Tag Archives: Keyword

Using the SERP to build your keyword list

This post was originally published on the STAT blog. Keyword lists keeping you up at night? We feel you — and so does every other SEO. There’s a lot that goes into producing a robust keyword list and having one can make the difference between seeing the whole SERP landscape or getting just a glimpse.

The One-Hour Guide to SEO: Keyword Targeting & On-Page Optimization – Whiteboard Friday

We’ve covered strategy, keyword research, and how to satisfy searcher intent — now it’s time to tackle optimizing the webpage itself! In the fourth part of the One-Hour Guide to SEO, Rand offers up an on-page SEO checklist to start you off on your way towards perfectly optimized and keyword-targeted pages. If you missed them, check

The One-Hour Guide to SEO, Part 2: Keyword Research – Whiteboard Friday

Before doing any SEO work, it’s important to get a handle on your keyword research. Aside from helping to inform your strategy and structure your content, you’ll get to know the needs of your searchers, the search demand landscape of the SERPs, and what kind of competition you’re up against. In the second part of the

Make sense of your data with these essential keyword segments

This blog post was originally published on the STAT blog. The first step to getting the most out of your SERP data is smart keyword segmentation — it surfaces targeted insights that will help you make data-driven decisions. But knowing what to segment can feel daunting, especially when you’re working with thousands of keywords. That’s

The Basics of Building an Intent-based Keyword List

This week, we’re taking a deep into search intent. The STAT whitepaper looked at how SERP features respond to intent, and the bonus blog posts broke things down even further and examined how individual intent modifiers impact SERP features, the kind of content that Google serves at each stage of intent, and how you can

How to Identify and Tackle Keyword Cannibalisation in 2019

If you read the title of this blog and somehow, even only for a second, thought about the iconic movie “The Silence of the Lambs”, welcome to the club — you are not alone! Despite the fact that the term “cannibalisation” does not sound very suitable for digital marketing, this core concept has been around

Evolving Keyword Research to Match Your Buyer’s Journey

Keyword research has been around as long as the SEO industry has. Search engines built a system that revolves around users entering a term or query into a text entry field, hitting return, and receiving a list of relevant results. As the online search market expanded, one clear leader emerged — Google — and with

The Advanced Guide to Keyword Clustering

If your goal is to grow your organic traffic, you have to think about SEO in terms of “product/market fit.” Keyword research is the “market” (what users are actually searching for) and content is the “product” (what users are consuming). The “fit” is optimization. To grow your organic traffic, you need your content to mirror

How to Get More Keyword Metrics for Your Target Keywords

If you’re old in SEO years, you remember the day [not provided] was introduced. It was a dark, dark day. SEOs lost a vast amount of trusty information. Click data. Conversion data. This was incredibly valuable, allowing SEOs to prioritize their targets. Google said the info was removed for security purposes, while suspicious SEOs thought

Ranking the 6 Most Accurate Keyword Research Tools

In January of 2018 Brafton began a massive organic keyword targeting campaign, amounting to over 90,000 words of blog content being published. Did it work? Well, yeah. We doubled the number of total keywords we rank for in less than six months. By using our advanced keyword research and topic writing process published earlier this