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Cleaning Your Draft Keyword List

Finding keywords is a lot of fun, I use Google keyword tool (make sure you are logged in), Seobook keyword tool, and competition meta extraction dump analysis (see my post here)

I keep writing everything down, as I find more keyword ideas, chances are my list will be full of duplicates.      I use an online app by techmechanic (link) to remove the dupes,  all you do is paste your draft keyword list, then press remove duplicates.

After that is done, I paste my list into Google keyword tool, to check which ones are worthy.    Depending on the niche,  the amount of [exact] searches you want will differ.  I like to find keywords that are anywhere from 5000-100,000 searches local (in USA) per month.

Next step is to check competition for the top keywords,    I do this by entering in google using ” ” my keywords one by one, then I note down the total results found.

I enter everything into an excel, and in the end I divide my total searches per month (local) by the total results found, to get a number,  and then I sort this in ascending order.    The keyword that has the least amount of competition and the most searches gets the highest value, thus that is the winner I go with.