The Mystery About Keywords – I Struggled With The Concept But You Don’t Have To!
When I started out in internet marketing about 8 years ago, I could not grasp the concept of keywords. I was told that keywords were the holy grail to success on the internet but the more I searched the more confused I became.
Until eventually I gave up in 2010. In the back of my mind I just knew that there had to be a way, because so many people were making a success of the internet.
In my previous quest I had been scammed so many times I had lost count. So I set about my new quest with a lot more caution. To my horror there were even more scam artists around than when I gave up nearly 3 years ago. Then I remembered just before I gave up in 2010, I came across a website called the Warrior Forum.
At that time I had made up my mind to quit and I never pursued the advice they gave me. Without further ado I contacted them again and this is how I eventually landed up where I am right now.
I must admit that I had my doubts when I started up again using Wealthy Affiliate to build my website. What swung me in favour of joining them was the fact that everything was FREE. I had got so used to paying before you can look at a product. Here were two guys saying try it out it won’t cost you a cent.
I built a website for FREE and in order to build that website I needed a keyword research tool to find the right keywords and that was FREE too. It all seemed too good to be true but I have been here for 7 months now and I can honestly say that I have not looked back.
The keyword tool I am referring to is called “Jaaxy”. Before we dive into Jaaxy there are 3 steps one has to follow first.
The first step is:-
Finding Keyword Concepts
Go to Google (alphabet soup technique) and enter “keywords” in the search box. Google suggests:
- keywords for websites
- keywords generator
Write these down on a piece of paper because we are going to need them later.
Go to Yahoo Answers (question and answers related to keywords) and enter “keywords” in their search box. Scroll down until you see the result:
- What are keywords
- what is keyword research in seo
- little help on keywords
- what keywords should I use
Add all these to your list.
Lastly go to eHow.com (for how to related keywords) and enter “keywords” in their box. Scroll down until you see the result:
- how to use seo keywords
- how to find and use good keywords
- how to optimize your website keywords
- how to choose seo keywords
- how to check keyword popularity
- how to find keywords for your blog, website, or article
Add all these to your list.
That should be enough to get us going. Let us now head across to Jaaxy and see what happens when we enter these phrases into my #1 ranked keyword research tool.
Whether or not you have been following along with me to this point you are going to want to sign up for your own FREE Jaaxy account by clicking on Free Jaaxy Account.
The second step is:-
Using Jaaxy to Find “The Low Hanging Fruit”
No I haven’t gone bonkers just yet, this is merely a metaphor for finding keywords that will give us a good ranking in the search engines. Others in the industry calling these “Long Tail Keywords”.
Now that you have signed up for Jaaxy we will enter some of the keywords we found in Google, Yahoo, and eHow. Lets start with “keywords for websites” and see what we get.
Before We Get Going Let Me Show You A Video Of How Jaaxy Works
Open Jaaxy and lets get going.
The keyword phrase “keywords for websites” gives you 333 monthly searches, QSR of 211 and SEO power of 85, so already we have an awesome keyword phrase that we can write an article on.
Now what I want you to do is take all those keywords you listed on a piece of paper, from Google, Yahoo Answers and eHow.com and put them one at a time through Jaaxy and see what brilliant stuff you come up with.
Kyle does an excellent 16 minute video on How To Find Keywords to Promote Jaaxy, click on this link and study this video very carefully. Towards the end of the video he shows you how to save the keywords you have chosen to a list that you can refer to whenever you like. (I didn’t watch carefully enough so did not manage to save my selected keywords to a list and ended up having to write them all down, what a pain!!)
I have been rattling on about Monthly Searches, Traffic, QSR, KQI and SEO Power, so I need to explain what they mean to us as internet marketers.
It represents the number of global monthly searches for any keyword or keyword phrase. This figure should be in excess of 50.
This figure is not important at this stage, so just ignore it for now.
QSR (Quoted Search Results) This is your competition
This is the ULTIMATE measure for your online competition. This quickly gathers information from the search engines and tells you the exact number of competing pages there are under that EXACT search term. The number you are looking for here must be less than 300. Under 200 is the first prize. Over 300 and the competition is too great to rank.
KQI (Keyword Quality Index)
This gives you instant keyword quality for any marketing campaign (PPC, SEO or any other.) In Jaaxy Green=Good, Orange=OK and Red=Poor.
SEO Power (Search Engine Optimization)
This determines whether or not a keyword is a good candidate for getting SEO rankings. If you can get rankings, you earn money online, simple as that. This figure is based on the traffic, the nature of the keyword, competition (QSR) and the keyword quality (KQI). The closer this figure is to 100 the better the SEO power.
The third step is:-
Using These Keywords to Write Articles
Before we go ahead and use these keywords I forgot to mention that your keyword phrases must make sense. As an example how find keywords vs how to find keywords.
If you have been following along with me, you will see that we have found some really fantastic keywords. Keywords that will get you ranked on page one of the search engines in a very short space of time.
Take this article that I have written here for instance, I used “how to find keywords for a website” as my heading. It has 242 monthly searches, QSR of 32, KQI is green and SEO power of 93, which should get me ranked pretty quickly.
My website for which I am writing this article is The Retired Affiliate and all the keywords I use to build this website come from the same methods that I have used for this article.
One last thing I want to emphasize here, is, unless you know what your competition is you can’t hope to succeed at internet marketing. Most of the keyword research tools available online give you thousands of keywords but don’t give you any indication of how many sites are competing for that exact same keyword or keyword phrase.
You can therefore see just how valuable Jaaxy is for doing any keyword research. A while back I wrote My Jaaxy Review and if you click on this link, it will take you to the review and show you exactly what I am talking about.
I am assuming that if you have followed me this far, you have a website up and running and are looking for ideas on how to take it to the next level. Dive right in and choose a keyword phrase like “what is keyword research in seo” and see what happens. If you don’t fancy this one choose another, because you have a list of +- 28 awesome keyword phrases.
Let me know how you shaped by dropping me a line in the comment box below or if you have any questions feel free to ask and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Good luck from,
Garth the owner of The Retired Affiliate
About me & my website
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