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Across The Keyword Universe 🚀

Weigh keyword signals to find what works.

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What is A Keyword Universe?

A Keyword Universe is a big pool that surfaces the most important keywords at the top and lives in a spreadsheet or database. SEOs continuously launch new keywords here for writers to draw from.

Here’s how to build a keyword universe:

  1. Mine. Build a long list of keywords using third-party rank trackers, customer conversations, Google Suggest, and competitor ranks to get ideas.
  2. Align. It’s crucial to create filters and sorting mechanisms to prioritize keywords beyond just search volume before targeting. Try using weighted signals to sum and score keyword priority, such as:
    • MSV (monthly search volume)
    • KD (keyword difficulty) / competitiveness
    • (MSV * KD) / CPC
    • Traffic potential
    • Conversions from paid search or other channels
    • Keyword is mentioned in customer conversation
    • Keyword is part of a topic that converts well
    • Growing or shrinking MSV
    • Query modifier indicates users are ready to take action like “buy” or “download”
  3. Refine. Adjust signal weighting based on your results. If it’s working, conversions should increase as your build new content or update existing content.

Dig in to this tactic at Search Engine Journal.

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