3 quick key phrase research tips to save you time

Here are 3 great free tips for using Wordtracker if you are a member and if want to speed up your keyword and phrase research.

Tip Number 1: Stop thinking about keywords alone

It’s true that you are going to discover important keyword phrases in the end result, but don’t start by going in exploring for specific keywords that are already pre-programmed into your mind because you *THINK* they are most important or you may just spend your time seeing only what everyone else sees. When you are exploring or when you’re in “exploration mode” you want to discover the big windows of opportunity that most people hardly EVER see. Stop guessing and look at more than the first bit of data that makes the most sense.

Tip Number 2: Stop putting yourself under pressure.

When exploring Wordtracker’s keyword and phrase research data, you need to stop putting your research up against the clock and stop feeling like you need to be extremely logical. Release yourself from stress and treat it more like a mission of exploration. If you remove the pressure it will often make room for you to think much more creatively.

Allowing ourselves to be creative when exploring human behavior can open up huge rifts that might otherwise and often go completely undiscovered. Hang on to your hat, because as you allow yourself the liberty to be creative and reduce all of the usual stresses of a client’s expectation of high performance, there is new liberty to observe things that you might have ordinarily missed.

Tip Number 3: Explore every notion that naturally comes into your mind.

Allow yourself to focus on “how people dialog with you.” Think back to any conversations you’ve had recently with a customer. Can you recall that conversation? What did they say to you and how did they say it?

What did they ask you and how did they ask it. Let these ideas begin to come into your mind through a natural creative progression from one thought to the next.

Think about this next time you are doing keyword and phrase research …

We are often not logical when we are in a creative state. Exploring true keyword data is one action in life where it actually pays not to be so formulated and logical. It takes practice, but once you are on a roll you won’t need me or anyone else to tell you that you’re finding especially and useful results. Before we get too deep in practice, I want you try the following short exercise to demonstrate something to you.

Quick Exercise: Let’s demonstrate how your own creative mind works.
(You won’t get anything out of this, unless you actually try it yourself)

In three minutes see how many objects you can sketch out on a piece of paper, in which “a circle” is the main element within the design. Just use a few lines on the circles on the page to identify your ideas, which might start with maybe a wheel, a tire, a steering wheel, and so on.

Notice how your mind leaps from category to category.
Is it always logical? No.

For example, your exercise might start with a wheel, a tire, and a steering wheel; and then move into another new category, like a speedometer, a watch, and a clock; and then to still other items like a doughnut, a cookie, and a pizza; then make another leap to a plate, a saucer, an orange, a basketball, a pill, and so on.

Now this is a most natural response when we are being creative.

If our minds worked logically, we would exhaust every category and list hundreds of types of wheels before we moved on to clocks, and then list dozens of clocks. But instead, notice that our minds bound forward. In some small way this illustrates the leaps which have measured our progress. But recognizing that this is naturally the way the mind works, I encourage you to give yourself permission to explore Wordtracker in the same fashion.

Let your mind be free to observe landmarks along the way and then dig into those landmarks to reveal several levels of search behavior beyond what others are seeing.

You might ask yourself, but why are others not seeing what you will see? The answer is very simple. Their minds are pre-loaded, pre-programmed, and totally fixed on a “keyword hunt” for the keywords they are convinced are important. They do not understand the value of exploring what an audience of searchers truly want. I call this limitation the “keyword hunt” mindset.

Don’t go into doing Wordtracker keyword and phrase research with a pre-established list of keywords that are subconsciously stored in your mind, but instead, go into Wordtracker with a clean slate. Learn how to let the tool sort all of the best data and then reveal the best windows of opportunity based on searches within the last 90 days.

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