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Am I doing good keyword research?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by altjx, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. altjx

    altjx Regular Member

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    Hey guys, I took a break from SEO to get back into my CCENT book, but now I'm at a point where I want to see where I stand.

    As of now, I have 24 posts with very little traffic (understandable right now). I stopped manual backlinking (I had aboubt 120 UVs a day doing this) when I went to study more. All of my content is unique and very beneficial to the average end user.

    That being said, today I've decided to put in my articles' link in the google keyword tool just so google can extract my keywords (I think this is what it's doing). The links I put into Google Keyword is the full URL to my posts. The results I get back, I make sure I tick "exact", and it looks like the exact keywords are low competition and high local searches per month.

    Is that a good way to analyze my site to see if I've done pretty good keyword research? I know my traffic really sucks right now too. Nooot too sure if I wanna go the white hat way of getting more traffic ^_^, so I'll look into more of this later. For now, I just want to make sure my onsite SEO is good enough to proceed with offsite SEO.
     
  2. ijof9

    ijof9 Power Member

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    no it takes keyword suggestions from the url, you're doing it wrong.
    maybe try doing rap music?
     
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  3. altjx

    altjx Regular Member

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    Oh ok, just figured it extracted it since it didn't require keyword input.

    Not at all. My career is in IT and I've been providing local IT services for quite awhile. many of the keywords I've chosen are low competition with high local searches (some are even 5k+ exact). I have no doubt that my knowledge of my niche would rank me high, I just need the SEO knowledge as well to help.

    So what exactly is the results from just typing in the URL?
     
  4. ijof9

    ijof9 Power Member

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    Oh, pardon-mois mate, discriminating due to avatar.
    Well all the knowledge is already here. Search on the topic you need.

    Best of luck.
     
  5. Taimour

    Taimour Newbie

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    you can find what ever you may ask in this forum cause here are the best of the best ones
     
  6. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    keyword research is not just about using adwords. It is getting into the minds of your audience and figuring out what they are going to search.

    Use these methods:

    1. make the most of yahoo answers - a gold mine of keywords are there. Many do not see it,

    2. make the most of forums,

    3. make use of your competitor sites; look for kw phrases they are using as title and also within the blog posts.

    just my 2 cents.
     
  7. jinxaladin

    jinxaladin Newbie

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    I still believe google gives the best resource on search engines