Blog Topics That Help You Make More Money

Have you ever had trouble finding the perfect topic to blog or video blog about? Or have you ever had trouble coming up with the right kind of keywords to target for your specific blog posts?

This is a question that’s been plaguing me for a long time now, and just recently I’ve had a really cool “aha” moment after hanging around the magazine stand and reading an amazing new book.

Inside today’s video I reveal how it may be possible to do well in either main stream or obscure topics – each topic area needs it’s own unique strategy. And my video explains all that…

NOTE: The ideas inside this video are a “work in progress”, and I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on what I have come up with. With all of us chipping in on the discussion, I am sure we can come up with some amazing new insights that could lead us all to being even more successful online! Go on… leave your comment as soon as you’ve watched the video!

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Gideon Shalwick

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About Gideon Shalwick

Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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113 Responses to Blog Topics That Help You Make More Money

  1. Very informative video Gideon. But the concept is a little difficult to understand. I think it takes a little time to understand and implement this, and its gets better as we understand and implement it more.

    Great observation and strategy I must say.

    Looking forward for more Gideon.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Prajwal

      Yeah it can can get a bit tricky! I probably did not do a great job at explaining – of course I wanted to keep the video short, but because of that I had to leave a few things out.

      There is one key thing I left out that I may talk about more inside one of my next videos. And that is all about going in more depth if you are targeting a long tail topic.

      One natural outcome is to OWN that topic by creating HEAPS of different products that target both the “short tail” as well as the “long tail” of such long tail topics.

      But more on this later…

      Gideon

  2. Awesome video as usual buddy.
    Glad you weren’t too affected by the floods.
    Also, I’m loving the new website – is it still Thesis?
    Cheers,
    Tom

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Tom

      Thanks! Yes it’s still in Thesis – but my designer had to jump through quite a few hoops to make it happen. It’s all done with the custom.css file though… uhm and maybe a couple of other files to make things work out.

      Talk soon!

      Gideon

  3. Hi Gideon,

    It makes perfect sense and in fact I have seen this work – I have a site on sustainable energy options in Australia and a site about photography. The photography site has some great content but gets no traffic where as the niche topic gets a lot.

    The bit I think a lot of people have trouble with is gaugeing what is considered a niche topic on the web. It could be cool to do your next video as a case study and work through the Google keyword checker to find if something is really a niche. I reckon you could choose a segment of photography – say stop frame animation and you would potentially still be drowned out by all the passionate photographers out there. It is really hard to categorise and a case study would really help to put things into perspective.

    Cheers Rich

  4. Gideon,

    Even in the wake of major flooding in Brisbane you have been able to focus our attention on long tail strategies in a new and unique way. From magazines to white board, your visuals showing long tails within long tail niches makes perfect sense. It has helped me to look at my keywords and niche differently this morning as I go about consolidating my efforts online.

    Thanks again,
    Joy

  5. Great video Gideon. So would you say the main articles in a magazine would be the main keywords of the niche and the subarticles would be longtale keywords?

    Thanks G

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Glen

      Well, as a starting point yes, the topics at a physical magazine stand could be a good start, and maybe even cut-off point for all the main stream type of topics.

      The line between the short tail and long tail is quite blurry though, and one would have to do quite some research to truly find out where that line exists.

      But I just really use these kinds of things as indications, and then apply a bit of common sense to make it all work.

      Gideon

  6. Gideon, I read the book on the long-tail conept and I think you are right. Those of us just starting have to compete in special ways and this is one of them.

  7. Pat

    First off…I’m thrilled you and your family are safe from the floods.

    Very interesting strategy. I like it.

    Are mega topics more constant or would they change with changing trends? For example, social media? Is that mega topic or a long-tail topic?

    A specific example is my “how to write a book” video series. Many people have produced video’s on the topic. What I should have done was use keywords that was more specific: “how to write a how to book”?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Pat

      Hard to say about the Mega Topics across the range… but of course some of them will always stay Mega… eg Health, Wealth and Relationships – those three are so well rooted in our psyche, I would find it hard to think they would ever not be mega topics.

      Social may be a mega topic for now… but think back two years – back then it was still very niche and only for geeky kinda people. Now EVERYONE is using Facebook and Twitter. It’s truly gone mainstream!

      But I guess the question is… for how long will something like social media stay main stream? Hard to say… but by the looks of it, it’s here to stay for the foreseeable future.

      The trick is to find keyword phrases that still gets enough traffic, but at the same time is easy enough to rank for :)

      Gideon

  8. Thanks Gideon, this is a great breakdown of how to target specific keywords. I have found it really useful to use Market Samurai for this purpose, as I am surprised by how competitive even long tail keywords can be, especially in the I.M. market. What I have learned is that it’s always a good idea to assess SEO competition for any keyword–long or short tail– before targeting it by writing blog posts and doing videos.

    continued success,
    Kevin

  9. I read Chris Anderson’s Long Tail 2 years back and was also able to draw the link of his idea to applying it on SEO by focusing on long tail keywords. But my focus has always been on looking at the mega niches and focusing on their long tail. I found your video explanation and charts refreshing as it provided the other perspective on the importance of zooming into the long tail itself to find topics, but focusing on the front part of these long tail topics. Thanks!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah I am so glad you got that bit! Cos that was really what this video was about!

      There’s another person down here who did not get that point and made a snarky remark… perhaps they can watch it again and get the same insights as you and I have now…

      But there is even more to this that I have not even had time to go into yet…

      Gideon

  10. You said that Health, Money and Relationships are three mega niches and that it’s difficult to rank in them. Well, it’s no wonder, really . . . what else is there? I can think of little else I’m interested in . . . but the long tail approach to targeting these topics is fascinating and may provide an opportunity to break into a mega niche. I also appreciate you saying that going after the long tail in a small market might be a waste of time. I think you’re on to something here, Gideon, and I appreciate the clarity of your message about these two strategies. It will be interesting to put it to the test. Thanks.

  11. great video,

    What size of news stand are we talking about?

    if I go to a smallish shop or kiosk then I don’t see dog breeding mags for sure, if I go to a bigger newsagent on the High St in fact I do see one on dog breeding!

    I guess it proves at least there is a market and it wouldn’t be that competitive as there is only one dog breeding mag as opposed to 20 health ones.

    Sorry to be so literal!

    jules

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great observation Jules!

      I think the smaller the shelf space, the more main stream the topics will be, because the shop owner has to decide which mags will be most popular and hence the most profitable.

      So, for larger stores, they may go into more “long tail” type of topics.

      In saying that though… I reckon the variety and complexity is only increasing all the time, which can move the short tail cut-off line more to the right, creating other kinds of opportunities…

      Gideon

  12. Does ‘Baby Boomers’ fit into the mega niche category? I’ve thought so, but what do you think?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Perhaps Marguerite!

      Although… what specifically about Baby Boomers? Their health? Their wealth? Their relationships?

      See how you can drill down?

      For the mega niches you can drill down more than with the smaller long tail niches of course.

      Gideon

  13. Bruce Gilchrist

    Love the concept .. await more detailed follow ups

  14. Great video here Gideon. What are you using to draw? Is it something other than a mouse?

    As for the question, I’ve found that the more niche I’ve gotten within the fitness niche the more targeted traffic/conversions. However, I’ve also tried going extremely niche chasing super long-tail and have received minimal traffic that actually didn’t convert as well.

    I’m going to test this out in a few other niches I have sites geared to. Thanks!
    Chris

    • Gideon Shalwick

      I use a program called FlySketch on my Mac, along with a Bamboo Wacom drawing pad and a special pen :)

      Amazing teaching tool!

      Sounds like you’ve had some great results! Fantastic! And all the best for your future results!

      Gideon

  15. LA Blogger

    Hi Gideon,

    First, great to hear that your family is safe during the inclement weather. The explanation of long-tail keywords was a good illustration of the concept of what the book explains. However, I am somewhat disappointed as the video post is currently titled, “Blog Topics That Make Money” – I was expecting a discussion about various topics related to successful blogs and/or relevant case studies, not a discussion about long-tail keywords. Perhaps, “Find Blog Topics Using Long-Tail Keywords” would have been a proper title.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey LA Blogger

      I have to get your attention somehow right?

      Just kidding!

      Actually, if you think about it, the title of this video suits perfectly the topic that I talked about. Once you truly “get” how the long tail works, it can help you make some great money!

      Gideon

  16. Hi Gideon,
    Very well done lesson. I wonder how I can start a blog with my third party website. Since I am an affiliate for many different products on one website, having a targeted one topic blog seems difficult. Any ideas?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hmmm… tough question because I really like the idea of focus.

      If I were to start from fresh, I would do one of two things:

      1. Start a blog on a short tail niche, but target like crazy the long tail keywords for that niche, and make this my sole purpose in life.

      Or

      2. Start many different blogs on many different long tail niches, and find a way of creating great content for each of them without working myself to death. In other words, the focus here is on creating variety, as apposed to one single presence.

      Gideon

  17. Hey Gideon, I’ve always been one for the BIG picture and this video post is definitely one of those. Interesting that the shape of the graph is the same for the long tail end and yet, the revelation is that the focus then changes. Thanks

  18. [..YouTube..] Makes perfect sense to me mate. Now all I have to do start doing instead of just watching.

  19. TravInThailand

    Makes perfect sense to me mate. Now all I have to do start doing instead of
    just watching.

  20. Gideon,

    Happy to hear you all are safe, hope your area returns back to normal as soon as possible.

    Thank you for the book review, your analysis is very insightful and this topic really needs to be explored more. I’m heading over to Amazon right now to check out the book!

    Thank you again,
    Theresa

    PS: I look forward to your next video on this topic.

  21. [..YouTube..] you rock Gideo on your tips!

  22. Ricardo Mendes

    you rock Gideo on your tips!

  23. [..YouTube..] thanks Gideon very helpful

  24. WhiteAndWongTV

    thanks Gideon very helpful

  25. Great video Gideon. A quick search led me to this page with some charts that support your theory. Maybe you and your readers will find it useful.
    http://www.calculatemarketing.com/blog/techniques/benefits-of-long-tail-keywords/
    Hope you are staying dry!

  26. [..YouTube..] Thanks Gideon … great Video, really appreciate it … when is the video blogging course available again?

  27. ExpatInvestors

    Thanks Gideon … great Video, really appreciate it … when is the video
    blogging course available again?

  28. [..YouTube..] Sweet video Gid :)

  29. TheCuso

    Sweet video Gid :)

  30. Frilleon

    One of your best overall YT videos, Gideon. Very well done.

  31. Bonita

    I thought that was a great representation of a very helpful idea. I just love when concepts are demonstrated visually like that. You transferring your idea in a geometrical pattern was awesome – a concise explanation of an intriguing idea. I’m definitely going to use the idea in my blog. Thanks.

  32. [..YouTube..] Very helpful video with tricks and tips I haven’t heard before!

    Thanks!

  33. johannesguitarist

    Very helpful video with tricks and tips I haven’t heard before!

    Thanks!

  34. Chris

    Thanks Gideon. Your videos just keep getting better and better. Lots of value. Thanks for sharing. You do very well communicating big picture ideas.

    I think the long tail will be continue to grow in any niche. The internet allows the most micro of niches to build community. Even if only 2 people care about the topic, they can find each other as long as 1 is a content creator.

    Quick question for you. What program where you using to illustrate your “Long Tail” screen capture video? I like how simple it is for drawing.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Chris

      I use a program called FlySketch on my Mac, along with a Bamboo Wacom drawing pad and a special pen :)

      Gideon

  35. Hey Gideon,its nice to know you and the family are safe. I always enjoy your contents thanks again for such a wonderful training and I will go check the book out asap.

    Regards
    Grace

  36. [..YouTube..] This was very helpful and timely, as I am researching more long tail kw for a specific niche blog.

  37. napoli1024

    This was very helpful and timely, as I am researching more long tail kw for a specific niche blog.

  38. [..YouTube..] I think its a matter of focus; for instance Health, Wealth and Travel are a long tails of something called “Life” or “Personal Development”. Overtime the long tail changes based on the population and their interests and the internet communities. But look at the vlogger Steve Pavlina: he took the opposite approach and found his major keyword from the Mega Niche which overlaps the larger niches and long tails(His Keyword was Personal Development) His Blog: Personal development for smart people.

  39. Glad your OK that reminded me of my flight from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I am glad your OK

    NOW (rolling up sleeves) instead of pointing the longtail to the mainstream content… what about crating “mini sales” ? Mini series of written / video or even audio documents.

    i.e. How to Take Care of Your Beagle Puppies >>offer a low priced guide/video >> upsell to a main product with a discount because they are already a customer now at a lower price.

    The LSU method
    Longtail>>Short Sale> Upsell (at a discount) main products/services

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Darren

      I think you “get” what I was trying to say here, even though I did not explicitly say it!

      That is the exact strategy I am recommending to Jay Jay from my other project at http://www.FreeMagicLive.com – that is, create LOTS of smaller products targeting more long tail topics, and then upsell to a larger more expensive program.

      Gideon

  40. Gideon,

    Glad you and the family made it thru the flood intact.

    There is a saying in niche selection online classes which is pretty standard….go deep Not wide…or Niche your niche….General Topic and then narrow down which you explained in a very effective way with the graph.

    Thanx,

    KatrinaMarie

  41. Sheryl

    Hello Gideon,

    You’ve had some interesting weather, to say the least. Glad to hear you’re safe. Here, in the U.S. midwest we are experiencing a major winter storm; lots of auto accidents and power outages. Candles are ready just in case.

    Your video has helped me decide on a topic for my blog. Because I enjoy doing research, I’ve decided on a main stream topic that has a wide variety of subtopics to target. I feel that will keep it interesting for me, and hopefully for whatever audience there may be.

    While I feel the video was informative, and it did help me choose a topic, I agree with LA Blogger (15) that the title was a bit misleading. Maybe I was expecting you to tell me what to blog about…just kidding. Maybe it could have been called Main Stream Vs. Obscure Topic Strategies. You’re the one making money and I have yet to even create a blog, so who am I?

    Looking forward to much more great advice!

  42. [..YouTube..] This is an interesting video and essentially what you are saying is to keep the mainstream topics in your mind, but also focus more on the long tail topics to really drill down and retain extra traffic from those smaller focused topics….

    You described this very well on video…cheers!

  43. WayneTully1

    This is an interesting video and essentially what you are saying is to keep the mainstream topics in your mind, but also focus more on the long tail topics to really drill down and retain extra traffic from those smaller focused topics….

    You described this very well on video…cheers!

  44. [..YouTube..] Hi Gideon. Glad you and the fam are ok after the floods. I will test your theory out. Although my niche of “Happy News” gets a lot of hits in search results…it is truly long tail. Thanks for the video.

  45. ThisJustZen

    Hi Gideon. Glad you and the fam are ok after the floods. I will test your theory out. Although my niche of “Happy News” gets a lot of hits in search results…it is truly long tail. Thanks for the video.

  46. Very interesting Gideon. I am familiar with the Long Tail (picked my copy at Brisbane airport too!). In chapter 4 it states “our culture and economy are increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of hits ….at the head of the demand curve, and moving toward a huge number of niches in the tail.” The question for marketers is how to identify the niche long tails. There are tools like Market Samurai that go some way in achieving this.

  47. Very well explained about long tail key words in this post.
    I will explore more of this with my work in the next few days and build it into my strategy.
    Thanks for the insight

  48. [..YouTube..] I got your rapid video blogging report and found it clear, concise and masterful… thank you for your generosity. We are in a more or less long-tail niche (non-denominational spirituality), and many of the keywords we hope to claim are not really that long. I was already vaguely thinking of it in the way you describe, but without the graphic description you provided, which helps create a focus. Keep up the good work Gideon, glad you came out of the flood alright!

  49. ellenlsutherland

    I got your rapid video blogging report and found it clear, concise and masterful… thank you for your generosity. We are in a more or less long-tail niche (non-denominational spirituality), and many of the keywords we hope to claim are not really that long. I was already vaguely thinking of it in the way you describe, but without the graphic description you provided, which helps create a focus. Keep up the good work Gideon, glad you came out of the flood alright!

  50. Kathy Carson

    Great to see you are on the cutting-edge with information that is 2 years old!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ha ha good one Kathy.

      I’ve been using the long tail concept since it came out. But if you watch carefully, there is a new insight here that Chris does not cover inside his book.

      Perhaps I did not explain it very well inside the video, but see if you can read between the lines ok?

      Gideon Shalwick

  51. Gideon,
    Very interesting video about long tail traffic to blog’s and web sites.
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  52. Great post. It is becomming harder and harder to find something worth blogging about, since everybody is already blogging about everything.

  53. [..YouTube..] I’m not sure if I’m grasping the theory fully, but it seems to be a relationship between competition and maybe local monthly searches as researched on the google keyword tool. To simplify it my me, I’m hearing that a competition rating of 5 or below with a local monthly search of maybe 5,000 or greater?

  54. timcoweb

    I’m not sure if I’m grasping the theory fully, but it seems to be a relationship between competition and maybe local monthly searches as researched on the google keyword tool. To simplify it my me, I’m hearing that a competition rating of 5 or below with a local monthly search of maybe 5,000 or greater?

  55. Gideon, Bit more interesting. LT book is in my Hot reading list. I was going to study very soon. And your video blog has made my work easy.

    Thank You for valuable info Help.

  56. [..YouTube..] @ExpatInvestors I am planning to relaunch Rapid Video Blogging within the next few months. But if you’re keen, please send me an email to support [at] rapidvideoblogging DOOOT COM and we can see if there are any spots open.

    Gideon Shalwick

  57. GideonShalwick

    I am planning to relaunch Rapid Video Blogging within the next few months. But if you’re keen, please send me an email to support [at] rapidvideoblogging DOOOT COM and we can see if there are any spots open.

    Gideon Shalwick

  58. [..YouTube..] @Frilleon Thanks! Much appreciate your kind words!

    Gideon Shalwick

  59. GideonShalwick

    Thanks! Much appreciate your kind words!

    Gideon Shalwick

  60. [..YouTube..] @timcoweb Sounds like those numbers are worth testing Tim :) But they do seem about right (although I do not claim to be an SEO expert…)

    Gideon Shalwick

  61. GideonShalwick

    Sounds like those numbers are worth testing Tim :) But they do seem about right (although I do not claim to be an SEO expert…)

    Gideon Shalwick

  62. Hey Gideon. Thank s for all the info once again. You just keep on giving and giving.

    Can you tell me where I can get the Facebook plugin for comments? I’d like to incorporate that into my blog.

    Regards.

  63. Stacy

    So…….Let’s say you’re talking about the Health Care Industry. Major topics in the short tail would likely be common topics of interest, i.e., Cancer, aging, Alzheimer’s, et al. The short tail, then, would focus more on non-mainstream topics, or mico-topics concerning health, i.e., bunions, pimples, barnacles, et al. Have I got this right? Clearly, I’m new at this. Should have been a teacher……….Thanks for the wisdom.

  64. [..YouTube..] While writing might not be too bad of a general market, writing M/M erotica is definitely on the ‘long tail’, and that’s my profession & market. My problem with this concept is finding what exactly the blog would focus on topic-wise to get the ratings you’re talking about. When you’re already far down that first ‘long tail’, I think having a super-focus on one aspect of your market could actually be detrimental (being at the ‘long tail’ of a ‘long tail’, like you said).

  65. Menelorn

    While writing might not be too bad of a general market, writing M/M erotica is definitely on the ‘long tail’, and that’s my profession & market. My problem with this concept is finding what exactly the blog would focus on topic-wise to get the ratings you’re talking about. When you’re already far down that first ‘long tail’, I think having a super-focus on one aspect of your market could actually be detrimental (being at the ‘long tail’ of a ‘long tail’, like you said).

  66. SeasonedCareerChange

    Gideon,
    I really love your thinking and how you seem to always trying to improve and analyze the world around you. Using a parabolic graph to represent markets and the infinite choices on the internet is fantastic.

    I think your theory is correct . I think putting it to some subjects and testing it would be really interesting to see.

    Put some examples to your use of the “long tail” and see where you think it would land. I started blogging in job search. Where would it fall?

  67. [..YouTube..] @SeasonedCareerChange great idea to run some trials and then to report back on it here. Actually I have already done that quite a bit. Eg… search for “blog topics that make money” on google. At the time of this video, I get two results on page 1 of google. So, this strategy works. Those terms get less traffic than say “make money online”, but they are less competitive. So, I just need to target more of these kinds of long tail keyword terms.

  68. GideonShalwick

    great idea to run some trials and then to report back on it here. Actually I have already done that quite a bit. Eg… search for “blog topics that make money” on google. At the time of this video, I get two results on page 1 of google. So, this strategy works. Those terms get less traffic than say “make money online”, but they are less competitive. So, I just need to target more of these kinds of long tail keyword terms.

  69. [..YouTube..] great idea to run some trials and then to report back on it here. Actually I have already done that quite a bit. Eg… search for “blog topics that make money” on google. At the time of this video, I get two results on page 1 of google. So, this strategy works. Those terms get less traffic than say “make money online”, but they are less competitive. So, I just need to target more of these kinds of long tail keyword terms.

  70. Nice little intro to the topic, I think you have the right idea. I agree with Piotr on Facebook, that it can be tricky determining if your topic belongs in the main stream or long tail.

    One way to determine this would be to use Google’s Keyword tool and check the number of searches and the competition. Low competition and low number of searches (that still reaches some “magical” number of being worth trying to target) indicates long tail.

  71. I have started working on posts using with long-tail key words for my blog in teh green living niche. Too early to make solid conclusions, but the early results are promising.

  72. msradioman

    Gideon, love your stuff, but you lost me on this video.

  73. Hi, I think i see where you are going here but i think you are struggling to get across some key points. I was always taught never to draw a graph without the axis being labelled completely. What do your vertical and horizontal axis represent? traffic vs competition? Competition being on the vertical and traffic along the horizontal.

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  75. Hi Gideon

    Very informative video. I have a cooking video blog…about east Indian cooking (http://eateastindian.wordpress.com/)..So, my understanding is that it’s mainstream topic…and if i have a chicken curry video which is a long tail topic..what keywords can i target?…can you please suggest some long tail sub topics..???
    Need more more more examples please!

  76. Deccansoft123

    Great video! I’d surely try something related to this. At the first sight, all of it makes sense though.
    I wonder if there is some way to find those long tail keywords like adwords would provide us for the main stream/most competitive keywords?

  77. Deccansoft123

    Moreover, there generally exists a keyword limit so that is another bottleneck in this approach :(

  78. wow.. nice video very informative

    thanks keep it up

    cogals

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  80. So wild what is going on with the weather WORLDWIDE right now!
    Sorry to hear that you were affected by that flood.

    On a somewhat related note…
    Magazines spend A LOT of time and money researching their market to discover what they want. Then they fill their magazines based upon what they find out.

    READ the popular magazines in your niche.. and you have a steady flow of hot topics for your own blog and videos!
    ;)

  81. RoslynRajasingam

    Thank you Gideopn for this enlightnening explanation about long tail keywords. It certainly makes sense.
    Ros

  82. postaldude66

    Gideon you are absolutely right!

    When choosing keywords for my small nieche business long tail keywords do not represent a large enough slice of readers. However, on some of the most “main stream” keywords in my small nieche topic can be competitive.

    The challenge for me has been finding keywords which represent a balance between the two. I would love to see content about SEO for “Long tail” topic businesses as this is ongoing challenge with little to no information out there.

  83. postaldude66

    I find long tail keywords by doing the following:

    Open my Google Analytics to the dashboard > Click Traffic Sources > Keywords

    This brings a list of all the keywords that gained entrance to your site. You can then sort this data by “Bounce rate” “Conversion Rate” Or Revenue in $ terms (If you have E-commerce tracking on your Google Analytics.This gives you strong information about the behaviour of the readers who enter those keywords.

  84. Travis

    I am new to blogging and im not quite sure if my topic will work. I wanted to do something with video games like new releases, or video of gameplay. Im just not sure how to present it or create a blog. Also would the big ones like machinima or achievement hunter make for a far less audience for mine?

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  86. jaisonmathewbaby

    Don’t you think that long tail is difficult to target. The Long tail will have everything which doesn’t belong to the mainstream, which is just about anything.

  87. reggupton

    Thanks for your clear explanation of the “long tail” which I have heard about and your so eloquently explain.

    You are the best,

    Reg Gupton

  88. GideonShalwick

    you’re implementing the commenting strategy really well Reg! Great to see!

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    I was sitting in Starbuck’s with a latte watching your videos. I believe in acknowledging good work by others. You would be one of these folks.

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  92. dannyp433

    Sorry i know im being a bit slow im new to this, so i understand about finding your topic from the long tail but when you talk about keywords for these topics where exactly do i find keywords? do i get them from peoples blogs about my chosen topic? thanks

  93. Tony Stewart

    Great tips on blogging topics! Thx for sharing!

  94. Bob Riopel

    Very interesting. This is a variation of the split-testing strategy of
    continually culling low traffic-generating key words. It serves to keep
    one remembering to apply what we may learn to different scenarios or
    contexts. Thank you.
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