Finished Level 1 of Training.

Last Update: January 10, 2019

Everything is great so far and I feel very comfortable. The only thing I have questions about is the keywords. I found almost 40 relative to my niche, but is that too many and is SEO the only way to judge if one is too big?

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C-Lab Premium
Yo, if you define, exactly what you mean by "too big" I'll try and help you sort it out!

In case I can answer your question before hand, you'll want to find "Low-Competition" "Long-Tail" keywords (which are, essentially phrases that are equal to, or greater than, 3 words long) that are placed in both the title and first paragraph of your article to best rank in the search engines.

This process is called "Search Engine Optimization" (SEO) which is a crucial aspect of "Search Engine Marketing" (SEM).

One of 3 types of traffic generation.

1. Organic Traffic (through SEO)
2. Paid Traffic (through FaceBook, Google, YouTube ads)
3. Earned Traffic (through the sharing of your content on FaceBook, Pintrist, Instagram, or backlinks from more popular or reputable blogs or websites).

Hope that helps yo!

If not, feel free to clarify your question:
I'm happy to help.
If not, I'm sure someone else here can help you!
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jacerussell Premium
Yes this helps, but by too big I meant like if certain keywords with a lot of traffic would be too hard to get ranked in.
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C-Lab Premium
That honestly depends on a few factors. Who is in first place right?
If it is a smaller website, you can usually mess them up.
If it is a super blog like the Huffington Post, your SOL haha
But yeah, don't be too afraid of whoever is in first place, more often than not, you can displace them with money, effort, or time.
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jacerussell Premium
well one of the people was Zumiez. Pretty large retailer, but the smaller topics of the niche were stores I hadn't heard of but that looked professional.
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C-Lab Premium
What are some of the keywords you're trying to rank for? There might be a few different ones that are more "targeted" or perhaps you can visit forums like Quora and Reddit to gain a bunch of intel and write a superior article which will eventually displace those giants and take the first spot.
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jacerussell Premium
The keyword was "best beginner longboard" and honestly just "Longboard" would have been nice to get
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GlenPalo Premium
Congrats on finishing level 1.

40 keywords are not enough. I believe there is no such thing as too many keywords. You will see more training on keywords in the next level of training as well as throughout the rest of the training.
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jacerussell Premium
I didn't figure it'd be enough, but I felt it was at least a good starting point.
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C-Lab Premium
Yo! It isn't necessarily the "quantity" of keywords as much as it is the "quality" of those keywords.
Sure, you'll want to (eventually) populate your site with content rich, SEO targeted articles, but in the meantime, focus on finding a few high quality keywords!
"What is a 'high-quality' keyword?
Well, in your search, you want to maximized both the "QSR" and "SEO" scores of keyword while minimizing the "KQI" (using the "Jaxxy" tool offered here at WA).
If you can get that down, then you'll be fine.
The articles which rank the highest, most frequently on Google average about 1,120 words.
So it'll take you a bit to write each article anyways so you don't need a ton of keywords since Google will "punish" you if it thinks you're "Keyword Stuffing".
So find good candidates, write good articles, and let time take it's course yo!
Articles between 1,000 and 3,000 tend to do the best.
Of course, the new algorithm ranks articles on over 200 different parameters, but this is a great place to start.
Good luck yo!
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GlenPalo Premium
Yes, it is a good starting point. You will see a lot more on keywords in the remaining training.
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jacerussell Premium
Thank you for those tips. What are the max scores for qsr and seo
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C-Lab Premium
I had a bit of a mistake in there.
Let me correct it real quick:
You want to Maximize Traffic, KQI and SEO
while
Minimizing QSR.

"Traffic" is the estimated visits, per month, that your website will receive if it ranks in spot one for that particular keyword in Google. This score can go from 0 (no one searches) to 10's of thousands (people looking up FortNite, NFL, Kardashians, etc...)

"KQI" is the "Keyword Quality Indicator" and is determined by a combination of both how low the QSR is and how high the SEO is. It has "3" levels: Poor (avoid), Normal (avoid at first), Great (go for these ones at first)

"SEO" is a measurement of how easy it will be to rank your page on the first page of Google's search results for any particular keyword. It goes from "0" to "100" Anything above 90 is what you're looking for.

Putting it all together.
A great keyword would have the following properties:

A Traffic score of at least 30 (you'd like an average of least 1 person looking for keyword a day, right?) but hopefully a 1,000 or more.

A QSR that is under 100.

A KQI which is "Great".

An SEO score of 90 or greater.

Anyways, I hope any of this helps!
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jacerussell Premium
Okay that does help. Thank you, I'll try to find a better word.
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