Q: hey Jason! so if you’re a new business, there’s no way now to know the highest traffic KW’s?
If it is a new business, or a new keyword family to target, just use the Keyword Planner and the various keyword tools I recommend for KEYWORD DISCOVERY. You can find out the higher keyword volumes and values through those tools, with the caveat that Google isn’t really sharing phrase data in any significant way. There are tools for both exact match data and broad data, however.
Check out my video on the Keyword Planner and the related PDF download of top free keyword tools for this. Finally, be sure to distinguish between KEYWORD DISCOVERY (using tools to find the UNIVERSE of relevant keywords) and Google Analytics, which ONLY shows your WINNERS / not keywords for which you a) did not optimize and/or b) are NOT showing on Google. Analytics ONLY shows your WINNERS.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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