9 Keyword Search Engine Ranking Tips

9 Keyword Search Engine Ranking Tips

In this article Ladies and Gents, I want to present to you my 9 Keyword Search Engine Ranking Tips. Through my experience, through trial and error, I have found what works best.

But first, let me ask you this question.

Tell me friends, is this “0” keyword too good to be true?


Using excellent long-tail keywords that rank well will give your articles good search engine optimization (SEO) and thus help your article to rank on Page 1 of Google, Bing, and Yahoo. These are the Top 10 search results, and the ones most likely searchers will find when researching a topic.

I've heard others mention in the past they found this type of keyword before using the simplest and BEST keyword tool I have found Jaaxy, but until today I never have found such a gem.

Today I wrote a compelling article on my website around a keyword with these numbers:

That's an AVG of 231 Searches......and a QSR = 0!

Keyword Search Engine Ranking, the perfect keyword?

And the keyword is highly relevant, makes sense, and is a perfect fit for my article.

Is there a "catch" here, or is this keyword just an Amazing find?

How many others here have found and wrote an article for a keyword where QSR = 0, and tell me how did you fare with it?

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Common SEO Definitions

Common SEO Definitions of Terms You Need to Know

What makes a keyword highly relevant, and what are the common SEO terms you need to know and understand?

Relevancy is everything when it comes to choosing a keyword for your article. For a keyword to be “relevant” it must meet the following criteria:

All of your article’s content must be completely related to that ONE long-tail keyword you had chosen to use in your Meta Title, Meta Description, HI Title, and throughout your content.

A long-tail keyword is a keyword phrase that is comprised of 2 or more words. The theory is that more than one “Keyword” (a key phrase) will produce a term that is less competitive.

Examples of long-tail keywords are: profitable websites (2 words), websites that make money (4 words), websites make money using CBD Oil (6 words)

A Meta Title is the resulting bolded title of the article that can be seen after doing a Google search by entering a long-tail keyword.

A Meta Description is the short description (usually 355 characters or less) that follows the resulting bolded title (Meta title) that can be seen after doing a Google search by entering a long-tail keyword.

Keyword Search Engine Ranking, Comments from the Community

Keyword Search Engine Ranking Tips: Comments from Our Wonderful Community

I asked our wonderful community of 1.5 million online marketers to give their best keyword search engine ranking tips, here were their responses:

I use Jaaxy to discover if people are actually searching for the search term. Are more people asking "is product a scam" or "product review"?. Based on the questions (not the QSR) I can target my reviews towards the bigger audience.

Use an incognito window to search for the search term and you'll discover exactly what competition you face. I've never yet seen an empty first page on Google search so there's always 10 articles to beat. – Anonymous

Check the grammar. 0 QSR keywords just means that no one has that phrase in the title of their articles. This is usually because the phrase is incorrect.

If the grammar is wrong, check the stats of the correct-grammar version for your true competition. Google will autocorrect anyway, so you always want the proper phrasing. – Anonymous

I recently used one with AVG of 4,869 and QSR of 17.

I thought (and still hope) it will be a goldmine. It is slower to rise up the rankings than I wanted. There is a lot of competition in this niche (bursitis) and tons of posts with similar (though not identical) keywords.

This makes me realize the value of finding great keywords with say several hundred AVG and a similar QSR but with a lot less competition in general like I have with the cat products. With my cat posts I can rank on the first page of search results easily. – Anonymous

I'm always suspicious of 0 QSR keyword. There seems to be a catch.
Do a quick search on the keyword on Google and check the type of articles that are ranking. It gives you a good idea if you should be targeting the keyword.- Anonymous

All keyword tools are a good guide but it's not final because Google doesn't care about "exact match" keywords.
For example your keyword with 0 QSR might be "XYZ review" but if you add an 'S' and make it "XYZ reviews" you might find the QSR jumps up to 30 (as an example) and the AVG falls as well.

Stop words like "is" "a" or "the" can confuse the results as well.
That doesn't mean Jaaxy is no good, it just means your research is not finished.
Once you narrow your keyword list down using Jaaxy, your SERP (search engine results page) research begins.

Punch your keywords into Google and see what Google returns. If you find 10 highly relevant articles that provide thorough answers to the search query... that's your real competition. If the top ten results are not relevant, don't answer the query, or are just poorly written articles... you might have a winner on your hands.

In that case, for whatever reason, Google is giving priority to non-relevant posts. It could be a misinterpretation of the query, or quite often it's because the sites that rank on page one just have much greater authority and even though their content isn't great (relative to the search query)... they are still out ranking sites that have more relevant and thorough content.

Google is getting better and I don't see that as often, but you have to check those deeper pages when doing your SERP research. The process becomes much more intuitive the more you do it. For example, you'll know if a keyword is trending (seasonal or product launches for example) and in that case, a QSR of zero is possible and you're onto something.

If it's an evergreen query, the chances of it legitimately being zero are not great. In this case, I put the keyword aside for a week or two and check it again using Jaaxy. It's usually the case that there was an anomaly on the day Jaaxy grabbed the data. - Anonymous

My 9 Keyword Search Engine Ranking Tips

My 9 Keyword Search Engine Ranking Tips

So without further ado, here are my 9 Keyword Search Engine Ranking Tips:

  • First, start learning to use a great keyword search ranking tool such as Jaaxy
  • Using Jaaxy keyword metrics, only use keywords that fall in the “sweet spot” zone: Avg >50, QSR <50
  • Search and list all the long-tail keywords that attain a minimum average number of searches (AVG >50), yet are low in competition (QSR<50)
  • From your list, choose only the one BEST long-tailed keyword to write your article around
  • Make sure your one long-term keyword is highly relevant to your article
  • Include this keyword in your Meta Title, Meta Description, HI Title, and throughout your content
  • Focus only on your Top 10 competitors (Search Engine Page 1) for that keyword
  • Study your “Top 10” direct competitors for that keyword by conducting an incognito search
  • Look at what they are doing and then work out a way how we can beat or better them

I hope this article has given you some insight on how to use keyword search engine ranking to better the rankings of your articles in the major search engines.

Please feel free to leave your comments below.

About the Author

KAJU is the band leader and founding member of OFF THE HOOK, one of the premiere dance party bands in the New York Tri-State Area. After contracting a mysterious hand disorder, Kaju now writes to help other musicians and artists deal with disabilities. Currently he is a Full-time Affiliate Marketer and 1-on-1 mentor at Wealthy Affiliate, a community that can help anyone start an online business without prior experience. This is where he teaches others how to make a great passive income. Read more about his story here!