Keyword Research – do it regularly and your blog will be on top!!!
Do you use keyword research technique??? If no, you are likely not going to make anything big out of blogging. According to a study on blogging, above 81% of the bloggers never achieved their first $100 cheque from adsense and the biggest reason is that they are not able to drive a good number of visitors. This is a major demotivating factor for newbies.
People step into the blogging world and stick to some of the traffic driving techniques which are easy to apply and wait for a jump in their blog’s traffic but traffic is not something you wait for and get for free. They just ignore the On-page optimization factors and start writing the content.
In my view, the most important step in on-page optimization is keyword research. I am calling keyword research an on-page optimization step but actually it is one of the pre-site step.
Keyword Research generally looks time as well as brain consuming during initial phase of blogging and hence many bloggers,especially the starters skip this step. This is exactly where they take their post in a very wrong direction.
Before writing the post, you must do a study on ‘which keywords are being searched the most in search engines for your post’. Also you need to know the number of your competitors in the blogging world for that particular post.
Optimizing wrong keywords will never let your post rank well in search engines. I would recommend that even title of your post must also be decided after a little keyword research.
There are a number of keyword research tools available online. Some of them are free and the rest are paid. I personally suggest you to use the paid ones because at some point of time you will surely face a lot of limitations with the free tools. If you are going to spend 10-15 minutes on keyword research before every single post,you should pay a few bugs to take maximum output from those 15 minutes.
If you are still looking for a free keyword research tool, then I would suggest you Google Keyword Tool.
And if you ask me to suggest a paid one, I would say Market Samurai ( MS).
You can watch the tutorial videos for learning how to use the software.
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This post was written by
Rahul Pahal – who has written 12 posts on Just4R.
Hey guys, my name is Rahul Pahal. I am 17 by age. I keep on discovering new techniques to improve my blogging and also love to share my knowledge on blogging with my blog's readers. You can stay in touch with my blog for regular tips and tricks to improve your blogging and search engine optimization.