My 1 month subscription to Keyword Discovery is running out tomorrow and in the last few days, I've probably spent 10 hours researching any idea that pops into my head, as well as keywords for my own site, my brother's website, and client's sites (just out of curiousity).
I read Dan's keyword thread, and I've seen his spreadsheets.
I read a thread on another forum where a woman has a dozen high ranking informational sites making good $ from Adsense and the biggest factor in her keyword research was her gut feeling of what were good keyword phrases. She doesn't check incoming links of her competitors because she doesn't want to be dissuaded.
Am I being too simplistic (maybe because I'm not accountable to a client for the keyword research I'm doing) by looking at Keyword Discovery's results and then doing a Google allintitle:"search phrase" search to determine if a keyword phrase is a good one, and that's it?
I was excited to see that a keyword phrase I looked up had 42,470 searches in Keyword Discovery and the allintitle search had 99 results. In another search, KD showed that the phrase had 19,200 searches and allintitle had 0 results (could that be?)
Is more research necessary for these terms? My gut feeling tells me that these terms are 100% relevant, so I'd say they were good terms to optimize for.
I guess I'd like to know what columns are in other people's keyword analysis spreadsheets? Is an allintitle:"search phrase" the absolute minimum? What should be in my spreadsheet for "just for fun" research and what should definately be in it for clients?
Edited by RisaBB, 03 February 2006 - 02:08 PM.