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Keyword Research & Suggestion Tools

Overview: These are free and paid tools which will help you find which keywords to target and how competitive they are. Here is a video offering an introduction to keyword research

At the bottom of this page are a link to a free keyword research PDF and a few more free background videos about understanding keyword research and using keyword research tools.

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SEO Toolbar.

SEO Toolbar - Free toolbar that adds a dozen cool keyword research tools right in your browser. :) Pick your favorites amongst them and search all of them with 1 click whenever you want to do keyword research.

Traditional Keyword Suggestion Tools

  • SEO Book Keyword Suggestion Tool - our keyword tool showing top keyword phrases.
  • Google AdWords Keyword Planner - recommends keywords based on a keyword you enter or a URL you have the tool analyze. Has a traffic estimator feature which shows the estimated bids prices and ad clicks for the top ranked AdWords ad. Allows you to check for [exact match], "phrase match", or broad match. In the past YouTube had a separate keyword research tool for it, but Google took that offline & folded the feature into their Display Planner.
  • Bing Ad Intelligence - brilliant extension for Microsoft Excel which puts a load of great keyword research data directly into Excel. Bing also offers an online keyword toolset here.
  • Google Suggest Tool - shows frequently search for phrases starting with the words and letters in your query. Uber Suggest is a more feature-rich tool which uses Google Instant keywords to generate suggestions. & Tejji are similar to Uber Suggest.
  • WordStream Keyword Tool - allows you to export a list of thousands of keywords for free.
  • Wordtracker Free Keywords - free keyword suggestions from Wordtracker. Wordtracker also has a more advanced paid version, and sells top keyword reports.
  • Keyword Discovery - free keyword tool from Trellian. Trellian also has a more advanced paid version of Keyword Discovery.
  • 7Search - smaller database from their smallish PPC ad network
  • Grep Words - API-based keyword tool.

Keyword Valuation Tools

  • Both Bing & Adwords offer CPC estimates in their ad platforms
  • SEO Book keyword database - US-focused database built from the now defunct Google search-based keyword tool.
  • many competitive research tools like SemRush, SpyFu, SearchMetrics & KeywordSpy offer similar databases.

Installable Keyword Databases / Desktop Software

These tools offer downloadable databases that you can install on your computer. One issue with these types of databases is most of them end up being broad matched data, so you might need to: build your initial seed keyword list, run things through a permutation generator & then use the Bing Ad Intelligence tool to clean up the data.

Keyword Extensions

More Abstract Keyword Sources

Trend Related Keywords

Bulk Keyword Editing Tools

  • Keyword List Generator - allows you to quickly create large lists of keyword phrases using keywords and modifiers
  • Keyword List Cleaner - allows you to quickly create a functional keyword list from most any publicly available keyword source.
  • Keyword Misspelling Generator - allows you to generate various misspellings of a keyword or phrase to match common typing errors. Useful for creating keyword lists around your most important keywords to bid on.
  • Microsoft Ad Intelligence Excel plug in - a suite of highly useful and easy to recommend keyword tools that interface with Microsoft Excel.
  • Keyword Studio - paid tool with automated grouping of like terms.

Keyword Modifiers

  • Keyword Modifiers - Spreadsheet showing common keyword modifiers organized by categories such as price, location, and other common variables.
  • keyword tools review post - a couple year old blog post offering a free comparison of different keyword research tools, also showing how keyword modifiers work in a real world example

Background Information on Keywords

50 minute Keyword research video by me...a bit long, but hopefully you find it useful :)

Retired Keywords Tools

  • Google Search Based Keyword Tool - shows keyword search volume estimates and keyword keyword, site, or category.
  • YouTube Keyword Tool - keyword information for video searches on YouTube.
  • Microsoft Keyword Forecast - shows predicted Microsoft search impression count and historical trends.
  • adCenter Labs tools - Microsoft offers a wide array of keyword tools like demographic prediction and content categorization tools.
  • Yahoo Mindset - let Yahoo show you how they can change results for commercial and informational queries
  • Yahoo! Buzz Index - search trends and stories about what keywords are hot right now
  • Yahoo! Clues -- keyword tool offering in-depth demographic data
  • Overture Keyword Tool - was replaced by the Yahoo! Search Marketing Keyword Tool, which was also canceled after the Bing ad syndication deal with Microsoft

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