SEO Keyword Competition Analysis

SEO Keyword Competition Analysis

The Simple Steps To Stay On Top Of The List

If you have a website or want to start one you have heard or keywords and SEO, but how do you know what keywords to use to get ranked and still share your information? You need SEO keyword competition analysis to determine how many other websites are using the same keyword or phrase that you want to use.

I will walk you through the important steps needed for keyword research and finding your competition. In fact, I will show you how I researched the keywords for this post you are reading right now, using the Jaaxy keyword research tool

To understand how to find the keyword competition In Jaaxy is actually fairly easy since there is a QSR column within every Jaaxy search result. QSR means Quoted Search Results, which is the number of websites currently using the same keyword. So this gives you a good measuring stick for determining your chance of ranking for a particular keyword or phrase, Jaaxy actually gives you a Poor, Normal, or Great indicator for each result in the QSR column.

SEO Keyword Competition Analysis

Numbers Tell All

Knowing how to read the column headers in Jaaxy is important but simple at the same time. I have covered this explanation a few times on this site, so why not do it again. Here is what the columns in Jaaxy search mean I copied this from my Jaaxy review page.- You can read my Jaaxy review here

  • AVG– Total searches per month – These are the traffic numbers of people looking for your exact keyword search phrase. Even small numbers here are good, it means traffic which will potentially payout. If you rank just by the keyword then you will have a much greater chance of long-term success than if you have artificial rankings like PPC
  • KQI (Keyword Quality Index) – This is keyword quality indicator. Green is the best, meaning it has a much better chance of being successful for you in all your rankings
  • QSR (Quoted Search Results) – This is your competition. This is the number of websites using the same exact keyword you searched for. If you aim under 250, you have a good chance of getting ranked (150 is better). I try to keep mine below 100 so I have a much better chance of getting results much quicker The opportunities are truly endless for keywords and having this information is extremely helpful
  • SEO Power –This takes into account the three other metrics above and determines if your keyword is a good candidate to get ranked, the indicated number is a % chance of ranking on page 1 for your keyword provided you have good content. If you can get ranked repeatedly, you WILL make money online

Here is a Video on how I searched for the keyword for this exact article-



Update on the QSR and AVG numbers, to rank well and get the most from your post, a rule of thumb to follow when starting out is AVG > 100 and QSR < 100 will go along ways to keeping you in the top pages provided you are following the basic rules for quality content and on page SEO and posting regularly. I follow that format still today for many of my posts. Not all as I have built enough authority to compete in some higher traffic keywords as well. But I still follow this format whenever I can. Here is a google explanation of how Google page ranking works by Wikipedia


What It All Means

You may think you need a huge traffic number (AVG) to get people to your site. True the higher the number the better obviously, however, you are building a website that needs to be active with continual input and content added to it. This is what is considered a “low hanging fruit” keyword since it has low competition but not a huge traffic number. These are much easier to rank for than some higher competition keywords.

If you do this type of research over and over and continually find these types of keywords to add value to your website and your readers, you will build authority with Google and in turn rank higher on the more difficult and higher competition words. I have repeatedly said on my site that this business is a test in your resolve, it takes a while to build up your brand so that you are trusted by search engines. Once they realize you are legit and not just a keyword stuffing website or a website with no activity, you will be greatly rewarded in ranks and also your traffic will start to rise and soon you will have all you want traffic wise on your site and you can help many people find the answers to what they are looking for. As a result, you can also expect to gain the financial rewards of building a website and a solid business online.

Try your own search right here below and practice what you have learned above to see if you can find a keyword for your website. It is free to try it out.

Thank you and have a great day.

how do you do your website searches? I would be happy to discuss it below in comments.


Update on this post. 1 day after Launch

Here are my ranks on Bing and Yahoo 

Still Climbing On Google 

SEO Keyword Competition Analysis

SEO Keyword Competition Analysis

1 Month later see below

this works if you follow the steps

Seo Keyword Competition Analysis



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  1. Hi Todd, keyword research was always a struggle for me but after explaining these numbers seems to make sense.

    Should I use a keyword tool also to check out the traffic and the competition?

    I have not any problem to invest some money if the price is reasonable but I want to avoid putting too much time into my keyword research.

    • llias,

      Keyword research is one of the most important activities you need to do to keep your site relevant. Constant updates with new content and posts are one of the factors to good site authority. You will always need to do keyword research so you need the right tool. Yes you should check traffic and competition as you may find that there may be a great traffic keyword but it is very competitive and you probably will struggle to rank. Your Keyword tool should have all that in one place..That way you do not need multiple tools.

      Thanks for the comment

      Take Care


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