If you run a money making blog, or you’re currently writing articles for the purpose of submitting them to article directory sites in the hopes of generating back-links to your website and thus increasing your page rank, you’ve probably experienced by now — if you’ve been doing it a while — just how quickly you can become burnt out and run out of fresh ideas.
After you’ve got a fair number of articles completed, it can become difficult to come up with new ones that search engines are likely to key in on. How do you go about finding new ideas, and picking the right keywords for your article, after your own personal idea well begins to run dry? There are a number of methods people regularly employ, and I’m sure you’ve got a few of your own. But here’s one that you may not be aware of: It’s called Netspeak.
Netspeak is an entirely free service, and it can be an extremely valuable tool for both locating good keywords to seo optimize your articles with, and for perhaps giving you some fresh, new ideas on what to write about.
Here’s how it works: You first simply decide, in very general terms, what it is that you wish your topic to be. So, let’s say I’m running a website that sells an information product which teaches people how to properly cook eggs. I want to write a new article for submission to some article directories in order to try and grab some back-links to my website. I want my article to do well in search engine results, because I’m hoping some blog owners who own websites of interest to my target market will find it and pick it up to run on their own blogs, thus creating even more back-links for my site.
The problem is, I’ve done this a number of times before, and I’m pretty much out of ideas. So, what do I do? I simply head over to Netspeak, located at http://www.netspeak.org, and I enter a word that’s related to the subject that I wish to write about. I follow the word with a question mark (“?”), or I precede the word with a question mark, or I do both. And, Netspeak will spit out keyword phrases along with the amount of times people on the Internet have searched for that particular phrase — and Netspeak will list the phrases according to popularity. The keyword phrase will contain the word I entered, and everywhere that I placed a question mark, Netspeak will replace that question mark to create the most popular search terms that contain my word.
So, just now, I headed over to Netspeak and I entered entered “eggs ?” Netspeak, on this attempt, didn’t really offer anything that was of much use. I got back mostly terms like “eggs and”, “eggs are”, “eggs will”, and so on. But, remember, Netspeak will replace every question mark I enter. So, what happens if I simply type another question mark? Such “eggs??”
Hmm… again, not much. Netspeak returned a lot of “eggs and ham”, “eggs and bacon”, “eggs and milk” — not much material for an interesting article. It did return “eggs and bullets,” however. And, I’m sure that someone with much greater creative writing talent than I possess could turn that into an extremely interesting article!
So, we still don’t have very much. But, I’ve only spent about 20 seconds on Netspeak so far — not much of an investment in time. Let’s try one more time: I now enter another question mark. I type “?eggs??” And, just a couple of entries down from the top of the list, Netspeak tells me that 12,000 people have used for the term “dairy eggs employment opportunities”!!!
So, there’s my idea for my next article, and my keyword! I never thought about writing an article aimed at people who may be looking for employment opportunities in the dairy industry! A little bit of research on my part, and I should be able to bang out a decent 500 word article in no time. And, it only took me under a minute to discover the idea and find the exact seo optimized keyword to focus my article on!
And, I don’t have to stop there! What happens if I type “?dairy?” into Netspeak? Or, “dairy ? employment”? I could also take the keyword phrases that Netspeak suggests and head over to Google’s tool at Google Adwords to get suggestions for related keywords!
I’m sure you can see how this would be a quick, but both efficient and powerful method to provide you with some fresh ideas, and targeted keywords to pad your article with — and to perhaps get your creative juices flowing once again.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dustin Ward has almost twenty years of marketing and product development experience, with more than fifteen years of Internet marketing experience. He has authored a number of books and has published hundreds of articles. He is currently a featured contributor at: Http://Blog.EarningInternetIncome.Com which features daily insider marketing and money-making tips and a host of valuable resources for anyone who’s interested in earning income from the internet or running a home business.
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