Hey gals and guys, Clark here and welcome to BecomeWealthyWithMe.com. For those of you who have a website and is working to make money with it, how to get targeted traffic for free is of course a very important matter. Whether or not you make money with your website is dependent on your ability to get targeted traffic (visitors) to your website.
Keyword Research – for FREE Targeted Traffic
So once you’ve created a website, the next step is to publish relevant and helpful pages/posts (content) on it for your visitors. But how do you know what people are looking for?
When people search for something online, they will typically type in a “keyword”/phrase into a search engine. For instance, below is a search I did in Google. I typed in a keyword and Google provided me with its most relevant results.
The above are the posts that have been “ranked” on the first page by Google. If your post is on the first page, then it is likely to be read.
“Keyword research” is the activity of finding phrases that are relevant to your topic/niche, and then deciding whether you would like to create new posts around those keywords (deciding whether they are “good” keywords). Every week or so, you come up with a list of keywords that people are searching for. Then you create posts, each targeting a different keyword. Insert your keyword somewhere in your post’s title and somewhere in the first paragraph of your post. That’s it really. Every post you create will have the opportunity to rank under that keyword and get traffic/ readership.
There are unlimited keywords for every niche and with every “keyword targeted” post that you publish on your website your traffic will continue to grow.
What Makes a GOOD Keyword?
Using the keyword tool at Wealthy Affiliate, I did a search on the keyword “best guided meditation audio” (see above). This is an example of a good keyword because:
1) The phrase makes sense. If it doesn’t make grammatical sense, don’t use it. Find a keyword that makes sense because you are publishing content for your readers and not the search engines. For instance, I probably won’t use “best guided meditation sleep” which doesn’t make grammatical sense. Instead I would do a search for “best guided meditation for sleep”.
2) There are more than 30 (monthly) searches for this keyword. It is ok to go with a lower search volume, but it is certainly possible to find unlimited keywords with more than 30 searches a month.
3) It has less than 100 competition (or QSR, which stands for Quoted Search Results). This is the number of posts in Google that are competing with you for traffic and readership. The lower the competition the better of course. As you gain trust and authority with your website, competition of under 200 is completely fine. My preference when starting out with a new website is always keywords that have less than 50 (or even 10!) competition and have more than 50 searches per month.
Click on the image below for a video tutorial explaining in detail about the keyword research process, including how to get 30 FREE keyword searches:
To get LOTS of Free Targeted Traffic to Your Website,
…publish lots of quality posts on it, each targeting a specific keyword.
Google does not reveal their exact ranking algorithm, but it makes sense that you need to have sufficient content on your website to have a far enough reach. If each post gets you 5 visitors a day, 100 posts would get you 500 visitors.
Publish relevant and helpful posts that will help your website visitors get what they want (entertainment, help, information). This builds trust and authority with the search engines, and when somebody does a search in Google or another search engine, your relevant post is likely to show up on page 1 of its search results. Nowadays search engines ARE putting far less focus on technical factors such as back-linking and keyword density, and a lot more emphasis on quality content.
Also, publish frequently, at least until you’ve gained trust and authority from the search engines (you will know when it happens). Search engines like and reward active sites.
Ok, that’s it from me today. And if you have any questions or comments about today’s topic, do leave them below and I’ll be more than happy to help you out. Thanks!