How To Find Profitable Keywords!

howtofindlowcompetitionkeywordKeywords are vital to being successful online. They are how your visitors find you! But not all keywords are the same. Some get searched more, some less. I’m going to show you how to find profitable keywords (with low competition) using 4 different kinds of methods, and they are all completely free. I have used these exact same methods (And still do) to have websites get 100’s and even 1,000’s of visitors monthly and even weekly.

Note: If you already know what keywords are and what their importance is, skip ahead to the “How To Find Competition For A Keyword & Using 4 Free Methods ” section below.

 First, let me explain what the heck a keyword is!

A keyword is ANY search term a person or persons type into Google, Bing, Yahoo or any other search engines when they are looking for something.

  • Become a leader
  • How to lose weight fast
  • How to train your dog to sit
  • How to breakup/make up with your girlfriend/boyfriend
  • How to make a pizza
  • Price of a PlayStation 4
  • What does Barrack Obama do on his free time?
  • How to make honest money on the internet (;))

Every term I just typed above is a keyword! There are literally ENDLESS amounts of keywords out there on the internet. But what we’re looking to do when it comes to making money on the internet is to:

1. Find specific ones where we can profit off them.

2. Find ones which have a lot of traffic (high search density) & low competition.

Allow me to elaborate…

1. Find specific ones where we can profit off them:

Certain keywords get tons of searches. The keyword “how to lose weight” is typed into Google millions of times, monthly! Other keywords such as “Train dog to sit” also gets a lot of searches, probably not as much as the first one, but it’s still a lot.

In order to make money online, we need to find specific keywords rather than vague ones. The more specific a keyword, the better chances of making money.

Example:

Weight loss is WAY too vague of a keyword. Here’s a better option: Weight loss for women over 40.

Exercise and diets is also too vague. Here’s a better option: Exercise and diets for diabetics.

Dog training is too vague. Here’s a better option: How to train your dog to sit.

See how each keyword is SO much more specific? Plus with a specific keyword comes my second point…

2. Find ones which have a lot of traffic (high search density) & low competition.

Keywords which are more specific have far less competition (other pages competing for the same keyword) than broad keywords do.

The keyword “weight loss” has millions of competing pages. “Weight loss for women over 40” has FAR less than that!

Why is it important to have little competition when searching for keywords? Because little competition means your website has a HIGH chance of ranking on the first page of the search term.

And that means you get the MOST amount of traffic possible. How much? How about 90%+? Yep that’s how much traffic you get if your site is on the first page of Google for a keyword as based off a Chikita statistic pictured below!

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How To Find A Keyword’s Competition Using 4 Free Methods!

Every single keyword has a certain amount of competing pages for it. In other words, other websites, including yours are competing for the same keyword you are and if the competition is way too high, perusing the keyword may not be a smart move. So how do you find out?

Method #1: 

Summary of method: This method of finding profitable keywords involves doing a Google search and finding the exact competition of a keyword. If you can find a keyword with low competition (explained below), you have a potentially profitable option to work it!

Benefits of method:

Free to use.

Helps find low competition keywords.

How to use it:

Step 1: Go to Google and type in a keyword. For reference, I am using the keyword “diets for obese children”. Notice I put the keyword into quotes. Every time you want to find the EXACT competition of a keyword, put the keyword into quotes!

Step 2: Hit search, and go to LAST page of the search. This will show you the EXACT number of competing pages. If the number is less than 300, you have little competition and will be able to make a site that will have a GREAT chance to show up on the first page! Let’s use my example “diets for obese children”. Here is what I found:

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Method #2 Keyword Tool (Recommended):

Use the free keyword tool at Wealthy Affiliate, which my #1 recommended place to learn how to make money online. The starter membership there is absolutely free and you can utilize their free keyword tool in addition to awesome step-by-step training on making your first $’s online!

Why I recommend this method: 

This tool shows you the exact competition you have which you can use method #1 for, BUT in addition to that, they will also tell you HOW many people search for the keyword/s so you’ll know which keywords are profitable or not!

Get free access to Wealthy Affiliate & it’s keyword tool here!

Method #3: Finding Keywords Using The “Alphabet Soup” Technique (Video Walkthrough). 

This is a REALLY amazing technique one of the owners of Wealthy Affiliate found that anyone can use to find very profitable keywords INSTANTLY! I personally use this technique in a lot of my keyword research and have found tons of highly profitable keywords as a result. Here is a video:

alphabet soup technique

Benefits of method:

  • Free to use
  • Can help you find an unlimited amount of keyword ideas! 

Method #4: Using A Keyword Tool Called “Jaaxy”. jaaxy

Not every keyword you find will be profitable. Some don’t get a lot of searches. Some are too competitive. Some can actually be both. You need to find which keywords have a lot of traffic and little competition. For this you need a keyword tool. And the best one for that is Jaaxy.

It’s free to use for 30 searches and it’ll give you accurate information on how many searches a keyword gets as well as it’s competition. With this tool, you’ll be able to save tons of time and money.

Through it I have personally found many keywords and created websites which get 1000’s of visitors monthly. Click here to view how Jaaxy works and how you can utilize it to find profitable keywords online.

Try Jaaxy’s Search Right Now:

 

Benefits of Jaaxy:

  • Instantly finds you high traffic, low competition keywords with accurate numbers.
  • Provides an endless source of keyword ideas.
  • Saves a lot of time and effort.
  • Gives you a free trial for 30 searches and more.
  • I’ve personally used this tool to make websites that generate 1,000’s of visitors monthly.
  • More benefits can be found here.

Putting it all together! The sky is LITERALLY the limit!

In the end the best keywords are the ones which have the most traffic and the least amount of competition. It is from these keywords that you can get a lot of visitors to your website and in turn make a lot of money!

Let me put this into perspective for you:

Say you have a website on obesity for children.

You can find 100’s of keywords related to this subject via the methods described above that get tons of searches each month from people that your website can rank high for and get all those visitors coming to you!

Make different websites, on different subjects and you have literally an endless amount of traffic available and potentially an unlimited amount of money to make as a result!

There are over 2 BILLION people on the internet every single day. A large portion of those people are buying things from there and you can capitalize on this!

My best advice? Use Wealthy Affiliate to learn every possible way to make all of this happen! Everything I put on this website and everything I learned from internet marketing is due to them and they will do the same for you!

If you have any questions about these techniques, let me know in the comments below. I’d be more than happy to help you out 🙂

 

 

 

112 thoughts on “How To Find Profitable Keywords!”

  1. Hey, great post.

    Researching keywords is something that I have struggled with so far. I thought keywords were only for the title of your post or page, but actually from reading your post you can target keywords within the body of your post. Very insightful.

    I am going to target around 5-10 keywords that I can make content around and hopefully they can be engaging.

    Thanks for sharing and I look forward to future posts.

    All the best,

    Tom

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    • Hi Tom, you absolutely SHOULD be putting the keyword in one form of another within the content of your post. Google doesn’t just rank your pages/post on the title alone, but also it’s content.

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  2. Thank you for the methods. I already knew about methods 1,2 and 4. But 3 is a new one for me. I am glad I can use all of these methods for free. But personally, I also would like to target other search engines such as Yahoo and Bing as well. Do you have any more methods to target them?

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    • Focus on the strategies I mentioned here Levon, then apply each keyword/s to each title. The content will rank on Google and other search engines, so you will not need to worry about ranking on those places too, it’ll happen automatically.

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  3. Hey Vitaliy. Really cool post one again. :). I love the fact that I, almost every day find new content on your site. 🙂 Your explanation here was really awesome. I still have a question. How do I actually get ranked for those keywords because Google likes to rank me for a lot of keywords but not for those that I chose????

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    • Hi Aaron, so this question actually has several answers which encapsulate the whole topic of ranking in Google, so allow me to dissect it:

      1) By finding a low competition keyword and writing it in the blog post/page’s title and body, you are basically providing Google with an identification for WHAT term you want them to rank you for.

      However, it is ultimately up to Google to go through with this and they often do, but…

      2) You will often find the term you wish to rank under will be somewhere down the search results, and not on page 1 and this is often the case because of a lack of authority on the site, the site itself is quite new and it will take more time, more content and more work to get Google to rank you higher.

      3) Google can and WILL rank your site for LSI terms which is why it’s common to not see your site rank for the main keyword you’re chasing, but rather others.

      4) Google ranks more than just the keyword in your title. In addition to LSI terms, it also indexes and ranks phrases you write which are associated with the chosen keyword.

      So overall, keep doing what you’re doing and I can tell you that if you keep writing up content and building up authority, that those same terms you say aren’t being ranked right now, will be in the future.

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      • Wow, thank you very much for this HUUUGE explanation. I was already thinking that it had something to do with the authority of my site, but hearing it from an expert like you really assured me that I actually just need to keep going. thanks 🙂 keep up the good work 🙂

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  4. The alphabet soup is my favorite way to find keywords and get new content ideas! You can simply generate like 10-20 new topics to write about in just 5 minutes or so. Of course, then you have to check if those keywords that you’ve just found are good for use. It’s really important to choose keywords that have pretty low competition but a decent amount of searches. That is the essence of getting ranked in Google. If you’re just choosing the highest competition keywords, then you’re probably never gonna rank.

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    • Well you probably will rank in those situations, just not high, not unless you have an incredible authority with Google, but that takes a long time to achieve. Overall though, what you said about keywords is spot on.

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  5. Hi Vitaliy,

    With regards to the number of competing pages being less than 300, what other criteria or factors will ensure that my website get to the first page and rank in the top 5 lets say?
    I am thinking that many within the three hundred websites could also have strong SEO.

    What would be your advise on that?

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    • Hi Ian, the rest will be determined by you, meaning how much content the site has, how many comments and overall how many pages/posts you have written up to boost the website’s authority. Just seeing the keyword and a low competition number is good, but ultimately what boosts it to the top pages are those 2 things + your work to make it happen. And I would not dwell on any particular keyword if it isn’t hitting the first page, sometimes it can take a long time to go, the best thing to do is continue to find more and more keywords and write up content on them.

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  6. Good article on how to find the best keywords. I would stress the fact that it’s the #1 reason why most affiliate marketers fail in earning some income. If you start building a site with too many competitive keywords, you can’t have traffic, that’s for sure! I’ve failed several times because of that (too many competitive niches). Jaaxy is a real must have tool, providing very accurate data on a lot of keywords. Good luck with your keywords researches!

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    • Hi David, you are very right on not chasing the competitive keywords part, but I will say this, even if someone does this, they are still going to build out their website content and authority, although yes, for potentially first page ranks, you absolutely need to chase the low competition keywords, every time.

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  7. Thanks for making it easy for me! I will try out this soup thing next time…Also, never have I visited Jaaxy…maybe I will find good help from there too.

    What is your preferred method?

    Well done with that article, it is extremely helpful for anyone who is blogging or doing content marketing.

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    • 90% of the time, I rely on Jaaxy because it just saves time, but sometimes even if I do get good keyword data, I’ll cross check by looking it up on Google and seeing what information I can find from the websites that pop up.

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  8. Hi Vitaliy,

    Thanks for your post on keywords. I’d heard of some of the methods you outlined as I’m a WA member myself but didn’t consider trying the old fashioned way of using Google itself with the keywords in quotes to see what my actual competition is.

    Are there any types of keywords that you would avoid in your research when looking for a niche as you experienced low traffic in the past?

    Many thanks,

    James

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    • I’m not sure I understand the question entirely James, but I’ll do my best. From my experience, I firstly avoid any BROAD keywords out there, as they are very vague and do not really help me identify the niche: Health, weight loss, make money are all examples of keywords whose traffic data (which is huge) is something I would never rely on to make a site out of. 

      On the other side of things, I also don’t pay too much attention to keywords which are extremely long tailed (long phrases for example) that get NO searches. 

      The examples I mentioned above are honestly a great blueprint to find the ideal keywords that have both traffic and low competition.

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  9. Hi,

    Good information about keywords. Although I am in Wealthy Affiliate for 3 months I never used method 1.
    I think it is very valuable. About Jaaxy, although it is a good platform I am hesitant to use it since I am a new digital marketer with a new website. I will definitely join Jaaxy in the future.

    Thanks for your post.

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  10. After having read through this article I actually went and read your article on LSI too. I must say I’ve found both extremely helpful! I had no idea what LSI even was up till now and I fear one of my sites may actually be being penalized as the same terms repeat through out each post page and may look like “keyword stuffing” from Google’s point of view, even though that was never my intention.

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    • I’m not sure I understand the situation, you said you have multiple sites, but are you actually putting the same exact content on each site or are you using different, unique content on each and just using the same keywords? 

      If it’s the first thing, yes you are doing stuff that Google doesn’t like and if you’re doing the other, it’s not that they are penalizing you, it’s that they aren’t ranking you high because there is either not enough authority/content on the site and/or you’re not correctly using the keywords. Obviously aim for targeting different keywords with everything new you write, this will help you. 

      If this did not answer your question, let me know how the your sites are currently set up and the more details you provide, the better I can help you figure out why it’s not ranking well and if it’s really a situation where Google penalized you.

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  11. I signed up for Jaaxy Enterprise after paying $80/mo for a keyword tool that couldn’t even find affiliate marketing in its own database. That was crazy to me. It looked so fancy and did so many things except what I needed it to do. I am so glad I found Jaaxy. I tried a few other tools that didn’t do the job. I agree with your recommendation completely. Too bad I didn’t see this before I wasted all that money on the other tool.

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    • There are MANY garbage keyword tools out there and I’ve had the misfortune of paying for a number of them as well Robin. Since Jaaxy, I have not had the need to find another!

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  12. This is a great read! Keywords are one of the most important things to the success of any website, but for some reason finding the right ones can be quite confusing. Particularly if you’re new to creating unique content for your website or blog.

    I’ve personally used Jaaxy a lot, because I find it is so much easier than the Google Keyword Tool. Thanks for a great post!

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    • Jaaxy is far more precise and definitive (although it’s still an estimation in the end, just closer to the REAL number) than Google’s keyword tool. And yes in the beginning, just about everyone misunderstands keywords, but that’s one of the reason I had this type of article written to clear that up.

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  13. Great post. I find that for the niche I’ve chosen, some of the average traffic hardly gets into the hundreds. But the competition is generally low, sometimes single digit. 

    Sometimes what I do is add multiple related keywords to an article. But as I’m rather new to affiliate marketing, I’m unsure if that’s good practice. Your thoughts?

    Otherwise, great post.

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    • Hi Ade, so I have a few thoughts regarding your question:

      1) It is NOT bad practice to use related keywords in a single post, provided they are written naturally and fit in with the content you’re producing. In other words, as long as it reads easy for the visitor, you’re fine. 

      2) You really don’t have to worry much about adding related keywords into blog posts because of LSI, which handles that on it’s own. However, in most cases, I will use related terms in posts just to be sure the LSI perk gets used to it’s full extent. In case you’re wondering, here is what LSI means. 

      But to use it in an example, pertaining to your question:

      Let us say I am reviewing a product. Obviously the name of the product counts as a keyword, but if you look up the product name and use add on words such as: review, reviews, scam, testimonials, ect…, each of those terms on their own generally also get search traffic.

      So the question is, how do you properly utilize all those options? Should you make a single blog post containing them all, or a separate one for each? 

      The answer is the first one: Use them all in a single blog post.

      So in my example, I’ll use the product name and generally the word review or scam along with it, but that’s for the title. Then in the blog post itself, I’ll mention the term scam or review as a single word, and mention a number of testimonials I’ve found from other sources, also as a single word. 

      By using the term “testimonials”, and the other words on their own in the body of the article, I don’t even have to keep using them along with the product keyword itself and it’ll still rank on Google for the WHOLE term (product keyword + the separate words I’m using) through LSI.

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  14. Thank you for such an informative article about finding good keywords for your website or blog.

    The Jaaxy service looks like a winner, I believe I will give it a try. The QSR feature looks like something I would find extremely helpful with my website ventures.

    The alphabet soup method looks good, but since it doesn’t provide the QSR it’s not very helpful for me, but is a great idea for getting suggestions to input into Jaaxy to get more relevant keywords. Thank you for all this valuable information!

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  15. Let me just start off by saying this article is a GOD SEND!!! Starting out the keyword search seemed to come easy for me, however it is the key to find the PROFITABLE keyword! Jaaxy is definitely the best around! Awesome information and tips! Anyone starting out with blogging and desiring to be an affiliate marketer will definitely find this information handy! I know I have and you offered some amazing insight that I have forgotten about over time!

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  16. Do you really get 1000s of visitors to your websites? Amazing. I hope i can achieve that some day (soon!)

    Do you remember the old days where keywords were something you just dumped a few hundred of at the end of your webpage? In the same colour as the background, so they’d seem invisible? Maybe i was just an idiot….!

    But i agree that it is super important, how often do you go past page two, it even page one, on Google? I hardly ever look further than that, so i guess getting on the top of the list is crucial!

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    • Hi Joe, I have plenty of pages that get 1,000’s of visitors and way more, just see my case studies for proof. As for page 1, that’s why I get that kind of traffic, and I have a good report on that here.

      Regarding the old days, yes there was a time when “keyword stuffing” was popular, which is basically what you mentioned in people spamming key terms inside their page and often times inside the template to fool visitors and Google, but luckily that became black hat and was done away with a long time ago.

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  17. Hi Vitally,

    Nice post. The 4 methods are very helpful. It even leads me to revisit some of my posts and make some adjustments.

    Keep us updated with your invaluable knowledge of online marketing. Mastering keywords is, indeed, our gateway to success online. You have all the wisdom and knowledge to become a successful online entrepreneur.

    Cheers,

    Kipps

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  18. Really great information. I’m always doing searches on Google but didn’t really realize it showed me the amount of pages with the phrases I’m searching.

    I’m also going to try the alphabet soup approach as I’m trying to learn more about SEO words.

    Thanks so much for such a great article!!

    Luke

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    • Yeah, like I said, if you put into quotes the term, you WILL get the exact number of pages and that’s how you figure out the competition Luke.

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  19. I always knew that keyword research was important but after seeing those Google Page percentages I see why you want to have your website on the first page of google. 91% of traffic for a given keyword that is mind-boggling, to say the least. I always had a certain way of doing my research but you have given me some other tips to follow. Most marketers don’t want to admit it but keyword research is something nobody can really master but there are great ways to find them and your way is straightforward and easy to follow.

    Thank,

    Robert D. Gee

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    • I wouldn’t say it’s impossible to master keyword research, but you won’t always be able to find the ideal one. I rarely run into the problem of not being able to find them, you just have to know the niche, then the ideas will come.

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  20. What a wonderful article! I already knew about Jaaxy, but after reading your article I can definitely say that I am a lot more confident about keywords now.

    The alphabet soup technique was something I did not try but now I am going to use it for my articles!

    Well done on the article.

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    • Yeah a lot of people know about that technique but aren’t utilizing it fully (the alphabet one). It will definitnely open up a whole new category of ideas for you Tushar.

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  21. I found this really helpful. I knew about Jaaxy, but did not know about some of the other free methods you have listed here, and I am constantly in search of keywords as I do affiliate marketing as well but am new to the game. Thank you for providing with me a better understanding and more options than I knew I had.

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    • Yeah there’s plenty of free options available so with all the keyword tools out there, you probably can get very accurate information from my methods vs buying those things, although Jaaxy is an exception because it does way more.

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  22. Hi Vitaliy,

    I totally agree with you that strategic keywords that are both unique and at the same time able to rank top in search engines while also drawing huge amounts of organic traffic are what makes or breaks online success regardless of the niche. The hard part is usually how to get such strategic keywords.

    Thanks for analyzing the 4 methods and I’d like to say I once tried Jaaxy (for the 30 free keywords) and immediately liked it. Problem is I felt I exhausted the 30 all too soon! LOL. I think it’s high time I checked it out again. Seriously.

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    • Well I agree with everything except the part where you said regardless of the niche. The fact is, the niche audience and their interests are always going to be a starting point of ideas and those ideas will lead to keywords you can find, from there, it’s just about filtering which ones are low competition.

      I know what you mean about Jaaxy, the 30 options are great to begin with, but I really think most people would benefit from the “pro” option they have for $20/month.

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  23. Great sharing on this. Personally i also started off with Method #2 and i found it’s really useful when it comes to get the good keywords for my post. Couldn’t explain how important it is to have a right keyword for your site to be ranked well in any search engine.
    Method #3 is really something new to me and i eager to try it out. Thanks for your advice on this topic.

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    • Ah you mean the alphabet soup one, yeah it’s great when you don’t really have a specific keyword idea in mind, but want to see what options pop up via Google’s instant suggestions, I’ve found quite a handful of terms using this Nico, I am sure you will too 🙂

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  24. Hi Vitaliy, thanks for the in depth sharing about the keyword searching tool. Personally I am using Jaaxy and it is really user friendly and effective.

    May I know by high traffic and low competition keywords, what is the number to be used as a benchmark for the traffic volume? Is it also necessary for the keyword to be a sentence that brings out the main idea of whole blog post?

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    • Hi Tan, so for this topic, I basically advise this:

      1) Search for keywords with higher than 100 searches a month. Over 50 is OK too.

      2) If you can’t find keywords with that type of search traffic, BUT find a keyword term which gets low search volumes and has low competition (I’ll get to that number in a moment), write about that keyword. You may not get a lot of traffic, but easy 1st page rankings are things I would not disregard, PLUS it’s just extra content for your site, so chase those keywords when you can’t find bigger searched ones.

      3) For competition, since you use Jaaxy, I’d say any number under a 100 is good. Even if I find a term with that, I always explore other longer tailed versions of that term to possibly lower that number, remember the lower, the better.

      And finally, I assume for your last question, you’re asking if the term you find should be used on it’s own or in some sort of sentence to make the title look nice, if that’s the case, then the second one is what I’d focus on. Also this will help you with that, since many people MISS that important thing.

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  25. Right off the bat I was able to benefit from your tip to enter my keywords in Google search using the quotation marks and hit the last page to see the results. I never knew to do this, it has already helped me locate a low competition keyword relevant to my niche that I can build around. I also really like the keyword tool on Wealthy Affiliate.

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    • Awesome Scott! Glad to see these tips are helping you out with your personal keyword research. I hope the results you found bring you some awesome traffic!

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  26. A keyword search is vital to a successful blog and for SEO optimisation. Experience has taught me that I always focus on what my readers want and not how many keywords I can include in my post. Jaaxy is by far the best keyword tool I have used. I find it accurate when I am researching for my weekly blog post.

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    • Hi Richard, you are totally right to focus on the readers, but the keyword should be thought of as a “rod” to attract the audience, and the content itself be used to keep them on your site.

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  27. Hey Vitaliy! Thanks for the information. I have found a couple of these methods to be helpful for me whenever I am creating a post. A few more I would recommend would be Wikipedia, Quora, and Ubersuggest + Google Adsense. Is it unwise to do a keyword that already has high traffic anyway?

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    • I like those options Jordan, but really, if you use common sense, Google and Jaaxy to do the research, you will have really done all the research you need to make a decision on whether or not to chase a keyword.

      Regarding high traffic terms, yeah chase the term as long as has low competition. But at the same time, do not neglect other terms that may have lower search volume and this is why.

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  28. Hi Vitaliy

    I have been doing some research on keyword research as I have a feeling I am targeting wrong keywords with my website. Even though I am using Jaaxy and following the guides about QSR and SEO indicators my website is not ranking and not getting organic traffic.

    I read somewhere that when you have found a keyword with Jaaxy you should google the keyword you have found to see if there are authority sites on page one as these can’t be beaten. I see in other comments there was mention of Longtail Pro kw tool – have you managed to check this? I am really not sure how to proceed – should I just continue with Jaaxy as I have done so far and wait?

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    • Hi Arta, if I remember correctly from our previous discussions, you said you had about 50 articles on your site. If this is the case, then your site slowly becoming an authority site.

      Now this leads me to the advice you said you heard about Googling keywords to find authority sites. Even if a QSR is low, it is true that certain sites may hold positions for that term which you may not outrank.

      However, this should absolutely NOT deter you from writing on that keyword and the reason being is that even if you don’t beat the authority sites, there’s still LSI terms that you will rank for.

      Furthermore, by adding more content base to your site, even if it doesn’t outrank others, it still grows your own authority so while, say one keyword may not rank high, the SEO weight it’ll add to your site may help future blog posts you write rank higher.

      This means you should not look at other authority sites and worry about the competition. If the competition is low, but the sites which occupy the first page are bigger than yours, still write on the keyword, it’ll only help the overall site in the future.

      Competition will always be around, but you’ll find that if you don’t slow down on the content writing, sooner or later other sites will look at you and see you as a strong competitor.

      Regarding Long tail pro, I did review it long ago and frankly, other than offering decent keyword stats, I did not find that it added more information than Jaaxy did. I still think Jaaxy is better.

      But this conversation goes beyond keyword tools. You can and will find good keywords on just about any term. Within Jaaxy, it’ll be as accurate as can be, but even so, in the end, no matter what keyword you find, it’s a matter of seeing if it’s popular and low in competition enough to write about. If it is, go for it, without any worries about what other sites may be competing for it as well.

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  29. Hi there,

    So basically keyword research you would consider as a key core skill in building sites that generate a lot of traffic and rankings as well as authority (due to high rankings) within a niche area?

    And just about any sentence and phrase in English (or any other language) can be considered as a keyword or keyword phrase?

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    • Hi Derek, for your first question, yes, essentially. It is one of the cores.

      And for the second question, yes this is too true as well, but there are keywords that are popular and those that are not. Obviously to get traffic, we want to target the popular ones.

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  30. Hello Vitaliy, thank you for sharing the wealth, knowledge and techniques! I must admit that I tried each of your method as I read through. I really like the keywords search tool with Wealthy Affiliate because it’s easy and simple to use. Jaaxy of course provides more results, and Google gave me a text of reality 🙂

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    • Yeah you can totally experiment with the options out there, and all 3 you mentioned are great, but I would save time and just stick to one that suites you. For me, I focus mainly on Jaaxy and in some rare cases, the other options.

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  31. Hi Vitality,

    Great info on the keywords man! I already knew some of the techniques but there where still some things I haven’t heard before. Overall really clear explanation on how to find good keywords. I actually didn’t know that page 2 on google only gets around 5% traffic.

    Keep up the good work!

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    • Yeah it’s crazy but Google has gotten so good at ranking mainly the most relevant/good pages on page 1 that people usually find what they’re looking for there, meaning they have no reason to look for it on page 2 or further, so obviously landing on page 1 should be the priority and you can totally do it through keyword hunting the right way. Also you may want to here on page 1 rankings here and how I generally go about getting there, besides just using keywords.

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  32. Hi Vitaliy,

    Thanks for yet another excellent sharing on how to generate profitable keywords!

    The 4 methods that you had shared makes a lot of sense! And the fact that we should also narrow down and be more specific with the keywords and finding a specific target audience to write to is a rather useful tip.

    I will use the few methods you had suggested and see how it goes!

    Cheers,

    M

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    • No problem, if you get stuck or need ideas to work with, give me a few examples of what you’re working on and I’ll help you find some.

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  33. Hi Vitality

    I have learned so much about keywords. Intially, I thought that it’s all about just adding a word or word into your content, and that’s it. I was sorely mistaken.

    I understand the importance of competition and monthly searches now. I can also see that you use very specific examples in order to reach a certain audience.

    Do I have to worry about grammar and punctuation when I select a keyword?

    This is an awesome read.

    Thanks a lot

    Roopesh

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    • Usually yes Roopesh, because some keyword tools will tell you that a keyword phrase which doesn’t grammatically make sense gets a lot of searches, and then people will go with it and write an article where the title is that grammatically incorrect keyword.

      Should you stumble onto one like this, see if editing the keyword or adding some words to make it grammatically correct changes the traffic stats.

      I did write an article about this and just keep in mind, it is ok to edit the keyword you find when you make it your title.

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  34. Great training on how to find these keywords. And surely these keywords tools are the best in term of reducing the amount of works that we need to do.

    But I really wonder about how accurate the amount of search results we get from these tools. The number of competing sites is straight forward but how can they actually know the searches volume? And lastly, is the search volume specific for Google or the whole combination of all search engines?

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    • Google for the most part Isaac. What Google does is it records information through tracking people who browse it and thus it can estimate the amount of times someone types certain phrases up. Plus a lot of it is common sense. What I mean is thinking about what most people would type into Google if they were thinking about so and so topic.

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  35. Hi Vitaliy,

    Thanks for another great post! I have always find myself taking notes and learning a ton from reading posts on your website.

    The way you broke down the topic of searching for profitable keywords made a lot of sense and was presented in a step wise manner.

    Great read and great information as always! Greatly appreciate it!

    Cheers,
    Merrell

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  36. Hey Vitally! Great read! This really broke down the keyword process, which you are totally correct on, is very important! This post was very easy to read and informative to the max! Thank you for taking the time to explain the process for noobies like myself! I am going to get right on that research! The best of luck to you!

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  37. I especially like the alphabet soup technique. If google is suggesting a keyword or keyword phrase it is very likely highly relevant to your niche. I think it is rather a little know technique. Really powerful stuff. Thanks for sharing these free methods on how to find keywords Vitaliy, you probably had to put some effort into this detailed article.

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    • Well the alphabet option is indeed based on what people are most likely to type so naturally the most likely term to be typed may also in fact be the most widely trafficked term to target in your SEO efforts, just make sure to cross reference it with a tool like Jaaxy.

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  38. Hi Vitaliy,

    Great post! I always enjoy reading your articles. This one in particular as it is very important to anyone having an online business. Keyword research is huge and knowing how to find the desired keyword(s) can be somewhat mind-blowing.

    I use the Wealthy Affiliate’s Jaaxy all the time as well as the Alphabet Soup Technique.

    All of your techniques mentioned here are exactly what I use. It saves me a pile of time too. Great video too!

    I know I’m definitely on the right track from reading this post!

    Thank you!

    Monica

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  39. Hello,Vitaliy!

    Thank you so much for this post, Its very educative and helpful for people that are trying to create a business online. Keyword research is a big part of being able to make profit online. And I think the methods you showed are very appropriate for what we need, I did not know the google one.

    Thank you again and I wish you the best!

    Santiago

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    • I appreciate that Santiago, let me know if these tips help you out and if you ever have any specific questions about keywords.

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  40. Dear Vitaliy,

    First of all, I would love to mention that I enjoy doing Keyword Research. It seems so easy to target them as the 1st step when building out an online business website. And the best part is, you get to pat yourself on the back for leading customers to your website via Google, Bing, and other Search Engines.

    Hmm, I never really did understand the importance of putting the Keywords in quotation marks when searching in Google. I should try doing more of that in the days ahead. And the method of looking at the Last Page of Google Search Results in a new one I never tried either.

    I am so Book Marking this for further reference and act upon it and see the results for myself to believe I doing it right for New Blog Posts I write.

    Thanks for the easy-to-understand anyone can do this step by step guide.

    Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

    ~Angel

    P.S. – Which is your favorite method mentioned in your Blog Post? Between WA KW and Jaaxy?

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    • Jaaxy is more convenient for me Angel. It’s not only better than WA keyword tool but it saves me the time of doing the other free methods, which will free still take time to do.

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  41. Hey thanks! I read that focusing website content on the “right keywords” can be a key to getting better website rankings, but I was never quite sure how to figure out the right keywords. These techniques will be a big help.

    The alphabet soup one is kinda funny, but seems like it would be effective.

    Once you figure out your keywords, then you write content that includes those terms? Should you repeat them a lot?

    -Geoff

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    • Do you mean within 1 article or multiple articles Geoff?

      If it’s the first thing, then a few times only.

      If it’s the second thing, normally I will say no, to not target the term more than one article.

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  42. I didn’t know about the google search method or maybe I heard but didn’t understand how to use it. You explained it so well. I just went and tried it out and it works. I was able to compare some of the keywords that I have used and can see how some are better than others. Some of my keywords brings up only 5 pages while some have over 20 pages.

    This tool really helps. I will certainly be using it. Thanks for the post.

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    • Well the less pages brought up in quotations means there is less competition in general Anne, so if Google or another tool says the search traffic is high for that and it matches your niche topic, get on that keyword right away!

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  43. That is a really clear explanation of keyword research. I like the alphabet soup method and use it myself. I’ve often wondered if you get better results by starting at Z & working backwards on the basis people being lazy don’t always go through the whole alphabet? Recommend Jaaxy, great tool!

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    • That would depend on the context of the keyword Pete. I doubt there’s many terms that go with a keyword that have the letter Z or the lower ones in it, so in most cases, it’s better to start from A and work up vs the other way.

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  44. Hi there Vitality

    I started following your blog recently and every time I’m here, I see something new and very useful.

    I did not know about finding keywords on Google, that is totally free, when I got started online about 2 years ago, things like keywords were foreign to me. Reading your post now, I realize I’m still using keywords poorly, like searching for” Samsung phones” instead of Samsung s7 phones”.

    Another thing I did not know much about up to now is searching for keywords using Google and getting the exact competition.

    The word “keyword” to me was confusing when I got started so I upgraded the Jaaxy keyword tool for a year as I was saving money this way. But After the year was over I realized Jaaxy keyword tool alone does not write posts or bring sales.That`s how I got to your site today, looking for free ways to find low competition keywords.

    Thanks again, I have really learned quite a lot reading this post and this comes just at the right time when I don’t have any paid version of a keyword tool.

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    • Jaaxy is amazing, but it is a tool to reach results with. I find a lot of great keywords through it and it helps me save time from using the techniques here, but you are right, finding the keyword isn’t enough, you really have to write great content attached with it to get anywhere in Google.

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  45. On your case study 3 page, you mentioned “PPC.” What does PPC stand for, and could someone explain what it means? It sounds important so I’d like to learn more. Is there a resource that teaches what it is and how it is used? Anything you can share will be appreciated! Thanks!

    Jini

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  46. Thanks for the great information. I had no clue about competition. I used to just use the keywords with high search volume. Now I see how counterproductive this can be, without knowing the competition for it. Can you ever hit the first page using a keyword with high competition?

    I’ve also used Wealthy Affiliate and Jaaxy, both have the same owners, and these are phenomenal products!

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    • It’s possible, but we’ve got to be specific on which keyword we’re talking about Jonathan. For the most competitive ones, you will have to have an overwhelming amount of content, social likes and comments and really a BIG website to rank up there for that.

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  47. This really breaks down the fact of how finding the right keywords within your niche can really benefit you in the long run. A lot of newbies usually don’t understand the whole keyword concept and quite frankly there aren’t many people who just come out and be up and honest and show you not tell you how to do it. While reading this, I took a lot of notes on finding them because I understand how important it is to my success.

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    • Thanks Hunter, yeah a lot of “gurus” love to pretend they understand keywords, but they really don’t. I think they just add to misinformation and keep people attached to their bad programs. I’m glad this article was helpful to you.

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  48. Great article here with great value as well. The attention to detail is first place and I will be coming back for more post. The art of finding niche keyword that will boost traffic should be fun and hence this video (link erased) which is also explains how to find a profitable niche keyword.

    Keep it up and good work!

    Cheers!

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    • Thanks Richard, but I had to erase the video (no links allowed), sorry. I agree that it should be fun to find a keyword and too many focus on the actual keyword and end up having boring titles. In fact, I think I’ll have to add more details about fun titles.

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  49. I have a doubt, you said that we should search for keywords with quotes on google.

    Now I tried that, lets say “best cameras for travel”, now one of my article shows on 1st page at bottom. Sounds good.

    Now lets do the same search without quotes and you will not find it till 5th page maybe.

    So what’s the use, people will be searching without quote, what to target in such case.

    Need help, I am struggling to get even 50 visitors a day.

    Thanks

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    • The searches for keywords with quotes isn’t a measure of where your site is or for that matter how people will be searching, it’s a measure of EXACT competition and if you’re seeing your site on the first page for a keyword when quoted, it’s good, but you need to keep continuing the same process. This means you need to keep looking for low competition keywords using the same measurement tools I just explained about and writing more content, chasing more low competition keywords.

      If you keep doing this, your site will get noticed more and ranked more often on Google which is how you will get traffic. 50 visits a day shouldn’t be a problem once you do enough of this.

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  50. Thanks for this Nice tips to Find out Keywords with Low competition .Any one please help me to get a Keyword with 100k volume and low competition

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    • James, you’re looking at this the wrong way. I could find you hundreds of keywords with over 100k visitors and low competition but it doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know how to properly leverage this. It’s not just profitable keywords, it’s also:

      1. Your content.
      2. Your website authority.
      3. Your niche.

      And to have all of these down, you need to be involved in a topic (niche) that you can relate to, otherwise, trying to find highly searched keywords in niches you don’t understand won’t yield you any profit. I recommend getting training on this that will not only clarify this, but also show you exactly what to do so succeed.

      Hope this helps!

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  51. Vitaliy, this an awesome website. I came across it when looking for content ideas for my own WA site. I’ve got some real problems with Jaaxy and the WA keyword tool.I came across the Longtail Pro kw tool and have a free trial going at the moment. I’ll find ” winners” using Jaaxy and plug them into Longtail Pro only to find that the authority and domain ranks are so high that there is no way that the given keyword could be ranked is even worth the effort of composing content. I’d like to hear your take on this subject
    Dave

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    • Hey Dave, I don’t think you’re using Jaaxy the correct way. I’ve had tons of success with that kw tool. I’ve never used Long Tail Pro, but I will likely be checking it out soon.

      What I can tell you is this:

      Through Jaaxy & the WA keyword tool (either, or) simply find the keywords which have less than 300 QSR. I’ve found tons of keywords throughout my searches. However, what is also true is that not every keyword you find will end up being on the first page even if you meet that criteria.

      I’ve found keywords that have very little competition and a lot of searches, made a blog post on it, but have yet to land on the first page. This is OK and it’s not a mistake on Jaaxy’s part, it’s because the competition, though small has very high authority meaning it will be difficult to get to the first page.
      I’m guessing this is what Long Tail Pro is telling you.

      However in spite of this happening, it does NOT mean you should abandon the keyword altogether. If it has a low QSR and it’s related to your website’s topic, absolutely write about it. It may not reach the first page, but it will add to your website’s authority meaning higher ranks in the future.

      Again, not every post/low competition keyword you find will hit the bulls eye, but don’t dwell on this. Simply keep searching for more keywords & writing up excellent content. Overtime, you may even see old posts rise up in the ranks which you though would never appear on the first page. I speak from experience as this does happen more often than you think 🙂

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  52. Good advise on looking for the “long tail” keywords. I know when I got started I made the mistake of going after the highly competitive and more vague keywords. This is probably what frustrates new markers more than anything. You’re much better off starting in the “shallow end” of the pool so to speak.

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    • You’re right Steve! Starting off from a not so competitive keyword and even one that may only get a 100 views a month is better than chasing some golden goose keyword. In fact doing the long tailed method, you are much more likely to rank for the golden goose keywords, if my analogy makes any sense 🙂

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