The Definitive Guide to Keyword Research

The Definitive Guide to Keyword ResearchIf you’ve ever wondered:

“How do I find keywords my competition doesn’t know about?”

“How do I know if a keyword is too hard to rank for?”

“What’s the best keyword research tool on the market?”

“Where do I even begin with keyword research after Google Hummingbird?”

Then I’ve got just the thing for you: Keyword Research: The Definitive Guide.

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It’s a comprehensive guide that will show you EXACTLY how to find awesome keywords for your business.

Here’s what you’ll learn in each chapter of Keyword Research: The Definitive Guide:

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  • Ashley

    WOWZA! Someone was reading my mind. I was just trying to search your site for keyword research and all of a sudden get an email with exactly what I needed.

    As usual, thanks Brian!

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Crazy when stuff like that happens, right? You’re not alone, Ashley: keyword research is something a lot of readers
      have asked me to write about lately. Enjoy the guide and let me know if you have any questions.

      Reply
  • Meg Cook

    Hi Brian! I didn’t realize at first that so much content would beautifully pop-up behind the links to your chapters! I actually thought this was a landing page to pitch a book. To make sure not to lose people, Id put in parenthesis up there above the links (Each link on this list will immediately bring you to the Free Content). Or something like that! Thank you so much for your astonishing content!

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Thanks Meg! Glad you enjoyed the guide and thanks for your suggestion :-)

      Reply
  • Matt

    Brian,
    This is awesome, I’ll need some time to work through. One thing I noticed, is the link to Chapter 1 correct? it goes to your link building guide.

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Thanks Matt. Let me know what you think when you have a chance to go through it. Fixed the link :-)

      Reply
  • Venchito Tampon

    I was thinking earlier to create a crowdsourced content about keyword research but when I saw this guide, i think I would never have a chance to outrank this resource. :D

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Thanks Venchito. I actually think a crowdsourced piece of content about keyword research would be awesome. Let me know if you want me to contribute to it :-)

      Reply
  • Felix Tarcomnicu

    Awesome guide Brian! Shared it on G+ and Twitter :)

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Thanks Felix. I really appreciate the shares :-)

      Reply
  • nick

    HI Brian,
    Thanks for this great information and it is very easy to read,understand and follow.

    The page design is cool, what tool do you use to produce these pages?

    thanks for your great content
    Nick

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Nick, happy to hear that you enjoyed the guide. I actually hired a freelance designer to make the guide for me. Let me know if you have any questions as you go through the guide :-)

      Reply
  • Emrah

    Brian,
    As always, another great post and easy to follow the content. This guide is a goldmine. How long did it take for you to write this guide?

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Thanks Emrah! Took about 20 hours to write + 40 hours of work from my designer and web developer. This guide was no joke to create. But I’m hoping that it provides a ton of value to people so that it’s worth it :-)

      Reply
  • Jake

    Hi Brian,
    I love these guides. Besides the graphics which I assume are custom built, is there something special you use to create the general layout of these? The change in colors, etc. just make these really clear to read – would love to replicate that kind of flow.

    Thanks as always!

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Jake, glad to hear that you’re enjoying these guides. I actually hired a custom designer to design + code each page. Not cheap, but I was really happy with the final product.

      Reply
  • Danskebåten

    Great guide Brian!!
    It was really useful to see how i can expand the use of several of the methods I already use.
    SEO STT: really gets one started!
    Thanks and keep up the good work.

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Thanks! Glad you learned something new from the guide :-)

      Reply
  • Nick Clark

    This is really a fantastic resource. Where did you get the idea of the layout, I’m sure I’ve seen something similar somewhere? :P

    But really, there is a lot of great information the noobs and veterans would like here. Awesome post!

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Thanks Nick! The idea came from a lot of different sources, like QuickSprout’s Advanced Guides and the great content that Greg Ciotti at Help Scout publishes.

      Reply
    • Danskebåten

      Agreed, effective layout!

      Reply
  • Mike

    Brian this is great advice and content. Usually I un-subscribe from some of those ‘other’ email lists – but after visiting your site I can’t wait for the next update! Thanks for your help and advice.

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Mike, that’s an awesome compliment. I respect my readers A LOT and bring value as much as I can to my newsletter subscribers.

      Reply
  • Daniel Cuttridge

    Absolutely love this guide, it will be something that I can use as a constant reference in the future if I ever need to double check on something, and that convenience is much appreciated :)

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      I’m happy to hear that, Daniel. A lot (and I mean A LOT) of work went into it so I’m really happy to hear that you got so much value from it :-)

      Reply
  • Tanvir Hasan

    Hi,
    Very good guide. That is the exact thing i was looking for.
    I just want to ask one question. Is yahoo as a search engine dead?
    Thanks

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Happy to help, Tanvir. To answer your question: at this point Yahoo is most definitely dead as a search engine.

      Reply
  • Matt

    And the reason you gave this away for free is…jk. Kick ass guide Brian. Much more valuable than some of the paid guides. Would be sweet if you could package this up into a printable PDF.

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      “Much more valuable than some of the paid guides.”

      :-)

      That’s high praise for sure, Matt. I’ll look into getting the guide put into a PDF.

      Reply
  • Brian

    Looking good – love the design and everything! You’ve done it again, Brian Dean!

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Brian, thanks for that. I agree: I’m really happy with how the design turned out :-)

      Reply
  • Aksel

    Very good guide! Top notch quality as always!

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      Thanks man. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the guide :-)

      Reply
  • Loz James

    The word is often overused – but not in this case – this is ‘awesome’ Brian!

    Ha! I’m actually laughing out loud right now at just how good this content is.

    Folks – this is why Brian is the best in the business when it comes to SEO.

    Great stuff man!

    Cheers

    Loz

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      You’re awesome Loz! Thanks for your kind words :-)

      Reply
  • Zak

    Brian, I say this without any bias – every bit of content you provide is Gold. Have been hooked on Backlinko ever since I stumbled here not so long ago :)

    Great Work!

    Reply
    • Brian Dean

      What an awesome comment to read, Zak. Glad to have you hooked :-)
      Shoot me an email if you have any feedback on the guide.

      Reply

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