How to Choose Keywords to Theme Your Pages and Boost Your Traffic
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One of the most frequent questions I get asked is in the choice of keywords for a new site, specifically secondary keywords.These are the words or phrases that you use when writing your content to help theme the page so that the search engines know what your page is about. These secondary keywords also help to bring in more traffic, because they add more depth to your page, meaning that your page is found for a lot more phrases than just the primary phrase you page is built around.
Let's look at an example.
Suppose you were building a niche site on hemorrhoids.
One of your main pages is likely to be about treating hemorrhoids. Let's use "hemorrhoid treatment" as our primary keyword phrase for this page (it has high searches, but also high competition, so secondaries are going to be working hard to get this page ranking high for related phrases).
So how do you find secondary keywords for use on this page? Surely there cant be many possible secondaries?
Well, you have a few options for finding secondaries. There is a paid service called Thememaster which a lot of marketers use for this purpose (search Google for this one if you are interested - I have not used it, so cannot recommend it). However, my own favorite method is using Keyword Results Analyzer. If you own it, you have all you need to find those secondaries.
I carried out research at Wordtracker for this niche, and imported them into KRA. One of the strengths of KRA is the filtering and reporting features. To find secondary keywords, I simply filter the phrases that contain the word "treat".
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