Read Part 1: Keyword Tools You Want to Know About — FREE!
Whether you’re just starting out or an old pro, one of the main reasons to conduct any keyword research is to find or learn more about a niche and choose a domain name to go with that niche. Well, here’s a shortcut: you get an idea a day (7/365), free! — complete with keywords. Try it: NicheADay.com
In Part 1 I gave you InstantDomain, which I said I preferred because I felt like it was a safe place to explore potential domain names. Here’s another very similar one that I can’t vouche for as “safe,” but it says right on the home page that the searches are not being recorded so the creator/webmaster must be aware of the problem: Instant Domain Search Hopefully it is safe.
Here’s a great tool, with a free 30-day trial Keyword Researcher. When you’re zeroing in on a niche and looking for an EMD — exact match domain — this is a very useful tool.
If you want to get really fancy — or really detailed and in-depth — you can go after LSI Keywords — Latent Semantic Indexing keywords. These are words that are commonly used in articles and other material about your main keyword or niche. The website has some excellent information about LSIs There are some related keyword tools here that are worth checking out and knowing about.
Keyword Spy is based in the UK and offers a wealth of information.
Now, this is interesting. It only handles a single word at a time (though you can enter others), and it’s a little bit like a thesaurus in that it serves up related words. But if you’re beginning or wanting to expand your keyword research for a given link, this might be useful: Related Keywords Lookup Tool.
Then there’s the granddaddy of them all — MicroNicheFinder. NOT free, but worth every penny IF you’re going to do keyword research more than once or twice a year, and most internet marketers are. It offers an incredible array of information about an incredible line-up of keywords it brings to your attention from your input, allows you to keep them in projects and files, and it’s kept continually updated for free. It’s a workhorse and a beauty, and you’ll appreciate it. If you don’t have a need (or the budget) for it now, put it on your list to buy. You won’t be sorry.
Now — please share your own favorite keyword tools in the Comments section below if I’ve overlooked them.
Also let me know if you’d like me to assemble more (mostly free) tools and resources in coming posts — more keyword, domain, niche, SEO, competitor research, royalty-free images and music and so forth and so on. And, in fact, let me know what, specifically, you’d like more info about.
And by all means, feel free to tell or ask me anything else you’d like as well.