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13 Sites to Jumpstart Your Keyword Research

I recently wrote about the simplest way to jumpstart your keyword research. First, read that post. Secondly, come back and use these sites to examine the results.

  1. Your site
  2. Your top competitors site
  3. Thesaurus.com
  4. Ask.com
  5. The DMOZ page for your category
  6. If you’re a location based business, try the local.com search results for your keywords
  7. Is the number one page/site in the organic results related to your keywords?
    • If yes, spider for keywords
    • If no, spider for negative keywords
  8. Google News or Yahoo News. Do a search for your keyword first (this one might not be around forever. Google doesn’t normally let their results get spidered)
  9. The top authority magazine’s or newspaper site in your industry.
  10. The sites where you get your news about your industry
  11. Any sites you regularly watch for information about your industry
  12. If it’s one of your industry resources, spider it for new keywords

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  1. Victor Correa
    October 22, 2008 at 10:16 am · Reply

    I add to the list Amazon.com. Look at the best buys and top 10 or 100 list. I will also check ebay.com and look for the hottest items sold. I also review my spam email box. I look at the subject line… which keywords are they targeting to make us/you open their emails. Look at what these bulk spammers are repeatedly sending you emails on… e.g., debt consolidation; is a topic that I am seeing at a much greater rate than before…

    BTW, thanks for the post, it is not the run of the mill items that we see everywhere. Once again, thanks and very refreshing!

  2. Brenda
    October 22, 2008 at 4:06 pm · Reply

    Good ideas, also consider google trends.

  3. Jon Clark
    October 29, 2008 at 10:36 pm · Reply

    MSN also has a nice set of research tools and a common misspelling tool in thier ad labs collection. Great list .. I’ll def. be incorporating a few of these into the mix!

  4. Brad Geddes aka eWhisper
    October 31, 2008 at 6:22 am · Reply

    I love Microsoft adLabs. If that’s not part of your research arsenal – spend some time there today.

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