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Did I Do Keyword Research Properly?

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Did I Do Keyword Research Properly?

Hi, I am very new to this I bought the affiloblueprint a week ago.

Before writing my 20+ articles in content quality section I would like to make sure I have done this section correctly and I am on the right track to continue the course.
On clickbank I have selected Health & Fitness as a Niche and then sub-niche is Exercise & Fitness. There I have found a product to build muscle and have a greek god body.

So then I have searched my seed keywords (25) through forums and sites etc... (example: workout, strength training, struggling to build muscle, etc...) and put them all on google ad words to get the 800+ keyword ideas per seed Keywords.

I ended up with about 18'000 keyword ideas. I did eliminate the duplicates, the none relevant for females and others and also the low search volumes.

I finished with about 3'000 keywords that I have put to traffic travis which took me about 24 hours to analyse the competition and finally removed all the "difficult" & "extremely difficult" competition to end up with 1'645 Keywords which are in 10 categories.

My questions are: is this the right way? What do I do with that much keywords? Are they all to promote a single affiliate product I found? Do the 20+ articles need to be about Health & Fitness in General, or about Exercise & Fitness or about the affiliate product?

I hope I am making sense. As you see I am a little lost and hope someone can enlighten my path to success in affiliate marketing! :)

Thanks in advance.

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Hi Bap,

3000 keywords is a lot to go through, especially if it's for just one product. I suggest you narrow down your list further. Select keywords that target or are closely-related to your sub-niche. Take a look at related products you can promote. Products that belong in the same niche usually target the same keywords.

Consider keywords with buyer intent vs. information keywords. Ensure there is a good balance between the two, i.e, there aren't too many information keywords or too little keywords with buyer intent.

I would organize those keywords in a spreadsheet and group keywords that are related. This would show you if you have one too many variations of the same keyword.

You need to have at least a hundred or so keywords to start with, and from that list, select 20 to target in your articles. If you have Affiloblueprint, then I suggest you go over lessons

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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Hi Cecile,

thank you for your fast answer, it already helps a bit although not entirely. I am going to narrow my list to 100 keywords then, meaning I need to get rid of 1'500 keywords. But then, out of that 100 keywords list, which ones are the 20 i should keep. Do I base my selection on the competition from relatively easy to medium difficult Which ones are the best to take? I went over the lessons 3 times to make sure to understand correctly but still some points are not really clear.
Based on the lesson I am supposed to put my 30+ keywords in affilio tools to get the Keywords idea and related keywords and it always give 800 words. What is the real goal if it is to keep only about 10? And finally, based on your experience, how many should g through traffic travis? only 100 maximum?

sorry if i repeat myself, i want to make sure I'm on the right track and the lessons are not so specific sometimes.

thanks.
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Hi Bap,

But then, out of that 100 keywords list, which ones are the 20 i should keep. Do I base my selection on the competition from relatively easy to medium difficult Which ones are the best to take?


Starting with 100 keywords for your website is fine. Now for the 20 keywords you will use for your content, pick the top 20 keywords that provide you with the most number of monthly searches. Please take note that you do not need to choose the keywords based from their competition as you already did this task. So meaning all those keywords you have on the list are the keywords you choose for your website. Now the idea is to pick the ones that provide you with the most traffic (monthly searches).

Based on the lesson I am supposed to put my 30+ keywords in affilio tools to get the Keywords idea and related keywords and it always give 800 words. What is the real goal if it is to keep only about 10? And finally, based on your experience, how many should g through traffic travis? only 100 maximum?


You may skip this part if you already 1. searched for keyword ideas and 2. used Traffic Travis to get the keyword competition. Affilootools function the same as Traffic Travis with little difference in the results. But you may just use one tool to get your keyword ideas and keyword competition.

There is really no specific number of keywords to use/promote for a website. But it's manageable to start with a maximum of 100 target keywords then choose about 20 keywords to put/promote in your (first 20) articles- one keyword per article. Then once you have everything settled, you can then go back to your keyword list and select another set of keywords to add and promote for your new articles.

I hope that makes everything clearer now but let me know if you have further questions.
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Dear Maryt,

yes it does, thank you very much. I am going to apply your advises and get going with my articles. I will balance the keywords with buyer intent and information intent as a 50/50.

Thanks again. :)

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Hi maryt,

In Affiloblueprint 3.0 latest version it is told (in Step-1, Video 5- Niche Background Research) to do niche background research in at least 10 forums and message boards. I did on one forum so far and it seems to take a lot of time. At this rate it seems it is going to take a long while. What level of granularity are we talking about here and how much time do I really need to devote to this Niche Background Research part?

Thank you
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Hello,

rsmb99 wrote:Hi maryt,

In Affiloblueprint 3.0 latest version it is told (in Step-1, Video 5- Niche Background Research) to do niche background research in at least 10 forums and message boards. I did on one forum so far and it seems to take a lot of time. At this rate it seems it is going to take a long while. What level of granularity are we talking about here and how much time do I really need to devote to this Niche Background Research part?

Thank you


You do not need to spend a lot of time finding the right niche. What you are looking for in the forums are possible niches and sub niches that should already be categorized for you in the forum sections and subsections. Look at those and check and list the niches/sub niches that you like most.

Before you conduct this research, it is important that you know what you like or at least you have an idea on which niche/sub niche to start with so doing the niche research would come easier.

TIP: Before doing your research, try to spend time thinking first your top 3 niches (example: Health, Dating, Internet marketing). Then once you have your top 3, you can narrow these down into sub niches like for example under the Health niche you can have women's health as a subtopic. Then of course you can still narrow this down into sub topics like pregnant women's health, health tips for diabetic women, and so on.

Once you have this list, it would be easier for you to do your niche research since you already have specific topics and subtopics to research on.

I hope that helps :)
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Maryt, Step-1, Video 5- Niche Background Research is not about finding niches or sub niches but about doing research to make a list of seed keywords (by looking into niche forums, Q&A sites and sales letters) after you are already decided on the sub-niche for your website. It is this research which is taking me a lot of time.
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rsmb99 wrote:Maryt, Step-1, Video 5- Niche Background Research is not about finding niches or sub niches but about doing research to make a list of seed keywords (by looking into niche forums, Q&A sites and sales letters) after you are already decided on the sub-niche for your website. It is this research which is taking me a lot of time.


Sorry about that. You do not need to spend a lot of time looking for seed keywords on a website. You just need to list down all the keyword/s you see that you think can be used for your niche/sub niche.

Like for example, in the forum site, you can list down the (related) topic categories and the sub categories (if they are available). Just look at the keywords in these sections and you can proceed with the next website.

I hope that helps :)
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Thanks Maryt. True, I think I am spending a lot of time going through forums word by word. I need to be focusing more on the topic categories and the sub categories like you said. I appreciate your helpful reply.
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While keyword research is an important step in building your site, I strongly recommend not overthinking or overdoing it. Gather as much keywords that apply to your niche, run them through Affilotools or Traffic Travis, then select the best ones following Mark's tips on Step 1 Videos 4-6.

Keep in mind that you can always go back and tweak these keywords the same way you would tweak the articles. Nobody gets it perfect the first time and great thing about it is you can learn from your mistake, and do it over.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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Thanks cecille. I have 3 questions:

1) You said "I can always go back and tweak these keywords the same way you would tweak the articles". Could you please explain what you mean by "going back and tweaking articles and keywords" and why this is done?

2) In an earlier update of Affiloblueprint 3.0, Mark uses Ubersuggest and the Google Keyword tool to expand on the seed keyword ideas (from the Niche background Research step). But in the latest update, there is no mention of these two tools at all but only about using Affilotools (keyword module) for expanding the keyword list. Will it do?

3) When using the keyword(s) in the title and content of the article do you recommend using the exact keyword (for eg. "how to lose weight in 10 days") for SEO purposes?

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In an earlier update of Affiloblueprint 3.0, Mark uses Ubersuggest and the Google Keyword tool to expand on the seed keyword ideas (from the Niche background Research step). But in the latest update, there is no mention of these two tools at all but only about using Affilotools (keyword module) for expanding the keyword list. Will it do?


>> Yes Affiltools can provide you with more keyword ideas. You can just use Affilotools on your keyword research since you have free access to it and you can access this tool anytime within your Affilorama account.



When using the keyword(s) in the title and content of the article do you recommend using the exact keyword (for eg. "how to lose weight in 10 days") for SEO purposes?


>> Yes, as much as possible. :)
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Thanks for your reply Maryt. Its good to know keyword research can all be done from one place. Looks to me SEMRush is getting their data from Google as I see almost 95% of the keywords it gives are the exact same ones I get when I do a closely related keywords search in Google keyword Planner (by putting in the keyword enclosed in quotes in the field - Keywords to include:-Only include keywords containing the following terms). Even the search volumes compare pretty well. Isn't it?
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rsmb99 wrote:Thanks for your reply Maryt. Its good to know keyword research can all be done from one place. Looks to me SEMRush is getting their data from Google as I see almost 95% of the keywords it gives are the exact same ones I get when I do a closely related keywords search in Google keyword Planner (by putting in the keyword enclosed in quotes in the field - Keywords to include:-Only include keywords containing the following terms). Even the search volumes compare pretty well. Isn't it?


Yes SEM Rush gets its data from Google Adwords and they scrape some of its data from Google SERPs as well.
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It wouldn't hurt to try both since health and exercise are relevant.
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I suggest you narrow down your list further. Select keywords that target or are closely-related to your sub-niche. Take a look at related products you can promote. Products that belong in the same niche usually target the same keywords. You can just use Affilotools on your keyword research since you have free access to it and you can access this tool anytime within your Affilorama account.
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Hey guys, just letting you know I've created a post on keyword research here: post124185.html#p124185

So you can always check that out for extra info on the topic. :)
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For more information on keyword research, please see :
Keyword research: Are you doing it right?
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