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BrendaReeves
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on 07/03/2012

How much time do you spend researching keywords for one article?


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katiem2
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on 07/03/2012

I never do keyword research so you could say I spend ZERO time on keyword research.


Sam
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on 07/03/2012

Lol, not sure if I qualify as a guru ;-) I also think that my way of keyword research is a bit different from the 'classical internet marketer'.  I simply look what 'real people' type into the search engine and have a quick look at the competition data in my tools. I also tend to write only about topics I know about, I don't chase 'magic keywords' just for the sake of them. In total, with things set up semi-automatically for my websites I would say only a few minutes per article. SY


BrendaReeves
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on 07/03/2012

Katie and Sam, You don't know how happy you made me. I don't do them either or maybe occasionally. I just don't have the patience.


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spirituality
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on 07/03/2012

When I have an idea for a page I do about 5 minutes of checking possible titles in Google to find out what the competition is- then I pick the version with least competition and most likely to be typed by searchers. 


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katiem2
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on 07/03/2012

I write about topics I know about as I live it so to speak.  I write as if I'm setting down telling another person about something.  If anyone is interested in the same topic they no doubt will find it as talking about something you know about makes for a LSI rich article which is appealing to the bots... Wink


BrendaReeves
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on 07/03/2012

It's very interesting how different writers go about writing.


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katiem2
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on 07/03/2012

Its is interesting indeed. I'm lazy I get an idea as I'm going about my everyday life then I think if I was interested in finding about this particular topic, ask myself what I'd search for and what would I hope to find.  That's my process in a nutshell.  Works for me.  Don't get me wrong, I've tried all the keyword research methods for years and years.  What shakes out in the end is I'm most often surprised by what takes off and becomes profitable, many that I never would have thought so and merely created out of pure selfish interest in the topic myself, take off and fly.


Ragtimelil
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on 07/05/2012

I've tried to learn how to do it, but sometimes I type in my title and nothing comes up. I try variations and get things that marginally are on topic. I don't know what it all means so I ignore it.


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AJ
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on 07/08/2012

If it is a completely new niche or website, then I could spend a couple of hours.

This has the advantage of giving me the titles for a whole range of articles and posts, so for me it is a short term investment of my time that will pay dividends over the medium to longer term.

If it is a niche that is already established, then I tend to do what Katinka does - but perhaps I will spend 10 minutes, rather than 5 Cool

And from the time I do spend, sometimes I will end up with ideas for related topics that I may not have thought of and sometimes completely new stuff......

 

frugalrvers
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on 07/08/2012

 

AJ: 08. Jul 2012, 08:55

 

And from the time I do spend, sometimes I will end up with ideas for related topics that I may not have thought of and sometimes completely new stuff......

 

Absolutely true...I can't tell you how many times I have found awesome niche topics by researching something else. I actually like to browse adwords with a broad search term, like Jimi Hendrix, and get other topic ideas via relevance.

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