Don't Use Keywords Like This

Last Update: August 16, 2015

This is going to be short and sweet but I think educational, especially to newbies.

I have not been at affiliate marketing long but, creating sites for clients over the years has given me the opportunity to know a bit about keywords, SEO and the research involved in this process.

All of us who have signed up for something or purchased a Premium program and have gotten gifts for these and sometimes that is a keyword list.

One of my first days I looked at one of these lists and saw a really cool keyword phrase related to a niche site I have been cultivating for some time. I thought it was awesome because it was under-utilized and figured that was a good way for me to get to the top sooner. Needless to say I was happy to see it.

That same day I was looking through some free sites listed in some profiles and came across a site with the niche of affiliate marketing. The first post was the title of that keyword phrase and completely unrelated to the niche. So this newbie was just plopping that in with one short paragraph, thinking that would get them hits and traffic because it was on that list, sent to us as a gift.

I could tell they were new at this as no one who knows how it works would never purposely just put an unrelated post on to this site, simply because a keyword phrase is popular and under-utilized.

So my message is of course don't do this. It is not what the intention is when we are sent these lists. Better to look for a keyword that is related to your niche then develop the post or article around that . . . then use the keyword.

Needless to say that if you use a keyword or phrase just to put a small amount of text on your site, just to get hits, that visitor is going to be angry that your site or blog is not really about that subject. It will never help you to use the keywords in that way.

Guess it was longer than I expected, but got the point across and not doing this type of practice, will preserve the good keyword for someone who deserves the hit for it, having actual related content and subject.

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Johan1776 Premium
Thank you, Gloria. Well done. That cuts to the chase nicely. J
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glodesigns Premium
Thank you as well. Going to be a revelation for some but being honest and doing things the correct way will get us all more of what we are seeking.
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Johan1776 Premium
Precisely. ;-) J
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glodesigns Premium
LOL. Can you imagine if it were this easy . . . to just add a keyword phrase that was under utilized and popular but not need to provide anything of value on the niche? I can see how a newbie would just jump on it though and make that mistake.
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JeanL Premium
So very true. That technique will never work in the long run.
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glodesigns Premium
Thanks Jean. The operative word there is "technique". There are proper, honest and good ways and then the others.
Just a bit more . . . I don't think they did it to purposely manipulate-I believe they were simply naive as to the process.
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Darwyn Premium
Great advice. Nicely explained.
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glodesigns Premium
Thank you! I tried to be gentle and informative at the same time. I know there is a lot to learn in this biz and I learn something every day.
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Shortcaketer Premium
Thank you so much for sharing this!
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glodesigns Premium
Thank you. Glad to see you on WA and hope you are liking it!
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