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No point in doing SEO? Trouble with keyword research (long-tail blog seo)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mdorton, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. mdorton

    mdorton Newbie

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    Hi! I'm new here :) I started this thread because I've got serious problem with my keyword research. I started a blog about personal branding, small business branding and internet marketing especially targeted to people who want to learn how to promote themselves and their little businesses via web. My main idea is to create and sell digital info products and this blog is one of my ways to do that. Anyway..

    My problem is that I can't find any keywords that are being searched really often. People search for online marketing content with Google but when I type phrases like "how to blog" or "how to promote a blog" in my language, adwords keyword tool gives me key phrases with like 50-80 searches. Could you help me find keywords they use more often? It's impossible that only 50 peple in 40 mln country want to promote a blog or a small business. How can I find keywords they actually use?

    Thank you
     
  2. AbeloHost

    AbeloHost Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There are probably a thousand variations to "how to promote a blog" like "how to build a business online" or "how to make money blogging" etc.



    Like I said, every person will probably write something else. Even though it has only 50 searches a month, you can still learn to rank for it as you're a beginner, and then target more competitive words. 50 quality visitors to your website can never go wrong.
     
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    That's the ugly truth when you write in other language than english.
     
  4. online28

    online28 Senior Member

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    seriously.. Buy service from BHW, and follow their end.
    You then will get a fast start
     
  5. mdorton

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    Thanks for replies :) Maybe I should try another question - how can I check other websites keywords? You know, I know people who sell online marketing products and they're making a really good money on it, but I don't know what keywords they use.

    So how can I find out what keywords my competition is using?
     
  6. ItsBlinkHere

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    Probably the most fool proof way in that category would be to try and rank for some shorter keywords. It may be harder and not pay off as much, but if you want more traffic it would be the way to go.
     
  7. Panther28

    Panther28 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Why on earth are you starting a blog on marketing and then confessing that you know nothing about it?

    Reality check, your going to get nowhere with this approach as the niche is swamped by many people just like you and dominated by those that SHOW what they know.

    It should be illegal for people to enter the money making niche until they have actually made money from other niches first.
     
  8. seosky

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    SEO Works same as before, but evolved.