Do you write content without doing keyword research first? If you do you're not alone. Most people write content without any thought about keywords and then they wonder why hardly anyone visits their website or blog.
When you do keyword research then write content focused on keyword phrases that people are actually searching for, you will already be way ahead of most of your competitors.
I've had two instances this week of people being really pleased that their articles are on the first page of Google. I cautiously celebrated with them then did a little keyword research on their behalf.
My 5 minutes of keyword research proved what I'd suspected, they had content on the first page of Google but no one was actually searching for the keyword phrases their articles were focused on.
If they had done a few minutes keyword research they would easily have seen that they could have written similar articles on the same topic using different keyword phrases that people were actively searching for. That would have resulted on them having the opportunity of being listed on the first page of Google AND getting more targeted visitors to their site.
Your time is precious, please don't make the mistake of writing articles without first doing a bit of keyword research. That's like shooting in the dark and expecting to score a bulls eye!
You can use the free keyword research tools at Wordtracker or Google or pay $1 and get a 14 day trial at Nichebot.
Do yourself a favour, choose whichever keyword tool suits you best, find out what your target market are actually searching for and write content around those phrases.
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