Published December 6th in SEO by Mike Juba

Keyword research is near essential for creating a successful blog, and it will always remain incredibly important. Even as Google attempts to wrest control away from the humble keyword, the very nature of language and communication itself ensures that it will always be a core piece of the puzzle. After all, even the basic sentence needs a subject or object, and so too do search queries. Without it, the search engines have no way of knowing what you want to find, and they have no way of knowing what a piece of content is about.
Sometimes, it feels as though there are a nearly infinite number of articles written about keyword research. One sub-topic of the genre, however, is somewhat less covered. It’s what I’m going to teach you today; how to “steal” keyword information from your competitors.
Now, you don’t need to send a mole into the employment of your enemies to try to get this sort of spy information. The very nature of the actions your competitors take will reveal their secrets to you, if you know how to look for them.
Before We Begin
The first thing you need to do, before you can apply a single one of these techniques, is identify the competitors you want t…

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