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Keyword Search Tools

Updated on October 4, 2011

Get your keyword right

What is a keyword?

A keyword is a word or a phrase that you can use as a tag or a category in your blog post or hub. For instance if you are writing a blog on recipes, you can use "cook","ingredients" or "recipe" as a keyword for the posts you write. The number of keywords you use depends on which are most likely to be searched for.

Why are keywords important?

It is these keywords which a casual net surfer would type in to find your website or hub. So keywords help you generate a whole lot of traffic. If you are running a blog on making money from writing online you need to use the most commonly searched for phrases your keywords. Usually there is one core keyword and the rest are all variations of the main word. For instance "make money" is the main phrase and "making money online","writing for money","write and make money", "make money online", etc will become the related keywords.

How do you generate keywords?

When you think of the words that a person may type to find your blog you will come up with a long list of keywords. Some times it helps to brainstorm with others as they may bring in other words that you may have missed. However how do you know which are the keywords that real people actually type into search engines? That is where keyword creation tools help. These keyword tools use actual keywords that people use online and throw them out to you for your use.

The best keyword creation tools

There are many keyword creation tools. A whole list of them are free and quite a few of them are also paid for. Naturally as a newbie it is best to use all the free tools at your disposal. Some of the paid keyword tools also offer you a free trial for a month. So you can sign up for that as well. Here is a list of a few keyword tools available.

Google Adwords Keyword Tool

Yahoo Buzz

Visual Thinkmap

Good Keywords

Lexical Freenet




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    • THE-QUEEN profile image

      THE-QUEEN 8 years ago from new york

      Great hub. Easy to understand. Perfect for newbies like me.

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      sweetie1 8 years ago from India

      Thanks for sharing these sites .. i definitely would try them.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Thank you Peter was aiming for that.

      Thanks for dropping by Hello and Alek

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      Nancy Hinchliff 8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Good hub with lots of important information.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your informative hub.

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      Peter Dickinson 8 years ago from South East Asia

      Thank you. Concise and precise. Best Wishes.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Thanks 20gsxr05 and Snehal

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      snehal welde 8 years ago

      Great and very informative hub keep them coming.I was looking for ways to post them on my hubs.this hub has definitely benefitted me a lot

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      20gsxr05 8 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      Great hub keep them coming