So you need high-traffic on your website?    pick high-traffic keywords

Well, there is no magic secret to driving traffic to any website.

The rule of thumb is to carefully pick your keywords, optimize properly and have rich content to back it up.

If you’ve been following my niche site challenge which I started on the 12th of February, 2013 – then dominating Google search engine wouldn’t be much of a hassle for you anymore.

If I succeeded in ranking 3 niches sites in Google first page within 30 days, you too can. Or what do you say?

Without using tricks or the so-called blackhat SEO techniques, I want to show you how to actually drive organic traffic, even if your website is new. I mean brand new.

You can apply my SEO tips to a 2-month old or 2-year website. Its age doesn’t count in this post.

It doesn’t matter whether you run a wordpress blog or a static website, once you can pick viable key terms and press the right buttons; you’d enjoy richer traffic almost all the time.

This post isn’t going to be 4000 words. It’s shorter but valuable. Read it religiously and leave me a comment.

It’s time to pick the right keywords and dominate Google top 10 – don’t be scared of Panda or EMDs updates – you’re an entrepreneur (decision maker).

Step one: Pick branded keywords for better rankings


I struggled to rank my content pages in Google for 3 years. And the reason was because I didn’t know how Google search engine works.

Listen to this: Google and other search engines respect AUTHORITY. Even before Google Panda was released back in the day, authority sites have always been at the top when you search for any keyword.

And if your website/blog is featured on any of those authority portals, you’ll not only drive quality traffic, but also improve your rankings easily. True or false?

I discovered how to pick branded keywords and phrases when I was building my niche sites.

The truth is that 85% of internet marketing, health, entertainment, lifestyle, political, family and all other niches are highly competitive.

If your website falls within any of these niches, where every site owner is struggling to occupy the #1 – #10 positions in Google, then you REALLY need to adjust your strategy. Or you’d fail woefully.

Instead of competing with other website owners and thousands of bloggers to drive traffic, go out of your way and start using branded keywords.


How brandable keywords drives traffic

Find out which famous companies or personalities are in your niche.

Afterward, start taking advantage of those brands (identity) because 10s of thousands of searchable key terms are contained in them. So if your niche is internet marketing, research the professionals and their websites.

For instance: we’ve Darren Rowse (problogger), Chris Brogan (chrisbrogan), Brain Clark (copyblogger), Matt Cutts (mattcutts), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Danny Sullivan (searchengineland) and so on.

What about Coca-Cola, CNN, BBC, Disneyland or the latest Movies that are making raves in US and across the globe?

As a content marketer, there is no excuse for failure whatsoever.

Because you’ve the entire world and top brands at your fingertip and you could capitalize on their popularity and the preferential treatment that search engines give to them – to rich free traffic and gain backlinks.


Disclaimer: Make sure that when you’re using any of these top brands, you read their terms so that you’ll not directly or indirectly violate their usage policy.


Like I said earlier, Google may not necessarily have keywords and phrases that are related to these brand names. But every single day, ideal customers search for them.

They desire to know how these companies are fairing and what their strategies are.

So, you could easily use the brand keyword in your title.

In 2012, I wrote a post titled: “Coca Cola Marketing Strategy.” Did you see how I creatively used the brand name to explain the strategic aspect of marketing?


Using branded keywords on your title

Here are examples of articles topics. Feel free to copy any of them or create yours:

1.       What CNN Instant News Updates Thought Me about Blogging

2.       How Chris Brogan Used Social Media To Build A Strong Brand

3.       Brain Clark Reveals The Top 10 Content Marketing Strategy

Better yet, interview these industry experts – add their name to your post title and few times within the content.

You’d be on the safe side, if you use these branded keywords on your content. Google isn’t going to penalize you for over-optimization, because they’re yet to store the terms in their database.

Google would send you rich and free traffic if your website is deemed authoritative. But if your blog is new or still growing, there is no better way to get authority status than to leverage on those who have good records with Google.

Step two: Pick and Target wireframe keywords

Content Wireframe Delivery

Image Funnel Source: cmswire

The second step to picking high-traffic keywords is what I termed “wireframe.” It’s been one of my proven content marketing strategies that always produce results (good rankings and traffic).

The way it works is that you’ll first determine all the article topics which you’ll write and how you’ll get readers and target audience to follow through that funnel.

In other words, Google is looking for websites that has a pattern in its content delivery. If your blog is about social media marketing, then you ought to write a whole lot of articles and distribute rich content in that market.

To actually inspire Google spider to crawl and send you targeted traffic, pick wireframe keywords and address every sub-topic around it.

Meanwhile, the primary keyword is what you MUST add juice to and strengthens so that over time, Google will rank it higher than its competitors.

Here’s the concept behind wireframe keywords:

Let’s use “social media strategy” as our primary keyword. At this point, don’t be scared of other result pages that are already ranking higher than yours.  BTW: See social media strategy in 8 steps here.

Yes, I know that as I write this post, “social media strategy” has well over 50 Million competing web pages in Google alone (I searched with quotes).

The goal of choosing a wireframe key term is to lead a funnel by addressing every sub-topic that’s tied around the primary term.

So, here’s what I’d do and within 6 months, I’m guaranteed a top ranking in Google, no matter what Google Panda or Penguin is saying. I’d write a detailed article of about 1000+ words and embed a video or presentation to give it extra flavor and value.

I’ll use the primary term on the title and few times within the content – don’t worry about keyword density, it doesn’t work any longer. But just be careful not to stuff or overdo the act.

In your content, solve problems the big sites like Mashable, Techcrunch and other top social media sites failed to address.

In other words, target the long tail phrases. Publish your content. Go out and leave valuable comment on relevant blogs (whether do or nofollow). The goal is to have relevant links pointing to your new post.

If you do this, within 48 hours, Google spider would crawl and index your content. Now, go ahead and write another relevant article and submit as a guest post. Link to the content page you want to rank in Google top 10.

Add juice to your keyword in-house

This is very straightforward. The easiest way to optimize on-page is to write relevant posts that are related to the one you want to rank, and then use editorial links (within the content) to linkback.

Make sure the anchor text doesn’t appear like spam or over-optimized.

You already know that the wireframe keywords are actually stored by Google in their database.

So, any form of tricks or over-optimization could be penalized. If you were considering “branded keywords” like in the first example, you’d be on the safer side.

If the first article or video on your blog is titled “social media strategy in 5 steps,” Then subsequent articles MUST be titled in a similar manner.


Take a look at these article topic templates: Feel free to use as you please.

  1. What is your social media strategy?
  2. Social media strategy for beginners
  3. Top 7 social media strategies that work
  4. Is there a better social media strategy?

And just like the branded keywords in step one, you can interview a social media expert and have their content published on your blog.

Then, link to the first post, which has the primary keyword you want to rank in Google top 10.

Ensure that you link to your post naturally. Don’t try to trick Google spider because you’d regret ever conceiving that idea in the first place.

Now you should know that Google spider is like a toddler that needs to be spoon-fed regularly with the right meal – quality content that’s driven by well-placed keywords.

Most importantly, when you pick wireframe key terms which would dominate Google first page gradually, using the SEO strategies as explained here; please make sure that the keyword has a high search volume.

This is vital to your success, which of course will not happen overnight. When I used wireframe keyword strategy, I was able to rank my content pages within 3 months. But I worked really hard to make it come through.

So, with this strategy, you don’t have to be scared of high competition. Just make sure that the wireframe keyword is hot. It should have 10,000 – 1,000,000 searches monthly from the global scene.

How much targeted traffic do you think you’d drive to your blog when your webpage starts ranking in the Google top 10 for such a hot keyword? It’s incredible, right?


You can earn your traffic

I’ve explained the 2 steps I use when picking high-traffic keywords for my content. This is exactly what I do for my clients and it’s resulted in thousands of monthly targeted traffic and sales.

Content marketing has taught me a very BIG lesson – to always give the best information out all the time.

Because the rewards of GIVING would bounce back 100-fold. Are you really giving VALUE to your target audience? Or you’re desperate for some cool cash?

The real truth about branded keywords in step one and wireframe keywords in step two, is that over time, you’ll no longer struggle to attract organic traffic.

Because you’ve employed Google-friendly techniques in optimizing your content pages. And Google would have no other choice than to reward you with rich, targeted and free organic traffic.

Just like passive income, where you work hard today in order to reap the rewards tomorrow, 95% hands-free, automated traffic also exist when you follow the two steps as laid out here.


Keyword takeaway

The essence of keyword research is to read the minds of your ideal customers and target audience.

When you’re out there hanging out with friends, listen attentively to the words they use and how they structure their tenses. See how desperate they’re when it comes to topics they hold dear to their hearts.

The bottom line is to create content that’s tailored to people’s questions and their innermost motives.

Go pick some branded and wireframe keywords and start dominating Google top 10 – for more traffic and high rankings.

How do you pick profitable and high-traffic keywords? Please share your comment below and air your view. Thank you!


Sunidhi Dass · August 31, 2013 at 9:24 am

Thank you Sir, for these tips. I have started implementing these on my site and willing to get high ranking and bring in organic traffic in the future.

made few change with font size and font family and my site is looking much easier to read now.

Thanks for a great sharing

Robert Andrews · August 29, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Will have to reread this article to digest it all. In the past, I’ve been pretty much using the Google keyword tool until a couple of days ago. My world was turned upside down when the Google keyword tool was dismantled and now the Google keyword Planner has taken its place. Believe you have to pay now. What is a content marketer to do? I pay enough for online tools.

    content marketing up · August 30, 2013 at 11:13 am

    An alternative tool is the

SAJID · August 6, 2013 at 8:00 am

Michael you are completely right. I recently lauched a tech blog and i only started optimizing it for a single keyword and the results were amazing. I started getting 2000+ unique visitors on the daily basis… I am really loving the idea of choosing high traffic keywords especially brands which have established in the long run.

Will Martin · July 25, 2013 at 7:11 am

Its Its quiet helpful and really shows that how things work. Its like incrediants we use for recipe.

Palla Ramarao (@palla2009) · July 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Let me know the Keyword tool you use. So that, that can be beneficial to your readers. BTW, making a long post short, how to pick up those brand keywords and wire frame keywords. I would like small and concise tips.

mahesh · July 20, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Very Good information provided its really helpful to me very thanku

Ivan Somin · July 14, 2013 at 11:44 am

Thanks for the such a good article about picking good keywords.
This article is being such a good source of education.

prasanth · July 6, 2013 at 6:59 am

thanks for the information on picking the right keywords. This is truly fantastic and I appreciate your effort Michael. So practicable and I like the personal touch.

Saqib · July 5, 2013 at 6:21 am

Sir I have live tv site I used famous tv channels name but there are compitator so do you think still i can get rank on those keywords

Adam Dukes · June 23, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Thank you Michael for these tips. I need to start implementing these on my site to start ranking and bring in organic traffic in the future.

That floating social bar to the left makes it very hard to read your posts. Not a fan of those, but I know a lot of bloggers use them. I think I just thought of my next blog post topic 🙂

    content marketing up · June 23, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks Dukes for your comment. I’m going to work on those social buttons right away.

andrea · June 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Tell us how to pick highly traffic keywords your points are really good . Thanks for the information

Alyssa · June 6, 2013 at 3:14 am

thanks Michael for your trick.. I will put it into my post title

Yoyo Suharyo · June 6, 2013 at 3:12 am

choosing the right key words and great content will surely drive more traffic to your site, thank you for your trick.. 🙂

Takemyview · May 31, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Hello Michael, It is really very interesting blog you shared with us. Targeting keywords are very crucial in getting better traffic to your blog or website but it is really hard to write good keywords rich contents for niche which is having data rich contents. When you have to put more emphasis on data such as working with data or analyzing data it is very challenging task to write good contents to drive traffic. What you suggest on this ?

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Piet87 · May 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm

choosing the right key words and great content will surely drive more traffic to your site, google also does like sites with authority

Marion Holmes · May 21, 2013 at 1:33 pm

The trick is how do we get the traffic to respond using keywords in their comment so that it will boost the ranking. I am flat on ideas on how to create such a return for this page with your chosen topic in the manner it was presented. I would write about another topic that would return a better favor before I attempt to give so kindly.

James harris · May 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I agree with you and I mostly focus on engaging content as that attracts people attention and help you to get targeted traffic. BTW your article is quite informative and helpful.

Rod H. Newman · May 20, 2013 at 5:26 am

When thinking what to write about, don’t always go for the obvious because certainly a thousand (or more) people have already thought about this! Even if you write a superb piece of content about a high competitive keyword the chances of ranking for that keyword are minimum to zero. Fortunately there is a way out – and this is where long-trail keywords come into rescue.

    content marketing up · May 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    You can say that again – longtail keywords are the most profitable and easy to rank for in the world of SEO. I truly appreciate your insightful comment.

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Nasima Khan · May 8, 2013 at 11:46 am

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Lindsey Strong · May 4, 2013 at 3:57 am

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Valentine · May 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm

I always learn something new whenever i come around your blog. Thanks for this strategy.

Marina Carlos · April 30, 2013 at 8:15 am

How To Pick High-Traffic Keywords Like I Did!
This is really great article.I like it.This is interesting and useful!!
“It doesn’t matter whether you run a wordpress blog or a static website, once you can pick viable key terms and press the right buttons; you’d enjoy richer traffic almost all the time.”

diseño web ecommerce · April 29, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Choosing the right keywords is a critical step in conquering the google ranking system. Thankfully there are several tools at our disposal to analyze and choose the best keywords.

rajjyotishi · April 29, 2013 at 11:13 am

nice post, i like it

Clark Sparx · April 29, 2013 at 10:14 am

Keyword research plays main role for any website.If you done any errors,You will be face a lots of problem in the future.

Gift · April 26, 2013 at 9:57 am

Thanks a ton for the info. Now its time for you to start your own program to teach us all. Thanks a lot brother………..

    content marketing up · April 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I’d be teaching you soon. Keep expecting my course.

Joyanto bdjes · April 26, 2013 at 7:03 am

All you’ve shared about traffic generation and keywords targeting is vital. Thank you.

Mandy Alison · April 26, 2013 at 6:26 am

Keyword researching is vital to have a good place in Google ranking. Thanks so much for sharing this post.

Harry James · April 25, 2013 at 5:48 am

You are absolutely right! one should know his keyword and target market first before building links.
Thank you so much.

mr [email protected] web maroc · April 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm

This is reay great article.I find it so useful and interesting.Here are examples of articles topics. Feel free to copy any of them or create yours:

1. What CNN Instant News Updates Thought Me about Blogging

2. How Chris Brogan Used Social Media To Build A Strong Brand

3. Brain Clark Reveals The Top 10 Content Marketing Strategy
This is reay great part in this post

Consulenza SEO · April 23, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I think that “keyword research” is one of the most important SEO activities. If you do some errors here, you will then face a lot of problems in the future

Kumar · April 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

Nice article, its really useful, yes I have experience in niche industry so I knew that what we do for find the right keyword for right business by the way nice article, thanks for sharing with us..

suresh · April 22, 2013 at 2:32 am

your post is so think right branded keyword is more searchble and high pagerank,but backlink is very intersting part of seo you give me informatio to this -how many quilty backlink to page rank 1 to a blog plz give me this information bro. thankyou for this great post

Reggie Mayer · April 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm

You are absolutely right! one should know his keyword and target market first before building links.
Thank you so much.

Marineval · April 20, 2013 at 10:41 am

Really great and useful article for all Beginners in SEO. keyword research and targeting is important I must say.

Ahtasham · April 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Keywords are the most important part of your blog’s SEO. When you are choosing keywords, you must keep in mind the CTR of the keyword, this will definitely increase your blog earning and traffic.

Nabil · April 19, 2013 at 10:57 am

It is very necessary to have cheaper traffics in our blogs.
Using branded keywords on your title

Here are examples of articles topics. Feel free to copy any of them or create yours:

1. What CNN Instant News Updates Thought Me about Blogging

2. How Chris Brogan Used Social Media To Build A Strong Brand

3. Brain Clark Reveals The Top 10 Content Marketing Strategy

    content marketing up · April 19, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    You didn’t leave a valuable comment. Next time I’d delete your comment. Always contribute meaningfully. Thanks

Leon · April 18, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Just read the article and I definitely agree with everything you have said. I also check my Analyst stats like an above comment stated for good keywords. Great read once again!

Deepak · April 18, 2013 at 11:46 am

Yes, i really agree with your article.
Article keywords is very important part of your post. It helps to provide a very good traffic on blog. Your tips about to select high high traffic keywords is really awesome. I always find something new on this blog.
Thank you so much for this valuable article.

    content marketing up · April 18, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Glad you always benefit from my posts. It makes me really happy.

Murrel · April 18, 2013 at 11:02 am

Keyword research is paramount to online success. Before writing an article, content marketers MUST first dig through to pinpoint the right keywords. Thank you Michael

    content marketing up · April 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    You’re definitely right Murrel. Keep rocking the SEO world.

Okto · April 18, 2013 at 8:54 am

HI Michael,
Branded keywords is smart one. In fact all the tips are great one to try for bloggers. Cheers

Ryan Biddulph · April 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Hi Michael,

Associate with power brands and you can never go wrong.

Super tips here, thanks for sharing with us!


    content marketing up · April 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Long time Ryan. Where have you been. I’ve to agree with you wholeheartedly.

Monika · April 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

I liked this so much I sent it to many of my contacts so that they can also enhance their online presence.

Ron · April 17, 2013 at 4:21 am

I always use Google Analatycs to get new keyword ideas and seed keywords. Its good to review the analatycs data every month and see what keywords drive traffic to you, you will get more ideas on this.

    content marketing up · April 17, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I’ve used Google analytics several times and I’ve to agree with you Ron. Thanks.

Rinku · April 15, 2013 at 10:07 am

You’ve a unique information on picking high-traffic keywords Michael. I like your writing style. Keep it up!

Brian Couch · April 15, 2013 at 3:09 am

This is so great article and the best that I ever read about the information of high traffic keywords. I have learn so many things about it and I love reading it. Keep it up and God bless you more Michael.

Kingsley Agu · April 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I better start using those names now on my blog post titles. I can even interview some of this gurus on my blog and let Google send me quality traffic. Thanks Michael for this awesome idea and post!!!

Koj Tajo · April 14, 2013 at 11:05 am

Yet another MAster Piece Micheal. Thanks I subscribed the Blog :).
It is really good idea to take the brands and top bloggers as our key words. Just read Matt Cutts interview somewhere and He endorsed that view, too.
… And those great ways of picking Titles are awesome and I’m doing that in my next blog post.
Regards – Koj

Rusty · April 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm

You almost nailed everything here on your post! As always, quality content is the king to get you on top of big G! We have to stay away from poor spammed backlinks as google really hate this thing. It is better to have one quality link than to have thousands of spammed and crap links pointing to your money site.

Kanderson · April 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Wow I have to congratulate you for having this information, it is so useful for everyone. I have problems with searching for high ranking keywords as well. Tried my luck with different techniques, I think I have to try yours.

    content marketing up · April 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Go give it a try and let me know what you experiences are. Thanks for your comment.

Daniel Robert · April 12, 2013 at 5:23 am


Thanks for sharing such an informative post. The way you have explained how to get high traffic for your keywords need appreciation. I think the content should be so engaging that it attracts readers and bring traffic for your targeted keywords. Keep on sharing awesome posts like this.


Berton · April 12, 2013 at 12:23 am

This is really a very interesting article and I will definitely share this to all my social media friends and also I will bookmark this post.

Evan · April 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Perfect! Thanks so much. I think you’ll be surprised at the keywords you’ll find that will be actually easier to rank for yet APPEAR impossible. It’s pretty amazing, actually.

    content marketing up · April 11, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    That’s a mystery with Google. But I like getting traffic from keywords I didn’t target anyways. I’m glad that you’re benefiting from organic search traffic. God bless you Evan.

Wichita KS · April 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

How do I pick up your RSS feed so that when you write new post about keyword research, I’ll not miss out? Please reply Michael and thanks for this great post.

    content marketing up · April 11, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I don’t use RSS feed that much. If you want to stay connected to my blog at all times, subscribe to my email list on the header. I’ll be much grateful for that.

Saanvi · April 11, 2013 at 10:02 am

Very relevant article, after Panda and Penguin updates in Google, social signals are getting more important in SEO every day, and of course Google plus is very important on this matter.

    content marketing up · April 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Social signal sure has its place in Google rankings. That’s why Google+ and facebook social networking are crucial. I appreciate your cute insight Saanvi.

Agarwal · April 11, 2013 at 9:10 am

Did I listen to you say, Filter your market to be able to achieve more visitors? Now that is a smart concept Michael. Thanks for your opinion.

    content marketing up · April 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Ya, you need to narrow your niche and concentrate on building engagement with your post. That’s what truly matters at the end of the day.

karthik · April 11, 2013 at 8:52 am

Great insights Michael. Article title is all that matters. Put a controversial one, you gain more traffic. People don’t go for the article if the title itself is boring. For eg, if this post article was simply “how to pick high traffic keywords” it won’t be attractive. But the “Like I did” at the end definitely grabs some attention. Thanks for the good read!

    content marketing up · April 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Aha, I got you hooked on that title and straight down, you enjoyed the entire post. Mission accomplished! Thanks for unveiling my content strategy.

[email protected] web · April 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Google is looking for websites that has a pattern in its content delivery. If your blog is about social media marketing, then you ought to write a whole lot of articles and distribute rich content in that market.Yeah! this is true.the content should be also qualified and important.

Philip · April 10, 2013 at 11:51 am

You really did well in this post about Keyword picking. I enjoyed reading through it.

Kalan Luke · April 10, 2013 at 11:42 am

Do you think that I should research keywords first before writing my content? Or should I go ahead and write without keywords?

    content marketing up · April 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Keyword research first is important in most cases. But when you truly get into the juicy part of blogging, you wouldn’t have enough time to research key terms first before writing. But it’s vital at the teething stage.

John · April 10, 2013 at 6:11 am

I’ve found that niche forums can send a lot of traffic. When we recently had a courtesan guest post on Birds, a forum called punternet or something linked to the post and sent us a heap of traffic. I think our courtesan benefited greatly from that link We’ve had it with the transport blog too, luckily they have converted to subscribers whereas other forum traffic doesn’t convert that well at all.

    content marketing up · April 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Yes absolutely, niche-targeted forums provide high-traffic when you continually post and reply to threads. I’ll definitely give it a try.

Jenkins · April 10, 2013 at 5:24 am

What else can I say Michael? These keywords selection strategy is what I’ve been searching for. May I ask you one question please – can I pick a competitive key term and still rank for it? What’s your advice?

    content marketing up · April 10, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Hey Jenkins. If you’re a beginner to SEO, it’s unwise to target high competitive key terms. It’s better to research long-tail keywords and write your content on them. You’d rank better, faster and drive organic traffic over time.

Sonali · April 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Excellent posting is one of the best ways for getting links and increase your site rank. It shows that you are not a spammer and try to provide some useful content to your users.

    content marketing up · April 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    You’re 100% right Sonali. When you post informative content, you’ve better chances of earning quality links and improving your ranking in Google.

Andleak · April 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Using Brand name is legit and in your article it is well explained.

Alka Sonkar @Software Development Services · April 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Hello Dear

I totally appreciate with your post and seo is one the best way. In fact I’m also using and you know on page and off page both are very important in seo, so thanks for sharing me

    content marketing up · April 9, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    You’re more than welcome to my blog Sonkar. I hope to see you more often.

mansi [email protected] Consultants · April 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Hello Dear

yes you are correct and seo techniques are every one are using its very beneficial way i am seo and these are interesting and useful points, so thanks for sharing me

Valencia · April 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I’ve read tons of blogs and articles about SEO and this is the first time I heard this strategy. It still goes down to “quality content”, but it is a different approach. I will definitely give it a try when I can write posts on a regular basis.

You did something very difficult in SEO: Innovate.

    content marketing up · April 9, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Aha, I’m so glad to hear that I innovated in this post. Thanks a bunch.

Maria · April 9, 2013 at 11:52 am

Hi Michael! this is my special greeting from me to you.
first of all i would like to thank you so much about this article . really is very important , also you explain it so much and you supporting it by this diagram that make any one understand it easy.
so what i can say about this strategies that you discuss in this article is that they are so good.

Also the tings that make me happy is when you give brand name, and you make sure that understand the terms and policy is one of the central tools for making it work. I congratulate you about that . thanks so much for sharing this article with us . so keep it up!.

Bellevue Locksmith · April 9, 2013 at 10:55 am

Thanks for sharing such a great post on keyword researching and selection. This is a pure goldmine for SEO bloggers.

John Celi · April 9, 2013 at 10:41 am

Ah, I always learn something new stopping by your page and talking to you! Thanks for always sharing something of value with us in your site and constantly seeking to help us improve.

    content marketing up · April 9, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks for the compliment John. It makes me fulfilled, knowing that I’m touching lives with my blog.

Engr. Godwill · April 9, 2013 at 10:37 am

You’ve a nice SEO and keyword strategy Michael. Why didn’t I unveil this your blog earlier. But I guess it’s never too late. Or is it?

    content marketing up · April 9, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Of course not, you’re right on time and I promise to dazzle you with more SEO content. Don’t forget to subsscribe to my list.

Richund · April 9, 2013 at 10:37 am

You’ve written an awesome SEO content. Keyword research is important and I think you’ve a different style to doing your own thing. I didn’t know about wireframe keywords. Have heard a little about branded keywords but really didn’t consider it a vital component. I’m grateful Michael.

    content marketing up · April 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Glad you enjoyed the post. Yes, wireframe keywords truly is vital. I’d expand on that topic in future posts.

Benjamin · April 9, 2013 at 10:31 am

Keep on giving us nice tips on Keyword research. I found this truly helpful Michael

Coquine · April 9, 2013 at 8:19 am

Very nice article. Amazingly helpful, thanks a lot!!
But just a quick question, is it legal to base your SEO on brand names?

    content marketing up · April 9, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Did you read my post thoroughly. I gave a disclaimer that before you can use any brand name, you MUST understand the terms and policy. you could do a research using any brand as a case study. It’s totally legit.

Micky · April 9, 2013 at 6:37 am

Hi Michal, Wordtracker has a perfect system to analyze your competitors’ keywords. I believe understand competitors is very important in generating keywords. From the list, we can use Google Adwords to generate even more useful keywords. 🙂 By The Way Great Post Dear!

    content marketing up · April 9, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Yes, I’ve used wordtracker multiple times and it works perfectly for analyzing competitors’ keywords. That’s really a goldmine for running an SEO campaign. Thank you for the reminder and insight.

Charles · April 9, 2013 at 6:23 am

Thanks for this article. You have taken a somewhat complicated process, and laid it out in a very simple format. Immediately after reading this article, I did some research on my niche, and am now in the process of following through with these strategies. I have to admit that I think it will take some getting used to, but I am confident that it will come. PS I understand the concept of branded keywords, but am still a little confused about wireframe key words.

    content marketing up · April 9, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Thank you once again Charles. Wireframe keywords shouldn’t confuse you at all. What it means is that you choose a keyword that’s evergreen so that you can explore into it the more, by writing about the same keyword or related terms over time. As you do these, you’d link back to your initial post, having the primary keyword and thereby adding link juice and authority to it. Thank you.

Dental Clinic · April 8, 2013 at 5:07 pm

That’s really a lot of good information on better SEO techniques. I think this’ll help me in the long run. Thanks for this great article!

Phil Reed · April 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Good, straightforward advice, Michael. Too much SEO strategy at the moment is based around trying to understand and anticipate Google Panda and Penguin updates, which means people forget about the basics – on-page and off-page SEO, and keyword strategies.

J Farrell · April 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm

This is such a tricky area nowadays and certainly agree with the above comments on making sure your on site SEO is in good shape first.

I’m finding nowaday that the best SEO is almost no SEO, things have to be natural and not forced. Branded keywords definately do help in building awareness and thus your overall authority in the long term.

Good post

    content marketing up · April 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Hmm, the best SEO is no SEO. I think you have a great point there. And it’s true. Ranking highly nowadays is achievable, even without a single link. Thanks for your comment.

Alex Thompson · April 8, 2013 at 11:32 am

High search volume keywords are very difficult to rank in Google search engines. Website Optimization needs to be perfect before we go for off page optimization.

    content marketing up · April 8, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I have to agree with you on that Thompson. On-page SEO should be addressed first, before going out for external links. Thanks for your comment.

      Alex Thompson · April 15, 2013 at 6:50 am

      Thanks for your feedback, On Page Optimization is the best part in SEO, we have to add relevant tags to get more ranking to keywords.

        content marketing up · April 15, 2013 at 7:58 pm

        Relevant tagging is crucial to SEO success. Thanks Thompson.

Maria · April 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

thanks so much for providing us with this information. It is so interesting you teach us a great strategy . thanks a lot . in all the time you bring to us the new methods that can helps us in our business . really this post is very interesting.

    content marketing up · April 8, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I did my best to help my readers and audience with my SEO strategies. I’m glad you liked it.

Lilian · April 8, 2013 at 9:52 am

You’ve shared some great keyword selection strategy Michael. Thank you for making my time worth it.

Rauf Arshad · April 8, 2013 at 7:15 am

thanks Edwards for the these brillent bunch list of keywords that will boast my traffic thanks for sharing such a gesture post

    content marketing up · April 8, 2013 at 11:57 am

    You’re most welcome Arshad. Thanks for reading and liking my keywords selection strategy.

Justin Edwards · April 6, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Great Info about High Traffic Keywords Thanks Michael…

Samfrank · April 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I really liked all the tips and totally agree with you on all the points. These are the important pin points, one must keep these in mind before choosing the keywords

    content marketing up · April 7, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Picking the right keywords is important. Not every content marketer knows how to do it. You loved my tactics – mission accomplished!

Jude Steven · April 6, 2013 at 9:29 am

I think even if one wants to target high traffic keywords, one should not do this at the expense of delivering quality content.

I still believe that quality is the key to a successful content website. Thanks for this article Chibuzor

    content marketing up · April 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Absolutely Steven, quality content is vital, but it goes beyond that.

[email protected] Wealth Desire · April 5, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Nice for giving us a profound tips. I am also using a nice title and big names in my niche to attract more organic traffic. Hopefully it works to my blog.

Shathyan Raja · April 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Yes as you have said, being Authoritative is very important for ranking sites in Search Engine. So choosing a brand which is already a good brand and ranking Google will be easy for us in ranking. With this we can also target our audience and make our focus narrow in reaching our visitors.

    content marketing up · April 5, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Did I hear you say Narrow your niche in order to reach more visitors? Now that’s a great idea Raja. Thanks for your comment.

HIMANSHU KHANNA · April 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Thanks a ton for the info. Now its time for you to start your own program to teach us all 🙂

    content marketing up · April 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Definitely, my information product would be out this year. Just keep an idea on it. Thanks for your comment.

      hiren · September 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      great article for any blogger that first dream is how to make more money from blog and its possible if website has good and quality traffic. nice tips to improve traffic very helpful with me thanks for sharing.

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