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Short-tail keywords (made of one or two words) are safe to rule out as too
competitive. However, you can use them as a basis to find less competitive

keywords: short-tail and long-tail.

Type your keyword ideas into the tool and press


Search, then choose the most suitable options from the list. Aim for the ones with the most Google global searches.
Also, the Search Trends column can give you an idea about how popular the keyword is going to be in the near future. If the number of monthly searches has been growing, it’s a good sign.

Once you’ve found enough keywords, the next step is to start putting them in your site.

These are the spots:

  1. Page URL addresses
  2. Page titles
  3. Page meta descriptions
  4. Content on the page
  5. Image filenames and alt attributes
  6. Anchor texts of the links pointing to your site’s pages (both from other pages on your site and from other websites).

What should you NOT do with keywords?

Don’t stuff. Stuffing is oversaturating your content with keywords to the
point it no longer looks natural. Example of keyword stuffing: If you’re thinking of buying a custom cigar humidor, please contact our custom cigar humidor specialists.

Don’t cannibalize. It means optimizing multiple pages for the same keywords. How would you like it if Google couldn’t rank your site pages correctly? That’s what happens when you cannibalize.


Steve Mark is a chief editor at TechBulleting, one of the fastest growing Business and Technology blog, and specializes in covering a range of topics such as gadget reviews, design, tutorials, and many more.

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