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5 sites where you can check for Keyword Terms

Updated on April 29, 2011

SEO equals Keyword Terms

If you are a freelance or full time writer who develops content for online portals and websites you have to know the importance of Keywords, keyword phrases and keyword terms related to the product or service that you are writing about.

The basis of Search Engine Optimization or SEO is simple. For your site to feature in the Search Engine Result Pages or SERP your content must be rich in the search phrases that people type into the search engine. This is essentially what your Keyword Terms are.

So you have to think like your customer and make up a long list of all the keyword terms that a person is likely to use to hunt for your product online. Now you need to check which of these keyword terms are being used in a large volume on the internet in various search engines.

Site No. 1

The most common tool for this is the Google Keyword Tool. Follow the link and its will take you to a page where you can type in a keyword and get all the related keyword terms that are actually being searched for in Google by real people. The results are also easy to import in a tabular fashion and I'm sure even the novice who has just hit the net has hear od it and trie dit out. So let's move on to the next tool.

Site No. 2

There are a number of internet marketing professionals who swear that there is nothing to beat the Market Samurai keyword tool. Not only does it do a good job but it is regularly updated and maintained. It has a fixed price so there is no monthly fee to bother about. The best way to describe it is that it takes the research you could do manually in your browser for free, and spend hours on and presents the essential results to you in seconds. If you value your time it is worth buying. The free version is also good if you are just using it as a writer. I cant give a link to the site here but its easy enough to trace in the search engines.

Site No. 3

If you are hoping to generate long tail keyword phrases Wordtracker may be the right keyword terms tool for you. They tend to take their search volume data from small meta search engines, which almost nobody really uses. So if there are some unique keywords out there that the three main search engines have not caught onto you will find them with wordtracker. They do not give you results as nicely archived and tabled like Google does so it takes more effort to get their keyword organized. Still its a free tool and you can use.

Site No. 4

The SEO Book site has a couple of tools that you can use with your keywords.The Keyword list generator is one that is rather useful. All in all it is not very bad tool. However this tool doesn't show competing pages and shows only a limited number of keywords. So if you are planning to use it as an internet marketer you may not find it all that useful as some other paid tools. The tool is quite useful for freelance writer who may have been asked to generate their own related keywords.

Site No. 5

The last site on my list of free keyword term generators is Traffic Travis. They have a number of other features like finding your competition, finding the top sites in a niche, helping you assess your on page SEO, and it even helps you backlink. It is best used in combination with a few other plug ins in case you are into internet marketing. Of course for a writer the keyword generator software is enough. Did I mention its free?


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    • cashmere profile image

      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Hi Rembrandz, nice to see you after so long. Hope all's well with your artistry work

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      Remy Francis 6 years ago from Creative Zone Dubai

      Hey there Cashmere. Hope all is well.

      What a very very useful hub. Thank you for sharing. Am going to be revisiting it for regular reference.


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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      My pleasure Hello Hello. It does make sense to do your keyword research well.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      This is just perfect and I thank you for you sharing it.

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Most people only ever use Google when there are so many other sites that can be accessed for free. Of course there are paid sites too, but if you are not into marketing online and are just a writer you can make do with these free sites and not bother about paid memberships

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      L.L. Woodard 6 years ago from Oklahoma City

      I've bookmarked this for ongoing reference. Appreciate you finding and sharing this information in one concise place.

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      Jalus 6 years ago

      Excellent information. Thanks for the help!

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      tebo 6 years ago

      This is great. I haven't heard of some of these sites either, so thanks for that.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks a million - I'll bookmark this for reference. I only know Google - nice to have so much more.

      You're a real writing friend to do this. Yay!

      And rated up of course!

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      Stephanie Henkel 6 years ago from USA

      This is very helpful information, and contains a couple of site I haven't heard of before. In fact, I'm going to try one now. Thanks for a useful hub!

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      Sam 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Thank you for this most useful information. Voted up and useful...