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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sinadks Premium
OMG...that was super, super easy. This is exactly what I've been looking for, for literally years!! Thank you so much Kyle!

BTW.. is that a Canadian accent I hear??
The give away is the PRO.cess.... whereas we down here say PRA.cess...lol... no worries love it anyway.
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Ryan0909 Premium
Yes Kyle is based out of Canada!
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I love listening to him talk. : ) I'm glad to hear things are running smoothly so far!
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Hello Friends
I have create an account to start learning. I want to know how to make a living with click bank as i have watched the video of vickeyvidegla. I am from Mauritius island and my Language is NOT English. I speak talk understand write English only 75 %
and i am a slow learner. My question is how to start make $100 per day with Google or any other platform social media ?

I do not know how to add my photo here.
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exgrosteve Premium
Hi, to add a photo, click on the circle where your image should appear and go to profile. There you will see how to add an image. With clickbank, etc, all the info you need to get started is in the training. Ask questions, send me a message anytime. Your English is great! Good luck
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GarryJam Premium
I am an English language teacher and I think you are doing a fine job of communicating in English.
First, go through the training and get your website set up and indexed.

Creat 10 or more posts/articles.

Then go to an affiliate program outside WA and use their software to insert links.

When a visitor clicks your redirecting link and then buys something, you earn a commission.
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DmitriBabich Premium
Hi everyone,
I enjoying the training, thank you WA for such an in depth training!
I have a question about putting links into my written content, obviously I am going to have links in the content, but is there a guide as to how often I should or could do it? Does it affect google ranking in anyway?

I am asking as obviously these will be mostly affiliate links and i know how google and other platforms dont really like them.
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GarryJam Premium
There certainly is and it will come up shortly. Too many links get noticed. And I'm not sure about what google thinks about affiliate links. what gave you the impression they weren't liked?

If, on the other hand, you are promoting product your links won't have anything to do with WA.

Yes, the training is good and I have been enjoying it also.
All the best,
Garry.
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DmitriBabich Premium
Dear Garry,
Thank you very much for your answer.
What do you mean when you say that "too many links get noticed"?
Thanks
Dmitri
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GarryJam Premium
You'll get kicked to the curb by Google
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it is recommended that you only have 1 affiliate link for every 500 written words. It is fine to have other links as well, both to your own posts and to external sites.
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kimc365 Premium
Question on this lesson 9 - Understanding Keywords, The Star of Your Content

Hello Kyle, thanks for the lesson.
On your Jaaxy dashboard, once you type the 'key word' and search, you get results on AVG, Traffic, QSR, SEO - all the data are listed.
But on my Jaaxy dashboard, once entered the key word, the results are not opened, unless I open manually one by one (QSR,SEO, etc) - see the attached figure.
What can I do to have all the data opened ?
Thank you
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michaelw777 Premium
I don't think you can open all the data. But, I am not sure? But, if you want to try with this? I hope this helps? Try Alphabet Soup; if you want to? If that doesn't work. You may have to open each Keyword separately. I am not sure? But, hope this helps?
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mikebeatty Premium
Click "get QSR" under the KQI column
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michaelw777 Premium
Everything looks Great here. But, if anyone has any further questions? Don't be afraid to ask.
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kimc365 Premium
Thanks Michael,
I have tried with alphabet soup, I got the same result.
I have to open each keyword separately.
Regards
Charles
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kimc365 Premium
Thank you, this is manual. I have to do it for every keyword
Charles
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michaelw777 Premium
Well, if everyone is happy? Cool. If anyone has a question? Don't be afraid to ask.
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GarryJam Premium
Click on all of them. I'm certain your finger can manage and each click is free. Get QSR, get QSR.

Sorry, I'm being stupid as usual. It gets me into trouble sometimes.
I'm sure you have sorted it all out by now.
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I dont understand this site
How can I be making money on it?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - we are given the Lite version of Jaaxy, which means you have to click to see the results. You would have to pay extra for an upgraded version which does this automatically.
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GarryJam Premium
There is a lot of preparation to be done first...

Then you write about something and recommend a product with a link.

If a visitor clicks your link and then buys something, you get a commission.

The estimated time it takes to get to that point is 3 months minimum if you work hard. There is a lot to learn. You need passion commitment and some money to survive on till you get there.

If God put it on your heart to do this, ask Him for help, you'll be surprised.
All the best,
Garry.
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kimc365 Premium
Ok, I see now. Thanks a lot
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vaporwix Premium
I am having a very difficult time with Wealthy Affiliate training. I am at step 7-About me page. and I am experiencing major writer's block because my niche is Pet Care but I don't know to write. I cannot write about a product that I don't yet know what it is. Pet Care is a very broad subject and I can't write about pet health and then sell a pet toy. I can't write about dog food and then try to sell a dog house. If I were trying to sell a complete site with all of the pet products or at least a few, I could generalize my about page. I had the same problem with the title and description of my site. I just left the description blank because I don't have a product yet. How is this possible without knowing what you are going to be selling?

I am about done! I cannot handle the frustration!
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chender684 Premium
Your about me page is about you. Write about you.
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suzieq Premium
Hi Wendy,
OK, take a breath. It's ok. This is what the training is for.
Why did you pick pet care? Is it because you love pets and want to share advice and products that would benefit the owners?
What I recommend is giving yourself a narrower focus to start. Concentrate on a smaller sub-niche, like senior dog health. Start writing about what senior dogs struggle with, and then you'll find products that can relieve those symptoms. Like supportive beds, senior dog food, etc. You'll find that you will attract more traffic with a narrower niche to start.
You can begin to expand with other pets and such later on when your site is more established. You have lots of space to expand with "pet care".
As for your "about me" page, talk a little about yourself and what led you to pick this topic. Do you have any pet stories you can share?
It doesn't have to be long. Just an introduction so your visitors know you're a real person.
I hope this helps. Message me if you need more help.
Cheers,
Suzanne
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psalisbury1 Premium
Hi Wendy, take it easy. You can do this. Important to remember that . If you are passionate about Pet Care writing will fall into place naturally. You are to provide helpful information on your website about Pet Care. Do not worry about the products right now. We want to get your website ranked with Google, and you will do that by writing naturally about your passion, taking care of pets. YOU CAN DO THIS...

Phil
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vaporwix Premium
I am not that intersting
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vaporwix Premium
Thank you Suzanne. Your insight does help.
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vaporwix Premium
Thank you Phil.
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AnisChity Premium
Is the niche you choose something that interests you? If not you should rethink it.
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