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SEO Keyword Research

Advanced SEO Keyword Research That Goes Beyond Search Volume.

Your keyword research strategy needs to go beyond search volume, and focus on additional data points Google gives weight to, such as user intent.

Proper organic keyword research includes so much more than just monthly keyword searches.

Any SEO worth their weight knows that keywords are the backbone of a successful SEO strategy.

There are keyword research best practices and on-page keyword placement that most SEO companies or keyword research agencies follow, but many of those techniques don’t have the impact they once did.

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Our Why

We believe that project efficiency, building trusted friendships, and genuinely caring about client success should be what defines a keyword research company.

What Clients Say

Competitor Keyword Research

Knowing what you want to target is only half the story. Learning what your competitors are targeting can be a powerful insight that helps you take rankings, traffic, leads, and sales away from them.

Blog Post Keyword Research

All professional SEO experts agree that posting content is vital to growing your online business; where most miss the mark is knowing how to target the correct keyword intent with the right content asset.

Niche Keyword Research

Niche keyword research is one of the most difficult strategies since most keywords that niche websites need to target don’t always register search volume; thus this strategy requires a more in-depth approach to find the right keyword targets.

Long-tail Keyword Research

Our UX and IA architects help you define the best website architecture, fill the content gaps, and organize your sitemap to align with what your customers and Google expects.

Recent Content Case Study


124% increase

in blog reach

263% increase

in organic traffic

331% increase

in organic blog traffic

157% increase

in key product pages organic traffic

Linchpin SEO is the gold standard in search engine optimization.

Thanks to their guidance, we have seen a dramatic increase in organic website traffic and inquiries. Bill has been a delight to work with and was available to answer any questions about SEO and related topics. He has a comprehensive technical understanding of SEO and was able to explain these complicated topics to our team no matter their level of experience. I highly recommend Linchpin SEO to anyone looking to improve their organic reach and traffic.

Zara Puckrin
Marketing Manager, Reprocell

Our Keyword Research Technique and Process

The objective is to create a holistic keyword strategy that targets user intent and keyword value to increase web traffic.

Stakeholder Interviews

This initial step helps us better understand your team’s goals, internal nomenclature, and well as what types of words are being used by your potential clients within real market situations.

Crawl & Analytics

Pulling a crawlable inventory will help us better understand the depth of content and keyword targeting and any information architecture problems causing Google crawl issues that negatively impact current keyword targets.

Keyword Mapping

Keyword mapping helps identify current content keyword value and keyword gaps, and provides guidance toward minimizing keyword cannibalization.

Keyword Identification

There are multiple keyword intent categories, so ensuring pages target the keywords users search for and the correct intent is critical to ranking well.

This includes:

  • Analyzing the competitor’s SEO strategy and their target keywords
  • Identify keyword targets for legacy pages
  • Identify informational and commercial intent keywords for new content.

Brainstorm Sessions

This iterative part of our keyword research process is where we will conduct multiple brainstorming and review sessions with your team to flush out the keyword sets and expand on new targets.

Implementation Strategy

Based on the data and analysis of the previous phases, we will map identified keywords across the websites.

This includes:

  • Mapping keywords to legacy content sets
  • Creating title tags and recommendations for content integration for primary pages
  • Identifying new content to be created based on keyword gaps and value

Internal Link Strategy

Once we’ve implemented the keyword targets for your website, we will create a data dictionary for you to map internal links to the correct pages and content for maximum keyword value.

Measurement Strategy

Utilizing the data points pulled from phase one, we will report on the value of the keyword project.

This includes:

  • Building a scorecard for your team to utilize for each website.
  • Teaching your team how to pull the data for each website.