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friday22 May 2020

Keyword Stretching Google Autocomplete Hack

Here is a sweet little tip to remember when you are are in research mode on the SERPs. If you want Google to suggest words in between your query and not just at the end of the query, just put an asterisk * in between the words you type into the Google search bar.

Pro-tip is to add a character with * to get a list of queries starting with that character. So to get a list of suggestions with starting with j you would search for a query eg: interview questions then add j* to the front of it in the search box.

If you want to show the keyword volumes in there you can use something like this FREE chrome extension from Keyword Surfer (affiliate link)

This tip comes from Steve Toth who runs SEO Notebook, a newsletter where he shares tips like this from his collection every week, I highly recommend subscribing to it.


tl;dr marketing is a huge timesaver, Saijo does an excellent job and has really saved me missing a few big things that would have otherwise slipped by. It's one of the only two marketing newsletters I subscribe to and a great resource for our podcast.


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