Keyword Research Services

In-depth keyword research services: Streamline your traffic

Want to show up on the first page of Google results? Keyword research services are the key to driving traffic and results for your website.

Unlock the right keywords and push out the right content with expert SEO services.

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Data-backed keyword research services will lift your website up the ranks

Ranking high is one thing, but ranking for the right keywords is the special sauce your business needs to keep growing.

Your customers are searching for specific phrases, and capturing those ranks will get you the traffic you deserve.

What’s included in Cloud9 keyword research services

As a boutique SEO agency, our keyword strategy services are built to power up your website and turn it into a 24/7 source of marketing with no additional cost.

Since there are many sub-categories in the keyword research services we offer, let us clear up the clouds and show you what’s inside.

Competitor keyword research

A significant part of ranking on search engines involves competition. 

All of the websites on the web are competing to rank higher for different keywords. 

If there was no competition, you wouldn’t have to work hard to get on the first page of search engines.

Keyword competitor research sheds light on questions like what keywords you should use and what keywords you should definitely avoid because of high competition.

International and local keyword research

Our keyword research services extend to local and international branches. Targeting specific audiences in specific locations means that the competitive landscape will be completely different. That’s why you’ll need local and international keyword research efforts to go down all the right alleys.

Localized keyword research is better suited for physical stores, so if you’re looking to gain the attention of your local community, local SEO is the way to go. If you don’t know which type of keyword research services you need yet, get in touch with us for a helping hand.

Keyword research mapping

Keyword research mapping is a crucial part of keyword research services. It is the process of identifying the main keywords of each web page you have on your website. 

This ultimately helps build the skeleton of your website upon which you can build.

After keyword mapping, the next step of our keyword research services will be to dive deeper into each page and identify the secondary keywords and structure they must have. This will also serve as a guide when creating the content of your website.

Full SEO Audit

Keyword research services work with intention and data. 

That’s why before jumping into anything, we execute a full SEO audit to get the full picture.

Our SEO keyword research services work both for existing websites and ones that are yet to be created. 

If you haven’t started on your website yet, we are here to guide you and walk you through the first steps of building an SEO strategy.


Tracking results is almost as important as achieving them. Monthly reviews of data allow us to learn and adapt your strategy to bring in even more visitors and even more potential customers.

As for you, you’ll be happy to receive an email about your numbers going up at the beginning of each month. We report on key metrics like organic traffic, # of keywords, content updates, and much more on a monthly basis. If you’d like to see a demo of our keyword research service reports, send us an email or fill in our contact form.

Explore our keyword research service plans

Keyword research services are made powerful by the synergy of other SEO services, including off-site and technical SEO. If you want to learn more about our SEO pricing plans or get a custom proposal, get in touch with us.

Knowing the type of queries you should target for ranking takes expertise and research. Are your customers searching for phrases, questions, maps, or lists? These are the types of insights you can unlock through keyword research and analysis. And in extreme cases, customer interviews and focus groups can help discover such data.

almost 1/10 Google queries are phrased as questions

Keyword research services for niche industries

Cloud9’s keyword analysis services stretch across multiple industries. We choose to specialize in a few niches but we do it properly and to the max. As they say – it’s quality over quantity. This way, we are able to serve our clients with the best possible keyword research services. In the end, you grow, we grow, and all is good in the world of SEO.

So, what are the niches we go for? Let’s talk about it.

Keyword research services for e-commerce

From product keyword research services for product page optimization to full-suite research for complete website optimization, we serve the e-commerce sector from 0 to 100.

This field is very delicate. Your website can have hundreds of product pages, and you’re going to need keyword research services to optimize them efficiently.

Keyword research services for fashion

Fashion is a competitive industry, and you’re going to need some powerful keyword research and strategy to succeed in the game. Keyword research services for fashion brands are similar to e-commerce SEO, which is why our frameworks for growth are applicable in this sphere as well.

This allows us to grasp the psychology behind search intent and power up our keyword research services to the max.

Keyword research services for tech

The tech sphere is near and dear to our hearts at Cloud9. Having a tech product means that you don’t have any physical store or a product people can touch and feel. This is why you need a strong digital presence for your customers to trust and find you.

When you enter a store, you build some sort of a connection with the brand from the furniture, lighting, products and music. The same goes for tech products. All aspects must be covered for your clients to love you.

Tech brands often need an immense amount of online exposure, and our keyword research services will do the trick. If you want to learn more about our work in the tech sphere and what we can do for your company, drop us an email at

Keyword research services for beauty

Just like our keyword research services for fashion, our services for the beauty industry have a secret weapon, which is our female-founded company. 

The majority of our team members are women, so most of us start our day with a nice face wash and makeup process, then end it with our facial care routines.

The beauty industry is controversial no doubt. Our research doesn’t stop after work hours, we are online for our entertainment and we can’t help but stay up to date with trends that interest us. 

Our expertise and knowledge will give you an edge against competitors, and we can prove it to you. Get in touch with us for a special discount on your first month.

Keyword research services for pet accessories

Last but not least, our keyword research services are suitable for pet accessory brands. We craft pawesome strategies for not only optimizing your website, but also melting the hearts of your customers.

Our keyword research service for small businesses like pet accessory brands are powered by data and psychology. How? Well, the Cloud9 family is full of pet parents who simply understand your customers. In other words, we are your customers. But other than that, we have the experience needed, too. Swipe below to see some of our furry friends!

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Keyword intent research is key to good SEO

There are 4 types of keywords intent: Informational, Navigational, Transactional, and Commercial.

After identifying the keywords you want to use for your website’s pages, it’ll be time to turn them into valuable content that can boost you up the ranks. Are your searchers looking to find information, buy something, find a map location, or something else?

Expert keyword research will include information covering the intent behind a keyword. This way, you’ll know how to create the right content for the right keywords.

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👉🏼Long-tail keywords are usually phrases that are around 4-5 words long. Usually, these keywords have lower search volumes and lower KD, but this doesn’t mean that they’re not worth targeting.

In fact, long-tail keywords can bring in more relevant and precisely targeted visitors, which in turn become converting customers.

✅ Benefits of our keyword research services

Let’s be honest, when you’re paying for a service, you want to make sure you’re going to get maximum value from it. So, it’s natural to wonder about the benefits you’ll get with our keyword research services.

We keep it real and transparent, none of that “secret sauce” promise, just pure data, expertise, and company-wide best practices (among other things).

We are detail-centric

SEO requires intention and attention. We have no other option but to deliver thorough keyword research services to our partners. At the end of the day, we want to see them grow. We don’t focus on the amount of work that gets done, we simply focus on the results we deliver.

We are easy to work with

Having an SEO partner that is easy to work with can often be overlooked. But let us tell you a little story. Cloud9 was built with the intention of delivering a heavenly experience to our partners, or in other words, to take them to cloud nine.

We noticed that this is one of the main gaps in the marketing world, so we built Cloud9 to have that cloudy advantage. If you’re looking to learn more, either send us an email, schedule a call with our CEO, or fill in our contact form (whichever you prefer).

We don’t use black hat techniques

SEO is a tricky game, and a couple of mistakes can change the whole destiny of your website. That’s why getting involved with the right keyword research services provider can make or break your success.

Websites that use black hat SEO tricks get penalized, which can ultimately decrease their chances of ranking high. Agencies can be promising the skies and magical numbers that will harm your website and rebuilding the trust with Google crawlers can be a lengthy and hard process. Be sure to make the right call and choose the right agency from the get-go.

Remember – cheap, fast, and good don’t exist together. You get only 2 of them.

At Cloud9, SEO is done professionally and transparently – only with white hat techniques. If you want to learn more about our work, get in touch.

We work with many industries

As a boutique SEO agency, we choose our partners carefully to ensure that we’re a good match. This way, our collaboration is bound to be fruitful for both parties involved.

We provide keyword research strategy for services, e-commerce stores, tech companies, and much more. Click here to learn more about the industries we work with.

We produce diverse types of keywords

Our keyword research services are comprehensive in terms of types of keywords we discover for your brand. Here’s what you can expect to see.

Long-tail keywords

When it comes to SEO, the more specific your keywords, the better your results will be. Long-tail keywords serve as low hanging fruit we can collect easily without fuss. These keywords also relate to a more targeted audience, bringing in visitors who actually need your service or product.

Our keyword research services deliver a strong combination of short and long-tail keywords to give your website the winning edge against competitors.

Low KD keywords

For the brand new websites that are just starting to break into the competitive landscape of search engines, special attention needs to be paid. 

This is where low keyword difficulty keywords come into play. They serve as the starting point for starter websites to put themselves on the map.

If you’re building a new website, low KD keywords are going to be your ticket to results. Let us show you the right way to get there.

Search-intent sensitive keywords

Each query on search engines has an innate goal. This is the search intent of a keyword. If you’re searching for a local store, you’ll likely get a result with a map. 

If you’re looking for a list of some sort, you will get a snippet with bullet points. 

Search engines take search intent into consideration when ranking web pages, and that leaves the ball in our court to comply with these rules.

Landing page keywords

When creating landing pages, your keywords must adhere to a certain set of rules. From being sales-worthy to having a commercial search intent, our keyword research services identify the optimal set of terms that will elevate your page to the top of the ranks.

If you’re looking to create landing pages for your business to bring in more and more interested visitors, get in touch. We create the page, the content and give it a nice little branded design.

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How are your rankings doing?

👉🏼If your website content isn’t optimized with the right keywords, you’re bound to be disappointed by organic results. If you’ve put a lot of effort into your keyword research services and SEO, you might be getting amazing results without knowing it. Tracking results is key to continuous growth.

So, how is your website performing? If you’ve never used Google Analytics or Google Search Console before, you definitely need a helping hand to start gathering your website’s stats.

On the other hand, if you’ve got all your SEO tracking software set up, your challenge will be to turn that data into valuable information and to learn from it.

Want to get a professional review of your website’s keywords?

✅ What is keyword difficulty and why should you care about it?

One of the most important phrases used in keyword research services is “keyword difficulty.” But what is it and what does it mean for your SEO efforts?

Well, this one is something you need to know in order to understand the value of keyword strategy services.

Keyword difficulty, as the name suggests, is a metric given to keywords that shows how tough it is to rank for. It is determined by the authority of the websites that already rank for it. You’ll need an established website and unique, powerful content to rank for difficult keywords.

In our case, “digital marketing” is a keyword that has a very high keyword difficulty. However, the keyword “boutique marketing agency” has a lower KD, and still describes our business. What does that mean?

A lot of agencies are competing for a keyword and Google can only show up to 10 websites per result page until you scroll to 2. In other words, only 10 websites can be ranked high for that keyword.

So, it’s better for us to choose the keyword “boutique marketing agency” to be able to rank for a keyword that not many agencies are competing for while still targeting our ideal customers.

Keyword difficulty is both your friend and enemy

Some keywords have a difficulty so high that they are not worth targeting. Usually, they will seem attractive due to their high search volumes, but keyword research services are about working smart, not hard.

Advanced keyword research services dig deep to find keywords with low difficulty and high search volumes. This is where the real value of keyword research becomes apparent.

Know your limits when targeting difficult keywords

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Newer websites that don’t have as much authority won’t be able to rank for popular and competitive keywords. That’s why targeting keywords based on their search volumes only is a road to disappointment.

So, how do you decide what KD is achievable for your website? If your website is brand new, it’s smart to go for keywords that have KD lower than 40. As your domain authority grows, you can start targeting keywords that have higher difficulty.

Smart keyword research services can use KD to your advantage

15% of keywords on Google are brand new, meaning that new keywords you can target are coming up every day or month. This means that even in a competitive market, you can find low difficulty keywords to boost your website’s traffic.

Our keyword research services are powered by psychology and data to pick and choose the right keywords for your business.

The best way to grow through SEO is gradually, which is why your target keywords will go through a certain progression over time. Remember – there is always room to grow, but you have to start on the right foot.

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The team at Cloud9 did an amazing job with reaching our digital marketing goals. We worked with them from start to finish, including our Branding, SMM, creating a sales strategy, and they were always on time. They do professional work with high standards, and I've already recommended them to other companies.

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I enjoyed working with Cloud9 very much. It was refreshing because of the different outlook, direction, and strategy they had on social media marketing. I would highly recommend it to those in need of uniqueness and professionalism.

Let us show you why our clients stay happy.​

3️⃣ tips for choosing the right keyword research services agency for you

1. Consider their industry expertise

More often than not, it is best to work with an agency that’s familiar with your field of work. Why? Because they’ve already done the research, they know the landscape, and they need lower maintenance from your side. They have already tested the common keywords on other similar businesses and know which can rank and which are harder to rank.

At Cloud9, we specialize in e-commerce, tech, beauty, fashion, and pet accessories. If your business works in or around these fields, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for a free audit.

2. Go for an ethical/transparent company

Search engines don’t like tricks. Google’s algorithm received 4,500 changes in 2020 and the number is only growing year over year. That’s why you’ll need to opt for a transparent and honest agency that won’t use black hat tricks and get your website penalized.

Let’s be honest, if you grow, we grow. We are not looking for short-term profits, we are searching for long-term partners who can grow alongside us.

3. Do they use good keywords?

If you found an agency through a search engine, chances are high that they did great keyword research and executed their website optimization on a high standard. If they did it for themselves, they will definitely do it for you too.

If you’re looking for an SEO partner that’ll find the perfect keywords for your niche, don’t look too far. Our SEO gurus are masterminds of keyword research services, and they are ready to work both smarter and harder.

FAQs about keyword research services

The process of keyword research and strategizing is an essential part of SEO. It helps to find the keywords your website needs to rank for in order to reach the right people and capture the maximum value. 

Keyword research services are delivered by SEO professionals and agencies to help businesses grow bigger and stronger, establish their authority on search engines, and advance their SEO agenda.

The only way that you can get higher Google rankings for your website is if you do it right. Targeting keywords that nobody searches will yield no results, and you’re bound to get disappointed. With the right keyword strategy, your website can reach your target audience and get you the maximum possible traffic over time. 

As a core part of SEO, keyword research services will determine the success of your website. It is one of the essential keys to getting more traffic, and turning that traffic into actual value. But beware – targeting keywords that simply have a high search volume is not the right way to go either. This is where keyword research service providers come in to save the day.

The science behind keyword research is complicated with a mix of data and psychology. 


  1. First, you need to understand what your target audience is searching for. What is their intent behind a search? 
  2. After that, you’ll need to create a whole keyword map to understand the bigger picture. 
  3. What content will your website put out? What blogs should you write about?
  4. Next, you’ll need to check search volumes and keyword difficulty to determine whether or not certain keywords are feasible for your website to rank. This needs to be done for every single page of your website to ensure all your pages bring in their intended value and audience.

Finding the right keywords to target is tough, which is why keyword research services are usually carried out by SEO specialists and agencies. AI tools like Chat GPT can also give you data-backed results, but people know what people want.If you’re looking for a reliable SEO partner to find the right keywords for your website to target, get in touch. We can send you a custom proposal and answer any questions you may have about SEO and our work.

The science behind keyword research is complex, which is why SEO specialists take a long time to polish their craft and deliver a superior service. Nevertheless, we always want to share our knowledge so here is a small introduction to keyword research.

  • Keyword research is the process of finding relevant keywords for your website to rank high and bring in your target audience from search engines. 
  • During keyword research, your goal is to find keywords that have a high search volume but low keyword difficulty (if your website is new and has low domain authority). 
  • The content on each page of your website must be powered by a keyword research strategy to ensure high rankings.
  • Keyword research services have multiple stages – from competitor research and website audits to keyword mapping and keyword research for individual pages.

If you’re interested in learning more about our keyword research services, get in touch with us for a free consultation.

Keyword research services are not a one-time process. It is a dynamic method of optimizing a website that requires maintenance. The time required to complete full keyword research for a website depends on its depth, number of pages, industry, query intent, and much more. 

  • If you’re doing keyword research for a single blog, it can usually take up to 3 hours* for a professional to carry out. 
  • If you’re doing keyword research for a single landing page, it can take up to 5 hours* to complete.

*Assuming that the researcher is already familiar with your brand and industry. 

Each page of your website requires a separate keyword research process, so get in touch with us to get an estimate for your website’s keyword research services.

Chat GPT can be highly effective in identifying general keyword topics you should target. Nevertheless, the tool doesn’t have access to search volumes and keyword difficulties. This is where SEMrush, Ahrefs, and other such tools come into play.


😇As a seasoned SEO agency, we’ve already done the hard part of the work. Our framework for successfully building optimized websites has proven to work time and time again, so let’s make it work for you as well. 

Keyword research services will lay the groundwork for your site and get you in front of the right people at the right time.

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