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How to decide on a keyword to use?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Jane Hanneman, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Jane Hanneman

    Jane Hanneman Junior Member

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    Hi guys...So I've been using Google keyword planner and when I'm trying to find a popular relevant keyword to me with low competition, one of 2 things happens..

    I either find a relevant keyword with low competition which has an avg monthly search of 100 or less...

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    I find a relevant keyword with over 1000 monthly searches which is in a medium or high competition level...


    How would you decide on a keyword when all of the relevant ones you choose fall into one of those 2 camps?
     
  2. flow1988

    flow1988 Newbie

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    In GKP sometimes the data will show 10 or 100, but that keyword will probably give you 1000. Use the tool as a grain of Salt. Keep the user in mind.
     
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  3. Jane Hanneman

    Jane Hanneman Junior Member

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    Thanks. At least that makes things look rosier.
     
  4. glennmaxewell

    glennmaxewell Newbie

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    Every month you can find your popular with relevant keywords, so that you identify which one is best.
     
  5. zagard

    zagard Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    competition on google keyword planner is not seo competition level, its the ad bid competition level
     
  6. GroundUp

    GroundUp Regular Member

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    There are a lot more tools than GKP. Some free and some paid

    i would advise you to look into them as selecting the right keywords will be the difference from being a success or wasting your time. There are loads of guides on here about selecting keywords.

    theres also a guy selling quality keywords. They have low competition. Decent number of searches. And they will be easy to rank for.

    Whatever you do. Don't stop at google keyword planner
     
  7. SEO Power

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    Use all of them. Write posts targeting the low search volume keywords and create pages targeting the keywords with high search volumes. Build links to the pages to rank them. The posts would usually rank on their own with no backlinks since they are targeting low competition keywords.
     
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  8. Jane Hanneman

    Jane Hanneman Junior Member

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    I wish there was a free way to check keyword competition and monthly searches apart from GKP

    I've just downloaded a cracked version of Long tail and it doesn't even give me any results when looking for keyword details and ideas :(
     
  9. djw1606

    djw1606 Regular Member

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    This one lets you carry out three free searches a day. :

    http://www.keywordrevealer.com/

    Works in a similar way to LTP. It used to offer unlimited searches per day, but now they have introduced a cost for anything above 3 searches a day. Pretty good place to start.

    This one lets you carry out 5 free searches a day:

    https://kwfinder.com/

    Never used it personally, so don't know if it is any good (I use LTP).