Have you ever heard of Search Fill-In? Have you ever heard of using Search Fill-In to find keywords?
Search Fill-In is often overlooked as a way to find keywords and keyword phrases for your website. (Click here to learn What Is a Keyword & Why You Should Care)
I forget about it myself, a lot.
But if you really think about it, it’s probably one of the best ways to find the keywords that your people are looking for.
Check out the video below to see what I am talking about. You can read the instructions too. But I suggest watching the video at least once so you can get a good idea of what exactly I am talking about.
Google Search Fill-In
We’re going to learn about search fill-in and how it can help you find the right keywords for your website.
Why to NOT Use Google Search Fill-In
I’m gonna show you in Bing. You can also use it in Google, Yahoo, or any of the search engines to get ideas.
The issue with Google fill-in is it automatically pulls stuff from your location.
If you’re searching for something like smoothies (like we’re using for our topic here) in Google search, it will give you all smoothie places near your location, which was not what we’re looking for.
We’re looking for ideas as if I’m doing a food blog. Trying to figure out what to title a post. I’m not gonna be wanting smoothie places “near my location.”
How to Use Search Fill-In to Find Keywords
I’m gonna show you how it works in Bing, and then you can use it in any search engine you want. Works pretty much the same.
1. We’re gonna click in the nice big box here, and we’ll start with “s.” You can see that when you type in “S,” it gives you the most popular searches that start with “s.”
2. Now we will add the “M”. You get Smart and Final, then “smile.”
So these are the most popular searches that begin with “sm”.
(Then, ooh, Smashburger, we like that place.)
3. Now we type in an “o.” And we’re getting “smog check,” “smog history,” “smog check coupons…”
“Smoothie recipes” is already popping up as the number four.
4. We’re gonna type in another “o,” and now, we get “smoothie recipes,” “smoothing,” “smooth jazz”.
Then we get “smoothie king”, “smooth-on.”
The only ones we’re looking here is for smoothie recipes and smoothies.
5. We’re gonna type in “t”, then we get “smoothie” again, so you’re getting the idea.
6. As you type in, you’re gonna get different options popping up on here to give you ideas. Now we got to the “i,” and we got “smoothies for weight loss,” that’s a good one.
“Smoothie blenders,” let’s say you want to do reviews on blenders, like a Vitamix or a Blendtec, you can talk about smoothie blenders.
Smoothies for weight loss. That’s probably a good category that you could have on your blog.
Then “smoothie,” the whole thing, would get recipes a lot, so that’s definitely a big one.
Then there’s “smoothie shops,” “smoothie review.”
And then “smoothies.”
7. Once we type the whole thing (smoothies), it starts giving me the definition, because they like to pop that up now on these things.
They got “smoothies for diabetics,” “smoothies in menus,” “smoothies at home,” “smoothies reviews,” “smoothies pdf,” “smoothies breakfast…”
These are all the things people are typing in. It gives you some ideas.
8. The only downfall of this is if they’re typing in something completely different. Like they’re typing in “weight loss smoothies,” you’re not gonna get that when you’re typing in “smoothies”.
This tells you exactly what people are searching for.
That’s how you use a search fill-in. You can use it with any search engine you want.
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