Using the keyword tool here at WA is something you should become familiar with quickly, as you will be doing it a lot.

I would just like to say before you we begin, no keyword is always going to be 100% accurate, but using this keyword tool you can give yourself the best possible chance of finding keywords for your niche. So, let's get on with it!

First things first, let's get you familiar with the keyword tool. Head over to this area to find the tool:

WA Keyword Tool

You will see something that looks like this:


If ever you wish to find the tool again, it is located under the "premium services" section on the left-hand panel. Here





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Ndimofor1 Premium
Thank you very much DomW.
You were of great help!
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Chazz501 Premium
Hey Dom. ....can you explain what the "article power"and "ppc" power mean in a little more detail? ? Are we looking for a high number...or low one??

I am trying to get a handle on how exactly I want to structure my site. We have a BBQ page on Facebook with 800 followers...and 89 5star reviews. We use a BBQ SMOKER and all our food is our own recipes...so our site will be on BBQ...but there are alot of keywords that deal with BARBECUE as a keyword...QSR=400

I have an. Idea..... ...but when I look at a certain keyword I get a QSR=2...and traffic and searches <10...??? ...probably not a good keyword??
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I wouldn't pay too much attention to those metrics, but article power and ppc power basically refer to how easy it would be to rank an article for that (higher number is better) or how easy paid traffic is. However, this was back when article marketing directories were useful, so I don't pay attention to the scores now.

You should go for how to articles, "best" articles, and review articles, for example "best bbq under $200" or something like that.
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Chazz501 Premium
Thanks for the response. I appreciate it. (By the way...I signed up for premium. ..all because of you...:)...

You're the best!

Teddy
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Eagles24 Premium
What does the competition number for keyword mean?
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The number of other sites using the same keyword
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Eagles24 Premium
Thanks, appreciate that
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DeeHesa Premium
Really informative Dom. Thanks it filled in a few gaps in my learning.

Dave
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JairoJ Premium
DomW,
I am curious as to why you received 71,565 Searches for "making money" and when I tried the same "making money" keyword only received 3,794 Searches. It is hard to believe that since the time that you posted this tutorial the search for "making money" has dropped by 65,000K searches. How reliable is the WA keyword search tool compared to Google's KeywordPlanner?
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feigner Premium
jairo - isn't this how times have changed?
people now search differently and it highlights the fact that what you targetted in 2012 is not as highly searched as now.
you will need to keep working on your site and updating your information.
check the keyword tool against others - it doesn't differ that much.
just remember that your keyword searches are just a guideline not absolute, the absolute numbers may be above or below this.
good luck with your searches
phil
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mickeyb123 Premium Top 200
I wanted to come and take a 'refresher' course and this one is great!

Mickeyb
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Nancymarie Premium
Thank you SO much for this training. It has helped me a lot to use the WA keyword tool most effectively. And that last tip put me at ease. Wishing you much success!!!
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DSwat Premium
OK Thanks Suzette!
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DSwat Premium
I am a premium member, but I don't have the "premium services" section on my left-hand panel or the "recommended training" section either.
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SuzetteH Premium Top 200
You still have all the premium services Deb. You won't see those on the left panel. If your comparing what your screen looks like to what you see in Kyle's Training, they won't be the same. I thought the same thing when I started.

You are able to go on with the training and you will see that as you go along in the training. I have never seen "recommended training" and I have been here almost two years.

You have anymore questions or concerns let me know :)
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SuzetteH Premium Top 200
Dom's training was done in 2012, the platform has changed since then :)
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Hbelew Premium
thank you so much it helped me a lot
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MrsHndsmpnts Premium
THANK YOU! Totally answered my questions about QSR!
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danmoz1 Premium
Really enjoyed reading this post. It has been very helpful.
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Sachindra Premium
Useful training on WA keyword research
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JohnA78 Premium Top 200
Hi Dom, thanks for doing this. It's very helpful.
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John1965 Premium
Thank you for this info.
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