Google Keywords – How To Find The Best Keywords To Use

by Jack Duncan · 19 comments

It’s probably one of the most emailed questions I receive…

“Jack, how do you find good keywords…do you just use a Keyword Tool?”

or some may say

“Jack, aren’t all the good, “easy-to-rank” Google keywords already taken?”

Let me just show you one clever way to find some great keywords.

Just for a moment, think about articles.

Hundreds of marketers write them…but very few actually do anything beyond submitting them to a single article directory.

Which means they either rank…or flop…on their content.

That’s great news for us!

When we find keywords that have articles in the Top 10 in Google, Yahoo, or Bing, we know that we have the potential for “easy rankings”…

Now…let’s take this 1 step further.

When we have an article with 10,393 views in the last 90 days…we know we have a keyword (or a set of keyword phrases) that is actually driving traffic…

In fact, I’ve found article marketers to be some of the best “low competition keyword researchers”…it’s just unfortunate for them that they do so little with what they have found.

Here’s a simple, step-by-step method to harvest their “hard work”:

Step 1: Go to Google.com

Step 2: Type in your topic

It could be anything from “wedding gifts” to “chicken farming”…just pick a topic phrase around your main keyword.

I’ve found that broad phrases usually work better too…

Step 3: Enter this string into the Google keyword query box AFTER your topic word/phrase:

site:ezinearticles.com “This article has been viewed 2000..199999″ “Article Submitted On: * *, 2010″

UPDATED on July 21, 2011:

We did some digging on this and it looks like since
EZA changed their layout recently, the code needed
to be updated.

Here is the latest version of this code that works now:
site:ezinearticles.com “Viewed 200..199999″ “Submitted On * *, 2011″

Make sure you paste the entire phrase above (as PLAIN TEXT)…

If you want to see this search in action, justCLICK HERE (You can see an actual result from Google.com)

Step 4: Click Search

Google is now going to bring back all the articles from EzineArticles.com (one of the biggest and most search friendly article sites) that have at least 2,000 views and up to 199,999 views…and were written in 2010.

Step 5: Copy the entire URL of one of the higher searched articles.

Step 6: Navigate your browser to SEMRush.com.

Step 7: Paste the URL into the keyword query box.

Step 8: Notice the keywords that are driving traffic to the article.

THESE are the keywords that you can pay close attention to (and the closely related phrase versions).

You can often find keywords that have plenty of traffic, with almost no “actual competition”…and in many cases, the ranking article has 0 links pointing to it…so it must rank on nothing more than the content and inner linking within the article directory itself.

It’s extremely simple.

Yet very powerful.

And I’d encourage you to take it for a spin today and see what great keywords you can find to rank very easily in Google…and syphon buyers into your site.

Also, if you’re looking for an entire course in profitable keyword research, you should check out the A4 Keyword Research System.

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All the best,
Jack Duncan

P.S. If you’re looking for a great keyword tool to find other HOT keywords, take a look at Keyword Sniper Pro. :)

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

soubhiks @ Performance Testing May 10, 2011 at 11:19 am

hi jack
great post!!
i will definitely use this to search the relevant keywords for my site…
thnks in advance

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fin wycherley September 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Hey Jack

Maybe I’m nice, but maybe I’m dim. It’s not working for me. When I put in the “site …” code, Google says “Not found”

Any ideas what’s up?

Fin :)))

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Jack Duncan September 15, 2011 at 5:27 am

Fin,
Thanks for the note.

I think the issue is possibly related to plain text vs. html being copied.

If you click that link above that we added, you should see a real search show
up in Google with the results already in place. You can “play” with the code
there and shouldn’t have any troubles with it. :)

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jim September 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm

hi
this sounds like a great product, cant wait to try it.

thanks
jim

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Doctor Stock September 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I just tried to enter the link into “google.ca” and it didn’t return anything. Am I in the wrong spot?

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Jack Duncan September 15, 2011 at 5:25 am

Try pasting the plain text in Google.com first.

Also, you can click the sample link we have just added
to see everything in place at Google.com.

Then, you can add a topic at the front of the search
to narrow down the results to a specific market. :)

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Helen September 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm

The code above does not work.

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Jack Duncan September 15, 2011 at 5:24 am

Helen,
Thanks for the comment.

Make sure you are pasting in the plain text version of the code.

If it would help, we have just added a link above that will take you
directly to Google.com with the search already in place. :)

See the link added above in the post.

Have a great day!

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Jane October 3, 2011 at 10:10 am

Hi,

Great tip for keywords – but I don’t know how to get the code into plain text. Can’t see any link or the ‘link above’ you are referring to to get round this problem.

Please can you help.

Thanks

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Jack Duncan October 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Jane,
Thanks for the question…

Actually, if you click the link below the code, you can just see the entire
code at Google.com in the search box. You can copy it from there and
paste it into a .txt file if you like. Or you can simply work directly with
it at Google.com as well. :)

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Dan October 5, 2011 at 5:41 am

Hi Jack,

Looks like your code is missing a zero. Brings up viewed 200 instead of 2000. Other than that, this is a great idea. I’m thinking you can add some topic keywords to the query and find just the popular keywords for your niche.

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Jack Duncan October 5, 2011 at 6:04 am

Dan,
Yes, you are correct…

You can also change the parameters to any value that you are interested in…and the topical
words to the front or back of the query is an excellent way to narrow down to any niche.

Just use very broad terms, like “car”, “dog”, “garden”, etc…so you get back lots of related
content too!. :)

All the best,
Jack Duncan

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marco October 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm

sales site:ezinearticles.com “Viewed 200..199999″ “Submitted On * *, 2011″ is not working for me… can any one tell me what i am doing wrong?

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Jack Duncan October 10, 2011 at 7:03 am

Marco, just click this link and you can see the code directly in action
at Google right now. You can just modify this as you see fit for your
market, article views, etc…

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marco October 10, 2011 at 12:20 pm

thank you sir … that worked

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Tech Life Simplified October 27, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Absolutely amazing post. Mucho Gracias :)

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Joe Gargiulo November 17, 2011 at 12:18 am

Jack,
I entered the URL of an article w/ 20,000 views into SemRush, but it comes back with the following response:

Nothing was found in our database for google.com for your query:
“http://ezinearticles.com/?25-Free-Diet-T…For-Losing-Weight-Quickly&id=6065476″.

I didn’t see the radio buttons shown on you You Tube video either. Is SemRush now requiring a paid subscription for such services?

This would be a wonderful tool if it worked. Please advise.

TU, Joe

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Jack Duncan November 17, 2011 at 4:26 am

Joe,
Not sure about the SEMRush question. Sometimes they don’t have the info or won’t serve it back on the free side. You can also use the RankTracker technique to dig up the keyword that way, if you have time. Or, you can order custom reports for your market directly from SEMRush. I’d first ask if they do have that URL in their databases, and then request a custom query for related URL’s that you can use immediately. KeywordSpy also has this data as well, so you should check there too. :)

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Joe Gargiulo November 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Thanks Jack; will check out your new leads. — Joe

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