Want to work your way up in SERPs? Get and share ideas on link building, on/off page optimizing, social SEO and more.

finding keywords

daveyace
Posts: 139
Joined: 24 Jul 10
Trust:

finding keywords

when your looking for keywords on google adwords keyword tool for seo do you you look for broad, exact or phrase matches?
  • 0
currently smashing it with Affilo Jetpack https://www.affilorama.com/affilojetpack?aff=daveyace
 
PremiumMember
jmpruitt
Posts: 4734
Joined: 19 Jun 09
Trust:
that is a question that gets a lot of debate, but personally i look at broad match because that is how most people search. if you can rank for the broad match, you should be ranking for the exact match too.
  • 0
Do you want to use your online content to Educate others, inspire them to action, and run a profitable business for yourself and your family? I can help you get started
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUvDlGM242pI2D5TUOCWd7A
 
faradina
Posts: 2171
Joined: 01 Jun 09
Trust:
Broad match will help you discover more keywords, too.
  • 0
daveyace
Posts: 139
Joined: 24 Jul 10
Trust:
what would you say is a decent about of searches for a keyword that you would try and rank for in the search engines?
  • 0
currently smashing it with Affilo Jetpack https://www.affilorama.com/affilojetpack?aff=daveyace
 
jjperkins
Posts: 201
Joined: 29 Apr 09
Trust:
We tend to look at broad match initially, then narrow down to exact because the results can be quite surprising.

Numbers depend on whether you are looking for a main keyword, or just a secondary but 3k in broad will generally equal around 1k in exact, and if you can get a top 3 ranking you can expect maybe 300 visitors a month.

Then if you rank well for that term chances are you will also rank well for a few related, bring ing ing the same again.
Repeat 10 times and you've got reasonable traffic.

PS Don't be put off going for the higher numbers of search too, if you stumble across an uncompetitive term it can be very nice ;-)
  • 0

 

This topic was started on Jan 25, 2011 and has been closed due to inactivity. If you want to discuss this topic further, please create a new forum topic.