You have likely heard the term "keyword research". This is the act of finding keyword phrases that are relevant to your niche and deciding whether or not it is appropriate to build content around that particular keyword.

Keywords are going to be the “root” of all your SEO success.


A keyword is simply a word or phrase that people search for in the search engines. Every time you do a google search you are entering a "keyword" into the search box.

For example, here is an example search I did in Google.

This is a keyword. I searched for something that I was looking for and Google is going to provide me with the most relevant results (see below).

When I click on one of these results, I am taken to a website that has been "ranked" in Google. If I purchase something from that page or click an ad, that website owner will make money as a result.

With your SEO and your keyword research efforts, your goal is going to be to building a list of relevant keywords to your niche, and then working to rank them in Google just like this.

There are literally MILLIONS of keywords in every niche, leading to incredible potential. And by being a member at Wealthy Affiliate and what you are going to learn here about proper "ranking techniques", you are going to have the competitive edge over your competition.

In this lesson you are going to be tasked to come up with a few "keywords" relevant to your website and your niche.

Each Post You Create Will Be Targeting a Keyword...

Moving forward, you are going to be building content on your website. Each page of content that you create will target a brand new keyword (and we will be showing you how).

This means that every page/post will have the opportunity to rank under that given keyword in Google and lead to you getting traffic.

100 posts = 100 target keywords = 100+ potential Google rankings.

This can and will lead to mass amounts of traffic and those that follow along with this training are going to see their traffic continue to go up with every "keyword targeted" page or post that they create on their website.

Remember, Google and other search engines exist because of CONTENT and if you can deliver quality content (that targets low competition keywords), you will be able to get great rankings!

I have created a video walk-through of this lesson called "Keyword Mastery - Keywords are the Foundation of Your Success"and I suggest you watch on keyword mastery. It is going to increase your comfort level with keywords by 100 fold!


Task 1: Perform 5 different searches using

Your next task is going to be performing 5 searches relevant to your niche using the Jaaxy Keyword Tool.

There is a quick search feature available to you right within the Jaaxy menu. You simply click on the menu and it will pop up the submenu, with the search available right within it.

You can see I have entered "increase vertical jump" into the search (as shown below).

My suggestion is to start broad with a few of your searches (ie. two or three word searches). For example if your niche was "basketball skills & drills", you might want to start with the search terms:

  • basketball drills
  • basketball skills
  • increase vertical jump
  • dribbling drills
  • etc

After performing the search, you will simply want to click the "magnifying glass" icon or press enter on your keyboard.

Here are how the search results look for the "increase vertical jump" search.

As you can see there are several columns of "keyword data". These are all very important when it comes to choosing keywords that are going to be useful to you.

  • Keyword. This is the search phrase that the data to the right of it is representing.
  • Avg. This is the overall monthly traffic this search term gets, globally.
  • Traffic. This is the estimated amount of traffic you will get if you rank on the first page of Google under this term.
  • QSR. Known as Quoted Search Results, this is the exact number of results in Google that you are competing with under this search phrase. In other words, this is how much competition you have.
  • KQI (Keyword Quality Indicator)

If you do a search and you don't see the full data, you simply need to click the "Get QSR" link and it will fetch the data for you. You will see that if that particular keyword has never been searched before.

Next, I want to discuss how to "choose" appropriate keywords for your content. This is critical in terms of getting ranked in Google and being the most efficient with your time. Don't worry though, it isn't all that complex. :)

The Rules of a Quality Keyword

There are a few rules that you need to follow

Rule #1: More than 30 monthly searches. You want your far left "Avg" column to ideally be greater than 30. Sometimes it is OK to go with a search volume less than this, but over 30 searches per month is ideal.

Rule #2: Less than 100 QSR (Competition). You want to keep your competition below 100 pages in Google, the lower the better though obviously. You will likely come across many terms with less than 100 QSR when doing your research, and that is even better!

As you progress with your website, under 200 is perfectly fine as you will be gaining more authority and better ranks in search engines.

Rule #3: Keyword must make sense. This is critically important. If the keyword doesn't make grammatical sense, don't use it. Do another search on the keyword that makes sense as that will likely give you different data and that is the data you want to measure.

An example of this is "best tips lose belly fat" which doesn't make grammatical sense (it is missing the "to"). I would do another search on this but this time "best tips to lose belly fat".

Do this exact process within your niche to come up with 5 Keywords. If you have any questions about the keyword research proces, please leave them in the comments below. :)

Important Note: As a Premium member here you not only get access UNLIMITED keyword searches using Jaaxy, you get many more features that are available within Jaaxy. These include more SiteRank scans, faster results, domain search affiliate program search and much more. Jaaxy Lite is 100% Included when you upgrade to Premium.

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2. Perform at Least 5 Searches Using Jaaxy (do as many as you want though)
3. Find 5 Keywords that meet the keyword criteria (related to niche, 30 avg searches, less than 100 competition)

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¡Hola, Juan!
Para ayudarte un poco mejor, ¿podrías entrar como administrador a tu página de wordpress? Para eso busca el menú de "Websites" a tu izquierda, abajo de tu foto de perfil, luego puedes ver del lado derecho un espacio titulado "My Recent Websites", ahí puedes iniciar sesión en tu sitio web como administrador.
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Nice to meet you. Is your name Susan or is that your mom's account? Do you need help with anything?
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I joined a short time ago this afternoon. I am happy to be here. I am looking forward to learning this process. Over the years, I have gotten bits and pieces of information on how to become an affiliate, however, the previous experiences were not at all like what I am experiencing today.
Welcome! I also just started today. Excited for what's to come!
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Welcome. I just started yesterday myself. Good luck with everything, and I hope you receive more and more valuable to information contributing to your success.
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Hi Everyone, just run the first presentaions and a couple of question came to mind (apologies for my ignorance!):
1. If I am UK located, would the affiliations be geograpically targetting to the customers's locations (US, Canada, or anywhere in the world)? Presumably the Affilated Businesses may have alternatives for platform delivery
2. When choosing a niche, should the blog target one single language (English vs French vs Spanish) ?
Cheers :)
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In theory, you can run your business anywhere in the world. you aren't selling to a person with affiliate marketing another site sells a product or service and pays you a commission. Saying that some sites as far as I am aware do restrict what countries they will sell to.

Thanks Castle for your reply :) Should these selling area restrictions be checked as I link the affiliate business? Thanks again
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Can anybody tell me what the % is on promoting W.A? That's if I was to choose to do that don't know yet oh my a lot of stuff to do. I didn't know that about myself but I get overwhelmed Quick I can see this journey is not only teaching me how to do online business but it's giving me a lesson about myself. You see I talk to much also
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Hey Edward - the details of the affilaite scheme are under the dollar symbol - then program details.
this details the affilaite fees you are entitled to if you persuade people to sign up.
with the monthly fee at $49 and the affilaite fee at $23.50 it is about 48%
and for the first month of $19 where you get $8 it is 42%
for the yearly at $495 and the aff fee at $345 it is about 48%
if you ar enew to this method of marketing then i would suggest going through hte oec and choosing a topic you know and like - the make oney online niche is very tough and you maybe working for 12-24 months before you break into it.....
and you will need to be writing a lot of content on the if you are unsure or don't know it then there will be a lot of research....
good luck
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About 12% of starters go Premium.
TawnyG Premium
I think is stated is a video that it is 50%, but not sure if I am accurate on that amount.
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Every niche are successful depend on your capability to carry on with it on a long run, that's why is better you stick to your passion. and secondly can you think of a sub niche?