Keyword Research

There's many reasons I prefer to write best of posts instead of individual reviews.

Top reasons include:

1) I find it easier to write to a 300 word description of 10 to 15 products in one post than 1500 words about a single product in an individual review.

2) Best of posts bring in much more traffic than review posts. I have best of posts that get 6,000 clicks a month. When you write a best of post you end up ranking for a million different terms and not just the original keyword.

3) Best of lists with the year are easy to rank and attract motivated buyers. These keywords are extremely low competition and if you follow the advice in this training you'll find it pretty easy to get page 1 rankings for each one. A lot of times you'll get top 5, top 3 and sometimes number one overall. People looking for the most up to date products tend to want to buy too.

These keywords can be a little elusive to find, though, but once you understand how to find them you'll see them everywhere.

Let's take Kitchen and Dining for example. Go back to this link: https://www.amazon.com/kitchen...

Click the small appliance section and it brings you here: https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=l...

You'll see these sections: slow cookers, microwave ovens, food processors, rice cookers, blenders, juicers, contact grills, ovens and toasters, compact refrigerators, countertop burners, ice cream machines, waffle irons, deep fryers, bread machines, coffee machines, tea machines, expresso machines, wine cellars, electric griddles, electric skillets and on and on and on.

Let's check each one in the free keyword tool at WA.

1) Best Slow Cookers 2017: searches, 387 competition: 60 (VERY GOOD KEYWORD)

2) Best countertop microwaves 2017: searches 387, competition: 25 (VERY GOOD KEYWORD)

3) Best food processors 2017: searches 274, competition: 26 (VERY GOOD KEYWORD)

4) Best rice cookers 2017: searches 128, competition, 51 (VERY GOOD KEYWORDS)

You see where I'm going here?

Each one of those keywords work and this is just the small appliance section! We haven't gotten to bakeware, cookware or dining.

Here's why I say each of those lists has potential to bring thousands a clicks a month too:

1) Best slow cookers 2017: searches 387

2) best slow cooker 2017: searches 103

3) best slow cooker reviews: searches 187

4) slow cook reviews ratings: searches 136

If you write a "Best slow cookers 2017" post and do it right you'll rank for all those terms too.

Go through the kitchen and dining section and you'll find hundreds of keywords that work and get a lot of traffic. There's more than enough for a six figure website and there may be enough there for a 7 figure website.

Also, sometimes I'll write a best of post that doesn't have the year but is specific. For example, best "product" for kids, best "product" for women, best "product" for men, etc.

Now you want to find the right products for each section. This might surprise you but you DON'T want to just type in best slow cookers into Amazon and use the products on their first page. The first page of Amazon tends to be cheap products. You'll want to research products on different retail sites and then find them on Amazon. We'll dig deeper into this in the next section.




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skmorrow Premium
Regarding the URL. Does it matter that the URL keyword has a significantly different QSR than the full keyword in the title? For instance "Best slow cookers 2017" has a QSR of 11 and "Best slow cookers" has a QSR of 200. So when you shorten the URL and change the keyword, the QSR changes pretty significantly.

Also what if there is no traffic for a keyword with the year? For instance "Best Recliners" vs "Best Recliners 2018". No traffic for "Best Recliners 2018" but decent amount for "Best Recliners". Is it okay to just add 2018 to the title? Permalink would still be shortened.
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dylanrieger Premium
You'll still rank for best slow cookers 2018 if you get rid of the year in the url. And don't look for keywords with 2018 yet. Check with 2017. If it gets traffic in 2017 it'll get traffic in 2018. Best recliners 2017 gets plenty of traffic.

Try not to overthink this too much.
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skmorrow Premium
Thanks, that sounds good.
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem
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Rabrx Premium
Hi Dylan, I'm back here to tell you that your strategy really worked! It takes time but I have seen results in a week after publishing my post. That was possible because my site was around for 2 months but nonetheless, it still worked! Thank you once again for sharing :) i hope you reach 10k/mth soon!
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks! And wait until your website hits the 6th month mark and more - that's when the real results. Just keep writing.
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MsMerry Premium
Thank you for sharing. It makes it that much more real for all of us and congrats too!!
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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JoshEllery Premium
Awesome post my friend, I'm in the spiritual self development niche which doesn't seem to be the most profitable for best of posts but I have noticed a high search volume for key words such as "the best yoga mats of 2017" or "the best meditation apps of 2017" so I'm gonna dive right into it.
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dylanrieger Premium
Those keywrods can definitely work - there's benches and other things too.
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JoshEllery Premium
Awesome, thanks for the post man :)
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dylanrieger Premium
no problem!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi there! Thanks for the training, really great stuff. I am just venturing into becoming an Amazon affiliate so this is just what I needed. Could you tell me, are you using the EasyAzon plugin still or do you use the onelink option in Amazon associates to promote multiple associates programs?

Many thanks,

Andrew
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dylanrieger Premium
I just use Onelink.. it works pretty good
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Andrew-74 Premium
Right, thanks. I just set up Onelink today. Although lots of the items that I am promoting in the US aren't available on the UK site, I guess I could still earn some extra commission with it.
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dylanrieger Premium
It's not much but it's a little
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YourBizTips Premium
Hi Dylan (and/or Steve),

Good progress. I have a question though:

I find it difficult to pass Copyscape when posting the title of the item to promote because of the technical stuff and specs that is difficult to put into own words. For the description, no problem. For example how would you translate this:

Crock-Pot SCV700SS Stainless Steel 7-Quart Oval Manual Slow Cooker, 7 Quart

Would it be wise and allowed to make a screenshot of the title of the item and just upload it?

Thanks again for your great help.

John ツ
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dylanrieger Premium
I would just title it as Crock-Pot 7 Quart.. There's no need for all the other stuff
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YourBizTips Premium
Okay, thanks for all your help Dylan.

John ツ
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