Struggling with keywords

Last Update: April 13, 2017

I am finding myself struggling with keywords. I have so many ideas for blog posts and a lot to write about but I find it so much easier to come up with a title from the heart rather than a low competition keyword - they always seem so contrived when related to a good keyword!

Does anyone else struggle with this? And do you have any advice?

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ianj2u Premium
Hi, I am new to this as well but one thing I have notice that helps me is when i find a low competition key word, if it makes sense for my post I use that but I then use a hyphen and utilize the title I really want to use...

For example...

I wanted to do a post on listening to audio books in the car. but all the keywords for "listening to audio books while driving" were saturated.

So I found the keyword "finding a time to read" which was very low comp.

That led me to the title "Having trouble finding a time to read - Do you drive?" So I still got my point across with a low comp key word.

So its just really thinking outside of the box. I try to think of the problem I'm going to solve with my post and then think of different terms that would be searched to solve that problem.

I hope this helped. If not, I tried. Lol
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Louise2812 Premium
Thanks, that's good advice :)
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dophus Premium
Your post came at a time when I am also struggling with my first web and looking for a title and keywords. I took the advice of another WA member below and tried the Headline Analyser. It worked.
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NewImage Premium
Thank you. It wasn't actually my question. It was asked by another. But, I mistakenly hit the button within this chat mode that I needed others to reply. I was trying to answer some one else's question about too many ideas and how to manage it all. My reply, different websites.
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Sorayacge Premium
I also struggle with this so I was very interested to read the answers here. Thanks for asking the question! :-)
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paulgoodwin Premium
you are welcome
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NewImage Premium
The below was not a question. Was trying to answer Louise2812.
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NewImage Premium
I am also very new to this, but I have discovered the world of Word Press. For instance, I have a website for Cooking for beginners that I would like to take through from making home made baby food, to college student cooking, to newly married couples, etc. My purpose to all of this is how to make great food that will not break your budget. Next, I love to travel. So, I will create another website based on travel. Word Press has all of these themes. Would also love to write a book, etc. I have many ideas as well. Word Press has the themes to accomplish all of your ideas. You will just have more than one website. Hope this helps. Check out all of the themes within word press and look at the demos. On keywords, think about when you google to find things out. What words do you most often start with? I have been struggling as well for 3 months. But a light bulb came on today.
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dophus Premium
Inspiring story. Thank you. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with the whole title thing too. It's my first time. Now, I feel lighter and ready to push. Thank you again.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Try changing how the keyword is used in a sentence, for instance I had trouble with an obvious usage of long-tail keyword "How to hire a party band" or "How to hire a band for a party" when I included this sentence in my meta description

1) "How do you hire a band for a party?" which sounds a bit contrived.

Then upon inspiration I "flipped the keyword around" in the sentence turning it to this -

2) "Never worry gain of how to hire a band for a party!"

which sounded much more natural.....and it was gold.

So play around with this.
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paulgoodwin Premium
Yes that really works great just changing the order of words!
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paulgoodwin Premium
Yes always use Headline analyzer to check how good your Headline is ok
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Louise2812 Premium
Thanks Paul, I hadn't heard of that! I'll be using it from now on :)
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paulgoodwin Premium
Thank k will do a blog on it in an hour ok
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Louise2812 Premium
Thank you!
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paulgoodwin Premium
My pleasure!!
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dophus Premium
I have just tried this tool on your recommendation. Thank you for the tip. It has been really helpful.
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paulgoodwin Premium
That sounds great and thank you for your words
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AlexVS Premium
Yes, I do too. Within the niche I'm doing, its really tough. So, your not alone on this.
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