Finding Low Competition Keywords The Easy Way

We’re all looking for that low hanging fruit aren’t we?  You know, those keywords that lack crazy competition.  Well today I’m going to show you how to find them through a walk-through and then even provide you with a video to demonstrate.

Whether you’re a student of Niche60 already, going through my Free 7-Day Affiliate Marketing Training or it’s your first time here but you’re into building your online business this post should be something you put into action immediately.

Today I am talking about finding low competition keywords that you can rank for in search.

What Are The Point Of These Keywords?

Low competition usually means easier to rank for.  But, I am going to show you some things that will make you determine their profitability as well!  Easy to rank + make more money = awesome.

I think long term you want to do more with your website than just rank in search for low competition keywords.  However, that doesn’t mean that finding low competition keywords shouldn’t be on your “to-do” list.

I think, especially early on on your website, low competition can be a great thing but you can also build an Instagram following, various other forms of social media or even an email list.  It doesn’t matter if you’re building an affiliate marketing business or building an eCommerce website search rankings are still extremely beneficial.

For now our focus is easy to rank for keywords so you can grow your sales.

So Follow Along With Me Here

First make sure you’ve went through my keyword research training at some point so you understand the purpose of keywords and how to do initial keyword research.

Also understand that finding these keywords can be useful for anything from posts on your website, articles, guest posting or even for posts on additional sources like medium.com.  Basically, with these keywords you can use them virtually anywhere that you want.

Next you need to have a special keyword tool.  For this tutorial I am use Keyword Canine.  You can get a monthly or even a yearly subscription.  If you cannot afford a keyword tool right now you’ll need to save up as you make some money or save money by reducing your own personal expenditures(read about saving money for your business here).

By the way this isn’t the only thing you can do with this tool I demonstrate it’s usefulness here. So be sure to check that out when you get a chance.

OK, back to this tutorial.

Start Here: Open Up Keyword Canine In Your Browser

Once you’re logged in just follow my screen shots here.

light competition keywords starter

A. Select “Easy Keywords”

Next, you’ll be at the Easy Keywords prompt.

keywords inside

A. Type any keywords you want here (start with something you know)

B. Put a minimum monthly searches number here.  I like 5+

C. This only matters for Adwords and Adsense customers I use .02

D. Select between 20-100 results

E. Select the country you want investigate in

F. Click “find Keywords”

Next, the results will propagate below.

researching your keywords

A. This is how many results showed up

B. If you want to make the search more exact repeat your keywords here to remove anything that doesn’t contain this term

C. This is the keyword being view

D. This is the 1st site ranked in Google for that term

E. This is how many site links are coming back to that site (the lower the easier the keyword is – generally)

F. This is the site trust flow (the low the easier the keyword competition is)

G. This is the citation flow (the lower the lower competition the keyword is – generally)

H. Approx. monthly searches that keyword phrase receives

I. Cost Per Click (approx.) I never use this column

So using the image above what we’re looking for are keywords ranking in search with lower site links, and low CF and TF (I like under 30 for both)

Next, you can more deeply analyze each keyword you’re interested in.

analyze keywords

A. Select any keywords you want to analyze deeper

B. Click “Explore Keywords”

Then in a new window you’ll see this screen.

low competition keywords complete

A. You’ll see your keywords here

B. Click “Explore Keywords” to reveal additional keywords based on the original search

C. Check any keywords under the DF column but clicking the little gray meter to the left

Here what you’re looking for are keywords that have a light orange, yellow or green on the meter.

The easiest keywords will be in green.  It’s rare to find green keyword here but they are awesome when you do.

Video Walk-Through Of Above Low Competition Keyword Research

If you’d like to watch additional keyword canine walk-through visit this page.  I have a few setup plus some great tutorials by some of the guys who work with Keyword Canine.

Take Action: Find 10-20 Light Orange, Yellow or Green Keywords in Your Niche

Save these keywords and download them to your computer (those features are right there inside Keyword Canine – see my full review here.

Then create content for your websites based on those keywords.

If you do this every month you should have a website brimming with great long-tailed keywords that can bring you extra traffic from the search engines.  Remember to ALWAYS create great content in the process for the best results.

Tell Me What You Think!

Share your thoughts below or ask a question if you’ve got one.  Do you plan to use these tactics?  Already doing this?  Are you doing something you like better already?  Do you think you could find low competition keywords this way?

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Michael Brown

I'm Michael S. Brown, Internet Marketer, husband and father. I have been successful in business and marketing since 1998. In 2007 I took to the internet marketing world and have never looked back. I love teaching people the knowledge that I have acquired and the ultimate boost to my ego is to see everyone I teach succeed in business. My goal is to make everyone who comes into contact with me as successful or even more successful than myself.

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Mark Fedorchuk - March 2, 2016

Keyword research is so much easier with a good tool, but you have to know how to effectively use it.
Thanks for sharing!


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Melissa - March 13, 2016

Hi Michael,
I am seriously wanting to sign up for the Niche60.
I need to know does it come in the mail with hard copies and videos instead of online. That is what I need.
I signed up for your 12.00 special for 60 days you sent me. Due to family members on hospice, deaths, and because and I broke my computer its a touch screen all in one. It fell over and messed up my sensor. so I am waiting to get a new computer first. I am ready to buckle down and study all you have.
I have searched high and low for a legitimate home business.
I need hard copies of the 97.00 offer. Is that possible?

Michael Brown - March 13, 2016


Thank you for the question. I’m sorry to hear about your hardships, I know that can be tough 🙁

As far as the question about hard copies…No, to keep the price of the course down this is all done online rather hard copies.

Because it’s all online and the course does not have any recurring fees you can access the program at anytime.

Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.


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