We wanted to show you how to find profitable niche keywords for your website
First thing is stop buying keyword tools. We’ve tried a bunch of them and we actually think that it does more harm for your business generally than good. As we’ve consulted with people building their niche sites we want to show you some
examples of why…
Number one thing that I noticed that comes in all the time is everybody wants to have confidence that they have a good idea. So, they’re spending all this money on a keyword tool and after doing lots and lots of research there no more confident than they were before and then they still come to us for reassurance and it leads them to bad results.
We’ve seen absolutely bad decisions where people like based a whole website on a keyword that was a bad idea! the numbers look great in this keyword tool so an example we saw from a client,
he searched for the keyword “best smart shoes” and he said
I was really excited about this site but I’m not going to do it now because I looked it up in the keyword tool and it only gets a thousand searches a month.
No, not true on the entire internet on the whole planet that only a thousand people a month search “best smart shoes” not a chance that keyword is going to get tons of traffic. If you were to rank for that there’s no way that’s correct. All the time I’ve done this I’ll look it up in the tool and then we have a network of sites and so we can actually test it.
Here is the problem when somebody is looking up in a keyword tool. I’m sure there are some good keyword tools out there. I’m not saying there aren’t I’m just saying from our personal experience, our experience building a network of sites. Working with others is it going to waste your money and lead you to terrible business decisions.
So, we want to show you a better way to do this. The reason that the market is out there is that they want you to pay money to fix your problem and you need to do a little work. It’s really not that hard to do. Speaking of bad business decisions the number one bad business decision that people make is spending money on something that doesn’t have a return on investment.
How much money does a keyword tool cost?
We see prices between $25-$99+ bucks a month! that’s a lot of money unless the keyword tool is going to earn you more than 99 dollars a month which if it does what people think it does the value there you are totally there. But just from what we’ve seen is that it just doesn’t add anywhere near that much value and the reason they’re being recommended so often is because they have high affiliate commissions.
Alright, so let’s talk about two ways to do it, two that we’ve found. We’re not saying these are the only ways to do it there are tons of different ways to do keyword research. This is just what’s work best for us. First, if you’re looking for a keyword to base a whole website around like you’re just getting started. Then I would definitely go just don’t even worry about going to the website.
Just go to google and type in niche site ideas and you’re looking for. Like I had an idea back in 2014 to start using the keyword “baseball exercises” a website it just teaches you how to get fit playing baseball. I wrote 30 articles using these keyword techniques that we’re going to show you and it actually worked.
This is a killer keyword if you’re into health and fitness niche. There is a great keyword “best baseball exercises to throw harder” or like “best exercises to throw a baseball harder” all of them could be very good ideas.
The other idea this is the one that we use more than anything else, let’s say we’re making a new website with topic “best baseball exercises“ we’re going to make a website called baseballbatz.com and you know baseball bat varieties and all that kind of stuff, how to do some exercises and as part of that we’re going to be recommending bats, exercises. If I just write an article called best baseball exercises this isn’t going to work I’m not going to rank. It’s a brand new website Google is not going to trust.
Here are some Google suggested long tail keywords
baseball exercises for youth
baseball workouts for hitters
offseason baseball workouts
baseball workouts for pitchers
leg workouts for baseball players
I’m typing in Google beard trimmer and then I make space and the letter A and let’s see
yeah, that’s a total winner to me. There are not going to be a ton of articles of people that are writing reviews of aprons for beard trimmers, right. This probably isn’t going to earn you a ton of money but it’s something that can get you ranked. I think when you start a new niche site you should get a check from Amazon your third month.
This is a tiny little keyword so we’re using the Google search suggestion. We’re typing in part of the keyword and then space the letter a and we just see what it those little search suggestions.
Then we go to beard trimmer space B see
and we just go through the alphabet and we find tons of things I like that beard trimmer carry on which beard trimmers are safe to take on an airplane that you can actually get through security with. And look at these the articles found with those keywords like they’re worse than Quora yahoo answers! If you had a good article like fifteenbeard trimmers that you can take on an airplane.
You can totally rank for that and so what we’re literally doing this on the fly it’s really easy to find keywords when you’re just using the Google search suggestions.
So, how do we know if this is a real competitive keyword or not? What are some things that we saw in this listing that we said that’s a winner?
Our first result here for “beard trimmer carry-on” is the TSA okay they are an authority on here. They’re going to rank number one but number two three and four are all Quora or Yahoo answer type sites. I mean there’s no authority. it’s a forum type situation, I mean for you to show up there you’re going to have a lot more keyword density in your article than Yahoo does here. You’re going to get more authority on your site than Yahoo Answers does. Several down below these are sites that are not again they’re not focused on the shaving niche on the trimmer niche or anything like that.
Another thing that I consider as well as the length of the article. If you’re seeing like thousand-word articles ranked that’s a big opportunity. I’m going to go right under meaty 2500 words article and they stand a very good chance of ranking. Also, things like the number one result is TSA that’s going to be hard to beat it’s a .gov website it’s obviously very authoritative. But the specific page on the TSA that we link to here is just my TSA home airport homeland security, this is not about beard trimmers. So we have a very good chance.
I promise you if we could rank number one for this in very short order and this is probably a pretty darn good keyword. A beard trimmer is expensive the cheap one is probably around 40 bucks an expensive one could be $200. So this fits in the price point that we try to try to hit with our niche sites and doesn’t look too hard to do.
So that’s why we don’t use keyword research tools. That’s an affair we don’t know exactly how many people are searching “beard trimmer carry on”. What neither do any of the keyword tools that they act like they do but they don’t we have seen it over and over again they are wrong.
Why would Google put these search suggestions when I type beard trimmer space see
Why would Google give us a random search that nobody ever type. It’s going to save you the time of finishing out the rest of it.
So, this has been such a helpful way for me to find keywords that actually work. There have been very few times that it didn’t work for us like where we actually ranked.
If you’re adding just a little bit of common sense and you’re using the search suggestions that’s been our most reliable way to find keywords.
If you want to save your time you can hire human brains to do niche keyword research for you
you can actually do a niche site consultation with us which is pretty cool 😎 I
We can find if your targeted niche going to be a successful one or not and people make mistakes all the time. We’re able to save them years of work because the idea just wasn’t quite there for the website.