Learn how to generate a list of keyword ideas for SEO using Ahrefs’ Keywords Explorer (over 7 BILLION keywords and growing).
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This is the second video in our keyword research tutorial series. Throughout this video, Sam Oh covers 6 unique reports within Keywords Explorer tool.
You’ll learn how to use a seed keyword to generate hundreds of thousands of keywords and narrow down your keyword list using smart filter combinations.
The reports covered in this video are:
– Phrase match
– Having same terms
– Also rank for
– Search suggestions
– Newly discovered
The first filter shows you how to find low competition keywords with high search volumes.
By setting a maximum keyword difficulty score and a minimum search volume, you can find keywords that have little competition, making them potentially great targets that will likely be easier to rank for on Google.
The second filter shows you how to find keywords that have SERP features. Some SERP features include ads, questions, knowledge boxes, featured snippets, and videos.
For example, you can use this filter to find and optimize your content for “featured snippets.”
Owning featured snippets can increase your organic traffic by 8.6% even if you don’t rank on the first page of Google.
If you would like to learn more about featured snippets, you can read these two articles that go into great detail on this topic:
The third filter shows you how to find highly commercial keywords with low competition. You can achieve this by setting a maximum keyword difficulty score and a minimum Adwords CPC value.
This filter is great for Adsense members, who can potentially collect a hefty commission after ranking for these easier keyword targets.
Also, if you’re in a niche that typically has heavy competition in Adwords, you can use this filter to gain a lot of free traffic that has high business value.
The last filter shows you how to find bottom of the funnel keywords. This will help you find content ideas that have a higher probability of converting new visitors into customers.
You can use these filters in any of the reports shown in the video.
There are a ton of examples demonstrated to help illustrate each point and more importantly, help you put these into action.
0:48 Start with a ‘Seed’ keyword
3:09 Filter #1 Find low-difficulty keywords with high volume
5:27 Filter #2 Find keywords with SERP features
6:24 Filter #3 Find commercial keywords with low difficulty
7:14 Filter #4 Use modifiers
9:13 Use different reports in Keywords Explorer tool
13:33 Generate keywords from up to ten seed keywords at once
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