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    Full Member drumminlogan's Avatar
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    I am trying to find keywords to use to help target people to my site. I run a business directory and am having a hard time focusing on keywords that people will search on. Can anyone suggest any tools or methods they use to come up with new keywords for their site? Thanks.

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    www.wordtracker.com . The best there is at the moment. Skewed, for sure, but far superior to the Overture search suggestion tool.

    Keyword research is a real niche market and it needs someone to break the Wordtracker monopoly. Anyone want to invest some serious money ? The first person to create, for example, a UK orientated keyword research tool wins 100% of the market. Not a bad prize, I reckon.

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    I've used Google Adwords too!

    Just set up a mock account and try a test run on the key words you think will apply ... And you will get an appoximate count per day/week/month from last months stats.

    Dave

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    Hi drumminlogan

    at http://www.metaspy.com you will be able to
    enjoy the keywords live

    Hope this helps a little

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    cschneider

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    Logan,

    You can see http://www.abestweb.com/keywords

    Admittedly, www.Wordtracker.com is much better as markymark said.

    dhelle's suggesstion of Adwords is good also but I'd go with adwords select.

    Metaspy is good but it doesn't give you the 'major' search terms.

    Haiko

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    There is a shareware tool called 1stPostition, but it only gives keywords that contain the words you are trying to target e.g. if you are looking for general ideas about "dolls", it only comes up with suggestions that contain the word doll, so it would not mention barbie or bratz or diva starz etc.

    The only tool that comes close to Wordtracker is Ken Evoy's SiteBuild it brainstorming tool. It takes a lot longer to run a "brainstorm" session than word tracker and it also does not allow you to pick specific search engines. Oh, and you have to have a subscription to Site Build it.

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    Full Member drumminlogan's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone. I have used Wordtracker a long time ago and sort of forgot about it. I guess I will have to try it out for a day or so and see how well I like it. Thanks.

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    If you are using keywords for PPC marketing there is a free tool that can be found here. http://sofnik.com/products/gkw/index.htm
    If you want the paid version which keeps track of all your bids at 12 diff PPC's and identifies bid gaps you can find it here. http://sofnik.com/products/gkw/gkwpro/index.htm
    It is not an automatic bidding software but it can be very useful for spotting gaps in bids and saving you a bit of money every month.
    The only drawback is that it will only hold a list of 1000 keywords at a time to check bids, so I just made 3 simple notepad files and copy and paste and do 3 different runs on the bid checker.
    It also shows you who is in the top 10 for each keyword so you can adjust your bids accordingly.
    It will also open up the keywords in the various engines like google etc, so you can see your competition there at the same time. http://sofnik.com/products/gkw/gkwpro/docs/index.htm

    [ 07-24-2002: Message edited by: Justdoit ]

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