Jaaxy Review – The Ultimate Keyword Tool?
If you’re spending any time at all trying to make money online, you’re going to have to do some keyword research from time to time. How much you need to do will vary, and will depend on how much you rely on search engine optimization, or SEO, to get your work done. Since SEO provides the most affordable path to getting traffic, as it’s free, keyword research is pretty important to affiliate marketers who are on a budget.
Of course, to conduct keyword research, you need some sort of keyword tool. There are free options and paid ones, but one of the more interesting keyword tools to pop up recently is Jaaxy. Jaaxy claims to be the only keyword tool you’ll ever need, and they’ll even let you try it for free. Since I can’t turn down anything that’s free, I thought I’d give it a test drive and report the results. You can read on for my full Jaaxy review.
Most instructions you find on the Web regarding keyword research direct you to the Google Keyword Planner, which is part of their Adwords advertising program. The Keyword Planner works reasonably well, and it will provide a good list of keywords at a good price, which is free. There are some serious drawbacks to using the Keyword planner, though. The site is really designed for people who want to run pay-per-click, or PPC advertising, and doesn’t provide the sort of information that people who are interested in SEO need, such as “exactly how much competition is there for that word?” or “How much traffic can I expect to get to my site if I rank highly for that term?” Google mostly limits their information to providing the number of searches the word gets, whether the advertising competition is high, medium, or low, and how much you’re likely to have to pay per click if you’re going to use that word in a PPC campaign. Jaaxy, on the other hand, provides exactly the sorts of information that you need for SEO, without including all of the stuff that Google thinks is important, but won’t actually help you.
Jaaxy provides three levels of service – free, Premium, and Enterprise. Free is free, with quite a few limitations. Premium currently sells for $19 per month and includes most of what you’ll need to get things done. Enterprise is mostly for power users, and has features that only a small percentage of marketers will need. The free version of Jaaxy gives you 30 searches; after that, you’ll have to either upgrade to Premium.
The free version of Jaaxy also has some limitations regarding search results; you won’t see the full list of keywords that Jaaxy finds unless you have the paid version. Still, the free version does provide you with basic functionality.
Signing up just takes a minute and requires an email address and a password. Then you’re taken to the search page, where you can enter whatever keyword or phrase you find. Jaaxy then searches its database, which provides results from a number of search engines. The top 30 results for that term are displayed. Clicking on any keyword will conduct an additional search for words related to that specific term. You can continue that as long as you like.
The search results are displayed in an easy-to-follow manner, and provide the sorts of information that most affiliate marketers really need, such as the number of searches each word gets each month, the number of visitors you might reasonably expect to get from that word if your site were to rank #1 for it in Google, and an interesting stat that Jaaxy calls QSR.
QSR stands for “Quoted Search Results” and it represents the exact number of competing Websites in Google for that term. QSR is interesting, because it turns out that Google usually lies to you when it comes to the number of sites it has indexed for a particular term. Consider the case below for the term “personal loans poor credit”. A Google search for that exact term shows 292,000 results. That’s a lot of sites! But if you go to the next page (I have Google set to show me 100 items per page), I see that Google actually only has 179 results for that term. Why did they tell me there were 292,000?
Under the QSR listing for that term, Jaaxy reports 192 competing sites, meaning Jaaxy was much closer to estimating the amount of competition than Google. Since the amount of competition is a significant factor in choosing keywords, this is quite a big deal. I tested Jaaxy with a number of keywords and discovered that they’re quite close on the competition pretty much every time.
The KQI or Keyword Quality Indicator, is a quick measure of whether a keyword is poor, good or great, showing a red dot, yellow dot or green dot, respectively. A green dot typically indicates that a keyword or phrase gets at least 100 monthly searches, but has fewer than 300 competing sites, meaning that particular keyword should be fairly easy to rank for in the search engines. With this feature, Jaaxy allows you to spot high quality, low-competition keywords instantly.
Jaaxy has a lot of other useful features, too. You can export keyword lists as either txt or csv files. Paid versions of the programs allow tabbed searches, so you can conduct multiple searches at once and switch between them. The Alphabet Soup feature takes a keyword and searches for phrases that use that keyword that are preceded or followed by words beginning with each letter of the alphabet. It’s sort of an automated version of Google Instant, producing hundreds of useful phrases in a matter of seconds.
The Jaaxy Site Rank feature allows you to see which sites rank for a particular word or phrase, and to get detailed information about those sites, including their metadata. You can also enter a word or phrase and a domain name and see where that particular domain ranks for that term. As a bonus, the Domains column in the keyword search will show you if that particular term is available for purchase as a .com, .net, or .org domain, making it easy to find exact match domain names.
The Jaaxy Brainstorm feature allows you to quickly find fast-moving trends on the Web, and the Related column shows you related terms for your search.
For a practical test, I used Jaaxy to find some keywords for a site I’m building in a highly competitive niche involving finance. Over about a half an hour, I found 90 keywords that together have 103,000 monthly searches. All of them have fewer than 300 competing sites. 79 of them have fewer than 200 competing sites. 30 of them have fewer than 100 competing sites, and 15 of them have fewer than 50 competing sites. These are 90 terms that should be useful for promoting the product I have in mind, yet they all have a reasonable number of monthly searches while having relatively little competition. With these words, I’ll be able to build a site with 90 pages (as a start), with each page using one of these keywords as its main keyword.
I’m impressed with how quickly I was able to find these terms and a quick search of Google shows that the competition levels that Jaaxy gave me are accurate.
All in all, Jaaxy is an excellent keyword tool. If you’re looking to create a site based around relevant, long-tail keywords related to some money making niche, it might be the perfect solution. You can find relevant terms that people are actually searching for that have little or no competition in a matter of seconds. I’ve been doing this a long time and I’ve never found a tool that could produce those kinds of results as quickly as Jaaxy does.
If you build Websites on a regular basis, you’re going to need keywords and as always, research takes time. Jaaxy reduces the amount of time you’ll spend finding the keywords you need while also recommending related terms you didn’t even consider. All in all, I Jaaxy one of the best keyword tools on the market.
Jaaxy is highly recommended.