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blogging - Is this a good strategy for finding keywords

7:34 pm on Sep 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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So I have a subject area I am interested setting up a blog with. At some point I plant to run google adsense on it, but not right away as my main goal is to get traffic first.

Im still a bit in the dark about search for and choosing keywords.
Its my impression that you want to choose keywords that:
- have decent levels of advertiser competition and cpc value based on results from google's keyword tool
- few as possible results from using allintitle for your keyword/phrase

Im sure you could refine the above criteria, but what im wondering about at the moment is the relation between the keywords in the keyword tool and expanding the keyword into a phrase in the allintitle search.

In other words, lets say that "dog walking" is one of my key phrases I found with the keyword tool. Then I type in "allintitle:dog walking" and the search result count is too high to my liking. So then, I refine the search a bit with "allintitle:dog walking service dallas", which had a much lower count. Is it not really consistent to modify the search terms this way going from the keyword tool to using allintitle?
3:32 pm on Sept 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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BitShift, I would suggest that you pick your topic based on something that you are really passionate about (that would also typically mean that there will thousands of other people somewhere in the world who will be passionate about it) and will enjoy writing about it every single day. The approach you have here makes it appear that it will be a spammy website rather than a blog that you will love writing on and visitors would love visiting every day. An average visitor can see right through when a blog is written for a search engine rather than for a human.
4:12 pm on Sept 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am total with skweb.

Look at my other post, about my student.

We never resarched keywords and AdSense prices.

He just wrote about all, what he is interested in.
He has now a web site with about 2500 pages.
All written about themes, he is really interested in.

He started summer 2008 his site.
No experience before in creating a web site.

He had now his first 2 days beyond 50.-EUR.

Do You really think, You could write 2500 pages about
themes, You are not interested in, only with the motivation
to create traffic and earn money?

No, You will be demotivated soon and give up.
10:33 am on Nov 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I agree. Unless you are going to be scraping other people's material (ew yuck, don't step in that), select a topic you enjoy, focus on the keywords YOU would use to find a good blog about the topic (really ... if it's a good idea, there is competition. Go find them and keep track of the keywords that worked.) and start writing.

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