By Neil Patel
Keyword research is synonymous with SEO.
I remember, back in the day, when keyword research was SEO.
The recipe was simple.
Use the Google Keyword Tool (now known as the Google Keyword Planner) to type in a broad search phrase.
Find a keyword phrase that receives a considerable number of searches with minimal competition.
Stuff the crap out of it in your blog post.
And voila! You’re on the first page of Google!
That was when SEO was pretty archaic and Google’s algorithm was much less sophisticated than it is today.
Back then, pretty much anyone could game the system with a little know-how.
Heck, I remember when people …read more