Friday, April 06, 2007

All New Keyword Research Tools

In recent weeks I have received quite a few emails regarding the reference to Overture/Yahoo's Keyword Research Tool which is mentioned on pages 27-30 of my book.

As revealed in my book, this was a fantastic tool used by entrepreneurs in my 'inner circle' to do some investigative market research.... and find out how interested people were their idea/niche/product.

It showed you how many times a particular search term was searched online and thus gives an indication of 'interest level' in your idea.

Unfortunately, the Overture Keyword Research Tool is now DEAD.

Basically, the tool got hit so hard that Overture's servers couldn't handle the traffic and they shut it down... Now I am not saying my book was the sole cause for this... essentially a lot of [insert bad word] people began to write 'automated scripts' that spammed the service and made it impossible to use due to sporadic behaviour.

But don't worry I have explored the web high and low to find a replacement tool for you... and guess what... I found 2 !!!

Both tools are obviously modeled after Overture's and make fantastic alternatives...

1.
Free Search Term Suggestion Tool by Keyword Discovery.com

Thye say their keyword data is complied and collected from a number of search engines to provide a far more accurate cross section of searches performed world wide..

Check it out here: http://www.keyworddiscovery.com/search.html


2. Free Keyword Suggestion Tool by Wordtracker.com

On their site you simply enter a starting keyword to generate up to 100 related keywords and an estimate of their daily search volume.

Check it out here: http://freekeywords.wordtracker.com/keyword-suggestion-tool.html


Now with the Wordtracker tool they calculate the daily search volume using the following formula:

Number of times
keyword appears in
our database
----------------------
Total number of
keywords in our
database



x

Estimated total number of
daily queries on all search
engines*



=

Estimated daily
volume of searches
for the keyword

So for a keyword that appears 9,000 times in our database, this is the number of daily searches that we predict:

9,000
-------------
328.0 million

x

578.4 million*

=

15,873 daily searches

* Every day, on average, we collect about 3.64 million search terms from Dogpile.com and Metacrawler.com, who according to Netapplications.com account for 0.63% of searches across all engines. By combining these two figures, we estimate that the total daily searches across all engines is 578.4 million.



So to all of you who emailed me, 'thank you', and I hope this helps !!!

If anyone knows of other tools that would be of help to us all please leave a comment on this blog and let us know.

p.s. If you want to watch a couple of cool videos on how to use the wordtracker tool check out Ed Dale's blog here:

http://tubbynerd.com/2007/02/04/part-1-your-new-best-friend/ and http://tubbynerd.com/2007/02/04/part-2-your-new-best-friend/

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4 Comments:

  • Since the post yesterday I have found another 2 services:

    http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/suggestion/

    and

    http://www.spyfu.com/

    Enjoy!

    By Blogger Pete Williams - Preneur Marketing, at 8:31 AM  

  • Here's another on for you all...

    http://tools.seobook.com/general/keyword/

    By Blogger Pete Williams - Preneur Marketing, at 8:14 PM  

  • Here is another one...

    http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/suggestion/

    By Blogger Pete Williams - Preneur Marketing, at 10:02 PM  

  • Hey there everyone,

    Just thought I would pop in here and
    share real quick.

    All the thoughts, tools and ideas
    presented are absolutely terrific.

    There is just ONE big huge gaping
    hole with all the free keyword tools
    that services have created to fill
    the void of the disappearance of
    the Overture tool.

    And that is . . . (drum roll please)

    Every single FREE keyword tool has
    NO capability of saving your keywords
    in a basket and managing your projects.

    Well — since July of 2004,
    NicheBOT Classic has been
    providing its constantly growing
    userbase the ability to save their
    keyword searches that are done for
    free.

    =====> http://www.nichebotclassic.com

    I know — it’s okay to feel your
    heart pitter-patter and get excited
    like a kid in a candy story.

    And I’m sure you would agree…

    That’s not only what I call
    “useful” — but I call that an
    awesome solution!

    You can create a FREE account
    right here:

    http://www.nichebotclassic.com/members/signup.php

    Time to manage your FREE keyword
    searches better, don’t ya think?

    And don’t be surprised if you find
    spreading the news to your friends
    and business acquaintances about
    this clearly useful resource.

    Enjoy!

    Best wishes,

    Julie Akerson, Support Services
    NicheBOTclassic.com

    P.S. If you ever have any questions
    that I, or my team, can handle, please
    let us know at nichebotclassic {AT} gmail.com

    By Anonymous Julie - free keyword suggestion tool, at 9:05 AM  

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