What is QSR (Quoted Search Results)?
QSR or Quoted Search Results gives you an idea of the number of websites or pages that have been indexed on Google for that particular keyword.
They are different from the usual search results number that you first see after searching for a particular keyword.
E.g. Using “board games” as a keyword, Google shows that within 0.74 seconds there are “About 1,180,000,000 results”.
Imagine your website competing with more than 1 billion others out there just for one keyword!
Luckily this is not the case as I’ll go on to explain further.
Why is QSR (Quoted Search Results) important to you?
QSR (Quoted Search Results) is important to you because it gives you a truer reflection of the actual competition for a particular keyword.
Using the same example above, instead of getting bummed out by the “insanely high competition”, the QSR shows that there are actually only 169 results.
Knowing the actual competition now, you will be better able to make a decision about whether to compete for this keyword.
How can you find the QSR (Quoted Search Results) for your keywords?
You can find the QSR (Quoted Search Results) in a few ways.
Firstly, there are some free online tools that you can use that will give you the QSR for a keyword such as Jaaxy.
It is very straightforward to simply input the keyword you are looking for to get the QSR.
Using board games again, we find that the QSR is 171, which is extremely close to the manual method above where we got 169.
Using the free version of Jaaxy, you will be able to get up to 30 keyword searches and 20 search results.
To find the QSR (Quoted Search Results) manually on Google is also quite simple.
One way is to go to the bottom of the search results page and keep clicking on the last page number you see until you get to the final page.
Wait, but what if a keyword has more than 30 pages of search results, do I have to keep clicking until the end?
Well fortunately, there is a shortcut you can use.
Simply add on “&num=100” to the end of your search query in the url bar like this:
What this does is to tell Google to return 100 search results on the first page alone, hence reducing the number of pages you need to click to get to the end.
After this, simply click to the last page where Google will tell you that it has omitted similar search results.
After going to page 2, you will get the QSR (Quoted Search Results) of your keyword:
You have learnt how to find the QSR (Quoted Search Results) for your keyword.
What I like to do is to see the QSR for a list of keywords using software tools like Jaaxy and then double check the QSR for my selected keywords manually on Google.
This is because there will always be new pages added or being deleted every there and no software will be 100% accurate when it comes to the actual QSR.
Do let me know in the comments below if this SEO Tip on finding the QSR (Quoted Search Result) on Google has been useful to you.
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