How to find the best keywords for my website?
Excellent question and easy to understand using a few simple techniques.
If you own a website or online business, it’s imperative that you understand how to find the right keywords for your website.
This will make the difference in getting your articles ranked on the first page of Google versus having your posts never see the light of day.
Today I’ll show you two great techniques that I use to target every post that I write.
These techniques will help you..
- Improve your website rankings.
- Brainstorm for content ideas.
- Choose the right keywords to rank super-fast.
First Things First: Keyword Competition
You need to understand what’s called low-competition keywords when writing posts and pages.
If your keywords are too competitive, you’ll never see natural rankings in search engines.
But if your keywords are low competition with a decent number of monthly searches, you’ll find it very easy to rank content and the traffic will begin to accumulate.
Assuming that you provide quality content to your customers.
As you produce more quality content based on low competition keywords, the traffic will begin to flow right away and grow with time.
I currently get over 90% of my traffic from organic searches, so I can confidently tell you that this technique works.
We also want to find relevant keywords that are being searched on a daily basis by internet users that are interested in whatever topic/product you are writing about.
I use two techniques to find all my keywords, first one is the “Alphabet Soup Technique” and the second is a
keyword tool I use called Jaaxy.
Click Below to See the Demonstration Video on How to Use these Techniques!
Both of these tools and techniques allow me to find low competition keywords that rank quickly.
So without any further ado, let’s begin.
How To Find The Best Keywords For My Website:
So what is this Alphabet Soup Technique you may be asking.
Well, it’s a simple technique that you can use with a little help from Google.
Actually, we’ll be using the Google Instant feature that occurs automatically when searching for anything using the Google Search Bar.
Have you noticed that when you place a subject or question in Google search, that Google automatically populates your search menu with similar or related searches that you’re looking for?
For example, I type in “lose body fat” into the Google’s search bar.
Google Instant will automatically populate my search with the top search results that are similar to my keyword or keyword phrase. Like this below.
Snag Keyword Phrases with Google Instant:
The way the Alphabet Soup Technique works is by..
1.) Take your blog post topic or keywords that you would like to investigate, and put it into the Google search bar.
2.) Then add the letters of the alphabet, one at a time, and see what is actively being searched for on Google.
I can also add a letter and go through the alphabet at the beginning of my keywords to see what Google Instant comes up with.
Or I can use a question at the beginning of my keyword phrase starting with..
- or Where
Then I will see a whole new series of keyword phrases that I can potentially use as keywords for my next post on my website.
Let’s take a look at this short video to get a better idea on how you can implement this strategy.
You can see this is a very easy way to come up with relevant keyword phrases that are being searched on a regular basis.
The next task is to find the Competition for those keyword phrases.
The only tool I use for this is called Jaaxy, it has a ton of great features for those who want to…
- Pursue Internet Marketing
- Build Their Own Blog
- Find Affiliate Programs
- Search for Domain Names
- or Check Website Rankings
But today, we’ll just take a look at a couple of the keyword phrases that are similar to “lose body fat” to keep things nice and simple.
What I Use to do Keyword Research – Hello Jaaxy!!
Now Jaaxy offer new users a 30 free Jaaxy Searches as well as a paid service.
They offer 30 free searches that you can use to check out keyword competition, site rankings, or whatever you like.
If you’re new to my site and don’t know me very well, you should know that I only recommend products that I really believe in, products that are beneficial to people.
And Jaaxy is definitely one of those products that has a ton of value if you’re in any type of online business like;
- affiliate marketing
- content creation for websites
- building sales pages etc.
So let’s go forward and get an inside look at Jaaxy and take our keyword phrase “Lose Body Fat” along with a few other search terms that I found using the Alphabet Soup Technique, and see if these terms would be good keyword phrases to target in a blog post.
You can see that it’s easy to take these two techniques and find really great keywords that are low in competition and get a decent amount of monthly searches.
What’s Next – Quality Content!
Once you have your keyword phrase picked out, you really want to focus on the quality of your content.
You want to use your keyword phrase in the following locations: your title, your URL, and at least one paragraph header (H1, H2, or H3).
Then write quality content that is based on the needs of your blog or website visitors.
If you can place the keyword phrase so that it sounds natural within your post content, great.
If not, don’t worry about it. The key is to write quality content that will benefit your website audience.
You will also want to add your phrase (again, if it fits naturally) within the last 150 characters of your last sentence/closing statement.
You can also put your keyword phrase within your Alternative Text of your photos if it fits naturally with the description of the photo.
Alternative Text is meant to be a description of your photos/graphs/screenshots to benefit those visually impaired.
Learn How to Find The Best Keywords and More in Our Free Targeted Traffic eBook:
Conclusion on Finding Awesome Keywords for Your Site:
The Alphabet Soup Technique combined with Jaaxy really do an amazing job to help you locate keyword phrases that are easy to rank.
If you are randomly choosing your keywords, you will be in for a major disappointment to realize that most of your content will never rank.
Your time and effort creating beautiful content is valuable. Make sure that your content ranks well so that your audience will get the benefit of reading it.
Incorporate these two techniques and watch your site, posts, and pages move up in the search engine rankings within no time.
You can read all about Jaaxy right here.
The Alphabet Soup Technique and Jaaxy Keyword Tool have helped me learn how to find the best keywords for my website, plus come up with lots of cool content ideas.
I really hope you take what you’ve learned here today and apply these two technique to achieve higher natural rankings for your websites, posts, and pages.
If you have any questions on how to find the best keywords for your website, please just leave me a comment below and I’ll get right back to you right away.
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Thanks for this info!!
Jamie Rockers says
I have started blogging myself. I am trying to find out the basic problems that my blog is having and looking for solutions. Also, I’m searching for some basic things like themes and other stuff.
I have read your whole article, I am looking forward to getting a positive result after performing this myself.
Can you suggest me any basic idea that I might need in the future as a new blogger?
Nice to hear from you. I’d go with our Free Targeted Traffic eBook along with our free internet marketing eCourse and you’ll have all the resources you need.
I imagine you have the mindset for success, the next important aspect is training.
Do you know how to implement white hat SEO techniques to acieve long term success for your blog?
These are the important things to realize. Also, as you target low competition niche based keywords, are you creating funnels to help lead them down the buying process?
I’ve seen too many people go at blogging only to create 1,000’s of hours of work with nothing to show for it. Don’t do the same thing.
I’ve had this site for 3 years now, it’s on auto pilot, I work from anywhere and it make full time income that continues to grow with time.
Let me know if you have any follow up questions Jamie and take care.
Blossom Smith says
Thanks for the info. I’m working on increasing my Google Ranking, anyway last I found your post, thanks a lot again, i have an doubt, what is seo friendly, www or non ?
My website is non www any problem for that ?
Seo friendly is a term that relates to how optimized your website is in search engines like Google.
The biggest thing is to provide quality content that helps your niche audience and is based on keyword research.
So I don’t want a ton of affiliate links on a post or to try to stuff keywords into the post. I never to use duplicate content or spun content in my opinion.
Good grammar, internal links to other resources on your site. If you have any doubts, get our Free Targeted Traffic eBook and you can use that like a guide to rank naturally and for free.
Anh Nguyen says
Awesome post on keyword research. You helped me clear a few things about how to find low-competitive keywords as well as how to write an article around it.
While I’ve learned most of these on Wealthy Affiliate, it’s refreshing to hear your take as well. 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the kind feedback. With this post I took information from Wealthy Affiliate that I learned while taking their bootcamp training and then I added a few points about placement from my personal experience and research.
I especially have found that making sure your keyword placement is not only in the title, url, heading, but in the first 156 characters of the first post is so important.
I don’t always like this because it somewhat inhibits natural creativity of content especially in the opening paragraph. This is where you want to grab your readers attention, especially in the search engine results page.
And so this sucks in one way, but is understandable when you consider search engines like Google are trying to categorize and match up keyword phrases with content.
Thanks for your feedback, but for SEO, ranking, support, practically everything internet marketing related can be found at WA. And make sure you take those Weekly Webinars, there so vital to start including into your weekly schedule from week 1.
Hi Todd, Let me start by saying that I really enjoyed this article. It was full of helpful information about how to find the best keywords for my websites and blogs.
It was also easy to follow. I like how you added the videos as a helpful tool as well. I do have a few questions that I may have missed within the article.
1. What exactly is organic traffic that you mentioned?
2. Do you find that using the phrases starting with who, what, where, when, get better ranking results?
3. What do you consider to be the best numbers for low competition and monthly searches?
Looking forward to hearing more from you!
Awesome Suzette, good to hear from you. Here’s the answers to your keyword questions.
1. Organic traffic is natural traffic that is ranked based on the content it provides by search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. When you search something on line, you always get the natural or organic results in the search engine results page (aka SERPS). The second top rankings that you sometimes see are paid ads through Google Adwords program/Bings Ads/etc.
2. Phrases that are searched with questions are awesome. If you look up at my menu, you’ll see I have a link dedicated to How To Posts that I’ve written about building websites, SEO, etc. Check out this post to see how I find keyword phrases.
And when you think about this, this makes sense. People go onto Google and type in questions all the time, so you who, what, why, how are great ways to start out your targeted keyword phrase.
3. On # of competing websites for my chosen keyword phrase, I try to stay below a QSR of 200. The lower it is the better. But you also should have at least a couple hundred people searching this per month. Or add up related keyword phrases using Jaaxy.
Hope that helps, if not, let me know.
I like this service Wealthy Affiliate that you are promoting. When i started using it for my site and saw that a lot of my posts were starting to be on page 2 and 3 of google, I knew that it was just a matter of time before I’d be ranking well.
Wealthy Affiliate is a service that I would recommend to anyone who wants to organically grow their site by to produce more targeted traffic to increase online sales, all white hat SEO level. Keep up the good work!
Perfectly stated JP and I’m glad to hear you’re getting good results using WA’s system. I had the same results myself and realized how powerful a program they offer., yet their classes are easy to follow.
The teach how to create relevant PPC campaigns that are effective at bring in more money to your site. And they never stop improving on their service.
Thanks again for your feedback and take care, best of luck to you and your online business.
I’ve been struggling to rank my content and I had no idea that you need to do keyword research to rank more quickly.
This post phrase.. how to find the best keywords is a good example of long tail keywords. The diagram you use gives a good understanding of how using long tail keywords makes it easier to rank content as well as find your targeted website audience.
I tried Jaaxy’s free membership and it works perfectly. How fast do you rank your content?
Thanks for your feedback on Jaaxy as well as this post. As for your question, it depends on the competition of the post.
Some posts take more time and effort to rank. The other day I finished a review that gets 3K searches per month and got it to rank in position 6 in 2 hours. Other times I have to get more comments and social shares to get it to improve to the first page of Google.
One post (you can verify with a Google search) where I targeted the phrase… Guide to Making Money Online got to position 36 and I couldn’t get it to improve. I continued to edit it and add to it to make it as compete of a guide as possible. Now it ranks in position 2 or 3 page one of Google and it’s been there for over a year now.
So it just depends. If you write quality content that helps people based on keyword research, you’ll do great and the rankings will come.
One other cool thing I use Jaaxy to find is my post rankings. This gives me feedback on how I’m doing as well if I need to update any posts or get more comments/social shares.
Hope that helps,
Your key word tutorial is very detailed, and I would recommend this to anyone to read it. There are very good tutorials in the wealthy affiliate program related to the keywords too. I personally like to use Jaaxy to find the proper keywords for my website, but I would like to recommend Wealthy affiliate keyword tool.
Thanks for your feedback, very cool. I think it’s great that Wealthy Affiliate has provided a free keyword tool. And this is what I used when I first took the stellar educational program offered by WA, but to be honest, I had a hard time ranking and really grasping the entire (keyword research) picture when it came to keyword research and writing targeted posts specifically for ranking content and converting online sales.
After I started using Jaaxy’s keyword research tool, I was able to find related keyword phrases and target my posts more efficiently. Jaaxy just has too many other important features I use daily for me to go back to WA’s free keyword tool.
I don’t want to spend time sifting through Google to find keyword competition, plus I love checking my post rankings with Jaaxy, as well as domain names.
Thanks again, cheers.
Fantastic article on how to find best keywords and additionally how to use them in your posts! Thank you so much for explaining this so clearly, it’s really helpful to understanding what kinds of keywords and what criteria to look for which can be really confusing. It’s great how you can use the alphabet soup technique and have some really good ideas right there.
Absolutely Maria, if you can stick to this method and then focus on quality content for your niche audience, you will naturally rank content and bring in the traffic.
This is one of the best aspects about having a solid training program to teach you the in’s and out’s as you build your online business.
Wow thank you so much for explaining the alphabet soup process in google particularly around using other words like what, how etc…
I’m really new at this website stuff and really struggle with trying to find the right keywords. Sometimes I find that my own slang language can sort of get in the way. Random phases that we say in our neck of the woods wouldn’t be what people would search…so am trying to double check this.
Will be bookmarking this site to help me on my journey
I’d really encourage you to check out Jaaxy, I buy the yearly pro membership and it costs me $15/mo. That’s pretty much nothing for a tool I use everyday for multiple purposes.
But as soon as I started using the the alphabet soup technique in combination with Jaaxy, I started getting results. And I’ve gotten dozens of new post ideas from Jaaxy’s brainstorming feature.
Sometimes I just go with it to help with my keyword selection.
Give Jaaxy a try with their 30 free searches for your next post and see how convenient it is to use.
As for your writing style, you want to write grammatically correct for the most part, Google likes good grammer. But it’s also fun to read someones personal style of communication, so don’t count out your originality.
This is great information! I admit I really struggle when it comes to finding the best keywords for my website. Somehow it just does not click for me!
I have used Jaaxy and will continue to include the Alphabet soup technique. I do struggle to get more organic traffic so that is a current focus of mine. Thank you for sharing these great tips!
You bet Llyssa, happy to help. I think you’re in the stage like most anyone who is new to online marketing, just continue with the training and I would really encourage you to try to watch one webinar per week in the live train videos section at Wealthy Affiliate.
As you continue to produce content and do more keyword research you’ll find that it gets much easier. Remember that before you choose a keyword phrase to search it on Google and see what already exists.
If there are many authoritative websites, you’re going to have a hard time ranking your content on the first page of Google. But if it’s blogs that you’re competing with you should have no problem getting your content to rank, and rank quickly. The key is low competition for your keywords. And Jaaxy can solve this problem.
Thanks for your feedback,
An absolute must read for anyone who creates online content. Really like how you’ve bolded specific key words such as “low competition keywords”. I didn’t actually understand Alphabet soup very well until I read your article and solely relied upon Jaaxy, however I think I may start using both together to make my research all the more powerful. Thanks for all the fantastic explanations yet again!
You are so welcome. I use these two techniques for every site I launch and every post I write and it really does make the difference. It’s like a crystal ball into what people are searching for in whatever niche your in.
I found this priceless advice from the training center Wealthy Affiliate, they have 1,000’s of hours of content that provides meaning full information that positively effects your online business.
If you’ve got an online business, regardless at what level, you can benefit from Wealthy Affiliate constantly updated training platform.
Just wanted to thank you for this great post on keywords. I have been blogging for a while and I really didn’t know how the process works to get rankings. I love the Alphabet Soup Technique and Jaaxy seems like a great tool.
I think I’ll go ahead and check out the free trial membership to Jaaxy. I have a few posts I need to write this week and want to check out my keyword competition.
Great stuff mate,
Your welcome and you should definitely give Jaaxy a try. I use it for every post I write and with the education I received from Wealthy Affiliate, I have learned how to rank content rather quickly when using Jaaxy.
Check out this post, How To SEO An Article, on the difference in using a tool like Jaaxy versus Google’s Keyword Planner/Tool.
Thanks again for your feedback Steve and have a great day.
This is an incredible post to find keywords for my website. I never thought about using Google Instant to find popular phrases that people are currently searching, then when I take those keywords and try them out in Jaaxy, I can immediately find out the competition and volume for whatever keyword phrase I’m writing about.
I already started using it in my blog and have seen faster ranking results than ever before.
Thanks for turning me on to Jaaxy and your site is full of so much helpful information and knowlege.
Blessings to you and your family,
Thanks Isaac, happy to help. If you need any more training on SEO, video marketing, creating your own Webinars, check out these guys.
They’ll be your best internet marketing tool out there, right in line with Jaaxy.
Take care and best of luck to you and your online business,
Thanks for the great info Todd. I’ve been hearing a bit about the alphabet soup technique and wondered what it was and how it works. Fantastic way to brainstorm keywords!
And of course, I already have Jaaxy, which is one of the most useful tools for finding long tail keywords that are easy to rank.
Thanks for the extra info.
You’re very welcome Maxine and I’m happy to help out. Yeah, the two techniques, Alphabet Soup and Jaaxy work great together. Glad to hear you’re getting good use out of Jaaxy, it’s probably my tool of choice when hunting for keywords for my posts.
Thanks for your feedback Maxine and have a great week.
A combination of the alphabet soup technique and Jaaxy is an awesome way to find those low competition keyword phrases.
One of the great advantages of finding your keywords this way is the rapidity. It really can be done very quickly.
I must admit I don’t always use the alphabet soup technique, I go straight to Jaaxy. However, the alphabet soup does give us some ideas that we would never have thought of.
Jaaxy is the most complete keyword tool, any internet marketer needs this to be in their tool kit.
Thanks Todd for some very useful information and the two videos you made illustrate very well both methods.
It’s easy to go to Jaaxy right away with your ideas of what you think are good keyword phrases. And I admit, I seem to prefer to start with Jaaxy as well. But what’s important to point out about using the Alphabet Soup Technique is that you can find RELEVANT keyword phrases and questions that are currently being searched by REAL people.
Relevant keywords can make the difference in the ranking of your articles. So I think the Alphabet Soup Technique keeps us in check with ourselves, making us focus on what people are searching and not relying solely on our own perspectives (of what we think people are searching).
Am I making any sense, maybe it’s too late at night and time to put down the computer.
Thanks again for your valuable feedback as always Peter.
Thanks Todd for all your information regarding the alphabet soup techniques, Your article is very informative, I like how you showed Jaxxy in your video it really helps people to see how it works.
I use Jaxxy as well and it’s the best keyword research tool out there. I absolutely love the red light green light in finding good keywords, oh and, of course, my other fav is brainstorming… For those mind blank moments. My #1 recommended product. Love it, so easy to use.
Thanks for the post 🙂
Thanks for your kind feedback and I appreciate your testimonial on Jaaxy. And agreed, it’s super awesome. Makes it easy to learn how to find the best keywords for any website.
Plus, it can really save your time and anguish by targeting the right keywords in your articles. I was playing around on Jaaxy yesterday and found that in one of my low competition long tailed keywords, that ONE word made the difference in having almost 200 more competing websites to go up against for the same keyword phrase.
That makes the difference in never ranking a post to ranking within the first page of Google. What a difference maker. And for that reason Jaaxy is also one of my top ranked products. It’s not my #1 ranked program, but it’s just a few points shy of it.
Have a great day Jennifer,