keyword research

Niche Site Duel 2.0 – Criteria and Thoughts for Keyword and Niche Selection

When starting a brand new website, choosing the right topic for your site is the most important part of the process. Everything about our website - the name of it, what it looks like, what we publish - is determined by the topic or niche that we choose, so it's mandatory that we spend some time [...]

What to Do When “All of the Good Ideas are Already Taken” – Tips to Help You Pick a Niche

Lately, I've been getting a lot of emails about niche selection and how to choose the right topic when starting a new website or a blog.  Most people tell me that all of the good ideas (or keywords) are already taken, that there is too much competition and no more room left for them. If [...]

Mastering Keyword Research and SEO Competition

Today, I thought I'd mix it up a bit and publish a video post. I really enjoy doing them, especially when I get to use my "electronic whiteboard", as you'll see. In this 10 minute video, I talk about how I do keyword research when it comes to the blog posts that I write, the [...]

Keyword Search Engine Position Experiment – One Week Report

I love experiments. I try something...then I see what happens. It's so simple, yet so powerful. If only experiments in high school chemistry were as much fun as doing experiments like this on the internet. Last week, I initiated my keyword position experiment, implementing various strategies to rank as high as possible for the specific [...]

A Step By Step Plan To Rank Higher in the Search Engines

Today, I'm going to outline a plan to rank higher in Google for a certain keyword phrase. Before I tell you exactly what I'm going to do, we must first understand how things work. In my experience, there are three primary ways that search engines (namely, Google), will determine the rank of your website relevant [...]

A Keyword Position and Search Engine Optimization Experiment – Day 0

If you're at all interested in ranking higher in the search engines for certain keywords, I'd pay close attention to my following experiment. Today, I'd like to pick a keyword phrase that I currently do not rank particularly high for. On Monday of next week, I plan to implement various strategies to hopefully raise my [...]