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Well, my SEO heroes! I have been a lazy bum when it comes to blogging. Ten whole days and nothing to show for it. I’m teaching SEO this week for Search Engine Academy, but be that as it may, I’m going to get at least one post out the door.

Let’s look at a fun way to do some fast keyword research to uncover high performing keyword phrases. It’s pretty simple. Just fire up your favorite keyword research tool and type in something like this: “how do i” and let ‘er rip!

Why do this? Because people are searching for help or information on the internet. We all ask Google for help on solving something or settling a bet sooner or later. What I love about doing keyword research this way is that you just never know what’s going to bubble up as low-hanging fruit for keyword phrases you can use on your website or in your blog.

OK, back to my results. What did I get? Oh, how about these little gems:

Hmmm…if I were blogging about minecraft, I think I like what I see. The number on the left is the approximate number of searches for the last full calendar month. The middle number is a relative number for how difficult the competition is for this term, and the number on the right represents the number of times this phrase is used in anchor text or title text. Pretty good!

I like this as well. What if I ran a site that explained weights and measurements? These are gold:

What’s great about these terms are that they require answers – information you could easily type up in a blog post or put on a web page. You might even create an article examining why these types of queries are so prevalent.

But let’s get out of weights and measures. What are some other great keyword terms that deserve their own web page or blog post?

OK, so I tried to grab some diverse queries here. These are the just the tip of the iceberg. So, if you’re stuck for ideas on writing content that web searchers need to read, try this keyword exercise and see what you can find.

Until next time, happy keyword hunting, and keep it between the ditches, umkay?

All the best to you,