So what do you do with your keywords when you find ones that you like?

You save them to a keyword list. I typically recommend creating keyword lists that serve a specific function. If I am going to write 25 articles, I will create a list for that "function". If I am going to create a targeted ad group for Google Adwords, I will create a keyword list for each one.

Most keyword tools have the capabilities to store keyword lists right within them, including the WA Keyword tool and Jaaxy. I typically use this as it simplifies the process, but if you prefer to keep your keywords in a Google doc or Word...or even write them down on a piece of paper, that is fine too. Just make sure they are somewhere safe and somewhere readily available.

Here is an example keyword list that I created on the topic of parrots while creating this training:

Now that I have my list of keywords, I would start working my way through these by either creating a page on my "parrot" website or writing articles and submitting them to an authoring site like StreetArticles.com. These all fit the following criteria, which is optimal for obtaining SEO rankings:

(1) Under 400 QSR (competing pages in Google)
(2) At least 50 clicks per month traffic

And that is it. No other data is important for me in terms of getting rankings. Seriously. Those are the only two metrics that you should focus on, anything else can mislead you or act as an "paralysis through over-analysis" distraction.



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jonathon1645 Premium
Hello, I have a question. maybe im complicating the simple, or trying to simplify the complicated, not sure. But can we not just promote a specific product.. building the webpage and keywords aound that alone? Such as a specific video ? Curious in the given example, why is the site and keyword building around Iphone5cases, and not just promoting one specific type of iphone case? Or one specific parrot birdcage?
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Kyle Premium
Because you can promote MANY products on one site. You don't want to trap yourself to a specific product or your site will not be able to evolve and you will end up having to buy 20-30 websites (for each iphone case). Rather, I would target iphone cases and dedicate my site to that and accessories.
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escape11 Premium
any printable version of this guide available?
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Kyle Premium
No, there is no print feature with our content here at WA...it is all online based.,
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Kushmeup Premium
So the home page should just be an intro to your site with some links and no keywords? Then have pages with a main keyword as the title and then have keywords relevent to the title in the content? Where would I put the outbound affiliate links in all this content?
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Kyle Premium
It can be an intro to your site, it could be your blog roll, it could target the keywords of your website if you want as well. You are going to be putting outbound links to affiliate programs as you start building out the content, if you do this too early though Google will end up punishing your rankings.
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pls how do i send my articles to streetarticles?
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Andrew4Study Premium
You have to go to streetarticles.com and sign up for an account. After that you will be able to publish your article.
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vannii Premium
All great idea!
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