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Find Competitor Keywords - Keyword Research Made Easy

Updated on June 14, 2013

Stuck on Keyword Research? Find Competitors Keywords

Having difficulty discovering keywords for your Squidoo projects? Stuck in one area while others in your particular niche are discovering all these impressive keywords as you sit back stating, "Why didn't I think of that one"?

Keyword research is the first part of SEO techniques when composing material for the web. Understanding ways to find competitor keywords is as simple as opening a simple free tool. Google Adwords Keyword Tool could be utilized to find keywords from any site's the exact same method you could utilize it to discover keywords from searches.

If your Squidoo lenses are not seeing the traffic others are getting, even in the same niche, then you need to read further. Using keywords correctly will bring search traffic to you. Find out how, here.

Keyword Research Made Easy

Find Your Tools

I use two basic tools when doing my keyword research. 1: SEOQuake - a free add-on tool for your browser. ( As soon as installed you simply utilize your browser as you would normally and it pulls all kinds of details on each placement in a search listing. 2: The next tool is also free, the Google Adwords Keyword Tool.

Understanding the best ways to make use of Google Adwords Keyword Tool is the initial step on the keyword research course. It delivers different results depending on how you use it.for other keyword research jobs. This time because you are finding competitor keywords, we begin with a website URL instead of a keyword.

Okay let's start. On a Google search page select a common particular niche keyword like "keyword research pointers" and look at the leading website that is not a high PR huge website like Wikapedia or something. Use the SeoQuake details to evaluate your rival. Select a particular niche website that you feel is on par with your skills. If your site is a PR 1 then look to sites with PR or 0-2 and get the URL. We'll use this URL in the next step.

Now you have your URL, open Google Adwords Keyword Tool. Instead of adding a keyword put the URL in the box labled Wesite. Add your typical filters like Exact Match and search volume restriction etc. When you click on the Search button it pulls out 100 of the top keywords from that website.

SEO Techniques

Using Your Search Results

Now that you have the keywords you want to make use of, you require to begin composing material. Understanding exactly how a search engine works will enable you to compose your material so it places much better.

Spiders crawl the web looking for recently released material and gathers the text, links and the URLs and stores the information for the search engine algorithms. These algorithms arrange the information connecting keywords to URLs and when somebody searches making use of the Google search bar it notes pages in order of best fit.

Understanding this when you include your images to your website, make certain you provide it an alt tag, ideally your keyword. Put your keywords in the title, the first and last paragraphs of your material and throughout your material. This is the common on-page SEO.

Creating backlinks is off-page SEO. Syndicating your material is paramount but be warned with the latest Penguin update in Google, be careful how you lable your backlinks. Make surte you DON'T syndicate your material with Keywords in your backlinks as was the norm before. Google flags site with too many target links that are the same. Use generic anchor text for links in syndicated material and reserve target links for your manually posted material to high ranking sites.

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So you've seen how I find competitor keywords. Now you can use this technique to continue your keyword research campaigns and write formidable articles. But did you know you can look at your own site as well?

Look at how your keyword research has panned out. Have you learned new skills since your first post? Can you update those first learning attempts into something that would pass today's Google updates?

These are all things to look at to let your blog or article campaigns grow healthily

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      Great tips here, thank you! I reached my like maximum for today so unfortunately I can't give your Lens a like, but this way I show you too I liked what I read here. Have a great day!

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @Ibidii: Thanks for visiting

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      Ibidii 4 years ago

      Awesome! Thank you for the information! Great lens :D

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @goldenrulecomics: Awesome. Thanks for visiting.

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      Interesting info. thanks.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @stephen downing: That is just the start of keyword research. It is fun to see how much of a difference it does make.

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      stephen downing 4 years ago

      Thank you, thank you, and thank you! I have added 'seoquake' to my browser, and now must go and play with it.

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      CrazyHomemaker 4 years ago

      Excellent info! I'll be giving this a try.

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Thank you for the good keyword research tips!

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @Tracie-Fisher: Thanks For the comment. It's always encouraging the hear from readers like you. Awesome

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      Tracie-Fisher 4 years ago

      Very good information. Nice work!