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Examples of Prepositions that are valuable for keyword research (Part 1 of 3)
By John Alexander


This is the part of a 3 part series where I will be posting examples of prepositions along with a few interesting keyword observations. For this article, we'll start with a few words starting with the letter A and the letter B and are prepositions.

What is a preposition?

A preposition is a word that connects a sentence together and usually describes the relationship between a noun or pronoun. For example, "the passenger got off the ship." "Off" would be the preposition. 

So let's take a look at a few keyword observations beginning with the letter A

Keyword preposition: above 

Keyword observation 


in Anchor And Text
above ground pool rope lights                      



above ground swimming pools financing 86 7 400
sand filter for above ground swimming pool 160 0 2330
Keyword preposition: across       
buying health insurance across state lines  327 9 2380
    0 922,000
Keyword prepostion: after      
why do my legs ache after exercising 960 0 21,900
hangover morning after cure 298 0 880
lean air ducts before or after 
air conditioning changeout 
298  0  88,800
Keyword prepostion: anti 
what is the best anti virus protection 
that is compatable with windows vista? 
140  19,600
anti bullying worksheet 216 1 5,30
best rated free anti virus programs 132 0  
Keyword preposition: against      
chess against computer  334 261 1700
play chess against a computer online 160 6 388
facts against school uniforms 1,049 53 1400

Let's take a look at a few keyword observations beginning with the letter B

Keyword preposition: before




who lived in my house before me 299 6 1260
conditions before the French revolution  248   
American history before 1900 221 0 530
how long before i receive my 8000 new 
home buyer tax credit check
1722 17 880
Keyword preposition: but      
know song lyrics but not title 667 0 18,500
scary but true urban legends  295  936
Keyword preposition: beyond      
bed bath beyond coupons  3,390  139  1220
collaborative professional learning 
in school and beyond 
572  65,400
Keyword preposition: by      
English poems by Filipino authors 
3,785  434,000 
bible verses by subject  2,538  18  41,600
zip codes by address  2,187  24  9,700
minimum wage by state  1,351  18,400

Regardless of how competitive your industry is, there are was to either explore good keywords that will bring in the traffic without the stress. Or if you want to get competitive, it is possible to compete and win.

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If you want to read Part 2 of this series on using prepositions for keyword research, it's here. 
Part 3 is coming soon. 

If you should need any help with your keyword research or SEO, feel free to write to me at  and just ask. I'd be happy to help where I can.  Watch for part 2 and part 3 of this series where we'll post a few more brand new keyword observations for you.

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About John Alexander
John Alexander is Co-director of Training at Search Engine Workshops offering live, SEO Workshops with his partner SEO educator Robin Nobles. John has
taught SEO skills to people from 87 different countries world wide. John is also Director of Search Engine Academy with localized Search Engine Academy training centers where the Complete SEO Mastery Workshop and 6 Month Mentoring program is taught locally to business owners and individuals in communities across North America and Internationally in Asia and Australia.

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