with your link.
Don’t spam with your links – because you’ll get annoying and banned – and make sure you also answer questions without links to your site. Your main goal is to be helpful. If you are helpful, then people will want to learn more about you and they’ll come to your profile. There you can leave a link to your blog, so they can check it out.
Related Searches & People Also Ask
There are two sections on search results that can give you keywords and topics for your next blogs:
- Related Searches
- People Also Ask
Check them out while searching for a topic relevant to your niche to dig up keywords and more ideas.
Check Competition/Google Search Console/Google Trends
I’ll leave Neil Patel to talk about these:
Don’t forget that you always have to check out the keywords you found with a keyword tool to see if the stats are good enough. Remember:
- Some monthly searches
- Low competition
- The keyword has to make sense
Let me know what you think about keywords and, if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer! Any suggestions are always welcome, so tell me about topics you’d like me to write.
And if you liked this, check out how to optimise your blog posts for SEO.
See you next time!