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I don’t do very well following rules.

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Keyword Research Sucks! Here’s What You Need to Know

One of the challenges I’ve had when I first started blogging, was coming up with new content ideas while staring at a bunch of different keywords in front of me.

Here’s the interesting thing about on-page SEO

It almost feels as if these on-page SEO rules and guidelines control your content creation skills. And this causes you to spend more time creating content.

I know I can write fast and create a magnificent, valuable, and entertaining, new blog post in no time, once I know what I want to write about.

What can sometimes take hours ….

The keyword research, the brainstorming to come up with an idea for a new piece of content, and following the on-page search engine optimization.

Yes.

It is recommended to do keyword research and find the best long tail keywords for better SEO … and blah blah blah…

I know.

I’m not disregarding the keyword research nor on-page SEO, at all.

It is important to learn the keywords people use when searching for specific information in the search engines. And to use them in your content.

The problem

Sometimes you can get overwhelmed with all of the keywords and optimization – and that can affect your writing creativity.

I’m a writer at heart.

I just want to write about the things that are important to me and to the people I’m sharing with.

I also don’t have all day long to come up with just one new blog post.

Your time is very valuable. And if you want to get ahead fast, you want to be cranking out super valuable and high converting content consistently.


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SEO is such an important part of my blogging strategy – but sometimes it can hurt my brain when I’m brainstorming for new blog post ideas.

True story.

On-page SEO can trap you …..

I start to think about the Title of the new blog post and that it must be “Search Engine Friendly” (in other words; have a keyword in there).

This reduces my ability to come up with an awesome, creative, high converting title. Because I’m worrying too much about the words I “should” use.

I start to think too much about how I’m going to incorporate all of these other long tail keywords within the content I come up with.

This cripples my creative mind and it drains energy from my imagination fountain. All of a sudden my mind starts to think like a typing robot and not a real human being looking to genuinely help others.

Don’t let this happen to you.

It’s late at night, you are sitting down in front of your computer, scratching your head trying to solve this big blogging and SEO puzzle – when all you’re trying to do is come up with a new title along with a new content idea.

This is an unnecessary use of energy!

Don’t hurt your copy-writing skills

If you want to build a massive online audience then you must work on your blog conversion rate.

Every new piece of content you put out should have the purpose of attracting new readers and converting as many of them into subscribers.

Your content has to be great. Not just good.

And I don’t know about you but I tend to come up with such great content when my focus is 100% on writing, helping, and creating.

Personally, when all I want to do is craft a new great piece of content full of value, a bit of humor, and a few interesting stories, I don’t want to think about keywords. It throws me off!

I write best when I am free to write freely – with no other (subsconcious) thoughts in the back of my mind.

This is what it takes to become a great blogger in any niche, in my opinion.

Writing with passion and value.

I often pay attention to the writing style of the most successful bloggers in the world wide web, and they all are good writers with real intentions to help out in their niche marketplace.

They offer tremendous value to their niche audience, and it all starts with their content, with the way they write and teach through words and digital content.

Leading with real value

Sprinkling my content with long tail keywords is the last thing I do and the last of my worries. Of course, I don’t ignore this part of blogging, I simply do not stress too much about it.

You should aim to become one of the best bloggers in your niche and start crushing it!


You want to become that pro blogger who you admire and is super successful.

If you want to make a living blogging online, you have to become one of the best in your niche.

There is no question about it.

It is a must that you start your new blogging career with this attitude.

Start crushing it from day one!

This is why it is super important that before you begin blogging, you already have a proven plan for success.

You need to create your own blogging schedule and blueprint that you can follow.

Building a successful blog in any niche takes a lot of work, effort, and consistency.

Blog smart

Work on both, your blog conversion optimization and search engine optimization.

Don’t let them interfere with each other, though. Be smooth about it.

The search engine optimization you need to implement these days is simple. I don’t think you should focus so much on the on-page SEO. Focus more on solving problems in your niche like no one else!

What you should do

I’d recommend to do your keyword reasearch once – every month. This is what I would do, I’d gather a bunch of long tail keywords and use them accordingly as I create new content for the month.

I usually come up with 100+ long tail keywords.

Save all of your keywords in a spread sheet document. I use Google Docs for easy access.

This is a great way to always have keywords to look at while creating your content. It’ll be a lot easier to incorporate keywords naturally as you craft your new piece of content.

I get all of the keyword research I need to do out of the way early, that way I can focus more on my art.

Creating super valuable and awesome content

After years of following pro bloggers like Neil Patel, Pat Flynn, and Derek Halpern, I’ve realized one thing, their content is never fully optimized for the search engines.

They care more about delivering an EPIC piece of content that solves specific problems for their niche audience – than anything else.

This is the same approach you need to have if you want to build a successful blog online.

If you want to make money blogging, in any niche, simply help more!

The more you help your niche audience, the more traffic you can attract, and that will result in more subscribers.

And those subscribers can turn into customers – if you do everything right.

Essentially, this is the basic concept of how to start a blog and make money blogging online.

Of course, there is a science to building a passive income online with a niche blog.

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People love to read unique content. Content that STANDS OUT.

Content that stands out gets remembered.

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Don’t you want your blog posts to stand out and scream unique??

Don’t you want your audience to always remember your content??

Of course you do!

You can’t craft such amazing content when you are always caring too much about the words you use and how you use them, and how often, and all of that annoying stuff that comes with on-page SEO.

Lead with real value first, optimize for the search engines second (and naturally). If keywords flow, they flow, if they don’t, they don’t. End of story. Continue on writing from your heart.

Put yourself in the position of your ideal reader. Consider every detail and get in the zone when you are writing your new content.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, the truth is …

The search engine love comes naturally when you focus on the quality of your content.

There is no need to stress too much about keywords and on-page optimization. If it is getting in your way of creating such valuable content, do something about it. Follow my tips here.

What do you think??

I’d love to hear from you. Have you experienced the on-page SEO trap when coming up with new content? Please leave your thoughts in a comment below.

If you found this information valuable please share it with others who might benefit from it.

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Keyword Research and On-Page SEO Suck! Here's What You Need to Know


 

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