Earlier today, one of the members at Lynn Terry’s Elite Forum, asked for help with keyword research for his blog about Life Changes. And while trying to help him, I thought of a way to come up with blog post ideas that I never thought about before.
Here is what I suggested to him:
Go to this list of life change books, and look at all those books.
Take a piece of paper and pen, and block an hour or so for research. As you go to each books’ specific page, write down post titles/ideas that stem from the book’s title and description. If the book offers a sample to read, or table of content, look a that as well. Make sure you write the book’s title next to your ideas, so you can actually recommend that book when you come around writing that post.
Then, do the same thing with life change DVD’s, etc. You’ll never run out of post ideas this way.
I then went to the first book, When Life Changes or You Wish It Would: A Guide to Finding Your Next Step Despite Fear, Obstacles, or Confusion and did some research myself.
Here is what I came up with for blog post ideas:
* How to find your life purpose
* Are you holding on to your ideas, even when they create havoc in your life?
* I lost my job: what now?
* Moving forward after a loss
* The effect of success
* How to develop your talents
* Are money issues weighing you down?
* Money management software
* How to manage your money
* How positive thoughts can change your life
And if I wanted to, I could come up with a lot more. Just imagine how much material you can write from this method.
Stephen still had concerns about the keywords not being searched for. So, Ii did a little research on my first suggestion for a post title.
Go to https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal
Enter “find your life purpose” and click on the exact button. You’ll get this:
[how to find your purpose in life] 390
[finding your life purpose] 210
[find your life purpose] 110
[find your purpose in life] 110
For those post titles that don’t have specific searches, you’d write the post, and in it link to those posts or pages that do.
Create some pages for specific items. For example, “dress for success book” gets 170 searches a month. “Purpose driven life books” and “purpose driven life book” get 390 searches each. They are very specific searches, so your visitors would be well qualified.
There are 2 kinds of pages in a blog: post and pages. Use your posts to write about everything, even if they don’t have lots of searches, as long as you can link from those posts to your money pages. These post will attract visitors through key phrases you didn’t even dream about.
Then, create specific pages, like the ones I mentioned above: dress for success book and purpose driven life book/s and then you focus your linking to those pages, but have a lot of great content on your blog as well.
The SSWT Elite Forum, is full of great discussions and brainstorming. I invite you to stop by and see what you can accomplish by participating in a brainstorming group like this.