Keywords for a Blog Writing Photographer

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The last time I looked at the stats for my website, it had about five views. Those five views occurred the day before an assignment was due, so I knew they were from classmates. Pretty sad, right? The good news is that thanks to Google AdWords’s Keyword Tool, I can use keywords while blog writing to help my website’s Search Engine Optimization. First, I came up with some key words I thought were relevant to my personal brand. These words were writing, editing, Grand Rapids, advertising, and public relations. After I entered my website URL and these terms, Google gave me some new ones. I was able to see the global monthly search range for each term! This is what it looked like:

Google Adwords All Keywords

Cooley, A. (March 16, 2017). Screenshot of Google Adwords Keywords (JPEG). Retrieved from https://adwords.google.com/ko/KeywordPlanner/Home?__c=1856295756&__u=9300621260&authuser=0&__o=cues#search

Global monthly searches for new key terms:
Photo editor/editing – 1M-10M
Video editing – 1M-10M
Resume writing – 10K-100K
Blog writing – 1K-10K
Advertising photographer – 1K-10K

Global monthly searches for original key terms:
Editor – 1M-10M
PR – 100K-1M
Advertising – 100K-1M
Grand Rapids – 10K-100K
Writing – 100K-1M

I would not have thought to brand myself as an advertising photographer, but both words are used a few times in my website. The other terms Google suggested are already discussed on my website, so now I just need to remember to use them more frequently. For example, my last blog was about photo editing using Photoshop. That would be a good way to implement some keywords related to photography. Before that, I wrote a blog about my first time using Final Cut Pro, which is for video editing. I also have my resume posted to my website, and I will probably end up publishing a blog about resume writing since it seems to be a challenge for many people.

I’ve managed to use each alternative key term in this blog. It was fairly easy to find a way to throw in each term.Who knows, maybe by next week I’ll have ten views instead of five…