keyword researchAnyone marketing their business online knows how important keyword research is.  Knowing how to dig and find keywords that have decent search volume and low competition can help you get some good rankings right away, whether you are trying to rank your blog, an article, a video, or any other piece of content online.  Today, I am going to share with you a keyword research technique called the alphabet soup technique.  Let’s dig in!

Finding Long Tail Keywords Using the Alphabet Soup Technique

Okay, I bet you are curious to see what this alphabet soup keyword research technique is all about, so let me show you how to do it.

Most people go to their keyword tool of choice when starting their research.  This is okay, but using the alphabet soup technique can help you find some keywords that you might not have found just by using a keyword tool.

What you do is go to Google, and type in a broad keyword, like mlm prospecting.  Let me show you.

Google screenshot 1Okay, now you have started the process.  What you want to do now is start going through the alphabet either before your initial search query or after it.  It would look like mlm prospecting a mlm prospecting b mlm prospecting c, and down the line you go.  Google Instant is going to provide you with highly relevant results , and they normally start with the most popular suggestions.

What this will do is show you some of the search phrases people are actually plugging into Google, and you can then take some of that information over to your keyword tool and review the data.

Google Screenshot 2Right off the bat here I see a few long tail keyword phrases that catch my eye.  What I would then do is go over to the keyword tool I use and check out some of the data, and go from there.  Once you do that, your keyword tool will also show you many related keywords that you might no have seen had you just plugged in your initial search, “mlm prospecting”.

For the sake of keeping this post about the alphabet soup keyword research technique I will not go into what types of numbers you want to look for in this post.  I will create posts in the future that elaborate on keyword research more.

This technique is great for finding long tail keywords that have virtually no SEO competition, and it is a great way to start your keyword research out.  If you take root keywords and perform this technique you should never have to worry about running out of ideas for keywords again!

Here is a video I put together showing this technique in action, give it a look:

I hope you found this post helpful.  Please comment below and let me know your thoughts.  Also, feel free to share via social media if you think others would find this useful!

Happy Keyword Hunting!

Josh Parker