Tag Archives: Research

Find Competitive Keywords, Ranking Distributions, & Common Questions: 3 Workflows for Smarter Keyword Research

What keywords do your top competitors both rank for that you’re missing out on? How do you know how much top real estate your URL or page owns in the SERPs? How can you discover answers to your searchers’ most common questions and beef up that FAQ page? We can answer all of those questions

Find Ranking Keywords, Uncover Opportunities, Check Rankings, & More: 5 Workflows for Easier Keyword Research

Have you ever wished there were an easy way to see all the top keywords your site is ranking for? How about a competitor’s? What about those times when you’re stumped trying to come up with keywords related to your core topic, or want to know the questions people are asking around your keywords? There’s plenty

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

How to Research, Monitor, and Optimize for Questions

Have you been optimizing your content for questions? There are a few powerful reasons for you to start doing it now: Niche question research is the most powerful content inspiration source Questions are highly engaging: Asking a question triggers a natural answering reflex in human beings. Using questions on your landing pages and /

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

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

Rewriting the Beginner’s Guide to SEO, Chapter 3: Keyword Research

Welcome to the draft of Chapter Three of the new and improved Beginner’s Guide to SEO! So far you’ve been generous and energizing with your feedback for our outline, Chapter One, and Chapter Two. We’re asking for a little more of your time as we debut the our third chapter on keyword research. Please let