K for Keyword Research – Best Blogging Tips for A to Z series

keyword research for bloggers

My blog would have been a lost entity in the pool of millions of blogs if I wouldn’t have written and optimized my content for the targeted readers.

One of the power blogging lessons I ever learned and my best blogging tip for bloggers is to optimize for the RIGHT KEYWORDS.

Right keywords will drive the right traffic and traffic means money.

I see several blogs with amazing content hardly receiving any traffic and income they deserve.

The biggest reason is – their blog is never found by people.

It doesn’t show up in the search engines.

It doesn’t show up in the first 10-30 search results.

That’s where Keyword Research is important.

Reasons Why You Must Do Keyword Research Before You Start a Blog

How to do keyword research for a blog

Keyword research is one of the first fundamental steps to start a blog that makes money. Once you select the best niche for your blog, conduct thorough keyword research to find the best set of targeted keywords.

  1. Find 3 sets of keywords in your blog keyword research.

50-100 keywords with high search volume (10-50k / mo) and high competition.
100-200 keywords with medium search volume (2-10k / mo)
Up to 500 keywords with low search volume (100-2k / mo)

2. Most of these medium and low competition keyphrases will have high search volume keywords as words. Low volume keyphrases make great longtail keywords.

They pull your blogs to rankings faster and in almost no time.

Bonus tips:
The more longtail phrases you write around, the more your website visitors are likely to convert.
Use tools like answerthepublic.com and Quora to find question based longtail keywords.

Best FREE Keyword Research Tools for Bloggers

AHREFS Keyword Research Tool
Keywords Everywhere (Chrome extension)
Your Google search console keywords insights [Check Screenshot). The data showed me that people are looking for questions about social media and I created this social media FAQ. This FAQ is optimized for over 20 high to low range keywords.


search console for bloggers


My recommended paid tool for easy keyword research

Your action plan for today

  • Check your Google search console and analytics data and see what all positions and keywords your site is holding
  • Pick up some keywords with highest impressions as seed keywords from this data to conduct your next level of keyword research
  • If you do not have any analytics configured, get it done right away. Blogging is useless without analytics unless you only blog for a hobby.
  • Use the tools suggested above and begin with some best presumptions of seed keywords. Enter these keywords in these tools and review the massive data it returns.
  • Use it in your posts and optimize.
  • Make sure to use these keywords in the headline.

Use this Keyword Research for Bloggers – Step by Step Smart Keyword Research

Keyword research can be one of the most tedious, time-consuming, and draining tasks. But it’s worth your time. So do it.

You can even hire someone from Fiverr or Upwork to do your keyword research.

Need help? Ask me in the comments.
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2 thoughts on “K for Keyword Research – Best Blogging Tips for A to Z series”

  1. I don’t fully understand how to best use this research. But I did add one of your keyword sites to my bookmarks. So Thank You for the tips.

    Also, I’m doing the scavenger hunt, and you have a picture on this post with an actual key, so there’s my k! Yay! Thanks some more.

    J Lenni Dorner (he/him 👨🏽 or 🧑🏽 they/them) ~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

    1. Keyword research does magic, J. That’s one of the reasons how I am able to monetize this and other blogs. These keywords bring the prospects to me. I just focus on the blog.

      I have written two articles on how to do this and use it. Check them out in this very post. Feel free to ask your questions.

      Happy to help.

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