How To Create Popular Blog With Keyword Research, Heatmaps And SEO?

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Keyword research really is the first thing you should do, when you are just planning to start a new website. In this case I am talking especially about blogs, since I am writing one by myself and still planning to evolve in future, get more topic ideas and continue to research my niche. One more thing which is especially important – you should know what people are searching, which keywords they are using to get good traffic from such research in advance.

I really think now and in future small business websites cannot exist without a successful blog presence. Blogs are well known for ranking high in search engines because of its frequently updated content and acting like social network in return getting many backlinks, which are very highly evaluated by search engines.

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But How Keyword Research Helps To Build Good Blog?

This may be the first question you will have here, but really answer is simple – keyword research is really market research. If you have done any business plan previously you should know before starting actual business you should do inquiry, research what are your competitors, how profitable niche is and just then start to take next step to actual action.

I must admit I didn’t do any research when I started my blogging career, I just found several design blogs and slowly researched whole design community. But as this post will evolve, you’ll see how much I was missing without doing any research.

Essentially if you know your market, you know everything and that’s where Keyword Research takes place.

How To Create Popular Blog With Keyword Research And Advantages

To create a summary, let’s write down pros you’re getting by doing keyword research:

  • Find out how many people are interested in topic you are writing to and what are they searching for the most;
  • Find related keywords people are using in your niche;
  • Find out which products and services you can review;
  • Research keywords for post ideas and find out what language are your visitors speaking in;
  • Research which keywords are your competitors using and why they are/are not successful;
  • Research related websites in your niche to market your site;
  • Finally if you do all (or just some of them) of those actions in smart way you will be really successful with search engines!

As you may see just by doing little research you can find out almost everything about market you are interested in, what keywords you should use, which topics people would want to read, which services would be worth reviewing and how big competition is in your niche.

Note those research tool results still are not very accurate, but through comparing keyword results you can get good insight in your niche however.

I would strongly recommend to do keyword research regularly, in the same time using and implementing your observations in titles and keywords. Taking such actions research how successful your keywords are, how appropriate such tool results are and I promise you’ll be just doing better and better in future!

Six Part Series To Keyword Research And SEO For Better Search Engine Results

While writing this article I understood it will be better if I separate posts giving you introduction – sharing at first those free keyword research tools. I will give also small introduction to them and finally I will lead you through my research, showing how I am focusing on keywords in titles and articles through my research. Currently Google search engine is my top 1 traffic source delivering more than 100,000 unique visits monthly, which is ~3,500 unique visits daily.

Consider this and few next articles as little overview behind the scenes – I will show how I am choosing my keywords and doing my research.

If you will be interested I will evolve topic also telling you how and why my top 8 traffic source is from images.google.com doing just simple regular steps.

Finally I will also use heat map to look at my own blog tracking and researching where my visitors click the most and why it is important as well as content in above the fold.

Quote from Wikipedia

“Above the fold” is a graphic design concept that refers to the location of an important news story or a visually appealing photograph on the upper half of the front page of a newspaper. Most papers are delivered and displayed to customers folded up, meaning that only the top half of the front page is visible. Thus, an item that is “above the fold” may be one that the editors feel will entice people to buy the paper. Alternatively, it reflects a decision, on the part of the editors, that the article is one of the day’s most important. By extension, the space above the fold is also preferred by advertisers, since it is the most prominent and visible even when the newspaper is on stands.

I really hope you will enjoy these articles, evaluate advices and finally help to improve these articles with your own suggestions and experience.

Yes, I am hoping you will participate in these series, suggesting your own tips and experiences by emailing me or adding comments. If there will be enough people participating, I am thinking about one more article with title: Readers Participating: Keyword Research Experience And More SEO Tips.

I will quote your suggestion and you will get a link back to your site like this – Quote from Dainis Graveris.

Series coming up:

  1. Free Keyword Research Tools – Comprehensive Insight
  2. How I do keyword research – Behind the Scenes Overview
  3. Why And How Heatmaps Improve Your Blog?
  4. How To Optimize Images For Search Engines?
  5. Above The Fold – What Every Web-Designer Should know?
  6. Readers Participating: Keyword Research Experience And More SEO Tips

I am very excited to find out how you will react to these series and will you participate?

If you are considering to come back, I strongly suggest you to bookmark this page, because it will link to all related upcoming articles.

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Dainis is 25 years young man, who struggled for 3 years while studying in design academy and working for local design agency, because of ignorant teachers and agency boss. He couldn't believe this is all life could offer to him! And then he discovered true Internet possibilities, he was lucky to find his passion early in life and take advantage of this beautiful Information (Internet) Age! Now he is committed to help others succeed, to help others take charge of their life and follow their passion! His goal is to open Your eyes and help unveil Your true potential!

35 Comments Best Comments First
  • Nashat

    Sunday, August 9th, 2009 20:14

    1

    Hey. Even i am new to blog posts so actually waiting for the best new series i can find out. By the way, your article was great and am looking forward to read more.

    0
  • ralph

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 16:58

    12

    Very nice post with some useful things to think about.

    http://www.kropped.com free cut out people

    0
  • David

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 10:27

    11

    Informative article. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

    0
  • Nastia

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 02:27

    13

    I’ll be waiting. It’s very interesting theme for me now.

    0
  • srikanth ad

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 23:22

    14

    great article, looking forward to the series..

    0
  • Dainis Graveris

    Friday, August 14th, 2009 12:37

    15

    Thank you! If you are new and still researching your niche, this should really be handy!

    0
  • Eren Mckay

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 05:58

    10

    I have a friend who has a website with many articles and hardly any of them were keyword researched. Even though the articles are great they don’t rank for anything so it just trickles in the visitors. I totally agree that writing without SEO is not a good idea. People should at least find a long tail keyword phrase to fit the post into. Or else it’s basically wasted effort. Unfortunately many webmasters don’t understand this concept.
    All the best,
    Eren

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, August 14th, 2009 12:40

      18

      Yes, very true – you don’t need to overdo, but at least simple techniques never hurt.

      From other side, it is good many webmasters don’t understand concept giving us unfair advantage:)

      Thank you!

      0
  • matrix

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 10:03

    9

    Good Blog, But i am waiting for “”Why And How Heatmaps Improve Your Blog?”” series.

    0
  • Bunnygotblog

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 03:37

    3

    Dainis this is a wonderful article. I cant wait to see the next article.

    0
  • gautam hans

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 00:18

    2

    Looking forward to series and sharing some of my experiences, i have earned a lot from image search

    0
  • Dainis Graveris

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 17:12

    4

    The best thing is – it is never too late to start doing those things!

    0
  • Luis Lopez

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 11:08

    5

    Woww this series looks excellent I want to know how you do to have such statistics on your website, I try to work on the keyword research but i think I don’t spend as much time as I should. Looking for the next article of the series.

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, August 14th, 2009 12:38

      16

      I think the main key is hard work and frequent content with simple SEO, but still..you’ll see!:)

      0
  • David Hopkins

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 20:45

    8

    Will be interested to see your heatmaps post. I haven’t use those before.

    When it comes it keyword-research, I tend to even do this before I write posts – as do many others. Just to make sure the title has a chance of ranking in search engines.

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, August 14th, 2009 12:42

      19

      Very smart way, David. I am doing the same at first checking possible keywords on research tools, google, check on social networks possible similar topics and articles to find out how popular they are and are people interested in that kind of articles.

      Simple optimization is all that’s needed in regular workflow!

      0
  • Akhtar Sheikha

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 12:50

    7

    woW! great post :) Looking forward to series, thanks for share.

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, August 14th, 2009 12:38

      17

      Thanks, I appreciate!!

      0
  • agnes

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 12:03

    6

    Very nice and excellent post.Thanks for giving the very nice info.

    0
  • Tom

    Monday, January 17th, 2011 10:20

    30

    I wished I started earlier doing proper keyword research.

    :-)

    0
  • Raj Malhotra

    Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 21:03

    29

    Thanks for sharing a good knowledge, definitely i will experiment your idea on my blog and web pages.
    Shane

    0
  • Tonini

    Monday, October 31st, 2011 18:01

    31

    This is really great. It’s really very helpful tips for me. keyword research is best thing. Thanks.

    0
  • Bilen

    Friday, November 11th, 2011 02:09

    32

    keyword research is good , but the best way for me to get traffic is linking your blog to many websites and social networks , that works better with me

    0
  • gazo

    Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 13:59

    35

    thanks.Thank you! I have never won anything. This is great, I’m so excited. I can’t wait to get the book. Inspiration is always needed.

    0
  • Adam

    Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 17:51

    34

    I think it’s essentially that folks understand you have to really pinpoint your keywords before designing a single lick of code. Great article here!

    0
  • Fred

    Sunday, November 13th, 2011 05:19

    33

    SEO is something that I am struggling with. Today I finally knew that you shouldn’t search for only one keyword but more than 1. Dang, it’s like a brick hitting my head now and again. Anyhow, I will be reading this series.

    0
  • Jim Smith

    Friday, September 3rd, 2010 13:15

    28

    Great article!! keyword research is really market research!

    0
  • Dominic

    Friday, February 26th, 2010 19:41

    27

    Do I have to define specifi keywords within my blog?

    0
  • Tony

    Thursday, October 1st, 2009 21:05

    21

    This is really great and I look forward to the series. I am currently working on ways to help increase exposure to my blogs, and hope to find some good tips.

    0
  • julio

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 09:04

    20

    Well, what of the keywords is an important determinant of your success or failure but over my time on the web I realized that there are factors other than how to make you known in other blog, integrate with the web, using commands uscador google to see how many people will link to the Interent palabra.Es quite get to work on this but it is not about a day or two.

    0
  • Boston

    Monday, October 5th, 2009 13:32

    22

    Excellent blog, but i am looking for the coming up series.

    0
  • Ruhani Rabin

    Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 11:49

    23

    This is the information I was looking for. Great writeup. I was actually quite unclear about the keyword research but now at least I have some ideas about it.

    0
  • sunner

    Friday, February 26th, 2010 05:03

    26

    The first trade-matching e-commerce platform of B2B——The first vertical e-commerce platform of B2B

    0
  • Karl Foxley

    Saturday, November 28th, 2009 01:39

    25

    Keyword research is so important. I always write my content for the user first and then optimize it second. Adding the right keywords and keyword phrases becomes second nature the more you make it a part of your blog article creation process.

    Thanks for sharing.

    0
  • Ben Huebner

    Saturday, November 14th, 2009 18:38

    24

    Keywordresearch and SEO are essientiol to make money with your blog!
    Thanks for sharing this!

    0
  • gazo

    Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 13:59

    35

    thanks.Thank you! I have never won anything. This is great, I’m so excited. I can’t wait to get the book. Inspiration is always needed.

    0
  • Adam

    Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 17:51

    34

    I think it’s essentially that folks understand you have to really pinpoint your keywords before designing a single lick of code. Great article here!

    0
  • Fred

    Sunday, November 13th, 2011 05:19

    33

    SEO is something that I am struggling with. Today I finally knew that you shouldn’t search for only one keyword but more than 1. Dang, it’s like a brick hitting my head now and again. Anyhow, I will be reading this series.

    0
  • Bilen

    Friday, November 11th, 2011 02:09

    32

    keyword research is good , but the best way for me to get traffic is linking your blog to many websites and social networks , that works better with me

    0
  • Tonini

    Monday, October 31st, 2011 18:01

    31

    This is really great. It’s really very helpful tips for me. keyword research is best thing. Thanks.

    0
  • Tom

    Monday, January 17th, 2011 10:20

    30

    I wished I started earlier doing proper keyword research.

    :-)

    0
  • Raj Malhotra

    Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 21:03

    29

    Thanks for sharing a good knowledge, definitely i will experiment your idea on my blog and web pages.
    Shane

    0
  • Jim Smith

    Friday, September 3rd, 2010 13:15

    28

    Great article!! keyword research is really market research!

    0
  • Dominic

    Friday, February 26th, 2010 19:41

    27

    Do I have to define specifi keywords within my blog?

    0
  • sunner

    Friday, February 26th, 2010 05:03

    26

    The first trade-matching e-commerce platform of B2B——The first vertical e-commerce platform of B2B

    0
  • Karl Foxley

    Saturday, November 28th, 2009 01:39

    25

    Keyword research is so important. I always write my content for the user first and then optimize it second. Adding the right keywords and keyword phrases becomes second nature the more you make it a part of your blog article creation process.

    Thanks for sharing.

    0
  • Ben Huebner

    Saturday, November 14th, 2009 18:38

    24

    Keywordresearch and SEO are essientiol to make money with your blog!
    Thanks for sharing this!

    0
  • Ruhani Rabin

    Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 11:49

    23

    This is the information I was looking for. Great writeup. I was actually quite unclear about the keyword research but now at least I have some ideas about it.

    0
  • Boston

    Monday, October 5th, 2009 13:32

    22

    Excellent blog, but i am looking for the coming up series.

    0
  • Tony

    Thursday, October 1st, 2009 21:05

    21

    This is really great and I look forward to the series. I am currently working on ways to help increase exposure to my blogs, and hope to find some good tips.

    0
  • julio

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 09:04

    20

    Well, what of the keywords is an important determinant of your success or failure but over my time on the web I realized that there are factors other than how to make you known in other blog, integrate with the web, using commands uscador google to see how many people will link to the Interent palabra.Es quite get to work on this but it is not about a day or two.

    0
  • Dainis Graveris

    Friday, August 14th, 2009 12:37

    15

    Thank you! If you are new and still researching your niche, this should really be handy!

    0
  • srikanth ad

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 23:22

    14

    great article, looking forward to the series..

    0
  • Nastia

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 02:27

    13

    I’ll be waiting. It’s very interesting theme for me now.

    0
  • ralph

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 16:58

    12

    Very nice post with some useful things to think about.

    http://www.kropped.com free cut out people

    0
  • David

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 10:27

    11

    Informative article. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

    0
  • Eren Mckay

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 05:58

    10

    I have a friend who has a website with many articles and hardly any of them were keyword researched. Even though the articles are great they don’t rank for anything so it just trickles in the visitors. I totally agree that writing without SEO is not a good idea. People should at least find a long tail keyword phrase to fit the post into. Or else it’s basically wasted effort. Unfortunately many webmasters don’t understand this concept.
    All the best,
    Eren

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, August 14th, 2009 12:40

      18

      Yes, very true – you don’t need to overdo, but at least simple techniques never hurt.

      From other side, it is good many webmasters don’t understand concept giving us unfair advantage:)

      Thank you!

      0
  • matrix

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 10:03

    9

    Good Blog, But i am waiting for “”Why And How Heatmaps Improve Your Blog?”” series.

    0
  • David Hopkins

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 20:45

    8

    Will be interested to see your heatmaps post. I haven’t use those before.

    When it comes it keyword-research, I tend to even do this before I write posts – as do many others. Just to make sure the title has a chance of ranking in search engines.

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, August 14th, 2009 12:42

      19

      Very smart way, David. I am doing the same at first checking possible keywords on research tools, google, check on social networks possible similar topics and articles to find out how popular they are and are people interested in that kind of articles.

      Simple optimization is all that’s needed in regular workflow!

      0
  • Akhtar Sheikha

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 12:50

    7

    woW! great post :) Looking forward to series, thanks for share.

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, August 14th, 2009 12:38

      17

      Thanks, I appreciate!!

      0
  • agnes

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 12:03

    6

    Very nice and excellent post.Thanks for giving the very nice info.

    0
  • Luis Lopez

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 11:08

    5

    Woww this series looks excellent I want to know how you do to have such statistics on your website, I try to work on the keyword research but i think I don’t spend as much time as I should. Looking for the next article of the series.

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, August 14th, 2009 12:38

      16

      I think the main key is hard work and frequent content with simple SEO, but still..you’ll see!:)

      0
  • Dainis Graveris

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 17:12

    4

    The best thing is – it is never too late to start doing those things!

    0
  • Bunnygotblog

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 03:37

    3

    Dainis this is a wonderful article. I cant wait to see the next article.

    0
  • gautam hans

    Monday, August 10th, 2009 00:18

    2

    Looking forward to series and sharing some of my experiences, i have earned a lot from image search

    0
  • Nashat

    Sunday, August 9th, 2009 20:14

    1

    Hey. Even i am new to blog posts so actually waiting for the best new series i can find out. By the way, your article was great and am looking forward to read more.

    0

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