Advanced Keyword Research Tutorial (5-Step Blueprint)

Want to do keyword research the right way? Then check out this insanely actionable SEO tutorial.

In this video I’ll reveal my 5-step process for finding awesome keywords that your competition doesn’t know about.

Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll learn:

First, I’ll go over the first step to having any sort of success with keyword research. You see, most people fire up a random tool and pick a keyword out of thin air. But there’s a better (and smarter) way.

Next, I’ll get into the ninja strategies that I use to find topics and keywords. Many of these are a bit outside the box, but they work.

Then, you’ll learn how to pick a keyword from a list of options. If you’ve ever wondered: “OK so I have a bunch of keywords…how do I pick the best one?”, you’ll really enjoy this section of the video. Here’s where I’ll show you which factors matter when deciding between different terms to optimize your site around.

And finally, I’ll cap things off with a sweet little bonus tip (and a mini case study).

Of course, like any of my videos, I also sprinkle in LOTS of examples, pro tips and case studies. I’ll also show you how I use the Google Keyword Planner (and a few other tools that I recommend).

In short, if you want to learn how to do keyword research, I recommend checking out today’s video.


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  • Hey Brian great tutorial
    I guess there's been a big difference in kwfinder and semrush

    I searched for a keyword search volume, semrush returned 50 while kwfinder returned a whooping 652 volume

    any errors?

  • Thanks for the advice. Enjoying watching your videos and reading your blog. Hoping to draw more traffic to my site as we get closer to the holidays.

  • TY for those of us unable to practice seo brilliance every day some very good tips–I still am always a bit concerned that we all predicate our biz models on one company Google-as good as they are just seems like there should be some solid competition–well who knows Best

  • Great video as usual Brian .. it is the time to plan the video ahead with an educated guess for future popularity .. thanks for the tips man 🙂

  • Hi Brian thanks for the information its amazing, but I have I question (did you expect a but?) google suggestion gives a long tail keyword and in your other video 9 actionable techniques you suggested that to use short keyword they outrank long keywords can you enlighten me on that (not that I will be inlighten sit on top of the mountain in a lotus position lol) Thanks man

  • Brian dean.. Your video editing is beautiful and awesome.. Please give me your software name in your video edited..

  • Hey brotha I love your channels and have learned so much from your content! I know an chrome extension that can help you analyze your videos and optimize them to get more views and rank higher in YouTube's search engine. It's called vidIQ I don't know if you know about it, but if not it can really give you a boos and help you grow. Peace!

  • Hello Brian Dean, I got a question related to SEO for you. Now, lets say that, I want to rank my website or a particular page of my website for my desired keyword on Google. But, there is already a high "domain authority" and "page authority" website with good number of backlinks ranking for my desired keyword. Please note that I don't even have a website at this time. So, what I do basically now is, I just create a website within 4 weeks with a great value content on a page with good on page SEO to rank it for my desired keyword on Google by out ranking my competitor. After that, I build very high quality, relevant backlinks from high authority websites by guest posting in a right way without spamming. Lets say within 2 months I built good number of high quality "anchor text" backlinks to my website more than my high authority competetor's website to out rank them for my desired keyword. But, keep in mind that my website is only 3 months old approximately, whereas my competetor's website is 10 years old, but anyway I got high quality backlinks more than my competitor to a page of my website by relevant good quality guest posts that is residing on other good authority websites from where I got backlinks. Also, note that Google has indexed all my guest posts on those other websites from where I got backlinks, meaning Google have noticed all my anchor text backlinks to my website. So, in this scenario, how much time will it take for Google even after noticing my backlinks to rank my website or page by out ranking my competitor? + Please tell me, just because my website is only 3 months old and my competetor's high authority website is 10 years old has any bigger positive impact for my competitor in reference to SEO and ranking on Google even after me getting high quality anchor text backlinks "more than" my competitor in all aspects including consistent backlinks and social shares??? Also, note that, I do not blog often, but whenever I blog, the post I make will have a great value. The reason why I don't blog often is because of the advice of an another famous SEO expert like you who said "blogging often may be great for your Email subscribers and social followers, but when it comes to SEO and ranking, high quality content with good consistent backlinks to it from great websites is very important than blogging often" – So, what is your take on this? Thanks, Vishnu

  • Thanks. Alot of great content. Unfortunately, by the time I saw this video both kwfinder and SEM rush were no longer free. (SEM gave me 10 more searches to get my email address and to try and convert me)

  • awesome bro.
    I have a question about keywords.
    a long tail keyboard have monthly searches about 100-1k compi. low cpc is good I have to use or and how many times I have to use main keyword in Article

  • Thanks Brother Brian! With this videos you are helping so much to people. Because youtube is so crowded and its hard to find the right way without having informations. You are doing so good. I am a new game channel, am trying to do create great things as i can, so this videos are making people happy because the things are making us better and worths to trying. Thanks again Brian!

  • You should probably do more videos on this..Last year that buzz King Therus about calculating the value of keywords for google advertising.. This video just helped me integrate some realimportant aspects i was leaving out ..many thanks Brian!!!

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