When it comes to hunting for killer keywords to rank for, the name of the game is ‘low competition, high traffic keywords’. Because one thing’s for sure, learning how to find high ranking keywords is one thing, actually being able to rank for and target high traffic keywords is another.
And if you’re lucky enough, you’ve found the perfect tool that gives you a list of the best keyword phrases to go after. Minimum of 3-5 words & sometimes a full phrased question are the highest converting.
How to Find High Ranking Keywords
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Don’t worry I’ll show you my favorite keyword tool that makes all this child’s play and explain why I found it to be the best out of all the other software platforms out there.
What you are really ultimately aiming for, is to rank highly for many long tail keywords (phrases or questions) that get decent traffic (searches), phrases that get searched at least 50 times per month AND do not have too many other websites vying to be ranked for the same words. So how do we know? This is where the keyword tool comes into play.
Target High Ranking Keywords for Traffic
In essence, the keywords (or phrase) that get the most traffic for a particular topic, meaning that they are being searched for the most in Google & Bing. You want to be on the first page of the search results page (SERPs) for your keyword.
But this doesn’t necessarily mean you can rank on the first page just because you find the best (high traffic) keywords. The trick to the SEO trade is to find the keywords that have the most traffic with the least amount of competition. In other words, the low hanging fruit. Low competition can be categorized as the least amount of pages that have been indexed for that particular keyword phrase.
Find Long Tail Keywords
Now the secret sauce. If you can be super specific with your targeting, your keyword phrase will be the most relevant search result, and thus get the click. It helps to add something engaging to the keyword. Long tail means more than 4 or more keywords.
For example, if the target keyword phrase is ‘getting indexed in Google’ then it might look something like this; ‘getting indexed in google – the fastest way’. You want to create the title of your page/post exactly the way people are typing the search phrase into the search engine.
The best Keyword Tool – Jaaxy
This keyword tool is preferred by all the top online marketers and has quite the buzz, you’ll see why now. It’s ease of use and user friendly interface, plus the most important thing off the precise results that it gives you. And it’s fun!
Let’s continue with my example of ‘getting indexed in Google’.
Now here we see that our phrase has ‘0’ zero searches because it doesn’t really get searched that way and the word ‘get’ rather than ‘getting’ is what people are typing in to the search bar.
There three main components to look out for when trying this on your own are:
- Avg column (The average number of searches that keyword receives per month).
- Traffic column (Visits to your website if you reach 1st page rankings in the search engines)
- QSR column (Important: Quoted Search Result – the number of competing pages ranked in Google for this exact keyword).
These other indicators are also offered for quick identification of a keywords general outlook:
– KQI column (Quality Keyword Indicator, green=great, yellow=ok, red=poor) Self explanatory.
If you see ‘Great’ in the KQI), it means it’s worth creating content for that keyword.
– SEO column (The score based on traffic & competition, the high the score the more likely you are to rank on the 1st page, scale of 0-100, the higher the better.
Choosing the Best Keyword to Rank For
So from here it is just a quick process of elimination. Sort out which has the highest rank with the lowest competition.
The minimum guideline for choosing a keyword phrase to write content about is:
Atleast 30 Avg searches per month and less than 100 QSR.
The keywords generated should make sense as far as being a phrase. So from the example above, the best choice would be either: how to get your website indexed in google -or- how to get indexed in google
Now It’s Your Turn…
Give it a try for free. Type in any keywords below for the niche you’re in:
you’ll now be able to find the most relevant topics that get the most searches. This is the most sure fire way to dominate your competition by being in the know about which keywords will yield your site the best results with the least amount of effort.
The main take-away, go after the low hanging fruit…low QSR and decent traffic, and you can’t go wrong.
Hopefully you gained much from this and I’ve brought some clarity to your keyword research activities. I do all my keyword searches using Jaaxy and it has made all the difference in the world.
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Leave a comment if you enjoyed this mini lesson or if something was not clear. Okay enough, time to go and try Jaaxy:)