1. Start A Keyword Mindmap
Your typical mind map (a diagram in which information is represented visually, usually with a central idea placed in the middle and associated ideas arranged around it)consists of sub-headings stemming from the center. Let’s use this simple idea to start our keyword generation. The keyword mind map consists of your main niche as the center and then sub-topics emitting from the center. Through this method, you will start with a basic seed keyword or phrase where you will add more sub-categories.
More categories will be generated to the sub-categories and by the end, you will have a full niche of keywords to write about whenever you like.
2. Create Your Keyword Mindmap
The first thing you need to do is to generate a single “seed keyword”. This is basically your main niche, eg: smartphone security, British cooking or chemistry lessons.Then, think of all the sub-topics associated with your niche.
Examples: indian cooking could be divided into starters, veg recipe, non veg, breakfasts and snakes.
SEO lessons could be divided into the many topics such as online page optimization,off page optimization, infographic designs, link bulding, seo auditing, seo tools, keywords analysis, seo reporting so on.
3. Generate More Sub Niches With Wikipedia
As part of your hunt for topics to cover on your website or pages to create, you should also head over to Wikipedia. By searching for your niche, and looking at its page – you can find extra topics to write about or cover on your website. For example, if your website sells vitamins, you can create content on the types of vitamins, why they’re so beneficial, impacts on the body and so forth. Those ideas came from the headings that Wikipedia covered on their page for vitamins.
4. Get A Keyword List With Ubersuggest
Your keyword mind map is the base for obtaining a keyword list in your niche. You need to get a sub-category on your mind map and start generating more keywords from that. Ubersuggest allows you to enter a “seed” keyword. It will then generate hundreds of new keywords based on that prime idea.
They use Google Suggest to obtain these keywords.
Google Suggest is the dropdown feature that pops up when you search something on Google. Keywords only get to this list if they are searched for at least ten times a month. Ubersuggest “scrapes” all of these keywords that Google have documented into their suggest feature.
You can add a single keyword and then get hundreds of suggestions. For example, if I type “Halloween” into Ubersuggest, I will get ten results with [“Halloween” + word beginning with a] such as “Halloween art”, “Halloween accessories”. Some of the keyword phrases suggested can be three, four or even five words.
5. Generate More Keywords With Keywordtool.io
With this tool, you can add a single keyword and it will add extra words beginning with every letter of the alphabet. If I inputted “trees” into the tool, I would get results with “trees + word beginning with a”. Numbers are also added onto the first word.
It generates on average, 700+ words and they are scraped from Google Suggest. The results are always different from Ubersuggest which means you can get a fresh batch of new keywords. I have found that some of the words were utter gibberish but here and there you will find some nice ideas.
Go to www.keywordtool.io and input your niche sub-category word (such as “cake baking” or “keyword research”. Copy these to your clipboard (using the “Copy All button at the top) and head over to Word and paste them from your Clipboard into your Word document.
6. Generate “Buyer” Keywords With Soovle
Strange name, no doubt but this tool is exceptionally handy for scraping long tail keywords from multiple websites not just Google. Examples of these websites include Amazon, Wikipedia, Bing and Yahoo among many more. One single keyword into the tool will generate up to one hundred keywords from various channels.
This tool works exactly the same as Ubersuggest and keywordtool.io only that it scrapes these keywords from different channels not just Google. Whilst these keywords can be from eBay or Bing which we aren’t focusing on, you can still use the keywords and check them out later on.Check it out at www.soovle.com.
7. Steal Keywords From Your Competition
Every website has its own keyword strategies. You can steal these very easily. It isn’t gaming the system, it’s improving your own website! You can see what juicy keywords are sending traffic to their website.
If they have some “secret” keywords that are secretly bringing traffic to their website, you can use them for your own webpages and content.
Simply follow the GKP hack in tip #16. Instead of inputting the link of a blog post or Pinterest board, input their website link instead. Analyze the keywords and pick out any keywords that get more than 300 searches.
8. KWFinder Is Another Fantastic Way To Do Keyword Research
This tool is a complete dashboard for all your keyword research needs. All you have to do is search for a keyword, and then, the tool will give you about thirty keyword suggestions with all the metrics, a graph showing the interest in that keyword over time, the overall competition for that keyword, and who’s ranking in the top ten for that keyword.
It isn’t hugely extensive, you won’t find as much keyword suggestions as you would with others but it does consolidate a lot of the work into one dashboard. The free version can be quite limited, but it still offers plenty of information. Try it now at www.kwfinder.com.
9. Mine Through Your Google Analytics Data
If your site has been running for more than a year, and you’ve gotten a good amount of search traffic over that time (in the tens of thousands), you can start mining through your Google Analytics data and see what keywords people actually used to get to your site. This can be one of the most valuable sources of keywords because those keywords are the ones which brought people, money and leads to your website.
Even if you have thousands of [not provided] keywords, you will still find a plethora of keywords which haven’t been plagued by the [not provided] phenomenon. To start looking through your GA data now, simply log into your Google Analytics dashboard, select Acquisition>Campaigns>Organic Keywords.
10. Start A Keyword Ideas Folder
Create a new folder called Keyword Ideas and place it on your Desktop where you regularly see it. Every time you generate a new list of keywords from Ubersuggest or get the monthly searches for keywords from the Google Keyword Planner, you can save them in this folder.
You can even divide the folder into separate folders such as your keyword mind map sub-categories. You can add your lists of generated keywords into each folder and then the results from the Keyword Planner.
That way, you have all your keywords in one available resource!
11. Assemble All Your Keywords Into A File
Copy and paste all your generated keywords into a simple word document either using Word or Notepad or whatever. This makes it super quick to paste your keywords into the Google Keyword Planner later on.