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Keyword Discovery Tips

There are all kinds of articles on how to use certain tools to do keyword research. I would like to talk about some other tricks I have used over the years.

Snail Mail

Check your junk mail and try to get junk mail from friends and neighbors. Many companies send out fliers with special domain names specifically for mail outs. Don’t forget that URL’s are keywords. I used to make $5000 a month from one kw that I did ppc for. These keywords won’t last forever so you have to keep finding new ones.

Open Analytics

There are a lot of sites that leave their analytics open. You can do certain searches in Google to find these sites. This way you can find out new keywords. Here are some of the searches.

  • july referrer usage statistics
  • “Top 8 of 8 Total Search Strings”
  • Total Search Strings” july

You will find links like http://example.com/.stat/ref_201007.html. What you do is start deleting the sub directories to find the links to every month. http://example.com/.stat/ You can also throw in some base keywords into those searches to find site in your area. The above searches are just something to get you started. You can come up with all kinds of searches to find sites. Look at different analytics packages to find out keywords they use on their reports to find even more.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Koala Bears December 13, 2010, 4:55 am

    David, I really didn’t get the “snail mail” part. Can you explain it a bit more please?

    • ogletree January 12, 2011, 1:35 am

      What I am saying is that you can check your paper mail box and friends mail for advertisements with URL in them. You can then do some SEO for that URL as a term. People type that URL into google a lot of the time and you can rank for it.

  • Janel Dulpo December 16, 2010, 9:01 am

    I know people who work from home a day or two in the week but that all happened recently.

  • ogletree November 19, 2010, 5:35 pm

    This technique does not work for everything.

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