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Trying how to find keywords for a website can be done in four easy ways.
Let’s do it.
The Google Instant
Google instant is done by typing a word or words in the Google.com search box to see what Google suggests.
If I try to type “blogging” on the search box, see what Google thinks I’m looking for based on what other people are searching.
Try adding “how” and Google will suggest different related searches for your query.
Whenever you feel lost not knowing what to write about, using the Google instant can give you hundreds of keywords. You’ll never run out of topics.
The Alphabet Soup Technique
The alphabet soup technique is done by adding the letters of the alphabet to your original query. For example:
Type “blogging” then press “a.”
Google is going to give you different sets of keywords, still based on what people are searching for.
Try the “blogging how” then “a” – I know it doesn’t make sense right? LOL. But Google can make sense of it. Look!
The alphabet soup technique can literally give you thousands of ideas. I haven’t tried reaching the “z” yet but I have already a long list of topics that are begging to be written, lol.
The Jaaxy is a paid platform that can give you ALMOST the same results as the first two techniques. The difference of what it does is it gives you keywords that can rank on the first page of Google.
I’ll show you how it works.
When you type “blogging and vlogging” in Google.com, it is going to give you 950k search results, at least as of writing this post.
In the Jaaxy’s search box, it is going to give you the two most important things you need to know when choosing a keyword – the number of readers (AVG) and the competition (QSR).
Will It Have Good Amount Of Readers?
We do not write for no one. We want our articles to reach as many readers as possible.
In order to make sure that your article is found, you have to make sure that it is getting AT LEAST 30 searches. You can do so by looking at the “AVG” or the average number of queries that specific keyword receives per month.
You can easily see that from Jaaxy as per photo below.
How “Competitive” Is Your Keyword?
Looking at the “AVG” is just half of the formula in trying to find a good keyword.
The next thing you have to look at is how many websites are competing for that EXACT keyword, or the “QSR.” The lower it is, the better you have a chance for the position 1 on Page 1 of Google and other search engines.
It is important that your post gets on Page 1 of search results. Most people don’t get past page 1. They will, on average, just read all that is in Page 1 of Google, Yahoo or Bing.
You don’t need to worry about getting on Page 1 when you are just starting out. As long as you consistently publish quality articles with good keywords, the search engines will begin to see your website as having value and they will start putting your posts on top search results. 🙂
Jaaxy “Lite” is free in a Premium membership with Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate provides training and hosting, among other features in building a blog that creates an income, and Jaaxy Lite is already included.
When I was just starting out, Wealthy Affiliate has a basic keyword tool that provides only the two things you basically need – the AVG and the QSR. They have now replaced it to Jaaxy Lite for free.
It works for me. My websites’ keyword research is all done using those two metrics alone.
The Wealthy Affiliate training advises at least 30 searches and less than 300 competition. My past keyword research always AIM FOR 0 COMPETITION. I don’t find 0 competition at all times, but I always choose the lowest competition I can find.
My personal formula:
AVG – at least 30
QSR – 0 (or the lowest you can find)
The Google Keyword Planner
I don’t have Jaaxy. I am doomed? LOL, no.
Google Keyword Planner is 100% free but you need to create a Google AdWords account. It will show you the average monthly searches and if the competition is high, medium or low.
The only difference with Jaaxy Lite is that it will not give you how high or low the competition is – 10, 5, 50? Knowing that it has a “low” competition is already good enough when you do not have a budget for a keyword research tool.
One thing that you have to take note about choosing a keyword is that it should make sense. It should also be grammatically correct or at least in “proper” English.
There are some keywords that you might encounter that is tempting to use because it has zero competition with a good amount of monthly searches. But if it is not making any sense when you put it in a sentence or worse, your title, don’t use it.
Save it for your tags or alt-texts (read about it here).
Use the Google instant and alphabet soup technique to get some keywords for inspiration and plug them into your Jaaxy Lite account or Google Keyword Planner.
If you have any question, feel free to leave them below the comments section and I am more than willing to help you out!
Until Next Post!