You are so close to starting to making money online, so today we are going to learn how to do a keyword research for beginners. What people like you and me type into Google are keywords, and this is how you find the answers to your problems. Some of you might be shopping for garden supplies, and others might be looking for the best website to start a blog. No matter what you are in search of, we all use keywords and keyword phrases to find what we are searching for.
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Keywords And Keyword Phrases
Below is an image of a search done on Google, and you can see the results. Someone types in something they were interested in learning more about, and the top-ranked articles are on the first page. So everyone searching for this will have access to the best content, and if done correctly one of these articles could be yours one day.
As you can see it is just like when you are searching for information, so how does this help us you might be thinking? Let us start learning how to do a keyword search, and as you read this article you should understand much better.
Keyword Research Tools
The very first step is choosing your research tool, since Jaaxy is free as a member of my blogging community that is what I use. For those of you who don’t have access to this tool, you are going to have to decide on another tool.
Being I want to help you, I have included a free version of Jaazy on my side blog, you can find it at the very top to the right of this article. If you choose to sign up, you have access to 30 free searches. This is enough for you to see how this type of tool works, and I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.
Why you have to sign up, you don’t need to provide any credit card information, you need to sign up with your email address and a password. How else is the tool going to know when you have reached your free searches, so that is the only reason you need to sign up.
The Best Free Keyword Research Tools
I am going to take the time to provide you a list of the best free tools, and this will save you time when choosing one to use for your own blog.
- Google Keyword Planner
- KW Finder 5 Free Daily Searches
- Answer the Public
If I was going with a free tool, I would choose one of these. Everyone has their own favorites, so the best thing to do is try all of them. When you find the one that works the best for you, I would then only use that one for all your research.
Google Keyword Planner
I thought maybe a video might be the easiest way for most of you, so I inserted this video that will guide you step-by-step. If this helped you please leave me a comment at the end of this article, and I will use more videos in my future blog posts.
The first thing you will need to do is set up your Google account, but if you already have one you are ready to begin. Go to Google Adwords home to get started, you want to click start now and select your Google account and sign in.
You will be asked to create a campaign, but we are not going to do this since we are not planning to place any ads.
Click on create an account without a campaign, you will then add your website information. Once you complete your information, you just will click submit. You now have your own Google account, so let us access the tool to begin searching.
Google Keyword Planner Tool
Start by clicking on tools and settings, you will find them in the top right corner. You will see a drop-down menu and under planning select Keyword Planner, now you will have two options to choose from.
- Discover New Keywords
- Search Volume and Forecasts
So which one should you choose, and you are correct if you said Discover New Keywords. You will have two more options to choose from, and below are the options provided to you.
- Start with Keywords
- Start with Website
You will want to go with Start with Keywords, and that will be our next step.
Start With Keywords
Under Start with Keywords, you can start adding words or phrases related to your niche. You can add up to 10 keywords or phrases, and if you wish to use a filter enter your domain name. Now you are ready, so just click on Get Results.
You will see a box similar to this with your results, so next, we are going to Start with a Website.
Start With A Website
If you would have chosen Start a Website, you would have entered your domain URL. By doing this the tool uses your blog to bring up words for you to use, you then can use these to begin your search. You have two options to choose from once again.
- Search Your Website
- Search Specific Page
After you choose which one you prefer, you will click Get Results again.
The website option is a good way to check on your competition, so if you enter their website URL you can spy on your competition. Now you should have your results, so what do you do with them is next.
How To Use Your Results?
Once you receive your results these are suggestions for you to consider, You will see your results on a page similar to the one below.
- Monthly Searches
- Top Page Bid Low Range
- Top Page Bid High Range
We are now going to backtrack to the search volume and forecasts, so that is what I am going to teach you next.
Search Volume And Forecasts
You will want to type in your words and phrases, I would suggest you separate each one with a comma. Once you have all of them added, you will want to click Get Started.
The tools will now provide you with the following information, and I have listed this below for your convenience.
- The number of clicks
- The Number of times your ad will be displayed
- Provide you with the cost
- The average position for you to expect
- Cost per click
The information above is for 30 days, and even though this is for advertising purposes, you can use this to choose the best words and phrases.
What Bloggers Are Talking About Freebies
I have taken the time to find you some freebies, and these will help you learn even more about keyword research. They are all at no cost to you, so I hope you find them helpful and take advantage of them.
- How to do keyword research like the SEO pros
- Get started with SEO-Keyword Research
- SEO tools for keyword research
Please leave me a comment if these are helpful to you, and I will try to provide more in future articles. I don’t know what works and does not work unless you tell me, so I hope to hear from some of you if these are something you wish to see more of?
Why Nothing From Bloggers Today?
I decided not to include any of my member’s blogs today, you have absorbed so much information already. This article ended up longer than I expected, so that is why there are no posts from my member bloggers today.