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Friday, 13 November 2009

Find good keywords from long niche articles

I have mentioned previously in my post on selecting keywords for online income that the best keywords are always 'hidden'. You cannot find them through keyword tools such as the latest Niche Horde or from any other tools. You need to fish them by writing long articles so that Google can show what these hidden keywords are.

Think about it for a moment. When you are looking at Google's search, you will realise it will combine words from your entire post to try and give users what they are looking for. So, it make sense that the more words you have, the more options you are giving the search engine to combine different keywords that will bring targeted traffic to your site. If you are lucky,one of these keywords will be something that very few have thought and it is all yours as these typically cannot be found using tools.

For a more detail and interested take on how this works, I refer you to the master of adsense, Griz, with this post on his making money blog. As an experiment, I will be post a long article here about grilling and see if I can pick out any keywords. I will let you know the results 2 weeks from now.


This is part one of how to grill for beginners. It is basically a step by step guide on how to grill some of my favourite food, especially grilled fish. If you are just learning how to grill, this is a good place to start.

For beginner, I suggest using an electric outdoor grills rather than setting out your own charcoal based grill. The latter requires some skills in getting up a fire, which is not easy and is difficult to set right. In a charcoal grill, if your fire is not right, your food will be cooked on the outside and still raw in the inside. This is what we want to avoid. Hence, for a beginner, I suggest using an electric grill to hone your grilling skills first before venturing out to learn how to set up a fire.

How to grill asparagus
I love eating asparagus since young and the best way to eat them is to grill them! Asparagus have a naturally crunchy taste and if you grilled it correctly, you get a slight burnt aftertaste which adds to its tastiness. So, if you want to learn how to grill asparagus, read on to find out more:

Well, you need to buy the materials first and here I will show you how to select the best asparagus for grilling. Like all vegetables, go for fresh ones if you can. Look for bright green, firm spears with closed tips. Generally, asparagus comes in either thick or thin form. The latter is much more easier to grill so this is what I will be recommending you to buy.

Once you have your asparagus, we need to prepare them for the grill. First you need to wash them thoroughly just like for any other vegetables. Once that is done, we need to cut off about ¼ to ½ inch off the bottom of the spears. That is all we need to do if you follow my advice and bought the thin asparagus. If you have bought the thicker one instead, you need to further slice them the outer skin using some form of peeler. The final step of the preparation is to season it with the right dose of favourings. What you need to do is just apply some olive oil, followed by a sprinkle of sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Then you need to roll the spears around to even out the seasonings so they get evenly coated with the oil.

Now we can do the proper grilling. Take note that we don't need a lot of grilling time with asparagus. So, this can either be the first item to get everyone started or should be the last where most of the meat has been grilled. The average time you need to cook the asparagus is about 5 to 8 minutes. When grilling, remember to roll the asparagus around to achieve the evenness.

How to grill artichokes
Artichokes are a type of plants that is only available in the market during late spring and early summer. There are many ways to cook them but grilling is definitely one of best ways in my personal opinion. Artichokes are not too tough to work but you need to put in some preparation work. Here are a simple guide for you to follow:

You need to first prepare the artichokes after buying them from the market. Trim the leaves from the plant but cut the top as well as all the pointed leaves off. This will make handling the plant much easier. Then, you need to clean the artichokes. Simply cut them in half and remove the hairy part of the artichokes. If you want to preserve the colour of the plant, just apply lemon juice over its surface. Once that is done, the final preparation step is to drop the cleaned artichokes in boiling salted water so that they become nice and soft for the grills. Timing wise, soak the artichokes in the boiling water for about 7-10 minutes to achieve the desired results.

During the actual grilling, you need only about 1o minutes. Remember to roll them once every minute to achieve that balanced grill. You can also apply some lemon during this if you like the taste. Once done, simply serve with either butter or mustard.

How to drill boneless chicken meat
Chicken breast meat needs some efforts for it to taste well. Most of the time, I am sure you have chieck breast meat that is dry and tough. With some proper tips, you can actually grill a juicy and delicious breast meat. Here is how to do it.

The first step is to make sure you have plenty of time to defrost the chicken if you are buying fresh ones. If your chicken meat is not defrosted properly, that is already a step towards eating a tough chicken meat. The average length of time needed is around 45 mins to an hours, depending on the size of the chicken.

Once the meat is defrosted, you need to marinate it to achieve that great favor. We are going to create little slits in the chicken breast meant so that whatever we used as marinade can slip through the chicken and adds to its favor. You can accomplish this via cutting thin crosswise slits in the chicken breast of the entire length of the chicken.

How to grill catfish
Catfish is a health food. It contains high protein and many minerals and vitamins. Catfish get their name because the barbels, or whiskers, resemble cat whiskers. Grill catfish taste great. They don't lose their original favour and if you do the grilling right, it will retain the moisture as well.

When cooking any fish or meat in general, one good method is to wrap a tin foil around the fish and use that as a way to cook the fish. In this way, the meat will not stick to the grate and the tin foil also helps to lock in the favour. Before the actual grilling, you will want to marinate the fish first to boast its favour. Simply run the catfish with some seasoning. Personally, I used a bit of salt as well as some curry spices I bought from Chinatown. You will be creative in your seasoning. Just choose whatever you like and experiment.

When doing the actual grilling, just put the foil on the grilling set and set it cooked for about 8-10 minutes. You should constantly rotate the tin foil so that the fish will be cooked evenly. You might also consider oiling the tin foil when grilling to avoid it sticking onto the grates.

How to grill Tilapia
You might not heard of this fish before but it sure is delicious. Tilapia is a mild-flavored, fresh water fish. The meat is very tender and has a delicate flavor to it. Tilapia is great for grilling because it is thinner than other fish like tuna but it would nto fall apart on the grill plate, which is the important thing. This fish has a tender favour and goes well with other things. This means you can exercise some creativity to try out different ways to grilling Tilapia.

When grilling, you have the choice of using the tin foil method outlined above or you can grill the fish directly on the plate. To avoid any sticking, you need to grease the grill with a thin layer of oil. If you health conscious, choose either vegetable or corn oil. Once that is done, you can prepare the grill by firing it out to 300 degrees. If you like your fish to be darken and have a burnt taste, you can heat the grill up to 400 degrees.

One last step before grilling is to season the Tilapia. I recommend light seasoning like salt and pepper. Alternatively, you can use some lemon pepper or cayenne. My suggestion is to keep the seasoning to one type so that you can still taste the favour of the fish.

Finally, you can throw the fish onto the grill. The average time it needs to cook is about eight to ten minutes, depending on the strength of the flames. Usually, I placed the fish not in direct contact with the flame to avoid overcooking the skin. Instead, I let it sit just outside the flame so that it is cooked evenly.

How to grill salmon fillets
Salmon and salmon fillets are a common grilling item. They are easy to prepare and taste great. Salmon can be found in many supermarkets including Walmart so buying them would not be an issue at all.

You need to wash the salmon fillets, remove their mositure and seasoned them. In terms of seasoning, again I recommend something light such as pepper or salt. Then, wrapped the fish in a tin foil and let is marginate for a couple of hours. Salmon has thick meat so you need more time to let the favour of the seasoning slip through.

When it is time for the grilling, you need to first heat up the grills. The typical temperature you should is about 300 to 325 degrees. Once that is done, need to oil the tin foil to prevent the fish from sticking to the grill. You should coat the other side with some oil before turning.

When you are grilling the salmon fillet, you need to constantly turn over the salmon after three to five minutes. The thicker the fillet, the longer you need to cook. Once cooked on both sides, get ready to serve.

How to grill ribs
Ribs , along with steaks, are one of the most popular grilling item. The challenge in grilling ribs is to get the smoked taste, which can be obtained through a process of slow and careful grilling. Unlike fish, grilling ribs takes some practice before you get it right so don't be disappointed if your first bbq rib doesn't taste as good as you want it to be.

In terms of choosing the type of ribs, I typically go for baby spare ribs because the meat is more tender and juicer. They are easier to grill.After buying the ribs, you need to do some preparation work to make the ribs taste good. The first step is to remove the membrane from the rack because they will taste tough if you leave them there. Simply use a blunt knife and slip it under the membrane along the end bone. You need to first loosen the membrane with some slow knife movement before being able to cut if off in one single slice.

Next, you need to favoured the ribs. For this, I recommend buying some ribs rub to add more taste. You should prepare teh surface of the ribs so that after the bbq, it turns into a crispy light crust that taste great with the meat. When applying the ribs rub, take care to spread it out evenly, from the side to the front and the back. This will give it an even taste.

Now, onto the real grilling. This will be a bit complicated. What you will need is to first control your grill's temperature at around 225 degrees. In terms of cooking time, you need about 4 hours in total. During these two hours, you need to constantly rotate the ribs as they cook to keep the heat even. My advice is to continue flipping and switching them every 1 1/2 hours. The key here is slow and steady. Very often, people want fast results and cook their ribs in high temperature. Usually, the end result is not pleasant. The meat will typically be hard and the taste is flat.

One final note. As you are about to finish the grilling, you need to apply some bbq sauce to seal in the favour. Start by putting a layer on the ribs and turn the over and coat the other side. Let is seat for about 5 minutes and then repeat. Do this for about five times should give you a nice, juicer ribs at the end of 4 hours.

In my next post, I will talk about how to grill steak, tuna, corn and other unique food that you might not have heard of. Hope you like this part one on how to grill for beginners.