Keyword Search The Free Way
Today I’m going to show you how to find keywords for your articles, and you don’t have to use those expensive keyword search tools. I like to use a combination of searches, and I’ll show you how I did that in just a minute. But first, let’s do some computer diving into our hard drives and dig out some of those old gems we’ve been hiding.
Raise your hand if you’re a PLR hoarder. (You can’t see this, but I’m raising my hand and waving it bigly!) 😉
I found some! Did you find yours yet?
Great! Here we go
I decided to go with the essential oil pack since it will work great with my homestead blog.
I picked four articles out of the Basics On Essential Oil pack that I bought from Jennifer’s shop.
Long-Tail Keyword Search
The second thing you want to do after you find your articles. Is to find a long-tail keyword that everyone is searching for about your keyword. But you first need to think up a few some starter words or seed words to get started.
In my case, for example:
- Essential Oils For Beginners
- Essential Oil Basics
Just jot down a few keywords that you can think of on a sheet of paper. Now you want to find more words to make your title longer with proper keywords that other people are searching for on Google or Pinterest. You know you can say the same thing with different words. We just need to find the more common terms used by people who are looking up information on Essential Oil Basics, so they can see our article in when they go searching for our topic.
Don’t worry, and it’s easy. It just takes a little bit of time at first. But it’s worth it when you start getting excellent traffic from it.
What is a Long-Tail Keyword?
Well, that just means you want your keyword to have at least four words in the title—the more Good Keywords in your title, the better chances of being found online.
Now Let’s Go Over To Pinterest
I love to search on Pinterest first. It’s just like google, only people go over there to dream about things they want to make or cook for dinner or get ideas on how to decorate their home. I think of it as Dream Searching. People pin articles they want to read later and recipes to try out, things like that.
It’s just a bunch of daydreaming! I love daydreaming! Don’t you?
Pick Out Your First Article
I’m taking the first article, which is called Essential Oil 101. So I’m thinking this article should be geared more toward beginners who are not sure what essential oil is or how it works.
Pinterest is where I start my keyword search and do a little daydreaming with Pinterest. You will need to set up a Pinterest account if you don’t have one, it’s really simple, just type in your email and make up a password. I have several accounts.
Here’s How I Find My Long-Tail Keywords
Take out a blank sheet of paper, write your keyword you want to start with on the top. I keep these in a binder for later reference when I need a keyword. I’m a paper & pen gal.
Now type in your keyword, using the fewest keywords at first to start with. I’m putting in “Essential Oils” do you see that when you type in the word, more words show up. These are the words most searched for, just like Google.
I saw that if I added “101” to the end, it didn’t give me as many results. So I just went with “Essential Oil.” (Make sure that the little drop down on the right side is on “ALL PINS,” not “Your Pins.”)
You will see boxes at the top with words in them. We want to find a long-tail keyword, so we’ll be clicking on the first four boxes or the four subjects that we want to target.
On your paper, you need to write your keyword at the top, then the four words that are in the boxes. All across your paper, you’ll be adding new words under them so spread those out across the page at the top under your keyword. Like this…
Essential Oil 101
Recipes -Blends Recipes -Diffuser -Bug spray
Diffuser -YoungL -DoTerra -Roller Ball
YL -House Smells -Sleep -DoTerra
See how that will look on your paper? I then will circle the word that I’ve clicked, I clicked Recipes, so I put a circle around that one. Then I circled Diffuser in the second row and then circled House Smells the third search. You’ll keep doing this until you don’t see any more boxes at the top of the page under the keywords. And you’ll keep adding words to your search term.
Right now, I have
Essential Oil, Recipes, Diffuser, House Smells
I would write that as a title if I quite right now as
Best Essential Oil Recipe For Your Diffuser That Will Make Your House Smell Fantastic!
Until there are no more suggestion boxes at the top of the page, that’s when you’ll know that you are at the END of Pinterest Search. That’s where you want your article to fall, at the low hanging keywords at the end of Pinterest Search. They are easier to rank for, and when you do get your article there. You will get more traffic and steady traffic.
But you want to keep on searching till the very end. You don’t want any more boxes left under the search terms when you get to that point. You want to look at the first three or four graphics you see on that page. See how they word the topic? Copy any keywords you see on those graphics on your paper. You can use those in your Pin description when you go to pin your article to Pinterest.
Take your time on this step and gather up ideas. You will find yourself some Great FREE keywords. They will generate traffic to your article much faster than Google. And once your articles start to get traffic, then Google gets interested. But it takes a Long time for Google to take notice, sometimes a year. That’s why I love using Pinterest for traffic at first.
You can then flip over your page and do a different search and circling different words, to get different results.
Ok, that’s it! My top-secret keyword search tool, that I’ve been using for years. It works and it’s FREE!
Homework for today
Find your Long-Tail Keyword using Pinterest. Do this for all four articles. Rewrite the keywords that you found so they make more sense.
Stay Tuned for Day 3 up next.