I have been having a difficult time finding new keywords/topics to write on lately. Are there any programs or any tools I can use to find popular topics that give me different keywords I can work with? Also a tool that would tell me competition etc.
Used Google Keyword tool in the past, but it's not that great in my opinion. I don't even think it is accurate.
see: http://janderson99.hubpages.com/hub/Key … l-Keywords
I use Niche Finder, Niche Market Finder and CFKeywords on word lists derived from UberSuggest (using active words)
Hi David I keep a notepad handy and write down 'ideas' for possible topics that arise from daily conversations, the news, spin off ideas from popular articles. I use to go to Dogpile to get a 'guesstimate' of most searched topics but they don't have live search anymore but it is good to pay attention to 'trends' and preferably to subjects you are familiar and comfortable with not sure I helped but just some thoughts
Yes that "spin off idea" from popular articles has worked very well for me in the past, but some of my keywords are getting searched less.
I just wish I could figure out what keywords will work very well for me again. I would write multiple articles everyday if I could figure out what to work on.
No, have you used them? I heard of Market Samurai, but do not know what Google Insights is.
Heard Market Samurai wasn't working anymore.
I would think that writing on topics of interest to you would/could be of benefit to others also also gives your own voice on the matter some agree it's not favorable or professional but I think reading from the author's perspective can help usher in new thoughts altogether take a cruise around the web in topics of interest to you and ask why this, that and the other topic is 'trending' you may very well come out with something quite intriguing. don't be too hard on yourself
One thing I do when facing something like you are, is to look at topics more than keywords.
From there, I throw out a few articles on a certain topic to see if some catch on. I don't attempt to even think of keywords, I just write about the topic, and of course the keywords will naturally flow because the topic will guide them.
It has worked very well for me. Over a couple of years I've generated between 3 and 4 million hits to my hubs, and I really do no promotion or attempts at generating traffic through social networking of any kind.
Yes, I do tend to focus on long-tail keywords that will work then the topics themselves.
I just hit 2 million mark the other day, but if I want to continue to succeed here I need to constantly and consistently be up to par with SEO and new topics.
I come up with topics on my own, then I used the keyword tool to see if they're worth writing about, then I see other related topics to write about. Then I build an interlinked web.
One suggestion which has proven to be invaluable to me is to have Google send you daily emails on a particular topic like photography in my case. They will email you anything and everything that happens in reference to your chosen topic...
Good question! I've been wondering this myself. I think Google limits the number of keywords in the Keyword Tool to create competition for the Adwords program. So, I'll definitely check out a few of these suggestions. Thank you!
Supposedly there is new tool called Keyword Canine that is supposed to be good. Most all of these tools pulls from google keyword tool anyway.
I love using market samurai! If you really want to get the most out of that program take a day and watch all the tutorials they have. Well worth it imo.
Will it help me find keywords that I can use to create topics out of? I must admit I have gotten lucky in the past to have articles get a lot of views even though I did not do keyword research on them.
Remember Nelle Hoxie? She always said that the keyword finders give you information on what was hot five minutes ago - whereas to really make money, you need to write about what's going to be hot next week.
She got all her ideas walking around Walmart listening to customers.
"you need to write about what's going to be hot next week."
This was the case with me at one point last year. I wrote a few articles about upcoming topics -- while they did not succeed first couple weeks, traffic suddenly sky-rocketed later on.
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