I dont think you need to be too worried about people searching for exact phrases - the majority of people search without using the quotes so "weight training at home" is just as likely to rank when someone searches for it without the at. When using the Keyword Tool its better to use Broad matching rather than Exact as that will skew your results
Kurt wrote:I never thought to search my keywords as a phrase, but after seeing this post I went and checked them. I have about four keyword phrases that are very low. Two at about 20 searches a month, one around 150, and one around 450. Hmm, I wonder if this is going to be a problem.
I thought Mark Ling teaches you to do a broad search of your keywords - I wonder why? Maybe that's because not everyone searches your keywords as a phrase and you still want to qualify for those who don't.
You're suppose to make sure that most of your keyword phrases are getting at least 1,500 searches a month (broad search), but what about "phrase search"? Any recommendations on that? Clearly it is important as Frank just showed. I'm gonna guess that my two that are getting 20 searches a month (phrase search) are not worth messing with either. Glad I haven't written those yet. But, what about my other two low ones?
cterao wrote:"stop dog biting" as an example, would send you visitors for phrases like "stop my dog from biting my child," "stop a dog from biting other dogs," or "stop my dog from biting my furniture" which would probably all be relevant to your article. Pretty much any variation of that phrase would be relevant.
However, "German Shepard" isn't targeted enough and you might get traffic for "German Shepard health problem," "German Shepard pictures," or "buy a German Shepard" and probably many of those searches would not be the kind of visitors you want.
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