Finding proper keywords is vital part of the successful online business. That’s why many people are asking, “How to find keywords for my website?”
I am going to explain the simple and effective process what I use myself in order to find powerful keywords to get ranked.
You can use the same process in your keyword research or you can just take some ideas from my process and apply them in your own work.
Step 1 – Login to Wealthy Affiliate
First of all, I log in to my account. If you don’t have your own account, you can create it for free.
Once I have logged in I can go straight to the keyword tool.
Step 2 – Go to the Keyword Tool
Wealthy Affiliate provides a lot of useful tools including the keyword tool.
Their keyword tool shows the accurate traffic, competition and some other things related to the keywords. But I’m mostly interested in the traffic and the competition because they are two the most important factors in choosing the right keyword.
I click the keyword tool on the left menu and start searching.
Step 3 – Write the Possible Keywords
Then I usually have in mind what kind of subject you are going to write about. You can also use many kinds of techniques to get some inspiration for writing.
Write your possible keyword and BANG!
The keyword tool shows you if the keyword is good or not.
If the traffic is less than 50 searches per month, I recommend searching for the other keywords because most of the time you can find the better ones. If the traffic is too little you will hardly get any new visitors to your website.
I recommend you to find the keywords where the traffic is more than 50. But sometimes 30 or even 20 can be okay if the competition is very low.
Let’s take for example the keyword of this post. I planned to write something about the process how do I find keywords and teach you to do the same.
Step 4 – Choose the Best One
I found the keyword “How Do I Find Keywords for My Website”. That sounds logical so then I started to analyze the competition and the traffic.
You can see in the picture that the keyword gets only 32 searches per month so I wasn’t very interested before I saw the competition.
Then I checked the competition and it showed the following:
When the traffic was 32 and the competition only 15 I decided to choose How Do I Find Keywords for My Website as a keyword of my post. It didn’t take a lot of time to find this one.
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Then I decided to make the video of my keyword research and I found out the better keyword with 56 monthly searches and the competition only 10.
See the video below where I explain my keyword research and how I ended up changing the keyword of this post.
Here are 3 main principles to find the best keyword:
1.The keyword must make sense (=grammatically correct)
2.The competition must be less than 50. (Usually, I still prefer the keywords with the competition less than 30.)
3.The traffic must be more than 50 but sometimes any traffic is okay. (Don’t choose the keywords with the traffic less than 10.)
Step 5 – Use That Keyword in The Article
Then after choosing my keyword I use it in the title and in the first paragraph of my article. Then I write the rest of the text naturally. Usually, I happen to use the keyword in the text afterwards when I just write naturally but I don’t concentrate on it too much.
Placing your keyword in the title and in the first paragraph is enough.
The most important thing is not to put a lot of keywords in your text but to provide the best experience for the reader.
Remember that you are providing content for the real people who are searching something from the Internet. You are not writing for the bot, you are writing for the human.
Finding great keywords will become your second nature as you keep providing quality content and building your online business. In the beginning, it may take some time but when you get used to it, the process becomes faster and faster.
I hope this short tutorial helps you to find the best keywords for your website. Feel free to ask questions and leave comments below!
Which keyword tools do you use? Jaaxy, Wealthy Affiliate’s keyword tool or something else?
(Sometimes I use also keyword tool Jaaxy but today explained the process how I find keywords using Wealthy Affiliate’s keyword tool. One of the greatest benefits of Wealthy Affiliate’s keyword tool is that it’s included in the premium membership. In the other words, it’s free for the premium members.)
SEO really is a tricky beast at times – I think it is one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted terms in the world of internet marketing & blogging. I only realized recently how important keyword research was to my little blog – thanks for this article, has helped me loads! What is your choice of keyword software?
You are definitely right about SEO Chris. There is so much confusing information about SEO. I wrote one article about backlinks to make some things more clear for my readers.
I am happy that you liked this article about keyword research. Wealthy Affiliate’s keyword tool is quite good and that’s why I use it. Jaaxy is probably a bit higher quality but it also costs $19/month while WA’s keyword tool is included in the premium membership. Do you use Jaaxy?
Hey Roope, once again you’ve delivered an informative and helpful post! Great work!
I’ve just started my own site and I agree with you 100% that doing a keyword search is very important and an essential part of an online business!
Keep up the great work and looking forward to more of your posts!
Thank you for the positive feedback Davby!
I just read an article by the guy from Wealthy Affiliate who has 74 articles ranked on the first page and 37 articles ranked in the top 3 in Google. You might be interested in reading in too.
It’s here -> How to rank high in Google search engine for all posts
I hope you like it!