The Easiest Way to Find SEO Keywords for Blog Posts

The Easiest Way to Find SEO Keywords for Blog Posts

using Google and Google AdWords.

Yup, you read that right. Today, I have another SEO post for you! SEO is all the rage right now. It’s on everyone’s lips and everyone is in a battle trying to find the best ways to improve their SEO and drive more traffic to their blogs. Some of you hide when you hear those three dreadful letters (S-E-O) and I’m here to tell you that it’s totally safe for you to come out of that dark corner of yours. SEO is your friend!

The Easiest Way to Find SEO Keywords for Blog Posts

If you’re new here, you might want to check out this post on SEO for Blogs and download this FREE SEO planner printable. 

Now that we are all up to date, I bet you are probably asking: “Where do I find SEO keywords for blog posts“? Well, never fear! I’m here to tell you the easiest way to find SEO keywords for your blog posts.

GOOGLE ADWORDS

Google is amazing, guys! You can do ANYTHING on Google with their awesome range of tools! Google AdWords is my favourite way to find SEO keywords for my blog posts. And it is so easy to use too.

To get started, you will need a Google account (like gmail). Now, once you are in Google, simply type in Google Adwords in the search bar and go to the Google AdWords site. It should look something like this:

How to Find SEO Keywords for Blog Posts
Once you have signed in (entered your email and password), you should see a screen like this:

How to find SEO keywords for Bloggers
In the keyword planner, under “Find New Keywords” you will fill in the information required under the section called “Search for New Keywords…”. Here’s where you will fill in your topic ideas. I was writing a post about blogging, so I was looking to find out what words people Google when they are looking for blogging tips and advice. If you want to add multiple keywords, you can do so by simply pressing enter after each keyword you are adding. If you are writing about chocolate cake recipes (yes, I always use this example. Yes, I love chocolate cake. No, I can’t bake) then you will add words like “chocolate cake”, “chocolate cake recipes” or “cake recipes” here. Once you are done, click on that pretty blue button that says “Get Ideas”.

Clicking this will take you to a new screen where you will see all the keywords people search for in relation to your keyword (click on the keyword ideas tab). In my case, people were searching the following when they were looking for blogging information:

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In this section, you will also see how many people search for a specific term in relation to your keyword. In my experience, it is best to use the keywords with the highest search rates to rank with the top dogs. I have also used those keywords with the lowest search rate and saw GREAT results, so it is up to you to gamble with the list.

Using Google Adwords to find keywords for blog posts in by far my favourite way to see what people are searching for. I also use this tool to generate blog topic ideas (blog post, anyone?).

But, if you don’t have the time (or energy) to dig this deep into the workings of Google, there is an easier way (Why didn’t you start with this, Imka? It could have saved me a few minutes of my life I would never get back. Thanks). The reason I saved this for the last is because I know I cannot blog without this tool! So, what is this SEO Keyword Shortcut I am talking about?

GOOGLE

Yup. You read that right! You don’t need to use a specific Google tool to find SEO Keywords. You can simply type in the main keyword idea for your blog post, scroll down and find 8 other search results people are searching for in relation to your topic idea. No need for an in-depth analysis, etc necessary because Google did it all for you by showing you a list of the most search terms in relation to your topic. Dankie, Google.

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And there you have it. The easiest way to find SEO keywords for blog posts!

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  • Jane Tennet

    Hey Imka,

    I can’t seem to get onto the Keywords page without setting up a Google ad, is that correct or how can I get around it?

    X Great post and I’m looking forward to learning more!

    Jane

    • Hi Jane. Thank you for your super lovely comment. Here’s how I did it. I filled in all the info they required (created a fake campaign with my daily budget set at 10c). I didn’t give them any of my card details (cause I am not using this tool to create ads, I’m using it to find keywords). As soon as I finished the sign up process, I closed the browser and I opened AdWords again. Now I just have an error message saying that my billing info is incomplete, but I can still search for keywords 🙂 Let me know if this helps 🙂 xx

      • Jenny Drevnick Yelle

        It won’t let me set up an AdWords account without giving a credit card #.
        How did you get around that?

        • I filled in all the info they required (created a fake campaign with my daily budget set at the lowest amount). I didn’t give them any of my card details (cause I am not using this tool to create ads, I’m using it to find keywords). As soon as I finished the sign up process, I closed the browser and I opened AdWords again. Now I just have an error message saying that my billing info is incomplete, but I can still search for keywords 🙂 Let me know if this helps 🙂

  • Kerry

    This is super helpful Imka, thank you for sharing.
    I never even thought of checking the related searches on Google.

    • Thanks for reading, Kerry! 🙂 Google is such a useful resource. It’s funny how something that simple can change your entire blogging game! I love it 🙂

  • Michelle Kellogg

    this is really great! Thanks for sharing this. I am going to find this really helpful. Visiting from #showcasetuesday

    • Thanks so much for reading! I am so glad you found this helpful. 🙂 xx

  • Pen

    Hi, This is really useful. Thanks so much for sharing. I have never paid much attention to SEO, but then I have never had many visitors to my blog either. Could be a link I think! thanks

  • Random Musings

    I’ve read a lot of posts about WordPress plugins that do this, but as I’m not on there I’ve just kind of hoped for the best. I will definitely be using this fab advice going forward 🙂 #ShowcaseTuesday
    Debbie

    • Hey Debbie, thanks for your lovely comment! I started out on Blogger and I found SEO sooooooo useful for driving traffic to my blog. I also felt that manually doing it (in Blogger) helped me understand SEO much better 🙂 Send me an email at glittermeglamorous@gmail.com if you need any help, I will gladly assist 🙂 xx

      • Random Musings

        Thank you so much 🙂 x

  • Morgan Prince

    Really useful post. I’ve only just started using Keyword search but it’s proved a very useful tool 🙂 #AllAboutYou

    • Thanks for your comment, Morgan 🙂 Keyword research is a very useful tool for driving more traffic to your blog 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing these great tips in our #ShowcaseTuesday #linkup

  • Random Musings

    Back again 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes
    Debbie

  • G2W

    Thank You! Just saved this to my Pocket! Thank you for the tutorial!

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment and for reading! I am so glad I could help! xx

  • Great post! Thanks for sharing it in a very detailed way…. Will definitely keep this in mind! #AnythingGoes

    • Thanks so much for reading and for your lovely comment 🙂 xx

  • Interesting post!! I will definitely use this tool in the future! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 x
    #AnythingGoes

    • Thanks so much 🙂 xx

  • Arthurwears

    really helpful thanks – I use blogger, but with my own domain. have been blogging for 2 months now so hadnt really thought about this until now! #anythinggoes

    • Glad I could help! Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂 xx

  • Random Musings

    Back again 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes
    Debbie

  • alison

    Ha, I never thought to use Google like that. Great idea. #anythinggoes

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