Elsa from [NO DOMAIN YET]-[Grimsby] wrote:2. Secondly, which seed word, as they all apply to my niche. I did something wrong in my brainstorming!!?
The seed word "sewing patterns" plural and general (70k VD 24k S) is the only one with S in the "sweet spot" but Brainstormer calls it general competitive and is not winnable I fear because the big companies hog first page. And "sewing pattern" singular and specific (60k VD 5k S) has almost the same google results.
I am leaning toward "pattern sewing" VD is 4K, S 356, but google calls up the same Big companies as sewing patterns!?! Will I get first dibs for "pattern sewing" because it is exact?
My other alternative is "body shape" with 17K VD but 19K supply., and not very deep but so much available from the sewing and pattern angle for content on altering patterns for body shapes.
So far my brain is saying to go in with "pattern sewing" as in as in PatternSewingForYour BodyShape, to make clear in the name it is for pattern alterations (to Google the word "alterations" refers to tailoring companies),
Some possible words to consider:
altering commercial patterns
pattern drafting for dressmaking
altering patterns tutorial
altering patterns to fit
couture pattern drafting
how to alter a sewing pattern
pattern alteration instructions
how to alter clothing patterns
how to alter patterns
pattern drafting for dressmaking
pattern drafting for fashion design
altering sewing patterns to fit
adjusting sewing patterns
pattern alteration techniques
altering sewing patterns
pattern drafting tools
how to adjust sewing patterns
adjusting patterns to fit
how to alter sewing patterns
alter a sewing pattern
how to fit patterns
Not sure if they are in your area, but, CosPlayers are often in need of instructions for altering basic patterns to use to make their costumes. So other possible words to consider would be:
altering commercial patterns for CosPlay
CosPlay pattern making
SteamPunk patterns drafting
EGL/Elegant Gothic Lolita costumes from commercial patterns
If you've never been there before, definitely check out CosPlay.com http://www.cosplay.com/
as they are likely your target audience... altering comercial patterns is a full time job for many of them (This is my account over there is you ever need to chat http://www.cosplay.com/member/102128/
) You also might want to look into the SCA http://sca.org/
most of the members doing some level of comercial pattern altering, again, good source for finding both info to give you ideas for keywords and page topics as well as a place to find your target readers.
I should probably mention I'm a CosPlayer with a degree in Theatrical Dressmaking & Fashion Design. Which is why I thought of those keyword possabilities. This is me btw:
Based on what you said, "altering commercial patterns" would seem to be the most on topic seed word, but I didn't check what BrainStormIt says about it so, not sure what the numbers are for it.
Definitely do a Google search for "altering commercial patterns" and "altering patterns tutorial" because that'll give you lots of sites similar to what you are planning to build, to help you see what others are doing and compare the competition.
Have you considered LiveJournal and Tumblr? Go there and search for blogs, groups, and communities within the search terms: "CosPlay" "EGL" "SCA" "SteamPunk" and "OtherKin" and you find entire communities who have devoted their lives to making over the top insanely elaborate costumes. They are always tossing up tutorials and how-to infographics, and lots of them do Ask Me Anythings, and you can see specifically what newbies in the field of costume making are looking for in terms of how to alter patterns to fit them.
Even though they are costume makers, a lot of their advice applies to people looking to make every day cloths as well. Reading the questions newbies ask in the AMAs should also help you identify even more keywords and ideas for pages.
Generally costume makers are pretty advanced when it comes to doing pattern alterations, so looking to them and their blogs and sites, to get ideas would be a good place to start.
If you head to Pinterest and search for "CosPlay Tutorial" you will find tons of pins of infographics on pattern alterations, and using the Pinterest embed feature, you can embed those pins into your articles on your SBI site, thus offering your readers links to other on topic sites