Keyword Research Tools That Work
Building an Online Income through Writing:
As mentioned in previous posts, there are a multitude of ways to earn passive income online – many of which involve some writing – some good, relevant writing. Gone are the days of just building sites with poor content using keyword domain names. Back around 2001-2004, or so, that was the norm, but now, Google has changed the rules of the game. Now, you have to write good relevant content that is interspersed with good keywords throughout the article.
Now, if you are not a strong writer, or you need to hone up on your writing skills, there are many books available on this subject. Bloggers and content writers also need to choose their niche and writing style. But, no matter what your writing style, or what your topic or niche is about, one thing you must do to increase your chances of building an effective blog or an online business is to implement some basic Search Engine Optimization techniques to build “natural” traffic using keyword research.
The Importance of SEO & Keyword Research:
What is keyword research? It is research done prior to building or writing any information about a specific topic or niche and using the identified keywords in your writing. This research is the basic tool used in SEO – Search Engine Optimization. Utilizing keyword research is a very important part of writing and building valuable content for a blog, a product review, or articles that you may wish to sell because the key words will increase the natural traffic to your site or your customer’s sites.
Although there is a free tool called Google KeyWord Research Tool, it does have its drawbacks. One one hand, yes, this tool is free, but you must log into Google, create an Adwords account, and then, you can use their tool. On the other hand, just remember, it is a Google tool, and know that it may not reflect accurate statistics because it is their goal to sell you advertising. Therefore, it may not be a good tool to identify “low hanging fruit,” keywords that are being searched but with lower traffic than say, higher profiting, keywords.
In addition to the free Google KeyWord Research Tool, there are also programs that you can purchase to help with keyword research. One of the most effective tools available today is Jaaxy. This is the keyword search tool that I use, and here’s my review of Jaaxy Pro.
Jaaxy was created by the founders of Wealthy Affiliate, an educational forum that helps people learn how to go about creating and building effective blog sites. Click here for more information on Wealthy Affiliate.
Jaaxy is a very simple tool that provides valuable information such as which key words have the lowest competition, hence “low hanging fruit,” which should rank well, and which should build natural traffic to your site to avoid paying hundreds if not thousands of dollars on ads and other traffic building efforts. It is a membership cloud-based program, so there is nothing to download, install, or update. It is a very good tool to use for long-term SEO techniques, and it is reasonably priced. They also offer a free use period which allows you to test it out and get your first 30 searches done for free!
Try it here for free:
Here’s how Jaaxy works:
Say, for example, you want to write an article or post about kids sneakers. Ok, let’s type “kids sneakers” into Jaaxy’s keyword search box. Voila! In an instant, Jaaxy came up with 28 “green light” keywords that can be used to write an article and capture natural traffic using specific keywords that have low competition.
As you can see in the pic, there are column headings above the results. Here’s the breakdown:
- Avg – The average number of searches that the keyword receives each month.
- Traffic – The traffic you will receive each month if you achieve first page ranking in the Search Engines.
- QSR – Quoted Search Results: the number of competing websites ranked in Google for this exact keyword.
- KQI – Keyword Quality Indicator: Green is GREAT! Yellow is OK, and Red is Poor.
- SEO – A score based on traffic and competition. The higher the score, the more likely you will rank for this keyword on the first page.
- Domains – The availability of domains related to these keywords.
As you can see in this screen shot, there are twenty-eight (28) green KQI keywords listed, and two more which are yellow (my apologies, some were cut off in the pic!). Many SEO scores are in the 90’s, and the average monthly traffic is pretty healthy. So, while on one hand, I just gave you some very good keywords for free, I have also just shown you how powerful Jaaxy really is!
Let’s try another. Let’s try going really “broad,” so I can then show you how to drill down. Ok, “bandaids.” Yes, I said bandaids… Here’s the screen shot for just a generic word such as “Bandaids.”
Ok, now, if I scroll down to “band aid brands,” I see that there are, on average, 160 searches per month and it has an SEO score of 94. So, let’s drill down a bit more by clicking on that link to see what turns up.
Ok, we have some winners! Look at the numbers!
“Band Aid Bandages” is being searched an average of 915 times per month! …Unfortunately, …for me, I keep giving away some really good keywords that can build your traffic… But, all that aside, these examples show how Jaaxy can find extremely valuable keywords in a matter of seconds – words that will capture natural traffic and build your passive income for years to come! This is how to make money online and why many people are turning to the web to earn passive income and build wealth. These examples are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
In short, Jaaxy is a very powerful platform, and using Jaaxy along with Wealthy Affiliate, you can build an online business that can provide for a very good income over time. You write your article once, but that article now has the ability to pull natural traffic every month over time. Imaging that? This is how writers and affiliate marketers earn passive income and build wealth.
Jaaxy has three Price Plans that can fit your budget:
- Jaaxy Starter – Free Trial
- Jaaxy Pro – $19 Monthly / $199 Annually
- Jaaxy Enterprise – (Current Special) $49 Monthly – $499 Annually
Jaaxy also has some very useful features. Some include the ability to save your search history, and you can save your preferred keywords to lists that you create. These features come in very handy when comparing keywords and using them while you’re writing. So, the bottom line? Jaaxy Pro is a 10 out of 10! I love it – I use it – and you can try it for FREE!
If you have any comments, or would like to ask any questions at all, please feel free to comment below. I look forward to hearing from you.