Last Updated on July 9, 2021 by Nicky Johnson
Research Tools To Find Christian Keywords For Your Blog
Hello, again my Christian bloggers!
So I just wrote a post about SEO in response to a question I got from Simone on Facebook.
She is in one of my Facebook groups for Christian women bloggers.
So the question I got on Facebook was this: “How do you find your keywords and when you did, how did they fit in with you already written book?
So there are 3 main ways I find my keywords.
I used to use the Google planner keyword tool but alas they no longer let you use it unless you are doing an actual Adwords campaign
(Update: you actually can still use the Google Keyword Planner. However, it doesn’t seem to show as much data as it used to but it’s still helpful).
So here is what I use instead.
This post may contain affiliate links which means I get a commission if you purchase something after clicking on one of those links. But don’t worry. I’m not going to recommend something I don’t really believe it because that would just be wrong.
What I Use Instead Of The Google Keyword Planner
1. Keyword Research Tool #1: SEMrush
SEMrush is a free-ish SEO tool where you can get up to 10 free keyword searches.
However, you do have to create an account but you just need to use your name and email to do so.
After you create your account you can search for a potential keyword and see what the results are.
For instance, let’s revisit the example I used in my previous post (linked in the first paragraph) about hypothetically wanting to create a website about overcoming anxiety with prayer.
Let’s go to SEMrush and search for those keywords and see what comes up.
So when you search for “anxiety prayer” it shows you that there are 8,100 searches for prayer for anxiety, 1,900 for prayers for anxiety, and 880 searches for anxiety prayer.
So if you wanted to do a blog about that subject that would be a viable idea because people are obviously needing help with that topic.
So that’s one keyword research tool I use. This is is a good one to use if you want to rank a keyword for a Google search.
2. Keyword Research Tool #2: Pinterest keyword tool
This is another tool I use for doing keyword research and it’s one that most people don’t even know about.
I certainly didn’t. This is not officially a Pinterest keyword research tool in the traditional sense.
I’ll tell you how to find it. You have to have a business account.
I’ll place the link here on where you sign up for that.
Once you have that setup, you can go to the upper left-hand corner of your Pinterest account and click where it says ads, right next to the search bar.
Then you go to create an ad.
Choose traffic for the Drive Consideration section.
Then under campaign details choose create new and type in a campaign name and push continue.
Now, scroll down to where it says add keywords.
Find where it says extend your reach and search for related keywords.
Ta-da, you have now found the Pinterest keyword tool!
Now you can see what people are searching for on Pinterest.
For instance, if you were writing a blog post about how to write a book:
Search for “write” and you will get all kinds of keywords that include write and then you can pick the keywords that best fits your blog post.
3. Keyword Research Tool#3: Market Samurai
(This tool has sadly been discontinued…below I mention 1 more free research tool!)
The last keyword tool that I want to mention is Market Samurai.
It is not free but it’s one of the best ones that I have used and I’ve used it for years.
Market Samurai gathers its information from Bing which is different than it used to be.
I prefer it to be from Google but an article I read said that the search results from Bing are not that different from Google.
The cool thing is, market samurai doesn’t just do regular keyword research.
It also tells you information about competition from other websites similar to yours, how to promote, monetize, and publish content. It’s pretty cool.
I will probably do a more in-depth review about Market Samurai later.
Keyword Research Tool #4: Google Search Console
Okay ya’ll, I have a monumental task ahead of me. I am updating the SEO on almost all of my blog posts in the next few days and I could not have done it without the help of Google Search Console.
Now if you haven’t set up Google Search Console for your blog yet then below is a video showing you how to link them together:
Yes, this is different from Google Analytics (which you also need). Google Search Console shows you all of the different keywords that your blog or site is ranking for on Google. I’m using this information to determine several things about my blog:
1) Which keywords am I ranking number one for in Google
2) If a blog post isn’t ranking number one in Google, is there a less competitive keyword that I can try to rank for?
3) What is my click through rate for the keywords I do rank for (meaning, how many people see my blog post in Google search results and actually click the result to read the post?)
As you can see Google Search Console gives us so much keyword and SEO data for our blogs.
However, one drawback is that this data won’t be available for brand new bloggers.
If you are just starting out, I would highly recommend you link Google Search Console to your site and let Google start gathering that information.
Then in a few months, you can use it for keyword research.
What Keyword Research Tool Do You Use?
So there you have it, my lovelies.
Those are the tools I use to find my keywords either for a blog post or for a book idea etc.
It’s really nice to have a lot of different keyword research tool options because that way you can get more data and info.