This is not my chosen niche. And I made up the numbers. But, if the below where true.

youth fishing rod , 250 searches
youth fishing rods , 250 searches
Zebco youth fishing rods , 250 searches

Would I write an article for each one of these keywords? Or would I just write one article about “Zebco Youth Fishing Rods”, (since it has the other 2 key phrases in it already)? And if I did. Could I expect 750 searches for the phrase?


What about this?

youth fishing rods , 250 searches
fishing rods youth , 250 searches
fishing rods kids , 250 searches
kids fishing pole, 250 searches

Write an article for each? Are the second and third terms even usable? I can’t see a way to put them in a sentence. Does that make them bad key phrases? And even if they are all usable key phrases. How could I possibly write a unique article for such similar key phrases?

Thanks for the input everyone!
Brad
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vhamilton Premium
In the first example, if you used Zepco youth fishing rods then you will also rank in youth fishing rod and youth fishing rods because you have all the phrases in one.
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bradleygt Premium
O.k. good. I was hoping it was like that.
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mama2karsten Premium
you can add words to the front or back of key phrases… and you don't have to use them all at the same time… or in the same month… If you use a version and get good results from it, then you may want to use variations of it once a month if it yields results. I would start with jaaxy and see which ones fit your criteria the best… I would start with the strongest one as you may never end up using the others….
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bradleygt Premium
Thanks Julie. It's beginning to make more sense now.
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OldMule Premium
Thanks Julie.
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mama2karsten Premium
you are very welcome...
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bradleygt Premium
Thanks for commenting OldMule. But it is my understanding that I am to write separate articles for each keyword in order to optimize them for SEO. Ya know? Like, put youth fishing rods in the title, and in the first paragraph. Then in another post, put youth fishing poles in the title, and first paragraph. And on, and on
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OldMule Premium
Well, between the 3 of our thinking, (mama2karsten, yourself and mine), it should all work - just do not stuff them and spread well so content is readable you should be fine.
Write it and see what it looks like - a lot easier when it is in front of you anyway.
Good luck with it my friend.
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bradleygt Premium
I just thought of something else. Won't it look weird to my viewers on my site? To see all this duplication going on? Like in the featured articles slider on the home page. Or the recent posts widget in the sidebar. Or the menu drop down.

Wont they be like, "lets see, should I read this guys post on youth fishing rod, or youth fishing rods, or youth fishing poles, or fishing rods for kids, or fishing poles for kids, or children's fishing pole, or children's fishing poles, or fishing pole for my kid, or fishing rod for my kid." "Hey wait a second! All these articles are about the exact same thing. This site is lame. I'm outta here."
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OldMule Premium
I get where you are coming from! But.
We take the niche - fishing rods for the young/kids whatever.
Stick main keyword in title.
In paragraphs and blogs we use the youth, kids, and fishing rods here and there getting a fair balance of distributed keywords throughout our content, so that it reads smoothly. Without stuffing.
If it needs 2 more lines - add them.

Hope this is some sort of help?
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Shawn Martin Premium
I would write articles for all three of the top list. The articles would need to be unique content.

Any given word in any given phrase has a chance of ranking in any article, so the more content the better.

I would only write an article for the first and last in the second group, as the two in the middle do not make sense and are not natural.

Traffic expected?

To me this would be an awesome idea to test to track. :)
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bradleygt Premium
Thank you Shawn. That helps.

I've only written a couple handfuls of articles so far. And each article has been about an entirely different keyword. I've been wondering how I could possibly write a unique and interesting article for two (or more) very similar keywords. I still don't know. But it's time for me to try.
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