What is a Keyword?
First of all, what is a keyword, you are asking? Well, a keyword is a set of words that help you to find what you are looking for. It could be one word or many words.Keywords are research tools. These help you to find what you are looking for.
Keywords are just words to help in your research. It could be one word or many words put together to make up a set of words.
Many times you need the perfect word to find a particular subject or a particular item. These can be description words, simple words, or a complex set of words.
Why do you need keywords?
Keywords help you in your research. They help you to find what you are looking for. When you are doing research for school or a project or just for fun, you have to do some research, right? Well, you have to know what you are researching. That is where Keywords come in.
For example, let’s say you are going to go to a friend’s birthday party and you want to find that perfect outfit to wear. How would you choose? Would you want to buy a new one? Where would you go? Would you just go to the mall and look around for the perfect shirt? This is one way of doing it. What would you do once you get to the mall? Where would you go? There are a lot of stores at the mall.
So you have decided to go to the mall. Now you need to find a store that sells clothes. You know that at the mall there are a lot of stores. Which store would you choose? Would you just randomly pick a store? If you did this you may end up in a toy store or a pet store. So you want to look for clothing stores.
This is similar to keywords. They help you find what you are looking for. So you don’t end up getting something that you don’t want or getting lost looking for something.
Kinds of keywords
There are different types of keywords. Three main keywords are long tail keywords, short tail keywords, and head keywords.
What is the difference, you ask? Glad you asked.
Each type of keyword is used for something different. Just like there are different people in the world, well there are different keywords in the world too. And each type has a specific use.
A short term keyword is used to target large groups and small search engines.
Head keywords are used to generate volume. If you want more traffic to your site, use a head keyword.
Long keywords are used for specific niches or specific market. These are usually longer in length and more specific. They are usually in phrases.
How do I find Keywords?
Have you ever wondered how to find keywords? Has this totally eluded you? I know sometimes I have had trouble with this. There are many places that you can find keywords. When I first started at Wealthy Affiliate, I had no idea where to find keywords. I had no idea what a keyword was.
As I was going through the training on Wealthy Affiliate, I found where to find keywords.
There are many places you can find keywords. Kyle, at Wealthy Affiliate, recommends Jaaxy. This is because that is a free site that helps you find not only the right keywords but can help you figure out what to use as a keyword also.
Try Jaaxy below and let me know what you think.
Keywords can help you in your research
Keywords in the old days, before computers, were only found in places like thesauruses, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. Now you can go online and search anything with the right word. You will have to refine your search though because when you put a word in you may end up with a lot of words that you may not want.