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[TuT] Keyword Research - How to Find Words that Actually Make Money

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bcam77, May 28, 2012.

  1. bcam77

    bcam77 Newbie

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    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:







    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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
    4. 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!
     
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  2. TrevorB

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  3. bcam77

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    Thank you. Hope you can make good use of this info. ;)
     
  4. Rua999

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    Many an ebook made on this already
     
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    Good info and +rep for ur effort .
     
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  6. TrevorB

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    Time to update my blogs with the onpage SEO for this.
     
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  7. Majin95

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    Nice 2nd post OP, hope you will continue to share to the community like that :)
     
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  8. bcam77

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    Thanks for the comment.

    Well, I am aware that some ebooks have been written on this subject. It might even be true that many have been written on the subject. But since I have been researching, reading, and learning for a while and never ran into detailed talk about this info myself (dozens of ebooks and hundreds of forum posts), I figured that there must be plenty of others who have not seen or thought of this - or at the very least, over looked the value of using these types of keywords. Especially those who are just getting started.

    Almost all info I come across talks heavily about they numerical stats and gives either little or no comment on the types of phrases themselves.

    Also, after running a search in the forum, I didn't see anyone else mention it in any detail. So, even if the details of this is being shared in some ebooks, though I personally have only found one that did, I thought that it would be much better if this was available to the forum community as a thread where it could be more easily found - rather than having to luck up and find an ebook that they would then need to buy.

    Lastly, for the people who already know a bit about buying keywords, they still might want to have a nice list of examples to start out with. That's why I put one up - so that others can just take their keyword and plug it into the phrases above.

    Hope that makes sense to all. :)
     
  9. bcam77

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    Glad you liked the info. And thanks a lot for the rep. Have a great Memorial Day :usa:
     
  10. bcam77

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    Glad someone found this useful. ;)

    It would be really great if you could come back to this post later, and let others know if your conversion rates went up. But my only thought is that you should be careful. Still pay attention to the "high traffic, low competition" factor so that you don't end up with keywords that either have no traffic value or are so competitive that you can't rank for them.

    Theoretically, this strategy would make these factors a lot less important, but they still have to be given some consideration if you are doing SEO and trying to rank in Google. Meaning that you could make more money even with less traffic, but you still need at least a little traffic.

    At any rate, please feel free to come back and post here if you notice any difference in your conversion rates. That way there would be a real-life example for everyone to go by.
     
  11. hits79

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    Extactly what I was trying to find, but never knew how to search it. I myself am fairly new to IM, never made a dam sale yet. I know how to do SEO, but always used wrong keywords. Thanks for this post, really enjoyed reading it.
     
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  12. -Jericho-

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    Thanks for the share bcam. I already knew about these but thanks for putting them in a list. I always have to rack my brain each time and for some reason I never write them down :smashfrea
     
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  13. Taktical

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    maybe you could include something about how you measure competition and value of these keywords as well.

    good post though.
     
  14. camstryker

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    Thank you so much for this. As someone who is just getting started in keyword research, this has been really helpful. Your long-tail keyword examples have helped me expand my creativity and come up with some great ideas.
     
  15. voljin

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    What if ...
    these keyword + YT + lock = ..... :sgrin:

    hint hint
     
  16. bcam77

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    Of course. I hope to give more things (information, ebooks, softwares) that are of value to the community so that I can share. I have not done so before, because while learning I really didn't have anything to give. But lately I am finding that I know a little more and also can discover some valuable things more on my own - which can then be shared.
     
  17. bcam77

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    I guess you are my opposite. I have gotten better, but still have trouble with the SEO part. Just recently I got a few keywords to rank pretty well, but they dropped - but I think I know my mistake so hope to have better luck next time around. Hoping to plan things better and be more careful.
     
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    Super-cool!
     
  19. walandio

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    this will come in handy soon.. thanks for this..
     
  20. markhenry121

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    Thanks for nice sharing, I am agree with you for more money
    that's good way, other way for searching keyword is Google ad
    words keyword tool.