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    Needing some help with keyword research


    Hi all,

    I am new to SEO and am trying to optimize my own site and learn the ropes.

    I am now on to keyword research. I did the following, but am still feeling lost :/ Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    1) I used google autocomplete to start a general list of terms
    2) I then used google keyword planner to see which ones I missed.
    3) I then compared my site to a couple competitors using hubshout which gave me a couple more.

    Now I have a decent list... but I am confused on what to do next. How do I find out if I missed any terms? How should I know which terms to focus on?

    Thanks guys and gals
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    This is the list I came up with so far. If it isn't obvious, my company does onsite and mobile computer repair in Sacramento, CA.

    sacramento computer 'repair'
    store
    services
    reviews
    shops
    laptop repair
    laptop screen repair
    laptop charger
    hard drive data recovery
    hard drive recovery
    macbook repair
    macbook pro repair
    virus removal
    cracked laptop screen
    support
    tech support
    network services
    screen repair
    pc repair
    printer repair
    apple repair
    fix computer
    dell computer repair
    dell computer store
    hp computer repair
    hp laptop screen repair
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    Hey Yoga,

    The above isn't bad. However, I would also do the following:

    - head over to SEMRush.com and type in some Sacramento competitors. Look at what keywords they are ranking for. Work to "pick off" those competitors. You can also run basal root keywords searches over there as well -- huge amount of data.
    - consider taking your root keywords back to Google and looking at the bottom of the page for the "Google Related Terms" those are constantly updated in real-time. Very helpful.
    - make sure to start monitoring your Google Search Console "Search Queries" report. This is INVALUABLE since it's all Google keyword data. You'll be able to unearth a ton of data there as Google naturally crawls your site.

    To answer your question, "how do I find out if I've missed any keywords" the answer is simple: you wait and accumulate data. You'll then be able to unearth those gaps.

    Good luck!

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    Hi, you can even use some keyword stemming tools to get some new keywords built from generic ones.
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    What you do next is create compelling content around those key words and internal link them to the corresponding pages.
    Last edited by Test-ok; Jul 5th, 2017 at 04:08 PM.

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