Page 1 = How I Use the WA Keyword Tool

Page 2 = Making a Long Tail Keyword Longer

Page 3 = Decreasing the Monthly Competition Results (QSR)

Page 4 = Lowest Competition Results, What is Article Power, PPC Power & Dig

I am sure many of you are probably users of Jaaxy, but in my 4 years here I only used it during my first week for the 30 free searches. I knew that once I became a Premium member I would have unlimited access to the WA Keyword Tool which does the same thing as Jaaxy but without the bells and whistles. For me, that's fine because it is quite simple to use the WA Keyword Tool.

In this brief training I am going to explain the simple aspects of using the WA Keyword Tool as I have been for the past four years. I am not saying Jaaxy is bad. All I am saying is that the WA Keyword Tool does just as good a job at keyword research and I have 30% of my website pages and posts on Google Page 1 by using the WA Keyword Tool exclusively!

THE BASICS OF WHAT I LOOK AT

In the picture above you will see that I did a search for the keyword "free keyword research tool." Please excuse the different colored boxes, but they do highlight different things.

Example: The only results I am interested in are the monthly Searches and the Competition, QSR for those of you who use Jaaxy. The monthly Traffic is the last thing I will look at if at all. The only thing I care about is that the monthly Searches is above 50 and the Competition is below 300 results. If I find a result that looks promising I may look at the Article Power number. If it is 8 or above I may consider using that keyword. NOTE: Personally for me an Article Power of 8 is as low as I will go.

As we can see in the picture above the monthly Searches are great at 626. But as you can see below, after I click on View Results under Competition, the results are too high at 370. So it is time to turn the keyword into a longer long tail keyword to see what results I can get.

NEXT UP = A long tail keyword begins to take shape



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elrino Premium
This is one of the most interesting article about the topic I have read.I have a query: My blog is vhpersonalgrowth, but every time I try to find keywords for personal growth, none meet the requirements of the keyword search engine:

For example less than 30 monthly searches; QSR with more than 100 competitors and assuming that I am in the first places of Google would only receive a traffic of 10: the key words that I have tried to look for are the following:

What is personal growth
how to achieve personal growth
7 tips for personal growth
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MsMerry Premium
you could try using a name, like Tony Robbins in front or after the personal growth or perhaps a book that is recognizable. There are so many things that have been done around personal growth. Like perhaps: you can achieve your dreams with personal growth. A little long but just an idea to get your thought process going. Hope it helps a little.
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boomergp08 Premium
What is personal growth is a good keyword. It has 3256 Searches and 112 QSR

What is personal growth and development = 1052 Searches and 13 QSR

Personal growth quotes = 341 Searches and 100 QSR

Personal growth programs = 302 Searches and 99 QSR
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MsMerry Premium
Thanks for the extra help Rob.
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elrino Premium
Thank you MsMerry, your ideas are quite ingenious and had not occurred to me before, I believe that you have given me the solution to the problem, for that sapience you are ranked in 64 among thousands of users
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elrino Premium
A million thanks to boomergp08, studying all your tutorials on keywords I have clarified infinitely and I think I have learned one of the most important aspects of blogging as the domain of keywords.

This teaches me that I should follow up on your tutorials.
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MsMerry Premium
Thank you, Victor. Happy to have helped in some little way.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Victor. Understanding keywords may be a bit confusing at first, but the more you research and use them, the easier it gets.
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elrino Premium
This is one of the most interesting article about the topic I have read.I have a query: My blog is vhpersonalgrowth, but every time I try to find keywords for personal growth, none meet the requirements of the keyword search engine:

For example less than 30 monthly searches; QSR with more than 100 competitors and assuming that I am in the first places of Google would only receive a traffic of 10: the key words that I have tried to look for are the following:

What is personal growth?
how to achieve personal growth?
7 tips for personal growth
The best ways for personal growth
Personal growth to earn money online

Este es el dominio de mi sitio web
http://vhpersonalgrowth.siterubix.com/

Because those words do not comply with the parameters that are requested in the keyword tool?
You are an expert and you have the answer

Thanks in advance
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Melisscam7 Premium
Quick question in deciding keywords. I am looking at two different keywords to use for my next post. One of them has a search of 64, a competition of 18, and an article power of 8. the other is 104, 5, and 7.6 in the same order. Which one would you be more inclined to use? I have a hard time with some of my keywords as maybe my niche is a bit smaller than others? I'm not sure but my numbers are always pretty low...
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Labman Premium
The second has better numbers. Why choose. Do a post for each.
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Melisscam7 Premium
My only concern was the article power. Im still not totally sure what it means and how it comes into play. As far as writing two, the keywords are "how to make homemade wood stain" and "making homemade wood stain" they are the same thing...
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Labman Premium
Choose the second term and include the other inside your post. Google will sort out the main items to rank your post. Don't dwell so much on the details and write your content naturally.
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Melisscam7 Premium
ok so maybe use the second as my title but use both in the content so google sees them both? Great idea! I do tend to get a little intense trying to make sure I'm doing things correctly... Thank you!
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Labman Premium
Yup
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MsMerry Premium
In agreeance with Labman. He just beat me, LOL. Good luck with your post.
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boomergp08 Premium
Use the second keyword as your target keyword in your post title and the first paragraph of your content. It has better search and competition results of the two. Then if you wish, use the first keyword at some point elsewhere in your content.
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Melisscam7 Premium
Thanks Boomer!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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JanetK1 Premium
I am the Queen of the bog! Great hint! I like hints!
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somg Premium
DaveSW brought my attention to this post as I am currently working course 2, lesson 3. In the initial training we focused on traffic being above 30 and QSR under 100. It seems from reading this above that I should change my focus a bit from traffic to searches and also have a higher QSR threshold. Is that a correct interpretation?
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Labman Premium
You need to decide what level you are comfortable with. The thresholds are just a guidline. Higher QSR means that you will need to do more work to get rankings. Lower QSR typically comes with lower traffic so it is a tradeoff.
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somg Premium
Do you also consider the search number to be more important than the traffic number?
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Labman Premium
not necessarily, each metric adds to the dimension of what you are looking for.
These numbers are only guidlines for you to determine if the term is worth focusing your efforts.
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boomergp08 Premium
The training by Kyle and others when I started 4+ years ago was, find keywords with Searches that are no less than 50 and a QSR no higher than 300.

As Labman stated, these are guidelines. I personally have changed those guidelines for myself to be Searches no less than 100 and a QSR no hire than 170.

These are the guidelines I have set for myself from the original guidelines set forth by Kyle in the training. I tend to focus more on long tail keywords which will most likely have a QSR closer to 100 or less.
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rmfyiffa Premium
Hi Boomergp08,

Perfect supplemental training on the keyword and WA keyword tool, I was looking for a more in depth explanation of the various categories appearing in the WA keyword tool plus strategies and method of approach for using the tool to maximize the value of the keyword.

Thank you for your enthusiasm and insight for the topic!

Robert:)
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boomergp08 Premium
Did you go through Part 2 of the training? See below link.
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rmfyiffa Premium
Hi Robert,

Thanks, Looks like I jumped the gun...

i now see that Kyle dives deeper into keywords in the subsequent lesson...

Inquiring mind... LOL!

All the best,
Robert :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! boomergp08,
Thank you and appreciate your training, which I have reviewed for 4 times before gaining some realistic understanding since I am a newbie of some 10 days.

With what you taught, I searched few key words to implement into my existing sites, www.ebettercare.com, www.formefirst.com, and www.sick-ask.com, hoping to see a light of difference of SEO ranking.
There Search / QRS / article power are as follows:
what is the best diet for healthy living - 80/31/8
what is the most healthy diet - 136/14/8
what is the best healthy diet - 189/19/8
what is the better health care - 309/0/8.6
live a long healthy life - 112/200/8
how to improve sex life - 220/73/8.6
how to improve sex drive in men – 48/10/8
how to improve your life - 430/179/9
how to improve love life - 104/21/8
spice up your sex life – 387/18/8.6
how can i cure my ed - 48/43/8

Of note, it is a good exercise and I will refine my efforts so to see a better outcome. Please look into what I listed and comment them for possible reassurance; that is the wobbling mind of a newbie. I do appreciate.

Again, this training is great, and I will go on the Part 2 after dinner.

Respectfully your,


Urolin1981
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boomergp08 Premium
Good keyword selections. Just remember that keywords are but a small part of the whole SEO picture. How and where you use those keywords and the informative nature of your content will help determine good SEO.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! boomergp08,
Thanks for comment and suggestion. Would you please tell me what is the high limit of Searches? In the lectures, higher than 30 or 50 is preferred, but I wonder if there is its high end of limit. I have seen the Searches are very high but with competition around 100-300 and article power of >. Is this okay or good? Please comment.
Again, thanks

Urolin1981
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boomergp08 Premium
Searches should be higher than 50 and there is no limit to how high it can go.

Competition should be below 300 and the lower it is the better your chances are for ranking.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! boomergp08, Thank you for the great straight answer. I got it.
Although article power is preferred to be >8 and its meaning is similar to PPC, could you explain their "real" nuance of difference? If not much, why do we need to look into both? Thanks in advance; you are a great teacher.
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boomergp08 Premium
You do not need to look into the PPC numbers unless you are doing PPC, which the majority of members like myself are not doing.

So if you are not doing PPC, then do not concern yourself with that number. The Article Power can be any number but you have a better chance for that keyword to rank highly the higher that number.

I personally like to choose keywords that have an Article Power of 8 or more, but on several occasions I have selected keywords with an Article Power of less than 8.

The only numbers that are the most important regardless of what the Article Power is are the Monthly Searches at 50 or more and the Competition QSR at 300 or less.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! boomergp08, Thanks-a-million! Now I am set in regard with keyword search. Thanks; you are very kind and supportive...

Urolin1981
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure. Happy to have helped.
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PMishra Premium
Hi Boomer, thanks for this helpful info. Could you please clarify something for me: in your experience, does a score like 14 or even 20 in the WA Keyword tool have a close relationship to how easy it would be to rank on the first page for the given keyword phrase? I've tried the paid Keyword Revealer tool alongside the WA keyword tool, and i generally get a score like 19 in WA being the equivalent of moderate competition or worse sometimes in the paid tool. I have no experience in how this would work in the actual rankings. I get excited by a lot of keyword phrases that seem to show great potential in the WA Keyword tool only to be discouraged by the results from Keyword Revealer. Any clarification based on experience would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Praneil
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boomergp08 Premium
If by score you mean QSR or competition results, the lower the number the better your chances for ranking higher for that keyword. This is only true if the Monthly Searches are no less than 50 and your content is informative and conversational.

Remember that though keywords are important for getting noticed in search results, they are not the deciding factor in getting your content ranked. It is the entirety of the context of your content that will produce rankings and traffic.
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ZahraAli1 Premium
Powerful Golden Nuggets you've shared "What do the majority of people type into the search engines? They type in a question. This is why most long tail keywords are questions and why long tail keywords make up over 70% of all search queries and convert the most!" that caught my attention. Thank you powerful stuff!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Zahra. I am happy you enjoyed my tutorial and that I was able to help you and others.
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DickH Premium
I would rather use the Wealthy Affiliate Keyword Tool than Jaaxy. For months I had an automatic debit of $19 USD and really got very little use out of Jaaxy. Finally I cancelled my membership to save the $19.

I have used the Wealthy Affiliate tool and find it totally effective. The only thing you miss by not having Jaaxy is you website ranking which isn't terribly important for me.
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MsMerry Premium
I use the WA Keyword tool as well and it has worked out well so far. I can see where having Jaaxy could be better IF you are using it often as it is loaded with more features. Like you, I wasn't using it enough so canceled but will go back at some point.
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boomergp08 Premium
You could always use Google Search Console and even Google itself to see where you are ranked in Google. But you really should not focus on that too much because your rankings will mostly go up and then down, several times during the first year of your website.
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Sylvain34 Premium
That was a very interesting training. I've learned a lot actually on how to use the WA tool.

One thing though, I write in French and it's quite different as the WA tool (neither jaaxy anyway) will consider "accents". So I need to use keyword research but without accent actually. It's not always that simple for other language I guess!
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boomergp08 Premium
If you would like to understand how to do keyword research in another language, talk to Loes. She has done a couple of websites in her native language. She may be able to help you further.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/loes
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Sylvain34 Premium
Ok i will try to contact here with WA. About my site, I will start in French but I also want to do a bilingual site, so I will translate everything in English as way I guess...
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Tzbiz Premium
This is great for finding KEYWORDS. Can or should I also use the same process for finding a NICHE? In other words, if I find a keyword that could be a niche on its own but the QSR is high, is that Ok? I could build the niche out over time using long tailed keywords as you describe here. I hope the question makes sense. Thanks
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VitaliyG Premium
Typically the niche name itself as a keyword is usually going to be high, but you should not gauge it based on that. Pick the niche, find keywords that are in it and if they are high in traffic, go for it.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.

As for finding a niche, I would suggest that you not find the niche using this same process. Find your niche first and then find the keywords associated with that niche next. Vitally gave you a good answer to follow.
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Tzbiz Premium
Thanks! That makes sense.
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Tzbiz Premium
Got it, thank you!
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PasekaK Premium
A terrific presentation. Just removed the cobwebs that have been hanging around my brain. I thought that traffic was the thing only to learn here that searches are what to look out for. I learn yet a great strategy from you. Am awfully grateful.

Having said that, I copied you over your shoulder with the keyword "rottweiler dog breed" [searches 144] competition [194] and Article Power [6.8].

I added best to the keyword phrase and got the following results:
Searches [ <10 ], Competition [ 2 ], and Article Power [ 9.6]. Is this a keyword phrase of interest in my search efforts?
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TheOldSilly Premium
The article power is great, the competition is extremely low, however the searches (<10) means less than 10 people per month are searching for that keyword. I still sometimes go for keywords with a <10 search rating, if I think the keyword is on an upward trend.
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boomergp08 Premium
I personally would not use a keyword with less than 10 monthly searches, unless it is a keyword I really want to target. But the choice is yours. It does have a very good article power and competition.

The 2 most important aspects of keyword research are how many people are Searching for that keyword every month and what is your Competition or QSR. These are the amount of websites targeting the same keyword.
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PasekaK Premium
Very kind of you. Thank you very much for the clarification of the different indicators. I'll save that keyword and work it in onto my site long term.
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PasekaK Premium
Thanks for the clarification as well as the preference. I've got a better appreciation of the driving numbers behind search volumes and competition. many thanks. I learned a lot.
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TheOldSilly Premium
You are welcome. oh, and this is just a protocal/kindness nudge - when you like someone's reply, it is nice to click on "like" the reply - that helps us with WA Ambassador ranking points. Not necessary, of course, but just saying ...
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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Kambas Premium
Hi Robert

Thanks so much for this training and adding value to the community! ;)

I just have one question:

Is it not better to focus on the "traffic" instead of "searches"?
The reason I ask is because you want actual visitors not just people who browse the keyword/s or am I missing something here?

Kind regards,
Kamil
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boomergp08 Premium
As is taught in the training on WA and elsewhere online, Searches are more important than Traffic.

Though they both are important, I only follow what I have learned and Searches works best so far.

I understand your question and I would say to consider traffic but it is not as important as Searches.
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Kambas Premium
Hi Robert

Can you please tell me why searches are more important?
Since not all searches are traffic to our sites.

I'm having a hard time understanding the logic here, sorry :)

Regards,
Kamil
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boomergp08 Premium
Keyword research has always been based on how many searches a keyword gets. It has nothing to do with traffic to a website.

This is why all keyword research training says to always look for keywords with 50 or more searches and a QSR of less than 300. You want keywords that many people are searching for but few webmasters are targeting.

This is how we are all taught here at WA to do keyword research.
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jpgh26 Premium
Hi everyone, this is a great training! But I still have a question.
My page is about getting out of debt, so one of my keywords is "ways to get out of debt" which have a 504 search and 183 Competition QSR. So if I put "5 ways to get out of debt" the searches get down to 72 and the competition QSR gets down to 45 too. My question is if I use the title "5 ways to get out of debt" I will also be ranking for "ways to get out of debt"?

My page is www.debtfreewithjp.com if you want to check it.

Thank you in advance for any help on this topic!
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MsMerry Premium
Yes, I believe you can rank for both. When you add to the actual keywords it is my understanding they rank. Have you thought of using how to be debt free or 5 ways to be debt free?
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jpgh26 Premium
Thanks for the clarification! That is a good suggestion I will search for them
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Matstabler Premium
The way I understand, Google bot scans your articles for all keywords it's can find that have been searched for and will add them to this list whether you intended their use or not. You could rank for all of the keywords mentioned all at different spots in the search.
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jpgh26 Premium
Thank you for your help Matstabler!
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, you will rank for both because the original keyword resides in both examples.

Even if you were to select - the best ways to get out of debt - which has 82 searches and 53 QSR, you would rank for

the best ways to get out of debt = 83 searches and 53 QSR
best ways to get out of debt = 83 searches and 64 QSR
ways to get out of debt = 504 searches and 183 QSR
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, you are correct. You can even get ranked by a keyword that you did not even write in your content but that someone else added within one of your comments.
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Matstabler Premium
I have found this!! very strange but also can be incredibly useful!
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jpgh26 Premium
Thank you Boomergp08! This is one of the best training I have found in WA. Basic stuff but hard to understand for the people that have never been involved in the process of having an online business.
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boomergp08 Premium
I am happy you liked my training. Keyword research gets easier the more you do it. It really is not hard to understand.
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hirohurl Premium
Hi Robert,

Well that was very useful indeed! You have given me some clear guidelines and metrics to apply to my keyword searches.

As I mentioned elsewhere, I use the keyword tool a lot when preparing a blog post, BUT I have not used it so methodically as this, even though I experiment with lengthening longtail keywords etc.

It was well worth checking out.

Thank you.

David Hurley
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome David. I am very pleased that I have been able to help so many members here at WA to further understand the WA keyword tool and learn some techniques into keyword research.
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Matstabler Premium
Hey there.

I just wanted to say thanks for this great run through. I found it originally when I first joined, and thought I took things on board, but it turns out that looking across my site this is not the case.

Having re read it all, it makes more sense now, and I shall be going back and implementing it properly.

Thanks!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Glad I could help.
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mandykw16 Premium
That was very good information on keyword searches, Thank You. I was wondering if there was such a thing as the QSR being to low, when I typed in eating right foods to lose weight, the QSR was only 6, so I am not sure if that is so to low or not.
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boomergp08 Premium
The lower the QSR the better. It is the other numbers, Searches and Traffic that you do not want to be low. But a QSR of 6 is a very good keyword, as long as the Monthly Searches is above 50.
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Gunnertwist Premium
Thanks for this training module. I now know how to use the keyword tool and I am VERY grateful for that! :). It was well written, concise and to the point and easy to read and understand. Well done! I will be reading your update and other modules as well :)
Thanks

Carl
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Carl and thanks. I always try to make my tutorials as simple to understand as possible. It is sometimes easier to learn things when those writing the training are not just descriptive but simple and to the point.
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LadybugLove Premium
Hi Rob...

I enjoyed what I learned here in the 4 lessons so much that I've referred your article to two of my friends on WA! :)

I will use what you've shown here, and I'll let you know how it works for me! Thank you so much for your training/coaching here, Rob. It has really brought more clarity to my training on Keywords.

Will this work within Jaaxy too?

I have to use it as part of my training from WA with Kyle to progress through my lessons and get going on putting up my already written 12+ blog posts awaiting keyword readiness. Anxious to get going moving forward on what I'm learning.

So pleased to have found you and your article!

Thank you again,

~Evon
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes Evon, the core abilities of keyword research work the same on both the WA keyword tool and Jaaxy, just that Jaaxy has more bells and whistles.

It is not mandatory that you use Jaaxy for the training lesson, as long as you come up with the keywords required it doesn't matter which keyword tool you use. But that is totally up to you.

Kyle only offers Jaaxy in the getting started training because the majority of members going through this part of the training are starter members and only premium members have access to the WA keyword tool.
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LadybugLove Premium
Aha...that makes sense! Thank you...will be looking for more of your training buddy! Totally enjoyed it and it makes perfect sense!

How are your business ventures sizing up?
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LadybugLove Premium
Another member sent me to you Rob!

Thank you for taking the time to share this with us. I'm putting my website together and have 12 blog posts on my closed group FB page currently getting them keyword ready to go up on my new site. My members are excited and anxious, like me.

Was a part of Jay's Wabinar on Keywords tonight. Your descriptions make it much more clear tho for a newbie, non-techy like me.

Thanks again Rob...you da man!!

~Evon
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Evon. I am really happy that so many WA members have liked this training tutorial because there wasn't any clear explanation on the WA keyword tool available on WA.
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LadybugLove Premium
You're a champ for doing that Rob...it really helps.

I have a FB Group following I've been growing for nearly 2 years from 5 to 640 currently. i already have 12 blog posts there temporarily till I get them keyword ready to put them up on my new website (soon)!! Your training was timely...I kindly thank you sir!

oops...guess I'm repeating myself...pardon

Warm regards,

~Evon
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure Evon.
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shelley8492 Premium
It was good to read this again. I am working on a new site. So, what are your (or anyone else that wants to reply) thoughts about low hanging fruit? I had always been trying those with the thought that there isn't much competition and going by the training. LHF made sense, but I always wondered if anyone was searching those terms. Your way Robert makes sense.
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boomergp08 Premium
Low hanging fruit keywords do work but you must remember that they alone cannot guarantee results. They will get the attention of those who are searching for those keywords, but it is the helpful nature of your content as a whole that will seal the deal.

That being said, I always try to use LHF keywords as my post titles because that is a big SEO ranking factor. I also make sure to thoroughly research my keywords before using them. For me they cannot just be LHF as far as the QSR is concerned but they also must have a high (100 and up) monthly searches.
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khill809 Premium
boomergp08!! This article is awesome! I've been away from WA for quite some time, but new year, new attitude, new drive! I often refer to this guider for a quick refresher on what thresholds each stat should be at. Ok, my question....

Is there ANY benefit to having a grammatical error keyword in an article? Not as the main one..but as like a tertiary one? For example,

"what is a himalayan salt lamps" (with an s on the end) has the following stats:
Search - 12408, Traffic - 2110, QSR - 0, Article Power 10

Is this something to even look at or does that grammatical error and QSR score of 0 make it NOT a good choice?

Thanks!
Kari
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MsMerry Premium
good question Kari
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boomergp08 Premium
No. You should always use grammatically correct keywords because Google ranks you on quality content based off of many factor, one being User Experience.

If users come to your website and start reading keywords that are grammatically incorrect, they will bounce off, increasing your bounce rate and lowering your rankings.

Remember what Kyle says in the training, that you should not put more focus on keywords than on the quality of your content. Google ranks you on your content first and keywords second.
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khill809 Premium
Thanks for the reply and information!!!!
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edvard246 Premium
This is good and all. But I am not sure I fully understand the QSR, because I searched for "Samsung" using this tool, and the QSR was less than a 100, and I know for a fact that you cannot easily outcompeete samsung i google searches... Does anyone know more about this? :) Thank you in advance :)
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boomergp08 Premium
That is very interesting. I find it hard to believe that it would have such a low QSR of 97, especially when all of the other Samsung keywords are 300 and up.
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JPetrie Premium
This may have been covered somewhere else but I haven't found it yet... whether using the WA keyword tool, or Jaaxy... I often find long tail keywords with a higher QSR than the seed word. Adding words to the seed word should progressively reduce the Quoted Search Results.
Either I'm not understanding something correctly, or something is inaccurate with the query results.
Hopefully I'm just missing something. If anyone has some insight it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jay
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boomergp08 Premium
I find that odd. As an example, what keyword are you finding this problem with?

On average long tail keywords are lower QSR because they are less competitive. For example...

running shoes = 68801 searches and 185 QSR
reebok running shoes = 1205 searches and 134 QSR
reebok running shoes for men = 330 searches and 80 QSR
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JPetrie Premium
I'm always checking keywords throughout the day as ideas come to me so I'm not certain which keyword it was. I came across another one last night actually (of course I can't remember it either). But I'll play around with those topics again to see if I can find it and let you know. It's definitely frustrating because it makes me question whether the information I'm investing my time on (and money as I aquire domains) is accurate.
Thanks for the response, I'll get back to you on it.
Jay
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boomergp08 Premium
I would suggest you do not acquire domains based on keywords until you know for sure what you are doing. Remember, having a keyword as your domain will not help you get higher rankings. Google stopped rewarding keyword domains years ago.
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JPetrie Premium
Thanks for the response. I should have explained better. I haven't purchased domains based on specific keywords. Just niche related. But when these anomalies pop up I start to wonder if i can trust the other results, and therefore wonder if the niche itself is more competitive than it appears.
That was before i watched Jay's video on SERP research, so I don't rely exclusively on keywords anymore.
Being quite new I'm also still in the "skeptical" stage. I know I'm being irrational... but I'm having so much fun doing this that it doesn't seem real I could actually make money at it too :D
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, you should never rely exclusively on keywords because Google rankings are based on so much more. Keywords are just a small part of it and are more related to search than rankings.
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JPetrie Premium
I have a quick question... I just stumbled onto a post by Hamish-S about the keyword tool being incorrect.
In the comments I see you had a look at his site and noticed he had his homepage set to his blog roll with a redundant category for his blog. You referred to this as duplicate content and it got me thinking.
When we assign a category to one of our posts... is it considered duplicate content if that post belongs to more than 1 category?
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RobertG1223 Premium
Really helpful information. I went searching for affiliate programs and came across your lesson and I just had to read it until the end. I've already logged a few hours looking it up.

120 searches. 21 Traffic. 0 QSR. Article Power of 8.

1086 searches, 185 traffic, 84 QSR, Article Power 9.3

Would the 1st one be the best choice or would you recommend that I write something on both? 
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. Happy you liked my training tutorial.

Though the 1086 / 185 / 84 / 9.3 is the better of the two, if you can use both, then do it.
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Whatknots Premium
Thank you for this explanation. I felt that Kyle kinda skipped over the advantages of the WA Keyword tool when he was doing his Course video and concentrated on the Jaaxy platform. Which is great, but I didnt want to waste my 30 free searches with just random searches. Now I can test drive my keywords on the WA keyword tool with, if I really need to, on Jaaxy
Thank you
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boomergp08 Premium
Kyle focuses on Jaaxy because that is what he personally uses and recommends. However being that both Jaaxy and the WA keyword tool are programmed the same way to research keywords (Jaaxy just has more bells and whistles), the WA tool is a very effective tool for those who do not want to spend additional monthly money.
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AlyssaBaron Premium
Thanks for this training. How often do you follow up with a SERP analysis for page one search results of the long tail key word you target? I'm currently using the WA keyword tool for keyword dealing with reducing stress. Even long tail, low QSR terms have some industry giants showing on the first page of SERPS. And their page authorities are strong! Just curious to what degree you incorporate SERP analysis.

Thanks!
Alyssa
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boomergp08 Premium
Now that my website is an authority and 3 years old, I rarely do SERP analysis. But when my website was young I would do so once per month after the page or post had been published for at least 3 weeks.
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AlyssaBaron Premium
Thanks - it's a long-term "in it to win it" strategy!
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boomergp08 Premium
The more informative content you create regardless of keyword quality that answers the questions of your website visitors, the better your SERPs will be in the long term.
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Sucess123 Premium
I'm seeing all these success stories here and although this sounds like a different language to me I know that if i stay learning I will then know what's being said here. Today is my 3rd day and I'm happy to be a part of this amazing group of ppl. Congratulations Robert. I just started following you as I can see that I will learn from you.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Nydza and as long as you follow Kyle's training, ask questions when you have them no matter what they are, and always work hard towards your goals, you too will experience success like many of us have.
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Sucess123 Premium
Tnx I'm following the winner here. No looking back
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boomergp08 Premium
Awesome!
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mytomorrow Premium
HI Robert, Thank you for the training. Awesome information, I appreciated.

But I did not get the point about adding words to bring the QSR down while keeping the Monthly Search the same.

I mean does this new keyword have real people searching for that keyword other than the people who are searching the other keyword.

As for example: in the final keyword "What is the best free keyword research tool" it has the same Monthly Searches as the keyword "The best free keyword research tool" both have the same Monthly Searches which is 125

Does this mean that there are 125 people searching for the keyword "What is the best free keyword research tool" and there are another different 125 people who are searching the keyword "The best free keyword research tool" or both people are the same which is not logic to me.

And that what I don't understand how come the two keywords have the same people searching these two different keywords in the same time.

I do not understand how this works, if I go to target the final keyword am I going to get ranked in google.

Forgive me if I am asking such a question because I am still beginner and I am still learning.
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boomergp08 Premium
Basically both keywords are the same because they are the same wording, with one having a couple more words making it into a question.

"What is the best free keyword research tool"
"The best free keyword research tool"

Questions are more common for people to type into Google but have lower competition because most website content creators do not use questions that much in their content.

When you use the longer tail keyword "What is the best free keyword research tool" you will be ranked for both keywords depending on which one is typed into Google.
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mytomorrow Premium
Thank you so much for your answer, and relating to this I had left you a message in your PM.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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Luxuria Premium
Thanks so much for writing this post. It answered all my questions about the keyword tool. I really just wanted to know what article power is, but it reinforced something I've realized since joining WA: the best keywords are the ones people are typing into search engines. On to part 2!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.

Correct on the best keywords.
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AshleyFisher Premium
Hi Robert,

Thanks so much for this fantastic tutorial! I've almost used up the Jaaxy 30 free searches and was hoping that the keyword tool on WA would work just as good. I'm so happy I found your post on this. It's very explanatory and gave me all the answers I needed!

Ashley
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Ashley. The WA keyword tool and Jaaxy are exactly the same when it comes to the calculations and results in finding quality keywords.

The only difference is that Jaaxy offers more additional features. Though these are great features, a person can do quite well in the search engine rankings without them.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Boomer, Boomer!!! Where have you been all my life.....or at least 2 weeks ago!!! I've been struggling with the lesson on Finding Content Ideas from Keywords...OK, let me keep it real: it was kicking my butt!!! I listened to the video and read over the lessons numerous times; things just started to make sense for me last night, but your lesson was really just the added touch I needed. It's possible that your lesson may not have made sense to me 2 weeks ago.

Thanks a million!!!
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boomergp08 Premium
LOL I have always been here...for at least 3 years. :) I am so happy my tutorial on the WA keyword tool was able to help you to better understand.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
It absolutely did - I spent about 2 hours on the WA Keyword Tool program. Exciting!!!
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boomergp08 Premium
Awesome!
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paulkaz Premium
Having read the whole lesson comma I have made this article one of my favourites. I think it should be essential reading for all newbies like myself.

You have a definite talent for breaking down a topic and explaining it clearly. You have made the process of finding low competition keywords much easier to understand and explained it clearly along the way.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you for your kind words. I always try to explain a somewhat complex process in as simplest terms to get the point across.

I prefer to be as descriptive as possible without being too confusing. Sometimes people just need to hear and read things from a different perspective to better understand it.
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igoru Premium
Very nice tutorial. Brief and to the point.

You wrote ' Personally for me an Article Power of 8 is as low as I will go.' somewhere in the tutorial.

Does it mean that we should forget about keywords with the lower Article Power even they have good searches and competition?

Br, Igor
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boomergp08 Premium
Normally I do but if it is a keyword I really want to use and if the competition is really low, then I will use that keyword even if the article power is lower than 8.
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ridesisapis Premium
Hello, boomer. I've been using a couple free ways to supply similar results to WA's keyword tool prior to going Premium, and it's handy to have a single tool to refer to now. However, I've a question regarding the "Searches" column.

Sometime back I installed the Chrome plug-in "Context Menu Search" that includes a "Google QSR" feature. I've found the figure direct from Google matches the QSR listed on the WA keyword tool by within a couple of points usually. All well and good.

However, referencing Google's own keyword tool figures against WA's "Searches" column, supplies totally different figures, by a magnitude of tens to thousands.

Google's keyword tool is described as being the most accurate measure. I imagine WA's QSR facility is tapping into the same results total supplied by Google, and would've thought the "Searches" figure would be doing likewise.

There doesn't seem to be an obvious pattern of weighting or division, and I've compared many variations of key words against the two systems. So, I was wondering if you had an explanation for the apparent discrepancy?

Many thanks,
A.
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boomergp08 Premium
The Google results are not accurate for solely the keyword. Google's results are based on the keyword AND all other relavent results of that keyword in whole or in part.

Basically Google ads to the results with other results that are somewhat similar to the keyword used.

A keyword tool like WA and Jaaxy will give results based on the exact keyword only, without any added filler and fluff that Google ads.
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ridesisapis Premium
Thanks for that. I did wonder if the Google tool was an exact match, tried including quotes around the keywords to force that, but the results were always the same.

The stats guy in me always like to verify figures so am wondering what WA's keyword tool is tapping into? Or how to force a similar search from Google in the same way as the QSR figure.

But that's an aside. Appreciate the response above!

Many thanks,
A.
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tothpa Premium
Hi Robert,
I walked through almost all of your great trainings, and I find these very usefull and understandable. Thank you!

Please let me ask a question: I understand that the long tail keywords tend to have low competition, but how can I monetize my site if I target long tail and low search volume KWs?

thank you in advance
Peter
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boomergp08 Premium
Easy. Most long tail keywords are the questions people type into a search engine.

how to lose weight without exercising
what is the easiest way to build a website
where to buy Star Trek collectibles
what is the best vegetable juicer
does hemp oil really work
how to relieve stress with music

Each one of those keywords above you could create website content around and then affiliate with companies that sell products that would help to answer those questions.
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tothpa Premium
Thank you the answer.
I'm a newbie here, so sorry if I ask dumb questions :)

Just for my education, can we go forward with "what is the best vegetable juicer" example, please?
My calculation in this case here:

According to the WA kw tool It has 96 search volume and ~15 page competitors. (more than 50 and comp less then 300.)

Let say I choose this one and build a website targeting this kw and I affiliate with amazon (let say the best juicers is around an avg. $150 on amazon).

Let say I rank to 1st position in google and I have a 100% CTR from that and 100% conversion rate in amazon purchase, that equals 96x$150x6%(commission rate) = $864 per month right?
But obviously 100% CTR and conversions are impossible.

A more real example maybe (I don't have any experience):
17(traffic to my site from 96 searches) x 30%(end conversion) x $150 x 6%(comm rate) = $46 per month right?

Is my calculation right or I missed out something? or any thoughts?

Thanks in advance for the help
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boomergp08 Premium
But you wouldn't be promoting one juicer. You could promote the juicer, parts for the juicer, accessories for the juicer, other quality juicers, etc.

Plus you could also affiliate with other companies that would compliment the juicer like organic produce affiliates, herb affiliates and the like.

Just because you affiliate with Amazon or any other affiliate program most time doesn't mean you cannot affiliate with other programs too.

The best course of action is to not focus on how much you will make because in the beginning you will not earn a lot, but as time goes by and your website matures, you begin to make more money.

By focussing on the money aspect too soon in the process, you will lose sight of what is important, helping people and building trust. Without those two you will never make any money.
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tothpa Premium
Thanks again,
That's clear not to focus on revenue at the begining, however somehow I must build a long term strategy on some estimations of potential traffic, earnings etc.

So I welcome any advice from anyone (experienced) on how to build up a sensible long term strategy :)

thx
peter
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boomergp08 Premium
Your long term strategy should always be to just create conversational content on a consistent basis because it is your content that will grow your traffic and then your revenue. That is what we all do because Google will not rank you highly without it and you want high rankings to get more traffic.
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JeanneR Premium
Thanks so much for the input Robert!

I would like to make sure I've got this. As long as I have the chosen keyword in the post/article title and within the 1st paragraph, it does not have to be with-in the domain name to get ranked well?

Example: www.whatisthebestfreekeywordresearchtool.com
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boomergp08 Premium
No, not in the domain name. However by it being in the title it will be part of the URL and that is important.

So generally you want the keyword in the title, in the first paragraph, and that is it.
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JeanneR Premium
Thanks again Robert, you have been extremely helpful!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. It was my pleasure.
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DjodiHP Premium
Thank you, Robert, for the useful information and great training!

I am really a novice in internet marketing world so this training has given me much enlightenment in the way.
Nevertheless, there are several things that I still do not understand about the keyword things.

It turned out that "what is the best free keyword research tool" is the best keyword for us in above story.
1. How then can we use this best keyword to help us to get on the first page of search engine?
2. Does it mean that we have to mention each of those words repeatedly in our entire article / websites?
3. If the above keyword (which is also the longest) is the best; do people have to type the complete exact long keyword in the search engine so that our articles could come out?
Etc..................
These questions are just small part representing my blindness towards keyword and SEO things. I hope you understand how I still don't know a lot of things beyond those questions and I am ready to learn.

Thank youu! Waiting for your answer! :)
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boomergp08 Premium
The majority of the time a keyword is a group of words or in many cases a question. When a person searches Google for an answer they will most times ask a question. That question is a keyword.

Using my example, if someone was looking for the best keyword tool to use for their content project that is free, they would most likely type into Google search "what is the best free keyword research tool?"

Because this keyword has many words it is considered a "Long Tail" keyword. Long tail keywords make up over 70% of all keywords typed into Google. They also rank higher than shorter keywords for two reasons.

Reason one I just gave you, over 70% of all keywords used in Google. Reason two, they can contain multiple smaller keywords. This means that you can rank for the keyword as a whole and for other variations of the keyword. For example...

"what is the best free keyword research tool"
"what is the best keyword research tool"
"what is the best free keyword tool"
"what is the best keyword tool"
"the best free keyword research tool"
"the best keyword research tool"
"the best keyword research tool (to use)"
"best keyword research tool"
"what is (a) free keyword research tool"
"what is (a) keyword research tool (about)"
"(where) is the best keyword research tool"

Basically by using a long tail keyword you will get ranked based on that keyword as a whole and in part.

When using the keyword "what is the best free keyword research tool", all you need to do is mention the entire keyword in the page or post title, then one more time in the beginning paragraph, and you do not have to use the full keyword again.
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DjodiHP Premium
Thank you very much for the explanation! I gain much understanding right now.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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mytomorrow Premium
Dear Robert,

Thank you a lot for this great tutorial training, it helped me a lot.

and I want to know if I added some words to my main keyword and the result was a new long tail keyword with the same Search Volume, Article Power, and PPC Power but the QSR dropped to "0", is that a god thing or bad?

Should I use this new Long Tail Keyword or I should not. As some member said that keywords with "0" competition will have difficulty in ranking.
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boomergp08 Premium
On the contrary, the lower the QSR the better. So if the QSR is 0, then definitely use it.
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mytomorrow Premium
Thank you very much Robert for your help, God bless you and have a nice day!

Ahmed
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TheMulcahys Premium
Hi Robert,

Thanks for this excellent training. I was finding keywords a little difficult but this training has sorted them out a lot for me.

I have to thank @FHagstrom for recommending this me in the Live Chat. Second time he has been my knight in shining armour.

Now going to check out your other training.

Jules
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Evacapri Premium
This is very helpful. I do have a question. If you choose to go with what is the best free research tool, which has great numbers, how would you write an article using that phrase? For example-I use YOAST so if i choose a long tail keyword as you described how would I incorporate that into my writing for it to make sense?
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boomergp08 Premium
It could be the title of your post and then you would write your post by answering that question. It is no more complicated then that.
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Evacapri Premium
But wouldn't you have to repeat "what is the best free research tool" a few times throughout your post?
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boomergp08 Premium
You only need to repeat it once, unless your post is like 2,000 words long, then you could repeat it one more time near the end. But Google doesn't need to see a keyword repeated more than twice to know what the keyword is. Repeating it any more than that will actually harm your rankings.

Don't go by the outdated keyword density "green light" requirement of Yoast. Keyword density is old and outdated SEO. Google and the other search engines do not require it.

I would just use the long tail as the page or post title, repeat it again in the first paragraph, and if you are writing a long post of close to 2000 words, repeat it again near the end. That is all that is needed.
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Takatomo Premium
Excellent, excellent training as always Robert.

I started using Jaaxy immediately after I became Premium, but stopped the subscription after a couple months. On Jaaxy I had been looking at only those three metrics and they are available in Keyword Tool. So, I realized, why am I even paying for it, right?

I might still use Jaaxy in the future, but KT is good enough.
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boomergp08 Premium
I feel the same way and I have been using the WA keyword tool exclusively, because like you, all I care about are the 3 sets of numbers.

Being the WA keyword tool and Jaaxy are programmed the same way to search for the QSR of keywords, it just makes sense to use the free keyword tool if that is all you want out of keyword research. If you want more, then yes, use Jaaxy.
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