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 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:

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Once you have signed in (entered your email and password), you should see a screen like this:

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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?).

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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?


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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