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Content Ideas based on User Intent – Issue #006

Content Ideas based on User Intent – Issue #006

Actionable SEO Tip of the Week

On a previous newsletter issue, I mentioned that even though keyword search volume is an important baseline to determine which keywords you need to focus on, long-tail keywords that are specific to what people are searching for could drive more qualified traffic to your website:

If a keyword has a lot of search volume, it doesn’t mean that it’s a good keyword, it may just be too generic. On the other hand, a keyword with low search volume may be super specific to your product and could drive ready-to-buy users.

Also, I recently commented on the topic of user intent while retweeting a post by Praveen Sharma:

Search volume is only a baseline

The real thing to consider is user intent

I could try to rank @katlinks_ for "SEO tool", but I rather rank for "SEO tool for SaaS", which has very low volume, but can attract the exact users I'm looking for

Check this by @MusingPraveen https://t.co/94LxmJmOuh

In other words, if you want to create content that provides real value to your users, you need to focus on long-tail keywords that target the user intent.

How to find user intent keywords

One way you can do this is to use a keyword research tool to come up with related or suggested keywords based on your top keywords. I won’t discuss that now because we already talked about it over here.

But I will tell you about a way that you can get the best content ideas based on user intent without the need for tools and that is 100% free…

Use Google 

If you search on Google for any of your top keywords, you will most likely get an infobox called “People also ask”, which will give you a list of questions related to the keyword you entered.

Let’s try an example. If you search for the keyword “Twitter Analytics”, Google will give you the following “People also ask” suggestions:

Look at all those awesome content suggestions! You could turn each of those into content pieces for your blog

We know that they are focused on user intent because that is what people are searching for on Google.

You can literally get hundreds of content ideas with a handful of searches. Yes, the volume won’t be very high for these long-tail search phrases, but they will be extremely relevant to your audience.

Try it out with your own keywords and start creating content that users are actually searching for!

Are there any specific topics you want me to cover in the coming weeks? DM me on Twitter and let me know!

SaaS Showcase of the Week

Since I already mentioned the topic of Twitter in the “People also ask” example above, I might as well use this week’s SaaS showcase to tell you about my favorite Twitter tool.

Chime Social is a Twitter scheduling and analytics tool that will help you discover the best posting times so you can get the most engagement possible, which will allow you to reach more people and grow your audience.

Do you want me to showcase your SaaS or digital product? Click here to learn about our sponsorship opportunities.

Product Shoutouts

Tweet Hunter: Grow a high-quality Twitter audience

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BrandBird: Turn your screenshots into captivating branded social graphics

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Copymatic: Generate AI blog articles, website copy, landing pages & digital ads in seconds.

KatLinks: Affordable SEO Tool for Makers

In Conclusion…

Use the “People also ask” feature in Google search to discover questions people ask related to your top keywords and create content based on user intent which will help you drive qualified traffic to your website.

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