Keyword Research: How to Find Long Tail Keywords

keyword research

Keyword research is the first step when you’re starting your blog or affiliate niche site or when your writing a new post on your website.

But what does keyword research really mean? Well, for me it means finding those keywords or keyphrases that people are using in search engines like Google when they are looking for information, and after that analyzing each one in terms of competition and number of monthly search queries.

First of all there are 3 different types of keywords.

1. The “Head”: These are very popular keywords but there not worth targeting by their own because most of the times they’re related to big brand names, for example: Facebook, Google, Wikipedia… but also general terms like marketing, fashion, etc.

2. The “Body”: These are two or three words that form a more specific search query. For example: internet marketing or internet marketing strategies, Youtube funny videos.

3. The “Tail”: Or the long tail keywords. These usually contain more than three keywords and get less searched than the Head and Body keywords but there are more of them. They often come in the form of a question, here are some examples: how to build a blog, what are the latest fashion trends… you get my point.

Creating an Initial Keyword List

Now considering that you’ve chosen a topic on which you want to start a niche site or write a new blog post, its time to brainstorm what keywords you want to rank for. This is very important, because if you won’t focus on a set of specific keywords to rank for and just be all over the place, its more likely that you won’t rank for anything.

Creating your initial keyword list…

10 Quick Actions You Can Do Right Now to Get More Referral Traffic

referral traffic guide

One of the most common things that our mind is focused on when we start a new blog is getting traffic. Why? Well the answer is simple: traffic is a powerful motivation to keep working on our blogs, at least in the beginning.

Later on things tend to change as other aspects become more important in achieving our goals.

But for a new blogger, who is sort of in the dark about how much time and work it actually takes to build a successful blog, staying motivated is essential.

Today I’m going to share with you 10 quick actions you can do to generate referral traffic to your blog fast and free. You’ve probably done some of these yourself, but I guarantee you haven’t done them all.

12 Months of Affiliate Marketing in 15 Minutes

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This post has 2 versions: the short version and yep, you guessed it, the long version.

If you’re scared of “information overload” then the short version of this post is probably right for you.

For those who are serious about affiliate marketing and want a head start in the right(read profitable) direction, I suggest you skip this and head straight for the long version which is not too far down the page.

Short Version:

Here’s the drill (start skimming):

1. Start with thorough keyword research to find a niche(the narrower the better).

2. Learn about the problems and struggles your target audience is facing.

3. Take steps to know your audience inside out(why are they looking for a solution to their problem? are they willing to spend money to solve it? what pains do they associate with their problem?).

4. Look for products that fit their EXACT needs.

5. Build your affiliate website.

6. Create content that focuses on every aspect of your target market’s problem(s).(for generating traffic)

7. Build your email list.(This is where you build trust with your readers. Obviously they won’t buy from someone they don’t trust).

8. Refer to #1.

affiliate marketing short version

This Blog Post Contains a Free Gift

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It’s been almost a month and a half since I last published a blog post here on the blog. I thought I’d knock one off just to get the “creative juices” flowing again.

So, if you’re reading this that means I’m back in business, and I’ve got something to give you.

I’ll show you how to get it in a minute, but first a quick story…