Get First Place Rankings With Brand New Keywords!

Last Update: August 31, 2016

Rank for new future keywords!

I recently read about a neat SEO technique which I tried out just a few days ago. It was a smart idea that involved ranking for future keywords no one has begun to rank for yet.

Sounds weird, doesn't it? How can I find keywords no one is ranking for?

It is actually quite simple!

People often search for updated product reviews with..... the year. For instance: "best laptop 2016". That particular keyword gets 7179 searches a month.

Now, here comes the interesting part and how I managed to get the first page and first place rankings on Google for a similar keyword.

In four months from now there is a new year. So I simply added '2017' in the headlines and texts of my 'best product list posts' that has the year 2016 in them!

I changed '2016' to '2016-2017'!

Of course, if you check the keyword "best laptop 2017" in Jaaxy, only 144 people are searching for that particular keyword. Now...

But it is likely that since over 7000 people are searching for "best laptop 2016", you might assume that in 2017 the keyword "best laptop 2017" will get a similar amount of searches!

Why not get ready for that?

Here is an example of a few of my first page keywords with 2017 in it.

Since I've never used this tactic before, I can't be sure what's going to happen with the keywords next year, but I have heard that new keywords that got ranked early has a little bit more juice and perhaps stick top the top a bit longer.

Some might also say that you should not use dates and years at all, but as long as you keep updating the article now and then, I think it is fine. The main keyword you are trying to rank for should be one without the year. The keyword with a year should be a bonus.

Also be sure to not include any year and date information in the URL itself, since the indexing can get quite mixed up if you changed the URL.

Please discuss if you have tried this method and what to expect. :)


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NCid Premium
Hey there, I was just wondering whats the keyword tool youre using in the screenshot picture above?
rosieM Premium
I was thinking about this before the I'm positive it is a good idea, depending on your niche of course. Good luck with your ventures; you should do quite well with this!
SamiWilliams Premium
I like the idea.
When I go back and edit, I would like some different keyword to update the post.
This sounds like a good way to do this.
TommyK Premium
Very interesting, nothing ventured nothing gained.
Anh Premium

I happen to read about this technique on Luqman's blog, he calls it the Timeroid Technique. (Here's a link for those interested

I haven't personally tried it but I'd say a few keys would resolve around your on-page SEO optimization, post length and quality (over 3k words with various medias like images tables, charts etc. is a good idea). Also it depends on your DA (domain authority) as well as the DA of the sites that tries to rank for your keyword.

I plan to try this technique in the near future if possible, but this is not my main focus since I want to increase my WA sales for Vegas 2017. Anyways, keep me updated on your progress. :)

AndreasS Premium
That's right! Read it there too, but I didn't remember where I found it and not the name of the technique he gave it - Timeroid. :) Thanks.
MKearns Premium
This is a great idea for novel trend searching. Thank you!
VCast75 Premium
Very interesting, I'll give it a try.
janmar Premium
Interesting thought.
BSake Premium
Quite brilliant AndreasS! Thinking outside the box can pay off big time. Keep us posted as to the results of your tactics!
lynnsam61 Premium
Very clever! I like it.
WAlfano Premium
Thanks for the information
bigrog44 Premium
Good moves Andreas.
Ivine Premium
Hi Andreas, a smart move. Irv.
theresroth Premium
What a smart idea, Andreas, thank you!
JudeP Premium
Well done :)
Josh From Oz Premium
There's no reason you can have a best of ..... in 2017 post. Then a year later write a brand new post best of ... 2018. Makes perfect sense to me.

I often include years in my titles, urls and content as I know that years pull in a lot of traffic in niches where a year is relevant. Not all products get searched for by the year. For example: best garden spade would not be a term people used with the current year I believe.

jvranjes Premium
Thank you Josh, if it works at your side then this is the way to go.
jvranjes Premium
I am only concerned with the time stamp you put in such titles. I think Jay also suggested to avoid this. Imagine, what will happen with your titles later. It is better to go for something that is more evergreen.