Sep 18 2008

Need Post Ideas? Browse Your Keywords

Thinking of new ideas to write about everyday can be time consuming and difficult. I’ve been working on BAYB for coming up to 2 years this November. Sometimes it can be trouble to come up with new posts. So today I spent some time browsing the keywords people used to find this blog.

Use Your Keywords

People are using these keywords to find your blog, so it obviously that people desire whatever knowledge it is. Looking at my keywords several people found us through searching for information on Logical Media, NeverblueAds, John Chow’s Blog, Squidoo, and Mylot. Right there, I have found 5 different topics to write a blog post on.

Using that method can not only can further help your SEO rankings and bring more visitors to your blog with these keywords, it can also give those potential readers exactly what they are looking for.

Target New Keywords

By looking through your keyword list this can also show you what people are NOT searching for. Are you targeting specific keywords or phrases? Maybe it’s time for a follow-up post about your favorite affiliate program to try to drive visitors to your blog that way.

We put together the Bloggers Guide to SEO, which is a great place to get started.

How to Build Your Keyword List

Maybe I should tell you HOW to find the keywords people are using to find your blog. If you have Statcounter or Google Analytics installed, you are already a step ahead. If you don’t, do it now!

Statcounter will show you the last 500 visitors to your blog. To find the keywords they used to find your blog, go to Keyword Analysis on the side. This will display all the keywords used for the past 500 subscribers.

If you are looking for something a bit more longterm, you should use Google Analytics. You can set it up to any time period, the default setting is the past 30 days. Then go to Traffic Sources, and then to keywords. You can view the full report or just most popular 5.

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6 Comments on this post


  1. The Best of the Blogosphere: September 23, 2008 | Super Blogging wrote:

    [...] Need Post Ideas? Browse Your Keywords at Blog About Your Blog. [...]

    September 23rd, 2008 at 5:05 am
  2. Blog Post Ideas | The Ultimate List | Search Engine Marketing Blog wrote:

    [...] Need Post Ideas? Browse Your Keywords [...]

    October 2nd, 2008 at 7:56 am
  1. AffiliateObsession said:

    Now this is a killer tip. I must use this at once, since my posts have been lacking. Mostly because of other projects, but topics are kind of slim as well.

    Thanks for the tip!

    AffiliateObsessions last blog post..Using to Promote Offers

    September 18th, 2008 at 8:56 pm
  2. Hendry Lee said:

    Don’t forget page views. Most popular blog post — assuming it is popular because it is mostly linked, not because it ranks in search engine, etc. — can lead to ideas for more blog content.

    Hendry Lees last blog post..Duplicate Content Penalty and Filter — Do They Exist? How Do They Work?

    September 19th, 2008 at 5:59 am
  3. Dennis Edell said:

    Wow I can’t believe I never thought of this lol. Thanks! And I also use Statcounter.

    Dennis Edells last blog post..New Feature! Link Love For Your Thoughts

    September 25th, 2008 at 3:08 pm
  4. Jane @ Limoges Boxes said:

    This really make sense to me. It’s a good idea to stress about your keyword when looking for topics. Count to think of it, at the end of the day, you’ll have to insert you keywords any ways. And the best way for keywords to look natural is to make them as topics.

    April 10th, 2010 at 4:10 am


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