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Please Critique My Keyword Research Strategy

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by envisionfreedom, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. envisionfreedom

    envisionfreedom Newbie

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    URL: brandonandlisa.com
    Purpose: Lead generation is the goal and All I care about is ranking #1 on Google for the keywords I will use..

    Let's use the example that I will use "Home Business" as my root keyword. Please let me know if I am following the correct parameters in determining if I should use the keyword...

    Research Strategy:
    I first look for global monthly volume in phraze match only for keywords I want to rank for with parameters of 3,000 - 5,000 global monthly searches. Then I go to regular google search and enter the keyword in phraze match and look at the amount of pages.. If there are under 100,000 pages, that fits my criteria. Then what I do is look at the first top 5 results and see if they're are an authority site. If so, then I choose the keyword.

    In hindsight, here is an example. Please let me know if I did this correctly and any suggestions appreciated.
    KW: "profitable home based business" global monthly results were 4,400.
    KW: "profitable home based business" phraze page results is 86,000 pages.

    So I believe that I could rank for this keyword and show up as number 1 if I do the following things. If this is incorrect, please make some suggestions on what I can do differently..

    SEO strategy
    So what I would do is have the keyword "profitable home based business" show up first in the title tag. Have it in the ALT of the image. Have it be the ONLY keyword in the meta keyword tags. Have it in description, H1,H2 tags. And mention the word 1-2 times in the body of the post.

    Then I would spin the article and then submit it through an article submission software in 2-3 different variations for all the external links.

    Next, I would shoot a video with that one keyword and submit it through Traffic Geyser for more external links.

    Next, I would use onlywire and post all links backlinking to post through all social media..
     
  2. darknuzzie

    darknuzzie Power Member Premium Member

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    Bumping your thread up.

    This is probably totally not my business but I have a comment not related to your question. The whole disabling select text thing doesn't stop people from taking your content. I can snag your content in 2 seconds. Not that I would; your style is def. not mine. I'm just saying that disabling stuff all over sites doesn't protect them from being pillaged. I wish it were so tho.

    Mostly I just wanted to bump your thread up.
     
  3. sammyd

    sammyd Junior Member

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    One comment on the research strategy - once I found a keyword in terms of search parameters (say 3k-5k a month or whatever) I then look at the competition on the First page of Google. I don't really care how many competing pages their are except for the first ten.

    If the first ten are ones I think i can beat then I go for it. I use market samurai and check their pr and other data to make my choice.

    The other 200,000 pages I don't worry about. You would be surprised how many of the top ten are easy to beat for keywords with a lot of competitors.
     
  4. envisionfreedom

    envisionfreedom Newbie

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    so are you looking at your top competition in terms for your keyword from a broad, phraze or exact search?

    Also, what parameters are you looking at to see if you could beat them? thanks!
     
  5. Hypno_Romo

    Hypno_Romo Newbie

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    Market Samurai is the tool I use. It does 90% of my work for me.

    ==Romo
     
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  6. kimkils

    kimkils Power Member

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    Market Samurais is fantastic, give you a great visual depiction of what your competition is like and all sorts of clever stuff :) Watch the video tutorials to get to grips with all the options
     
  7. excaflowne

    excaflowne Junior Member

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    but i wonder why market samurai searches are different freom what i see in google keywords or freekeyword tracker or even micro niche finder? can anybody help me out? :confused: which one should i follow?

    sorry for the noobs Q..
     
  8. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    The OP's system has kw uniqueness, competition and traffic building in place, but it could use a touch of profitability checking. Add in the normal checks for what people are paying for the keyword, perhaps a manual check of the Google search result page to see what PPC ads come up, and how they are worded. Find out what kind of 'buyer's questions' are being asked using the kw, using Wordtracker's keyword questions page. That should suffice as a final touch.
     
  9. islandcoli

    islandcoli Regular Member

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    nvm....
     
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  10. -Jericho-

    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Honestly I don't think this would be enough to get anywhere near the number 1 position. In all likelihood you are going to need a lot more quality backlinks.

    One other thing I like to check to give me a good picture of competition is using the search parameter allintitle:keywords This way I know how many pages are targeting it in the title. If this number is really low then I know I can easily out rank other people.
     
  11. Bonzok

    Bonzok Registered Member

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    This is some good advice. Get Market Samurai from the download section and it will do 90% of the job of you and you're almost set. :)

    I wouldn't bother so much about how many pages are there what I'm really concerned of is the Top 5 results. If that particular keyword got weak competition after checking the Top 5's backlinks, pr, etc. I would definitely go for it.
     
  12. ClownBaby

    ClownBaby Power Member

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    i am not goodw ith keyword research. i tried google tool but found it incredibly not helpful