Doing keyword research when your a beginner can be a tricky process. By keyword, I mean a page or article title, or phrase within a title. A keyword is most often a phrase that a person doing online research puts into a search engine.

Naturally, you are looking for a keyword that will ultimately rank on the first page. Seeing what is on the first page for a keyword that you are experimenting with is one way of finding a good keyword for your website, but more information is needed.

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A good keyword for a website that is just beginning is a keyword that has a reasonable flow of traffic while having relatively low competition. Remember, a new website begins with a low degree of search engine trust so the last thing it needs is a lot of competition.

What I’d like to show you is a time tested keyword research method, especially for beginners, that works. As you become more internet research savvy, there are extra things you can do; but for now, I only going to be discussing three basic fundamentals, or keys to researching keywords that people use when they’re looking for information, or intend to purchase something.

Hi, my name is Garry, and I have been taught by people who have been using this method for 15 years.

By the end of this article, you will possess 3 research keys for effectively finding good keywords for beginners on a new website

I like it when things are kept sep-by-step simple, and I intend to keep things very simple here.

(1) Key One: Low Competition

The tool that most effectively informs you of your competition is Jaaxy, which possesses data on every page ranked on Google.

Jaaxy will tell you the QSR, or Quoted Search Results: the number of websites ranked in Google for this exact keyword.

In my opinion, this figure needs to be under 200 or 20 pages deep, then it is up to you to create quality content that surpasses your competition. The KQI or keyword quality indicator should be rated as Great. How Jaaxy calculates KQI is a closely guarded secret, but it will point you in the right direction and should never be ignored.



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SEO is the value out of 100 given to the keyword, based on traffic and competition; the higher the better.


First Key: Keep QSR under 200

(2) Key Two: You need traffic

If the traffic is less than 50 searches per month, that means less than 50 people type in that keyword every month, but if the number is higher than fifty and the competition is low, then that is considered workable. If you create many posts with relatively low traffic say 10 to 50, you will be fielding 100 to 500 searches per month. You also get traffic from keywords that are similar to yours.

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Keywords with moderate traffic, tend to be more specific, which means the people placing these keywords in search engines, have a greater intension and have refined their search, and are more likely to convert from browsing to action. That’s the whole point, right?

Second Key: Traffic must be over 50 searches per month

(3) Key Three: Your keyword must make sense and be grammatically correct

Let’s say, for example, you find a phrase that shows promising ratings, but is grammatically incorrect: “How make money”.

It may get more traffic, but if you don’t use that exact phrase in your content you will be penalized by search engines for not providing information that matches your title. If you do use those words you’ll sound like a halfwit, and nobody is going to bother reading anything written by a halfwit.

Sometimes Jaaxy who isn’t human will throw out these silly keywords because there are careless internet users that use them. They may well have better numbers, but leave them alone for goodness sake!

Secondly don’t use a keyword that indicates a slightly different direction to what you want to write about, and then do a little keyword stuffing to try and fool the search engines. Those little robots are pretty smart, and anybody reading your article will pick up on it too.

Your content should fit into your keyword like your hand fits into a tailor-made glove.

Remember, the first step is to gain search engine trust, but your main objective is to build a trusting relationship with your readers.

Imagine having a website that people return to regularly to see what you have written lately, or to reread something because they find your content interesting and useful.

Third Key: your keyword must make sense to human readers, and fit perfectly with your content

Is Jaaxy a tool you’d like to use?

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Jaaxy is my first port of call whenever I have an idea for a new article.

How about you have you ever thought about writing something that people are looking for online?

Have you been thinking about trying to put your writing skills to good use and make some money writing online? It’s the sort of job people love, and as they say “if you can find a job that you love, you’ll never work another day in your life”, or something like that.

Have you had some experience in this area? How did it go?

Tell me your story or ask me some curly questions in the comment section below.

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8 thoughts on “How to do keyword research for beginners

  1. Thank you Garry,

    I like this article as it did make me laugh because I use Jaxxy and have often had a phrase which I did not understand that came up as a popular keyword.

    Jaxxy is so good to use and relatively easy so that you can get the most traffic to your site. However, there have definitely been times where I have had to walk away for 10 minutes and then get back to my search. That 10 minutes can sometimes be the difference to having a great article that is picked up by google so that many more people can see your post.

    Thank you for sharing


    1. Wise words Imelda.

      You picked up on a really important point when researching keywords. I have fallen into that trap a few times.



  2. Jaaxy is a golden piece in search engine optimization word search. I did take SEO lessons and one of the website they suggested to use by Google: keywords everywhere is not free any longer. Technology changes way to fast to be able to keep up with the latest way to search what Google rank. Jaaxy will do all the work for you.

    I learned that SEO is one of the fields that changes so fast it will be almost impossible to keep up with unless you are in the field. 

  3. Jaaxy is my very best friend Garry! I have used it now for 6 months and it is very accurate. It covers 99,7% of all searches made on the internet, not just Google. That in itself is Amazing and unparalelled. This is the worlds most advanced search engine at the moment. If you do not have Jaaxy you are pretty lost and need to use a lot of time doung it the old way by calculating from different search tools that is not so accurate. This again demands a lot of experience.  Jaaxy really works. Only last month I had 11 posts on my website ranking on first page thanks to Jaaxy who helped me find the best keywords. Do not even think about it. Jaaxy is a must for all marketers in all niches all over the world. Thank you for a great review! I always love to read your posts.

    1. I really appreciate your input Hilde, you have given me things I wasn’t aware of. Well done and thank you.

      I didn’t know about BJ – before Jaaxy.


  4. Hello there! this is an amazing review you have got here. I am sure the quality information in this post will be beneficial to anyone who come across it. Thank you very much for sharing this with me, I have already saved this post so I can use it as one of my guild lines in learning keyword research.

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