Writing online requires a slightly different skill set than that of writing for print. Using good SEO techniques along with proper keywords (or tags) will help make or break whether your article is viewed via search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, or MSN.
Everyone always asks How do I write a good article while also following the proper SEO steps? and I say, read other successful writers and use the free tools out there on the web to your advantage. There are thousands of how-to videos and articles on how to succeed in these areas. This article is simply one more.
With that being said, let us turn our attention to the Google keyword tools.
Google has a keyword tool that anyone can utilize to their advantage. First, we will talk about writing an article and how to use the keyword tool properly. First, click the keyword tool link I provided at the beginning of this paragraph.
Now, on the left hand side you see two options: 1. Descriptive Words or Phrases or 2. Website Content.
Okay, from here you now have two more options. The first is type in a URL to a webpage, the second is enter your own text in the text box below.
The first option, enter the URL of a webpage, could be used if you are wanting to improve on or edit a previously published article or blog post. If this is appealing to you then go ahead and enter in the URL of your article and click on the Get Keyword Ideas tab.
As you can see I entered in the URL of an article I published about why Helium is a bad site to write for. What came up is keyword ideas and then beneath that a list of search terms and what the advertiser competition is for that keyword term, as well as the search volume for those keywords. Pretty cool huh?
Now, your other option is to click on the enter your own text in the text box below tab. Once you have done that a text box will open up directly beneath it. Whatever article you are about to write or have just written, copy and paste it to that box and click the get keyword ideas tab. From there it will throw out several keyword ideas as well as data about the advertiser competition and the search volume for those keywords and phrases.