Choosing the right keyword research tool is very important when it comes to developing your website. Most keyword tools will pull from a single search engine, maybe two – not giving you the whole picture as to what the competition for a given keyword really is. While I’ve used other industry leading tools in a professional environment, and have reviews on them as well, I keep coming back to Jaaxy. In this Jaaxy review I am going to explain why I feel it is one of the best options available for a keyword research tool, as well as where I feel it falls a bit short stacked up against the competition.
Jaaxy is loaded with features specifically designed to help affiliate marketers maximize their keyword and competitive research, as well as find new partnership opportunities.
Above you will see the Jaaxy toolbar. I will get into what each category does more in depth, but first a quick overview:
This is where your keyword research lives. Underneath search you have various subcategories as well.
- Site Rank:
This is where you can track your website’s performance for various keywords
- Affiliate Program:
Information regarding the Jaaxy affiliate program
- Jaaxy Help:
Your support line should you need help with anything related to Jaaxy.
Keyword Research With Jaaxy
I have always loved keyword research. There’s just something about digging through numbers, looking for that golden egg of a keyword that I find fun. Jaaxy does an excellent job of making that process even more fun for me, and fun for those who may view keyword research as more of a chore.
When you perform a search in Jaaxy it gathers data in real time from all 3 major search engines, Google, Yahoo and Bing. It then produces a list of results featuring related keywords and provides you with various pieces of data for each keyword.
When you perform a search on Jaaxy, it will return the following information for your searched keywords:
The average monthly searches that keyword gets, again taken from data pulled from all 3 major search engines
The estimated traffic you’d receive if your content ranked on the first page of search results for that keyword
“Quoted Search Results” is a means of finding exactly how much competition there is for a given keyword. If you were to type your keyword into Google wrapped in quotation marks then go to the very last page Google would tell you how many pages there are that are indexed for that keyword. The QSR can be automatically gathered using Jaaxy.
Keyword Quality Index. The KQI is calculated based in the amount of competition vs traffic a keyword could net. Essentially it is a formula based on all of the previous metrics, letting you know if that keyword is worth your time or not.
Similar to KQI, the SEO score produces a number from 1-100 grading the likelihood you will rank for a given keyword. The higher the number, the easier it will be to rank for.
Find domains available with your keyword
On the right sidebar you will also note the 2 tabs: Related and Brainstorm:
Related helps give you ideas for related keywords to search on, in addition to the keywords below your search keyword.
Brainstorm takes information from your previous keyword searches and helps give you fresh new ideas for keyword searches.
Go Ahead and Try Jaaxy For Yourself:
Finding Keywords with Alphabet Soup
The Alphabet Soup method for keyword research has been around for years. The manual way of doing it is going to Google, type in your keyword, then hitting the “a” key. Google will produce a list of keyword guesses based on the most commonly searched phrases.
The result then gives you a list of keyword ideas you could potentially write content around. You would then repeat this process for + b, + c, + d, etc etc.
Jaaxy has automated this process by developing a tool called Alphabet Soup. Simply type in your keyword idea, and Jaaxy will do the rest ( Learn More About the Alphabet Soup Method Here):
From your search you can save keywords to your Brainstorm list, as well as perform keyword data searches (as discussed earlier) for individual keywords. The result is a very powerful way to find hundreds of quality keywords extremely fast – and a method to save them for later.
I’m Just Saving That For Later…
Speaking of saving for later, the next feature in the toolbar is your Saved Lists. You may have noticed the check boxes next to each keyword throughout this review. You can check those keywords off and save them to lists, which you can then name and return to later. These lists allow you to compile a group of related keywords and write your content around all of them.
Here you can see a couple of my saved lists I just started:
As mentioned, these are just 2 quick lists put together for this review, with the exception of the Acorns list, which was developed for my acorns review. In the list view you can see:
- List Name
- Number of keywords in your list
- Estimated traffic if you were to rank on the first page for all the keywords in your list
- Last save date for that keyword list
- Export Your List
- The ability to view, rename and delete your list
The next item in the toolbar is search history. If you’ve ever had a great keyword idea, searched for it but forgot to save it somewhere – you can find it here. This view will also show you how you searched for it (keyword research, alphabet soup, etc) as well as the date you searched for that keyword.
Don’t worry, this is exclusive to your Jaaxy account. Jaaxy is not watching what you search for outside of the tool.
Search Analysis Tool
Next up is the Search Analysis Tool. Once you really get a rhythm going in your online marketing efforts, this tool can be a life saver. What this tool does is perform a search for you, show you the top ranked page for your searched keyword, then perform a deep dive into the nitty gritty of each post. Think of this is what you should strive for if you want to outrank those pages.
I almost used Google Analytics as an example again but realized I was showing Google’s results for Google and changed my mind. Google is a bit biased about themselves sometimes…
Let’s Make Some Money
Next we have the affiliate program search tool. This tool allows you to choose between 4 different major affiliate program networks:
- Commision Junction
- Link Share
- Digital River
All you have to do is enter your niche or keyword, and the tool will pull up a list of relevant affiliate programs as well as details such as what their payment structure is.
A Quick Note on This Tool:
One of my biggest complaints about Jaaxy is this tool. Often times it pulls products that have since been removed from the databases which can make finding programs a hassle using the tool. With that said, sometimes it does pull in some great opportunities. However I often find it better to just look at well established products in your niche on your own and see if they have an affiliate program.
Time to Brainstorm
Finally in the search toolset you have Brainstorm. This dashboard compiles the list of terms you’ve saved to your brainstorm list, as well as currently trending topics for you to potentially write about:
Clicking the “plus” symbol next to any topic will add that topic to your Brainstorm Queue. This allows you to generate strong content ideas based on trending topics – which is a great way to get some strong traffic.
Tracking Your Site with Site Rank
Now that we’ve covered all of the tools in the keyword research toolset, let’s move on to the Site Rank tab. As you probably could have guessed, this tool helps you track your site’s ranking for a given keyword on a given search engine.
All you do is enter the keyword, choose your website, then pick a search engine and the tool will do the rest. The Site Rank tool will scan the first page of results (for Lite members. Higher membership levels will scan additional SERPs) and return your site’s ranking for that keyword on that search engine.
You also have the ability to save keywords and website pairs to get automatically scanned at intervals. This allows you to keep your finger on the pulse of your content’s performance – all on autopilot.
The Jaaxy Affiliate program
What would a keyword research tool designed for affiliate marketers be without an affiliate program of its own?
The Jaaxy affiliate program is a great one for many reasons. First, the payout is great. Second, the commissions are recurring – something very rare for any affiliate program. This means that you’ll get a commission payout for each month one of your referrals stays with their Jaaxy membership.
Take a look at the commission structure for yourself:
Even if you only referred 10 people to Jaaxy pro memberships per months, that is still a minimum of $200 per month you’d be making – and that’s assuming they only stay for one month. Remember, it’s recurring, so the numbers will keep stacking the longer folks stay with Jaaxy – and with how powerful of a tool Jaaxy is, it has a great retention record.
Jaaxy has 3 membership tiers: Starter, Pro and Enterprise.
- 30 keyword Searches
- 20 Search Results
- Website Analyzer
- Affiliate Program Finder
- Keyword List Manager
- Brainstorm Idea Feed
- Keyword Competition Data
- 1x Speed
- Affiliate Program
- 30 SiteRank Analysis Scans
- Everything From Starter
- Sortable Search Results
- Unlimited Search History
- Search Analysis
- Manual QSR Search
- Manual Domain Search
- Alphabet Soup (15/letter)
- 2x Multi-Threaded Search
- 2,000 SiteRank Analysis Scans
- Everything from Pro
- 35 Search Results
- 5X Faster Speeds
- Automated Quoted Search Results for each keyword
- Automated DOmain Search results
- Alphabet Soup – 50 results per letter
- 5x Multi-Threaded Search
- Keep An Unlimited Number of Saved Keyword Lists
- Run 10,000 SiteRank Analysis Scans
Jaaxy is a powerful keyword research tool with a pricing structure that fits most marketers budget, especially those of us on a “college student budget”. While the tool does have its downfalls like a less-than-ideal affiliate program search tool, the vast selection of powerful features it offers far outweighs the few drawbacks that it has. Additionally, if you are a member of Wealthy Affiliate, you get a Jaaxy membership included in your Wealthy Affiliate membership.
That is how I feel about Jaaxy. As you can tell, I love the tool. Have I left any of your questions unanswered? Have you tried Jaaxy? What were your experiences with it? Leave any questions, comments or concerns below and I’ll get back to you ASAP.
As always, thank you for reading.