Keywords as all bloggers knows, play a vital part in the success of a blog. The fact is, knowing is one thing, but putting the knowledge into practise is another. How many of us want to go through the drill of researching each and every word before deciding on what or how to title our blogs to attract those all important Search Traffic? It would make blogging really tedious. What most of us do is to make a wild guess about the words that we are going to use, assume that it will make a good Search phrase and start blogging away. That is what sets us apart from all the A-Listers. That is why they get 10,000 Search hits per day and we get 20.
Some may already have read and studied the various ways to look for good keywords. Many top bloggers have written on this topic. Some, who seldom blog hops, may have no idea at all. For them, Brian Clark of Copyblogger wrote a very easy to understand 5 part series titled Keyword Research for Bloggers, which, if you haven’t read any other articles on the same topic, would be an eye opener for you. Even if you have read what others have taught, this series will still be beneficial if you are really keen to learn more about keyword research.
The downside, as always, is, after learning how to go about doing it, we are required to spend money implementing it. This is the part where most of us gets a huge turnoff. Though $45 per month spent on WordTracking Software may not seem much even if our blogs don’t make a single cent, the idea of spending money on our blogs to get traffic seems rather impractical for the majority of us. We would rather stick to the old fashion way of taking a wild guess which is free. LOL
There is another free way to make a much sharper prediction about the performance of keywords being taught by Ed Dale and his team in The Thirty Day Challenge. It involves some work and research, but it is free and that is what matters. Heck, even with those paid programs, you still have to do some research. For those who are interested they can still sign up for the Challenge though it has been long over. It’s free and the information there is worth something even if you don’t take the challenge. For those who hates giving out their email, which is compulsory for signing up of all free programs so that they can spam you sales letters everyday, I’ll cover the chapter on keyword performance prediction tomorrow. advertisements