SEO Strategy: Keywords + Year = Traffic in 2020

There exist a bunch of keywords that change every year because people are searching for things specific to the current year. These are keywords like "best games 2019" or "best hosting 2019". Since these searches change every year, they give rise to opportunity for content creators to create new content for that keyword every year. The best time to create such content is at the very start of the new year, so that you can now rank for the new keywords like "best games 2020" or "best hosting 2020". Below is a table with the top 500,000 such keywords for the new year 2020, sorted by average monthly search volume for the last 12 months. Enjoy!

There are two excellent articles that discuss this strategy in detail, one by Rand Fishkin in a Whiteboard Friday and the other by Glen Allsopp at ViperChill. If you are new to this, definitely read both the articles before using the data below for this SEO strategy.



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Keyword Expected Monthly Volume      
rugby world cup 2019 1220000
copa america 2019 1000000
walmart black friday 2018 1000000
black friday 2018 deals 673000
new movies 2019 301000
icc world cup 2019 301000
2018 black friday 301000
black friday 2018 ads 201000
2019 cricket world cup 201000
woodstock 2019 165000
2018 army navy game 135000
dec 2019 calendar 74000
first day of summer 2019 74000
2019 tesla model s 74000
nissan 2018 altima 49500
best movies of 2019 49500
can 2019 40500
afcon 2019 40500
kids movies 2019 40500
highlander toyota 2018 40500
bmw 2019 3 series 40500
bowl projections 2018 40500
jeep 2018 compass 33100
films 2019 33100
schedule of world cup 2019 33100
Keyword Keg is my go-to keyword research app. It's great for beginners - I recommend it to my niche site students - or for internet marketing experts. A couple of the expert level options that I like are selecting the search API and the advanced filtering options.
Doug Cunnington
Doug Cunnington
Founder of Niche Site Project