Why YOU must do keyword research

For years and years I felt that you just write about anything and if people were interested they would find what you had to say. Well, you can try it that way or you can use this tool and make it easier for you to get targeted traffic to your post.

All you have to do is type in keyword research into google and then do your homework here. If you are using the wrong keywords, your potential customers/referrals or even the search engines may not be finding you – this is why Keyword Research is so important.

The first mistake that most (and I did also in the beginning) was that I thought I knew what people would be typing in to find me and I was putting in the right ones – well I soon discovered I just was not getting the traffic I was hoping for.

What I found out was that my keywords that I was choosing were so generic that my pages were getting lost in the shuffle – like on page 1067 of a million post for that word. That was another thing that I also was doing wrong was just using ONE word.

I’ll give you an example – gardening – if you google gardening you will see that there are 45,500,000 results for gardening – do you think your site or post will be found in that????????

Even with this post – I typed in keyword research and there were 366,000 but by adding the word why in my keyword research – the numbers narrowed to 532 – now where do you think my post is going to get a better chance of seeing.

Now I’m not saying that you should not use the more generic keywords also – but you should have a mix. Also there are companies out there that you have to pay to use but just start off with the free ones till you know what you are doing. Just go to google and type in free keyword research.

Go to my video at Keyword Research & Twitter
to learn more on keyword research.

12 thoughts on “Why YOU must do keyword research

  1. Nancy

    You have it explained and covered well. I find your article and others quite helpful. As I am learning about blogs this just what I need.


  2. Nancy this is very true, I did the same thing with the keywords and was on the first page of Google/Yahoo using short and long tail keywords. Only problem was no-one was searching them So I also did a little research as you and things are now much better. Thanks for sharing this info with everyone.

  3. Nancy I love the great info and how you put it altogether for our family very caring just like a big sister so thanks for being my sister, my smiles to you!

    Sis, Rose

  4. Ok that I think will be one lesson that I have to learn.
    So I thank you very much for that. I have as I think it is
    ansd should be passed on. Done just that and tweeted it on twitter..

    Very good post nancy.
    Thank you.
    Skype: kevanbrock

  5. Do important. It is so easy to just start writing our thoughts. This isn’t a bad thing and sometimes it just feels good to do so. But a bit of planning for the same subject can get you more bang for your time and effort.

  6. HI Nancy,

    Thanks for breaking down keyword search even greater. It a real blessing to gain more insight on such topics as this. Many people just learning this it can be like a looming mountain before them . But, reading more insight about it, simplify it even more.

    Thanks again,

    susie moore
    skype smsforce

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