Whenever I’m performing keyword research, one step that is very important involves checking the QSR for the keyword phrase. Needles to say QSR stands for Quoted Search Results. To understand better please watch the video below.
Now to find the QSR for any keyword phrase we can do this for free by simply visiting Google and entering in our keyword phrase wrapped in quotation marks, then we just need to find the very last web result Google will display, we do this by scrolling down clicking on page 10 of the results and repeating this process until we find that last page of results
For example, if we use the phrase “How To Build A Website” and enter it into Google search, Google first tells us that it has : About 912,000 results. But as you can see from the image on the left they only have 910 web results and can’t go any further than page 91. that contain the exact phrase “How To Build A Website”. So the QSR for that phrase would be 910.
A phrase with a high QSR number of 910 I personally wouldn’t this phrase as it has far too much competition for my liking, most people believe that a phrase with less than 400 QSR is something you should be able to rank on the first page of Google will only a little amount of effort.
Quoted Search Results Bookmarklet
Now you’re a paying member of Jaaxy.com you’ll already know that one of the features when doing keyword research is having the ability to get the QSR with a click of the mouse. The Wealthy Affiliate keyword tool also has a similar feature.
Many people when starting out don’t have a big budget to work with, so paying for extra services isn’t always possible. I decided to create a free QSR bookmarklet to help speed up the process of checking the QSR of a search phrase the manual way much faster.
If you want to try the bookmaklet first you can simply click on the bold/blue QSR below, it will open a dialog window like seen in the image on the left.
To install the bookmarklet on Chrome Firefox or Internet Explorer you simply grad the bold/blue word QSR below into your browser favorites area.
into your browser favorites.
If you have any question or need help please leave a comment below, as a side note I will be altering the bookmarklet code so that it opens results in a new tab, just need to figure it out.
Did you skip the video? If you did then you missed the part when I show you how you can also highlight keyword phrase that already have “quotes around them” and then you just click the QSR bookmarklet. If you use Google’s free keyword tool this is going to come in very handy.
Update: I was asked if it was possible to have one that would check the QSR but from Pinterest only, so I’m going to post it below:
Pinterest – QSR
Update Video & Details Below
Find The QSR Of A Phrase On Google Bing & Yahoo
First off, I’ve edited the code for the QSR bookmarklet, it now returns the results in a new tab/window, this was something I wanted but couldn’t figure out until I requested help on another site. If you want to use the updated bookmarklet, simply delete the old one first, right click and delete then drag the updated QSR bookmarklet above back into your browser bookmark.
If you use the Chrome browser your probably going to like this, you see I’m always right clicking and using the menu features, the most popular thing that I do is highlight some text and then select search Google. Then I thought to myself why not setup something so that I could highlight a phrase and have it do a custom search to return the Quoted Search Results of the phrase.
A quick search returned a Chrome extension called Context Menu Search, this extension allows you to add custom URL’s. After installing I decided to have it also fetch the QSR from Google, Google Videos, Bing and Yahoo search.
I almost forgot to include the custom search URL’s to insert into the Context Menu Search options.
Google QSR http://www.google.com/search?q="TESTSEARCH"&start=900# Google Video QSR http://www.google.com/search?q="TESTSEARCH"&tbo=p&tbs=vid:1&source=vgc&hl=en&aq=f&start=900# Bing QSR http://www.bing.com/search?q="TESTSEARCH"&first=900# Yahoo QSR http://search.yahoo.com/search?vc=&p="TESTSEARCH"&pstart=1&b=900