How to Find Profitable Keywords with Low Competition

As we all know (I’m assuming that you already know it), keywords are very essential to all forms of SEO strategies out there. Internet marketers rely on keywords to point their targeted market straight to their websites. The problem is that there are too many smart internet marketers and SEO practitioners today that are already competing for most of the keywords that you desire to invest in.

But it doesn’t mean that all the good keywords are already feeding big sharks from your side of the ocean. Since some do fail to spot profitable keywords due to lack of research, knowledge of the market, being blinded by what the rest are shooting at or sometimes tools to help them become aware of the deficiencies of their competitors’ campaigns.

Finding Nemo, Now!

I want to keep this entry short, so you can start digging for those profitable keywords with little competition and make them rank higher on search engine rankings in about 2 weeks – which I will share to you later on. First of all, the task will certainly need a tool to uncover lucrative keywords from your niche. In this task, you will have to use Traffic Travis, a free SEO software that’s capable of doing the following:

  • Find keywords
  • Check your site’s search engine rankings (Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask)
  • See other sites that ranking for a certain keyword
  • Display backlinks to any website
  • PPC Analysis
  • Page Analyisis
  • SEO, Keyword and Competitor Analysis

But we’ll focus on the first and the last feature mentioned; since those two are the only feature we need in finding keywords that will make you more profits from your website. As you can see below, I’ve used “SEO” as the search term and chose “seo marketing” as an example.

The keyword I chose – “seo marketing” – has 9,867 daily search counts, approximately, on Google, Yahoo and MSN combined. That’s quite a huge number, right? If you get listed on the top page for that keyword, it would really blow up your traffic rankings, and it’s possible that more of your money pages will be skimmed through by those visitors.

After choosing a relevant keyword to your site/page, it’s then time to analyze it. As you can see below, Traffic Travis displayed excessive valuable information regarding the keyword’s state, including the metrics of your possible competitors.

Analyzing the keyword through this tool will easily allow you to have a peak of how you can take advantage of the keyword’s profitability. First, it shows you a list of the competing sites (arranged according to their Google rankings) for the chosen key phrase as well as their status, which includes the following:

  • Pagerank
  • Age of the domain in years
  • Number of backlinks of the page
  • Number of backlinks of the entire domain/site
  • Number of backlinks coming from .edu and .gov domains
  • If listed in DMOZ
  • If listed in Yahoo Directory
  • If keyword is included on the Title page
  • If keyword is mentioned on the site/page description
  • If H1 tag on the page contains the keyword
  • Age in days of Google’s cached version of the page
  • Number of sites linking to domain from country (TLD) of initial search

The SEO Analysis feature of the tool will also display the difficulty rating of the keyword chosen, which in my example showed “relatively easy”. And I believe it’s feasible to rank highly for that keyword in just 2 weeks. You can also check my previous case study on how you can boost your keyword rankings in 2 weeks.

A well staged keyword research will make you earn tons of money, so don’t take it lightly. Go and get your free Traffic Travis now! It’s a must have tool to both new and seasoned internet marketers and SEO practitioners. I professionally recommend it not just because I personally use it, but also… well, I think I’m not allowed to share this, but you can just drop me an email if you really want to know why :D That’s it! See you on the first page!

Jason Acidre

Jason Acidre is the Co-Founder and CEO of Xight Interactive - a digital marketing agency based in the Philippines. He's also the sole author of this SEO blog. You can follow him on Twitter @jasonacidre.

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23 replies
  1. Dino@Santa Rosa SEO
    Dino@Santa Rosa SEO says:

    Thanks for yet another informative article! Keyword research is similar to building a foundation for a house – without the proper structure – the house will eventually fall down. This tool provides most of the key indicators I have rely upon in a “paid” version of SEO software I utilize for research. I will give this a try!
    Once the keyword data is collected, what is your favorite layout for presentation to the client? I am utilizing a xls spreadsheet format I continually modify.

  2. Julie Cheung
    Julie Cheung says:

    Just tried Traffic Travis out – I love it! I noticed there is now a Pro version recently launched. What other additional features are there and what is the price? Doesn’t seem to say on the site. Thanks for this great post!

    • Kaiserthesage
      Kaiserthesage says:

      The new version of the PRO Traffic Travis just launched today. It’s worth $77 with a lot of freebies (including access to Affilorama pro). It has a lot of new awesome features, I personally liked the link prospecting feature, you should definitely check it out.

  3. Nishant
    Nishant says:

    What does CEXT (no. of sites linking to the domain from country(tld) of initial search) exactly indicate. What is the impact of high value or low value.

  4. Thomas Jackson@vanderbilt beach fl
    Thomas Jackson@vanderbilt beach fl says:

    I see a lot of experienced Internet Marketers look for a niche market and go for an entire string of related keywords with very little or no competition, instead of targeting popular keywords . The Long Tail method proves very profitable. Ultimately, how profitable it will turn out depends largely on what you do with your keyword traffic or how well you can turn this traffic into a sale.

  5. Sean@Niche Marketing Strategy
    Sean@Niche Marketing Strategy says:

    Hey Jason,

    Thanks for your breakdown on TrafficTravis.

    I’ve seen many people talk about Market Samurai … but it’s a tad expensive!

    I tend to stick with the good ol’ Google keyword tool and SEOQuake, albeit it’s much more manual.

    Guess I’ll take a look at the free version of TrafficTravis first!

  6. Shaks
    Shaks says:

    Wow, this is so helpful! Thanks so much! I will be emailing you about that other reason you recommend Traffic Travis cause you have definitely peaked my interest. Will get this program immediately and will def be back to check out other parts of your website! Just starting out with this stuff so it’s great to find a resource like this. Thanks so much!

  7. Glenn
    Glenn says:

    It always great to find information on how to improve your website effectiveness and it looks like Traffic Travis is such a tool. Will definitely be checking it out and putting its usefulness to the test

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  9. Javier
    Javier says:

    Traffic Travis is a good tool, but I’ve had better and faster results with long tail pro. It’s very quick to evaluate competition effectively. Another great tool is semrush, been using it majorly to get keywords ideas


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