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.

First Off, WHAT IS A KEYWORD?

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 Jaaxy.com

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.


Go Premium and Get Jaaxy Lite (& Unlimited Searches)!

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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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JeffWLewis Premium
Awesome! Level 1 - Getting started completed! (Again, lol)

One of the hardest things to handle is patience when starting over. Knowing that it is going to take time for any new website to really take off is a tough one, but there is no way around it.

It sure is great to be back!
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michaelw777 Premium
That is great for you: But, if you have any questions? Please do ask? If you have a question? Please ask?
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i totally agree with you.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Yea it takes time and patience.
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Piedpiper76 Premium
ok I hate that I'm one of those ppl that can't seem to figure out what niche they should choose but here I am. I originally had a niche picked out but once I got further into the training I realized that the niche I chose wasn't gonna be a feasible choice. I've already wrote my about me post on my website as it relates to my original niche so Im gonna have to go erase that and I've basically stopped going forward in my training until I can figure out what my niche is gonna be. Feeling very stuck. Need help
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi there,

A Niche should be specific, evergreen, profitable, a solution to a problem, and most importantly a passion you can live for.

What is it you are so passionate about? Something that you can turn into a lot of content that will fill your website with and attract visitors to your site.

Specific: Who is your targeted segment? Who will benefit from your site? Gender, age, occupation, etc.

Evergreen: it has an everlasting appeal to your audience/target market.

Profitable: this one is pretty self-explanatory.

A solution to a problem: You'd like to make sure your site can help your audience to address their problems.

Lastly, yes passion. Why? Because we will write a lot of content. It should be much easier when it starts with passion.

Probably these blog posts writen by Kyle and other WA members would spark an idea for you to choose your niche: To see if you can promote products or service in your chosen niche, try Kyle's trick by Googling: Your niche + affiliate programs.

All the best,
Ferra
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Don't worry, you can delete your website and start again.
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I’m not really stuck on a niches. I just found more interest in the boot camp. Any advice on if this a good direction to go in Without expertise also is there any one else who took this route and how are you finding it so far.
For me tho I hope to learn and tech to other like me as that Is what I have been searching for until now any advice welcomed thank you.
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EmakAmelia Premium
If you are following the Bootcamp Training (Make Money Online/MMO Niche), then realistically, it will take about 400 posts to really make a serious amount of income from it. If you are publishing 2-3 posts per week, then you can expect to start appearing on Page 1 of Google around months 3-6. This can vary of course based on your keyword research and your content quality etc.
The MMO niche is very competitive so you may want to choose the OEC training, your choice. It will generally take 3-6 months before you see any real ranking/income though. It takes a lot of continuous hard work to get there either way.
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MruGwilliam Premium
Must you sell stuffs(like from Amazon ect) before you can make money online?

It's possible for you to make money online by just creating a website that people can get informations(solutions) about their problems. Problems like" how do I make money online then" then you are been paid as a result of them visiting your site.

Pls, I really need an explanation on this.
Thanks for the help.
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JosephRebisz Premium
There are many companies out there to promote products for. That would be the OEC side of it. If you want to promote affiliate marketing, that would be the MMO niche, which is much more competitive. You may want to start with the OEC side and choose your own niche to promote products from other companies.
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Matambo Premium
I don’t think you can be paid for people just visiting your site
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JosephRebisz Premium
You can, but not until you get farther in training where you can add affiliate links to you website to sell other company's products. That's in level 3 of training.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - its possible to make money by using programs such as Google AdSense, where you get paid if people click on the ads on your site, but you would need a huge amount of visitors to make a decent income, and brand new sites are not accepted anyway.
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zeta3 Premium
yes it is called Biz op go to the training that says bootcamp.
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Hi All. I've just joined your community and just want to say hi. I am starting with the ffree account because I was not sure what this is all about but from my initial impression, it looks like something I would want to get into. Hope to talk to you more in the future.
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MisterWailor Premium
You will find out when you go through the lessons.
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Casimir77 Premium
Hi Cecile,
Congratulations and Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
It does not matter where you start , the fact that you started is important, looking forward to your success.

Much Success
Marilyn
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thanks
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EmakAmelia Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. 🙂👋

WA is a platform that offers training for building a website for affiliate marketing.

The community here is very helpful. The support system is pretty awesome. We are happy to have you here with us.

I hope you enjoy the training. Watch the videos and do the tasks given. Give a check mark when you're done and click Next to get to the next lesson.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can address it in the discussion forum under each lesson or ask it in the Live chat.

Also, if you want to know how to navigate the platform, you can do so by clicking your profile picture and then click System Tour.

Wish you all the best.

Ferra
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Sure have a good start
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