Hope you enjoyed the affiliate marketing ninjas cheat sheet and hope you’re having fun in the Facebook group.
Today I just wanted to give you some advice, especially if you have a website and you’re finding it hard to rank in Google.
There could be many reasons why you’re not ranking, but one main problem I see in the group and on forums is, most beginners try to rank for really hard keywords that are super competitive.
This is the first mistake a lot of people make because they either don’t know about SEO or they just don’t do keyword research properly.
One keyword tool I use daily and highly recommend to anyone who want’s to find easy ranking wins is the KWFinder tool.
This will cost you money but they do have a very limited free version which allows you to do like 3 searches per day (Use them wisely if you don’t go premium).
The premium version is well worth it but if you’re not wanting to spend money then just play around with the free version to see if you like it or not.
Basically, this tool gives you a rough idea of how difficult a keyword is to rank for. It also spits out a bunch of related keywords so you can dig deeper and find other easy to rank keywords (Very handy).
How I Use KWFinder For Long Tail Keyword Digging and Content Ideas.
Here’s what I like to do though and how I like to use it, follow along with me on this one – click here to open up the KWFinder tool (opens in new tab)
Now, do a search for a keyword within the niche you’re interested. Once it’s loaded the suggestions you will see it gathers all the data for you and gives you a score out of 100 on how difficult the keyword is to rank in Google.
Find keywords that have a low difficulty rating that are highlighted green – these are easier to rank.
What I then do is copy and paste these into a notepad because I will write articles for them.
Once I find an easy to rank keyword, I then like to search the ‘Questions’ tab.
These results will give you some really good content ideas to include in your article.
Simply add these questions you find in your article and answer them the best you can, and if the product you’re promoting as an affiliate solves the problem they have, link to that in your answer using your affiliate link.
Because you answered all these and they’re often easy to rank for questions keywords, you might also rank for these with your main article as well.
^ If you’re answering peoples questions and giving them solutions they will thank you for it, plus you’ll have a higher chance of making a sale.
Now, these long tail keywords will often have low search volume but don’t let that stop you from going after them because you want the easy wins to bring in traffic.
So, imagine you rank for a keyword that these keyword tools show 500 monthly searches per month. I still go for these types of keywords.
They’re usually easy to rank and they still bring in traffic which could lead to sales.
Here’s the thing though, I’ve done this time and time again and the thing I’ve noticed is, these keyword tools are often off with their search volume and if it’s a trending keyword they will be WAY OFF!
Many times I’ve wrote an article for a long tail keyword and got it ranking pretty fast – keyword tools said it was getting roughly 800 searches per month where I was getting close to 800 searches PER DAY!
Other Keyword Tools I Like Using
I get asked this a lot as well “Wazza, what keyword tools are you using?”.
Personally I like to use a few because they all show different data and different results. One tool will only show so much and sometimes it’s just all my preference because I like the design and functionality of the tool.
Here’s a couple of free and premium tools I use:
- The surferseo extension.
This is one handy extension because it shows you data on the fly. After you install it into your browser, it displays data about keywords you search for on different websites. You could be on Google, Amazon or other sites and it will show you search volume, CPC and keyword competition. I have this active 24/7. Another similar option is WMS Everywhere by WhatsMySerp. Both are great and worth checking out.
In my opinion, this is one of the best and most robust services online. Want to know what keywords you competition is ranking for? USE SEMRUSH! Some of my most profitable keywords I’m ranking for are from using this tool BUT it does come at a monthly cost. If you have the money – I can’t recommend it enough. Way to many features to list but you can check it all the features here
This handy online tool will suggest related keywords and show data from the Google Keyword Planner tool, like search volume, Cost per click (CPC) and PPC competition score. Best of all, it’s free!
This is a simple online keyword scraper that shits out related keywords like you’ve had a big night out and ate nothing but Mexican food!! This works really well with KeywordsEverywhere.com installed because it will display the data next to each keyword. It’s simple, it’s free and you can find some long tail keywords using it.
I used to use this program ALL THE TIME, you can download a free trial of it here. It’s still a good tool because it allows you to analyse competition data. I don’t use it as much because I mostly use SEMRush more and it gives me everything and more than Market Samurai. But if you’re on a budget, Market Samurai is a one time fee and you can get a lot out of the free trial. Give it a go!
Another monthly subscription and it can be costly – BUT – it’s one of the most feature rich services. You can do a LOT with this Ahrefs from finding competitors backlinks, keywords, rankings and masses of other data. If you’re new, this can be very overwhelming but for those who want to take their SEO to another level then this is a must have! They have a 14 day trial but after that it’s $99 per month.
These are just some of the tools I use to find those long tail keywords. You can get away with finding good keywords using free tools but it’s all up to you and your preferences. Paid services will obviously have more features of course and no limitations.
Anyways, I thought I would share this KWFinder with you because it is worth sharing and It’s something that’s been talked about a lot in the group.
If you have questions about this, feel free to ask.
Simply reply or ask your questions in the am ninjas Facebook group .
Have a great day!