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Information about Search Keywords and how to pick Keywords for your business, website, and blog..
"If Content is King on the Internet, then Keywords are Queen." Ken Giddens

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Video: Creating a SEO strategy (with Webmaster Tools!)

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Video: Creating a SEO strategy (with Webmaster Tools!): "Video: Creating a SEO strategy (with Webmaster Tools!)
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Webmaster Level: Intermediate

Wondering how to begin creating an organic search strategy at your company? What’s a good way to integrate your company’s various online components, such as the website, blog, or YouTube channel? Perhaps we can help! In under fifteen minutes, I outline a strategic approach to SEO for a mock company, Webmaster Central, where I pretend to be the SEO managing the Webmaster Central Blog. "

'via Blog this'


The Daily Dot - How to search the Deep Web

The Daily Dot - How to search the Deep Web: "A brand-new search engine named TorSearch debuted last week, making waves around tech media. It’s not hard to see why: The Oct. 2 seizure of Silk Road captivated netizens by exposing a corner of cyberspace that didn’t appear on Google and was difficult to navigate unless you already knew what you were looking for."

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


The Best Tools for Do-It-Yourself SEO | SiteProNews

The Best Tools for Do-It-Yourself SEO | SiteProNews:

In the world of SEO, you’re really only as good as the tools you use. Those who take on DIY SEO with a firm intuitive stance do so at their own risk. For most of us, what we assume folks will do to search and find our business on the web doesn’t come close to hitting the mark. We should never bank the success of our business on the instincts we have about our customers – especially when there are plenty of tools to validate and guide us.

'via Blog this'

Thursday, July 18, 2013


BBC News - Google: Alternatives to the search giant

BBC News - Google: Alternatives to the search giant: "These are some of the alternative search tools."

'via Blog this'

Monday, July 1, 2013


Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Easier navigation without GPS

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Easier navigation without GPS: "Today we’re unveiling a shiny new navigation in Webmaster Tools. The update will make the features you already use easier to find, as well as unveil some exciting additions."

'via Blog this'

Thursday, June 6, 2013


What to expect in SEO in the coming months

What to expect in SEO in the coming months: "We just recently taped a new round of webmaster videos, and I thought this video deserved a full-fledged blog post. This is my rough estimate (as of early May 2013) of what search engine optimizers (SEOs) and webmasters should expect in the next few months:"

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Learn with Google webinars – Experienced Advertiser – Google Ads

Learn with Google webinars – Experienced Advertiser – Google Ads: "Learn with Google Webinars
Learn with Google is a program to help businesses succeed through winning moments that matter, enabling better decisions and constantly innovating. Interested in learning how to make the web work for your business? Register for an upcoming webinar, or view recorded webinars below. You can use the drop-down menus to narrow your interests."

'via Blog this'

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Get Links! | Wordtracker

Get Links! | Wordtracker: "Master Profitable Link Building in 7 Weeks

Sign up for Wordtracker's “Get Links!” video course (with a year's subscription to the Link Builder tool thrown in) and you'll learn:

How to dramatically improve your link building success & start winning links right away
The smart link prospecting methods used by industry pros
Why most link requests fail (and how to make sure yours don’t)
How to build a legion of social media followers & give your link building a flying start"

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Everything you need to know about the canonical tag | Wordtracker

Everything you need to know about the canonical tag | Wordtracker: "The canonical tag is a way to pass value from one page to another without using a redirect. ‘Duplicate content’ has become a widespread issue and is being increasingly targeted by search engines. Prevent the damage it can do to your site with the canonical tag. This article covers the basics on what it is and ways to successfully implement it."

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings | Official Google Blog

"Search is a lot about discovery—the basic human need to learn and broaden your horizons. But searching still requires a lot of hard work by you, the user. So today I’m really excited to launch the Knowledge Graph, which will help you discover new information quickly and easily"

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Top Ten Google Easter Eggs - Our List of Best Google Easter Eggs, 2012

Top Ten Google Easter Eggs - Our List of Best Google Easter Eggs, 2012: "Easter eggs are funny little 'surprises' hidden into software by software programmers. Google, being a geeky software company, is no exception to this tradition. Here are some of the funniest, best Google Easter Eggs. Our list of the top ten best Google Easter Eggs. We've built it out, easy for you to use - so share this list of the top ten Google Easter Eggs.

Cute Easter Eggs in Google.

Monday, July 20, 2009


SEOmoz | 10 Steps to Advanced Keyword Research

"10 Steps to Advanced Keyword Research"

Good overview of steps and tools for Keyword Research.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Putting Your Keywords & Content to the Best Use | Caroline Middlebrook

"Most people don’t really stop to think about where they will use their keywords. They simply identify keywords that they want to rank for and then pimp out their site SEO-wise to try and target that keyword as effectively as possible. But stopping to think about where you use your keywords will reveal the kinds of content you need to create, and where you don’t need content at all."

Excellent article on where you use your keywords.

Monday, September 22, 2008


FacilSEO » Blog Archive » Keyword Management Tools

"So what do you do after you’ve researched a massive list of keywords? You manage that list with a tool that keeps it organized a little bit better than Excel does. Ann Smarty reviews Traffic Travis and Web CEO, two desktop apps that do just that."

There are more and more tools for managing keywords - Ann Smarty reviews two.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Why Is Keyword Research Important For Your Website | UK Web Hosting | Linux Windows Server Tutorials | PHP MySQL Service

"Keyword research is the lifeline of any website optimization."

Nothing new, but well written article on keyword research.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Simple Adsense Journal: The Fundamental of Keyword Research

"Keyword research is one of the most important stages of developing a website - especially if the purpose of the site is to generate money and business. Your first step is deciding exactly what you will be selling on your site - is it a product, service or information?"

Keyword basics - done well.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Tools to Find Your Competitors Keyword Rankings

"Before I start reviewing available tools showing which keywords your competitors rank high in Google, let me describe how you can use this information: ..."

Good review of valuable tools.

Monday, June 9, 2008


What Are Long Tail Keywords Phrases : Blue Collar SEO

"Long tail keywords are a type of keyword phrase that has at leas three, and some times as many as five words in the phrase."

More on the long tail and keywords.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


3 Unconventional Keyword Research Tools to Improve Conversions | Gonzo SEO

"... You are forced to turn to other methods of keyword research. Here are my favorite ways to figure out what the hell the customer is thinking when they are looking for my customer’s product/service."

Some unconventional keyword research tools.

Saturday, May 31, 2008


Keyword Research - The Foundation of Your SEO Strategy (Back To the Basics Series) | SearchRank Blog

"Like any good marketing strategy, SEO needs to have a solid foundation and that foundation is keyword research."

The basics of keyword research.

Friday, May 30, 2008


Small Business Mavericks » Blog Archive » Keyword Sniping: Effective SEO?

"There are companies out there trying to sell their “keyword sniping” services as a cure-all for SEO diseases and headaches. But is it really all that?"

Find about keyword sniping and whether it is right for you.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


How to Use Social Media for Keyword Research

"But what if we could use social media to explore your niche and learn more about your audience?"

New ideas in keyword research ... wonderful.

Monday, May 5, 2008


Search Engine Optimization - Keyword List:

"One of the first things that you will want to determine is the keywords that you are going to target."

A clear overview of picking keywords.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Should You Target Competitive Keywords, The Long-Tail or Both? | SEO Design Solutions SEO Blog

"Should your SEO strategy (1) tackle the most competitive vertical keywords (2) pluck the low hanging fruit of the long-tail or (3) employ a combination of both?"


Why You Are Selling Your Keyword Research Short Because You Have a Poor Research Strategy | The Adventures of PPC Hero

"Welcome to day one of our week-long series on keyword research! Let me sum up the theme of our series: Keyword research is the foundation upon which you build your search marketing campaigns."


Content Ad Campaign Keyword Strategy Revisited - Search Engine Watch

"The keywords you choose for content ads play a different role than they do for search ads; a point that's often tough for search advertisers to grasp. In traditional search advertising, keywords are intended to match search queries that are usually related to the advertiser's products and services. The keywords in a content ad group should describe the types of pages and sites where you want your ads to appear."

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Keyword Research and Analysis - The Art of Internet Marketing | MT-Soft Website Development

"Do you know what your target audience wants and how they are looking online? As an Internet Marketing Consultant I am often surprised that many website owners don’t know who their market is, and how to target them with web copy and SEO.

Keywords are the words that web surfers enter in search engines to find websites about their search terms. If you want to get in front of your potential audience, it’s important your website has good search engine rankings for your keywords that are related to the theme of your website."

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


What’s the Best Use of Keyphrases?

"There has been a debate about the use of keywords for years. Many SEO copywriters will tell you that using keyphrases in their entirety is the best practice for getting high rankings. Others insist it really doesn’t matter — that as long as all the individual words within the phrase are used, your copy will do its job."

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Work Media Introduces Keyword Relative Value: A Simplified Way of Measuring Search Engine Visibility

"Work Media has developed a new way of measuring a web site's visibility, using a mathematical formula that derives a value called Keyword Relative Value. The technique results in a single number that represents the value of a web site's search engine rankings for a particular set of keywords in a specific search engine. This value can then be compared to the value for competing sites to easily gauge search engine visibility."

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Internet Mastery Center » Blog Archive » The difference between market and keyword research.

"What’s the difference between market and keyword research? Market research explores and digs out keywords related to an industry or niche. Keyword research examines the monetary value and search performance of EACH keyword."

This article has some good thinking on the difference of market research and keyword research. I think brain storming sessions are excellent techniques to do market research.


Using Differentiators in Keyphrases: What Every Search Engine Optimization Company Needs to Know - Search Engine Guide Blog

"As any good search engine optimization company knows, in search, more so than any other medium, you have a very short window of opportunity in which to engage your prospect."

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Microsoft adCenter Keyword Research Tool Review

"When Jay got back from the Vegas PubCon conference in December he said, 'You should see the new Microsoft keyword research tool that was demo'd'. I know for a fact that he's seen and tested a lot of keyword tools, so I was impressed by how impressed he was. He also mentioned that it has a really long name - AdCenter Add-in Beta for Excel 2007 with Ad Intelligence - and he wasn't joking."

A review of the new Microsoft Keyword tool.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


SEO software you should start using! | The Invesp Blog

"I know that every online site spends quite a bit of time trying to improve their ranking for site keywords. Of course, one of the first things everyone does is figuring out where the site ranks for these keywords. That generally involved using different tools that will help place a keyword and check your site ranking through these tools....

Sheerseo solves each of these problems."

Keyword Tool: Tracking

Friday, February 22, 2008


Market Research (or finding a profitable niche market) has NOTHING to do with Keyword Research!

"Keyword research is what you do AFTER you have confirmed that you have found a thriving marketplace through a few certain criteria that tells you sales are strong, the commerce being moved shows some stability and, yes, there may be a little stiff competition which is actually a good indication."

Interesting ideas on Market Research and Keyword Research.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


'Tagging' gives Web a human meaning | CNET News.com

"Tags, meanwhile, are the searchable keywords the individuals can assign to either their own images or to those of nearly anyone else that say something about the information--the defining characteristic of Flickr and a growing number of other online services."

An good overview to tagging.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Keyword Research for Bloggers: A Comprehensive Guide | Copyblogger

"Keyword research, at its essence, is market research. It tells you what people are interested in, and in what relative numbers. Better yet, it reveals the actual language people are using when they think about those topics, which provides you with insight on how to converse with them via your blog."

Friday, February 15, 2008


Free Keyword Suggestion, Research & Analysis Tools: Seo Book.com

"Overview: These are free and paid tools which will help you find which keywords to target and how competitive they are. Here is a video offering an introduction to keyword research"

A annotated list of available Keyword tools in several categories.


Keyword research (Part 1) Advice on getting started : QuickstartSEO.com

"Let me just say that all of the tasks mentioned above are important, but they’re not the most important first step in an SEO campaign. Your first step should always be research. You may know it as keyword research, keyword discovery, key phrase selection or any number of different titles. What’s important is that you know that it’s the first - and most important step - before you do anything else."

I recommend this well written material.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Semantic Research vs Keyword Research

"Almost every SEO will tell you keyword research is a key preliminary task when developing content. I have to say I am a minimalist when it comes to kw research.... Over the last 2-3 years I’ve gradually replaced approximately 80-90% of my kw research time with semantic research and analytics."

An interesting article that takes a different approach to keyword analysis.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Search Marketing Bootcamp: What's a Keyword?

"To some, it sounds incredibly simple. To others, it's somewhat mind boggling... This article offers up a quick and simple primer on the concept of keywords and keyword phrases in regards to organic search engine optimization."

A nice solid introduction to Search Keywords.


Automatic keyword inserting affiliate plugin for Wordpress

"Today we are releasing a new plugin for Wordpress that allows you to monetize your long tail traffic better than ever before. The plugin works by taking the keyword that a visitor used to find your site in any major search engine and turns it into an affiliate link."

Thursday, January 31, 2008



"Increase your Ad Campaign revenue by finding the most profitable keywords.
Get access to over a billion keywords in our database."
Keyword Tool: Analysis and Suggestion.


Website keywords research & analysis - articles & case studies

"The Wordtracker Academy Articles, case studies, tips and tricks to help you grow your online business through effective keyword research."


Insiteful Web Design News & Views » Seven Tips for Successful Keyword Research

"Keyword research is the only way to approach SEO with informed expectations."


PR-GB.com... News from origin - Keywords: The Essence Of Online Business

"The power of keywords is used in most of the internet marketing tools, such as:

1- Search Engine Optimization
2- Link Directory submission
3- Article writing
4- Pay Per Click
5- AdSense
6- Link exchange
7- Even Posting in Forums."


30 Keyword Tools to Use for Your Website | Vandelay Website Design

"I’ve included some basic information about 30 of these tools in this article. Some of these tools are designed specifically for creating and managing pay-per-click campaigns, but they can also be helpful if you’re just trying to optimize your site."

An excellent list with short descriptions of 30 keyword tools.


Finding Stronger SEO Keywords

"Getting on page one is more vital than ever. Make sure you're targeting keywords that will get you there.

Well over half (62 percent) of searchers click on a result from the first page. By the third page, 90 percent of searchers have already clicked. The first few results are clicked on by almost a quarter of searchers (23 percent), according to the study.

If you're listed on page four or lower in Google's results for most of your keywords, then alarms should be blaring in your head"


Seo Book Keyword Suggestion Tool

"Our Free Keyword Research Tool :
Is driven off 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 our basic keyword tool."
Keyword Tool: Analysis and Suggestion


Adword Analyzer - Adwords and Overture Strategy

"Here's a new way to find hidden gold online: Jeff's Ad Word Analyzer helps you instantly uncover targeted keywords with high search volume and very little competition. It also shows the supply and demand for all of your keywords."
Keyword Tool: Analysis and Suggestion.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Bits du Jour - Two great software applications, every day, at a deeply reduced price

"Keyword Expert helps you instantly uncover targeted keywords with high search volume and very little competition. It also shows the relative supply and demand for any keyword that you are considering for your PPC ad."
Keyword Tool: Analysis and Suggestion.

Monday, January 28, 2008


Keyword Discovery - Advanced keyword research tool and search term suggestion tool

"Discover the best keywords to target on your website.
KeywordDiscovery compiles keyword search statistics from over 180 search engines world wide, to create the most powerful Keyword Research tool."

Keyword Tool: Analysis and Suggestion

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Keywords, Keyphrases Tutorial and Van Leasing Case Study

"Keyword research is a crucial precursor to further SEO related site enhancement. Most importantly, identifying the terms that would not only lead searchers to your site but also result in conversion means that you are meeting the needs of the users."

Keyword Tutorial.


YouTube - The Keyword Tutorial -find the best keywords for your site

"This short video gets you started in researching the best keywords to use in your website and elsewhere, using Google Adwords Keyword Tool."


quicktips.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Keyword Tool: Keyword Tracker


goRank - Free Professional SEO Tools - Keyword Rank Tracker, Keyword Density Analyzer, Link Popularity Checker, and more

Keyword Tool: Density Analyser


Good Keywords - Find the best keywords for your web pages.

"Good Keywords is a free Windows software for finding the perfect set of keywords for your web pages."

Keyword Tool: Keyword Analysis and Suggestions
Free Program


Google AdWords: Keyword Tool

"Use the Keyword Tool to get new keyword ideas. Select an option below to enter a few descriptive words or phrases, or type in your website's URL"

Keyword Tool: Keyword Analysis and Suggestions
Free Service


Keyword services for professional search engine optimization

"Wordtracker helps website owners and search engine marketers identify keywords and phrases that are relevant to their or their client's business and most likely to be used as queries by search engine visitors."

Keyword Tool: Keyword Analysis and Suggestions
Subscription Service.


Free Keyword Suggestion Tool (Wordtracker Suggestion Tool & Overture Bid Tool Combined) & Keyword Generator

"This is a handy little tool will show you the results of your query from both Wordtracker and Overture for determining which phrases are searched most often."

Get Suggestions For Phrase:

Brought to you by Digital Point Solutions

Keyword Tool: Keyword Analysis and Suggestions
Free Service


Keyword density analyzer, and keyword placement & prominence analysis

Keyword Tool: Density Analyzer.


Keyword Density Analyzer

Keyword Tool: Density Analyzer


Keyword Density Analyzer tool for search engine optimization and internet marketing experts

"Keyword Density Analyzer tool for search engine optimization and internet marketing experts. This fast and accurate keyword density analyzer is 100% free."

Keyword Tool: Density Analyzer.


Webjectives keyword density analyzer

"Use this keyword density analyzer to analyze the keyword density of keywords on your web site pages or measure the keyword density of your competition to determine the optimum keyword density for your keywords."

Keyword Tool: Density Analyzer

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Keyword Research Tools Reviews and Articles

"Become a better keyword researcher!
You simply cannot afford to do business online without a solid base in keyword research."

A blog focusing on Keyword Research.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


KeyCompete | Download Competitors Keywords and Adwords

"KeyCompete is an online keyword research tool that identifies the keywords your competitors are using in their pay-per-click campaigns."

Many of the Keyword tools are paid subscriptions. Make sure you get your money's worth.


Search Engine Optimization - Discover how you can establish which Keywords are the most effective for your site

"In this article, we focus on the correct way of finding out the keywords for which you should optimize your site for the search engines."

An elaborate mathematical process to optimize keywords for a website.


Keyword Research Revisited, Part 1: Log Files - ClickZ

"The core of every search engine marketing (SEM) campaign is the keyword list. It's the foundation of a paid search campaign and the key to organic (unpaid) search engine optimization (SEO)."

A more advanced look at researching keywords. This is part one of three. It includes an excellent introduction to keyword tools.


Tips on Using Wordtracker to Find the Best Keyword Phrases

"The main thing that you're doing wrong is putting any stock into the KEI part of Wordtracker. Personally, I rarely bother to look at the competition reports because they don't give me much (if any) valuable information."

Tips on using the Wordtracker Keyword Tool.



"The first step in a search engine optimization campaign is to choose your keywords or keyphrases for each of your web pages. Keywords are the terms that search engine users type in the search box to conduct a query."

Good solid advice for keywords.


Keyword Research - Employ a More Lateral Thinking Approach

"We all know keyword selection is the single most important aspect of search engine marketing.
... I also want to encourage you to start expanding your focus and even occasionally shifting it entirely to embrace an even bigger picture."

Some good tips on expanding the research into keywords.


The Right Keyword Phrases Bring Customers

"You are absolutely correct that it will be extremely difficult for your site to rank highly for keywords that are not used within the copy on your pages."

A good overview of keywords in website copy.


Finding Targeted Keyword Phrases Your Competitors Miss

"Finding keyword phrases your competition is missing is easier than you might think."

Excellent tips on finding good keywords.


Keyword Research: Optimization for Conversion - ClickZ

"Keywords are mental images linked to what lies in the heart of your customer."

Good keywords lead to high conversion.


What Are Keywords And What The Heck Do You Do With Them?

"You must consider which keywords your site visitors will use to find you and then incorporate those words into your Web site tags and - more importantly - your copy."

A well written introduction to keywords.


SEO Confusion: Keywords by Page or Site?

"The easy answer is that as far as the search engines are concerned, every page of your site has its own unique keyword phrases based upon the information it provides."

A good analysis of the issue of website vs. webpage.


Selecting and Evaluating Keyphrases for Search Engine Marketing

"Many businesses recognize that search engines can bring volumes of highly targeted prospects to their website, typically at a fraction of the cost of traditional marketing. Unfortunately, these same companies often overlook the most important part of their search engine marketing campaigns, which is keyphrase selection and evaluation."

A good approach to keywords and keyphrases.


Search Engine Optimization Basics Part 1 - Keywords

"In the same way traditional advertising agencies survey their demographic audience, search engine marketers must ensure that their SEO campaign targets the correct keywords or search phrases."

A good introduction to Search Engine Optimization starting with Keywords.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Keyword Analysis and Ranking: The Value of Brainstorming

"Conducting a good keyword analysis is the first step in an effective search engine marketing campaign. If you don't chose good keywords, all efforts to boost your ranking will be wasted."

An excellent introduction to the subject, and good tips for brainstorming.


Buzzwords vs Effective SEO Keywords

"We encounter many SEO client websites that rely on buzzwords in the page copy to get the word out about their product. The problem lies with visitors who may not be familiar with those terms."

Do not use industry buzzwords for keywords unless you are sure that is what your potential visitors will be using.

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