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Free tools you can use to do Keyword Research – Part 3 – Other tools

This is Part 3 of my series of tools you can use for Keyword Research. In part 1 of this series, I looked at free tools which Google offers. In Part 2, I looked at the tools available as add-ons to the Firefox Web Browser. In Part 3, I have listed a number of tools you can access on the web which are not provided by Google.

17. SEO Book Keyword Suggestion Tool – This tools uses the Wordtracker keyword suggestion tool. If you sign up for a Wordtracker account they offer many additional keyword research features and tools that are lacking in this keyword tool.

18. WordTracker – offers a free 7 day trial – but you need to sign up first.

19. Lexical FreeNet Connected thesaurus – This program allows you to search for relationships between words, concepts, and people. You can also use this for your SEO keyword research projects.

20. Keyword Discovery (offers a free trial) compiles keyword search statistics from all the major search engines world wide, to create the most powerful Keyword Research tool.

21. What’s the Buzz – a keyword research tool to find out who’s talking about a certain keyword by displaying the Technorati Blog Popularity Chart, the Google Trends chart, blog posts tagged with or containing the keyword, and social bookmarks tagged with the keywords.

23. iWebTool – Keyword Suggestions – This tool will display up to 10 popular keywords matching your initial keyword using Google, Yahoo and MSN

22. KW Map – a keyword map for the whole internet. Below is an example of the keyword phrases you can discover for "Global Warming".

Keyword Map showing terms related to global warming

Keyword Map list showing terms related to global warming


Free tools you can use to do Keyword Research – Part 2 – Firefox Browser tools

[ 18 Nov 2008 – A new tool has been added called Rank Checker – see item 16 below]

This is Part 2 of my series of tools you can use for Keyword Research. In part 1 of this series, I looked at free tools which Google offers. In Part 2, I am looking at the tools available as add-ons to the Firefox Web Browser. These tools do more than help you with your keyword research. [Note: I have only included the tools which work with Firefox version 3, there are numerous other tools which work with earlier versions of Firefox]

7. Keyword Trends in Google Analytics With Greasemonkey – By Sal Uryasev – This Greasemonkey script works for keyword data in Google Analytics, by showing increases and decreases in organic search traffic.

8. Firefox SEO Toolbar Extension with Website Ranking Features – This is a Toolbar extension for Firefox browser. Firefox SEO Toolbar Extension Features The features available in Firefox toolbar: Popular PPC Engines site; Web SEO and search engine tools; Online keyword research tools; Links to SEO-related forums; Search Engine view on the current page; Google PageRank, Alexa Ranking and Popularity Index; Link to Wayback Machine. ToolbarBrowser is a freeware project supported by Trellian Limited

9. SEO for Firefox – Provided by SEOBook – Version 2.9 has added SEO X-ray feature which gives you the keyword density of the page and popular phrases on the page.

10. KGen – by Nicolas Froidure. Version 0.4, September 11, 2008. This Firefox extension SEO tool allows you to see what keywords are represented on your web pages and then generates variations for you complete with misspellings. When installed it opens a sidebar in the browser which provides you with the ability to copy the selected keywords to the clipboard. It also displays the keywords with the repeats, weights and positions on the page. A Tag cloud keyword generator is also provided.

11. RankQuest SEO Toolbar – by Vincent Brown, Updated June 20, 2008 – provides you quick access to more than 30 SEO tools.

12. SEOQuake – by the SEOQuake Team, Updated October 6, 2008 – aimed at helping with search engine optimization and internet promotion of web sites. Provides both a Firefox and Internet Explorer version.

13. SearchStatus – by Craig Raw, Updated October 2, 2008 – displays Google PageRank, Alexa rank and Compete ranking anywhere in your browser, along with a keyword density analyser, keyword/nofollow highlighting, backward/related links, Alexa info and other SEO tools.

14. Google Global – by RedFly Marketing – allows you to view organic and paid Google search results as they appear in almost any location in the world.

15. Web Developer – by Chris Pederick, Updated May 19, 2008 – Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.

16. Rank Checker – by SEOBook – This tool shows you where your website ranks in the search results in Google (US and international), Yahoo, and Microsoft Live search.

I am sure there are more SEO tools for Firefox out there – tell me what tools you find the most useful especially for keyword research.

Google Insights for Search launched

On August 5, Google launched Google Insights for Search. This product allows you to get a better understanding of search behaviour and provides some interesting new features such as a heat map to display search volume and areas of regional interest. It also allows you to do some great keyword research.

To access these great features you must be logged into your Google account (if you don’t have one you need to sign up for Gmail).

As an example I wanted to find out the Search Volume for the terms: "climate change" vs. "greenhouse gases" in the state of Victoria, Australia.

Here is the result of the search:

Google Search Results for climate change and greenhouse gases

The Regional Interest I specified was Victoria in Australia which gave me this map and showed that it was specifically Melbourne.

Map showing regional interest as Victoria, Australia

This is what the map looks like for the whole of Australia:

Map showing the interest in these terms from around Australia.

And then you get these great related search terms list:

Related search terms or climate change and greenhouse gases.

This is a really powerful way to start doing keyword research. These terms are what real people are actually searching for.

To access this fabulous tool visit Google Insights for Search and start playing – I highly recommend it!