Hey all. As everyone here knows, having the keywords is crucial. In fact, selecting the right keywords is probably 2nd only to selecting the right niche. A ton of time and effort can be wasted if you don't get this part of the process right early on in the game. But this has all been said 1,000 times before, right? And that's why you see plenty of forum posts and read plenty of WSO's telling you to get the keywords have have a high search volume and low competition. Yes, of course you see all the advice about what stats to look for when choosing a keyword. But, selecting keywords purely based on this method deals with the numbers in order to determine what is good and what is bad. One thing you rarely see is advice about the actual keyword terms themselves and how to decide if these keywords will actually make you money. Ok, let me tell you about my recent experience and how I ended up making this post. I just recently started forming plans to put together a campaign so that I can get some real money coming in. But I was disappointed in my past keyword research efforts. It can be really difficult to find plenty of keywords that match the "high traffic, low competition" criteria that is so popular. And, even when you do, you can still end up with keywords that many people use, and you can get a lot of traffic that way, but if these words don't convert sales well, it's still a failure. All your time and energy (and possibly your hard earned money) into a whole campaign that goes absolutely nowhere. I have done this type of thing in the past and wanted to avoid it in my next campaign, so I started researching and reading. A few days ago I discovered what "buying keywords" are and how valuable they can be. To make a long story short, these are keywords that people use when they have the specific intent of buying the item they are searching for. I started searching for some of these keywords, but didn't see many available. This seems almost like a secret that few people mention or post about. I am not sure if it is because not many people use them or because it's a critical part of their success that they are not willing to give up. Either way, I felt that it was a crucial piece of the puzzle that I was missing, and I wanted to get my hands of some of them. Because I only found so few examples online, I started making up my own. For anyone who wants to do this, then here is an example how I did it. Hope this can help you get started on making your own: First of all, you can use a product name or just use a general keyword / niche phrase. You can do this by using your own imagination or by using your regular keyword research techniques. If you are a newbie, there are plenty of other posts on this forum that can help you. Secondly, you will combine this with your buying keyword as shown below. Code: ? Buy + ?keyword? ? Best + ?keyword? ? Top + ?keyword? ? Latest + ?keyword? ? New + ?keyword? ------------------------------------------------------------------- ? ?keyword? + Review ? ?keyword? + Company ? ?keyword? + Comparison ? ?keyword? + Products ? ?keyword? + Services ? ?keyword? + Prices ? ?keyword? + Costs ------------------------------------------------------------------- ? Specific Brands + ?keywords? ? Specific Brands + ?Model #s? You now have a "buying keyword." It's just that fast and easy. If you can start getting even a little traffic with those keywords, then you will be converting your traffic into sales and making money in no time. But then again, you might be relying heavily on SEO and therefore are still be worried about the "high traffic, low competition" factor. As you will soon find out when testing these types of keywords, the competition can be just as high as using your usual keywords. If that is a concern for you, then the third thing you can do is turn them into long-tail keywords. Below are some examples of phrases that can be added to your "buying keyword" that will make it long-tail: Code: where should I where would I where could I where can I where to where how should I how would I how could I how can I how to how who makes who sales who has can I online Finally, to get you started in a good direction, below is a list of more buying keywords that should come in very handy for you: Code: affordable + ?keyword? bargain + ?keyword? best + ?keyword? best price + ?keyword? best reviews of + ?keyword? buying + ?keyword? buy + ?keyword? buy + ?keyword? + online cheapest + ?keyword? cheapest + ?keyword? + online cheap + ?keyword? cheap + ?keyword? + online compare + ?keyword? compare prices for + ?keyword? deals for + ?keyword? discounted + ?keyword? discount + ?keyword? for sale + ?keyword? get cheap + ?keyword? get the best price for + ?keyword? how do I get + ?keyword? ?keyword? + best price ?keyword? + cheap ?keyword? + compare prices ?keyword? + for sale ?keyword? + for sale online ?keyword? + on amazon ?keyword? + on line ?keyword? + reviews ?keyword? + sale ?keyword? + under $50 low cost + ?keyword? low price + ?keyword? online + ?keyword? price compare + ?keyword? price comparisons for + ?keyword? price comparisons + ?keyword? price comparisons of + ?keyword? the cheapest + ?keyword? + online what is the best price for + ?keyword? where can I buy + ?keyword? where can you buy + ?keyword? where to buy + ?keyword? who sells + ?keyword? who sells + ?keyword? + cheap who sells + ?keyword? + the cheapest who sells the cheapest + ?keyword? + on line Ok, I hope that was helpful. I have been hanging around this site off and on for about 1 1/2 years. Over time I have picked up much more info than I ever would have on my own. Thanks everyone! I feel like now I have learned enough to begin sharing a bit with the community. This is my first thread like this and I hope that many people will find it useful. Please note this is probably best suited for beginners. But if you have other, more advanced ways of doing this, then please feel free to share If you found this thread useful, both your comments and thanks would very much be appreciated!