The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM

Webbiquity

Despite some misleading chatter to the contrary, SEO is not dead , and keywords still matter. And of course, keyword stuffing, as an SEO tactic, is long dead. But keywords (more precisely, keyword phrases) still matter in the sense they reveal searcher intent.

How to Generate New Keyword Ideas

KoMarketing Associates

Lately, there has been a bit of discussion within the SEO industry around the idea of keywords and whether or not they still matter. When you are talking about search, of course keywords still matter. Which brings me to the point of this post: How to generate new keyword ideas.

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10 secrets to research the best SEO keywords

Biznology

Researching the best SEO keywords is an essential part of your online strategy, that is, if you want to be seen. Before slapping content up on a website, be sure you’ve done your keyword research. Besides the basic keyword rules , here are more tips for your SEO: 1.

An SEO’s Guide to Bottom-of-Funnel Keywords

Act-On

If I had a penny for every time a client asked our agency to focus only on the most searched, highest volume keywords in their industry I’d be a very rich woman by now. We’ll discuss methods to research based on the funnel stage, specifically bottom-of-funnel keywords in today’s blog post.

How To Prioritize Your List of SEO Keyword Research

KoMarketing Associates

Last year Casie wrote a post on how to generate keyword lists and ideas. The objective was to provide resources and tactics for coming up with as many keyword phrases as possible around a particular topic. Prioritizing Your Keyword List.

The Revenue Focused SEO Keyword Strategy For B2B Marketers

bizible

Keyword performance is difficult to predict. With limited keyword data available it’s often a guess as to which keywords will generate revenue. In this post we present a way to measure the value of keywords and content marketing performance in terms of revenue.

10 Valuable SEO Resources: Keyword Research, Tools, and Local SEO

Webbiquity

Image credit: Small Business Ideas Blog. How can you identify the highest-value keywords for your content? Which keyword research and other SEO tools are most effective? SEO Keyword Guides and Tools. Google Didn’t Want Us To Use The Keyword Planner This Way.

How to Pick Effective Keywords [VIDEO]

Vertical Response

In this installment of Tips in 2, our video series of helpful, two-minute small business marketing tips, Chipper Nicodemus, SEO Specialist at VerticalResponse , shows you how pick effective keywords for your blog post or your web page.

2 Challenges to Keyword Collaboration

Biznology

I used to think our book, Audience, Relevance and Search was the only book that emphasized basing your whole marketing and communications enterprise upon keyword data. Mainly, I found it wanting in solutions to the problem of using keyword research across marketing and communications.

(not provided): Google Locks Up 100% Keyword Data

Vertical Response

With the flip of a switch, Google has taken away all (free) keyword data, except for clicks on ads. Obviously keyword data is a huge KPI for many companies and now the only way to get it is with Google Adwords, so some people have put two and two together.

8 Keyword Research Tools for Search Engine Marketing in China

KoMarketing Associates

When I am thinking of a keyword research project, I like to think of it like fishing. It’s the same with keyword research – you have to cast a wide net to find the right “fish.” In a previous blog, we mentioned that there are many search engine options in China.

3 Keys to Modern Keyword Research: Update Your Strategy and Tools for 2017

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Nate Dame Though it might make for a catchy, clickbait title, keywords are not dead. As long as people use words to communicate with search engines, keywords will never die. The first step to a modern keyword strategy is understanding the user intent behind target keywords.

Why you should consider centralizing your search keyword lists

Biznology

Last month, I wrote about 2 challenges to keyword collaboration. Among other things, I argued for the importance of developing a corporate keyword database for digital marketers. Keyword collaboration isn’t just important for digital marketing. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

Select the Right Keywords for SEO Success

Biznology

An entire SEO campaign is based on the keywords that are chosen since they should be incorporated into every piece of content that is published as part of an online marketing campaign. Not conducting keyword research means that business owners are just getting in their own way.

How to Use Keyword Tools to Brainstorm Blog Topics [Quick Tip]

Hubspot

One way is through keyword research! You can do this with any keyword research tool -- we use HubSpot''s Keyword Tool to do this, but if you''re not a HubSpot customer, you can use your own tool. 1) Go to the Google AdWords Keyword Tool. 2) Identify Strategic Keywords.

An SEO?s Guide to Bottom-of-Funnel Keywords

Act-On

If I had a penny for every time a client asked our agency to focus only on the most searched, highest volume keywords in their industry I’d be a very rich woman by now. We’ll discuss methods to research based on the funnel stage, specifically bottom-of-funnel keywords in today’s blog post.

Want to Increase Your Blog's Conversion Rates by 87%? Try Focusing on Keywords

Hubspot

We''re on a historical blog optimization kick over here on the HubSpot blogging team. What in the Sam Hill is ''historical blog optimization,''" you ask? Basically, it means optimizing our "old" blog content to generate more traffic and leads. Blogging Lead Generation

How to Do Keyword Research: A Beginner's Guide

Hubspot

While Google''s kept us on our toes with all those algorithm changes they keep rollin'' out , one thing has stayed pretty consistent for inbound marketers looking to optimize for search: keyword research. Well, needing to do keyword research has stayed the same. Blogging.

A Keyword Primer: Finding and Using Keywords Effectively

Marketing Action

Keywords are important for every business online today. Keywords define a business, and represent the essence of the products and services that are offered. What Are Keywords? Keywords are also used in paid search advertising. Keyword Definitions.

How to Figure Out What Keywords Your Potential Customers are Using

Hubspot

At the center of those pieces are keywords. But when I - as an Inbound Marketing - am putting together campaigns, strategies, and content calendars, I'm often asked, How can you tell people are using or searching for certain keywords? So, What is a Keyword?

Topics Over Keywords: A Simple Framework for More Effective Content Creation

Hubspot

We create great content but we still don’t seem to rank high in Google for our target keywords.". "So, So, I’ve done my keyword research. One of the ways in which content producers will evaluate the performance of content is by looking at keyword rankings within the search engines.

Your keywords suck and are outdated

Biznology

“How do I clean bad search results from Google” Folks don’t often get onto Google with a set of keywords or a professional industry style guide to help them choose the la phrase juste. Google Wants You To Use Keyword Metatags… No, Really (searchenginewatch.com).

11 (of the) Best SEO Tools and Keyword Research Guides of 2012

Webbiquity

How can you develop a keyword strategy that will set your site (or your client’s site) apart from the competition? Which tools beyond the most common are most useful for developing target keyword lists? Keyword Research Guides and Tools.

Five Expert Guides to SEO Keyword Research

Webbiquity

Though Google’s move to keyword (not provided) has changed analytics and eliminating the Keyword Planner tool has impacted SEO practices, keywords still matter. Fortunately, tools and methods for keyword discovery and analysis have advanced as well.

3 Reasons To Bid On Unprofitable Keywords

Fathom

As a result, unprofitable keywords often get paused if they rack up spend without delivering cost-efficient conversions. To position a paid search account for growth, here are a few situations where it makes sense for you to bid on unprofitable keywords: 1.

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10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

The Point

Here are 10 proven ways to generate more leads from your blog. It’s highly likely that most of your blog traffic will come, not from visitors wandering over from the main corporate site, but through search. On our blog , we use the Indeed Smart PopUp for WordPress.)

RIP Google Keyword Tool – What to Use Instead

Vertical Response

The Google Keyword Tool has long been the standard for anyone in the SEO, SEM or content spaces, but early this week we received news that Google pulled the plug on the Keyword Tool. If you still want access to Google’s keyword data, you have the option to sign up for an Adwords account to use the new Google Adwords Keyword Planner. Ubersuggest – This is a keyword powerhouse. © 2013, VR Marketing Blog.

How to Find and Target High-Value Keywords for Your Business

Hubspot

Despite the ever-present advice that long-tail keywords are king, many businesses still struggle to strategically use them to get content to the top of organic and paid search results. The truth is, tackling these long-tail keywords feels hard when you know you're up against the giants.

Semantic Search: Keyword Choices and Relevancy

Marketing Action

We’ve talked about keywords on the Act On blog and how important choosing the right ones can be. Let’s see how this new emphasis on semantics and “semantic search” affects how we evaluate keyword choices and relevancy further.

Semantic Search: Keyword Choices and Relevancy

Marketing Action

We’ve talked about keywords on the Act On blog and how important choosing the right ones can be. Let’s see how this new emphasis on semantics and “semantic search” affects how we evaluate keyword choices and relevancy further.

How to Pick Keywords That’re Kind of a Big Deal

Vertical Response

So let’s cover the basics first: What exactly is a keyword? A keyword is a word or search term that someone types into Google, Bing or any other search engine when they’re looking for information online. Here’s how: What Makes a Good Keyword?

4 Helpful Tools for Identifying the Right Keywords

Hubspot

The key to successful SEO is concentrating on long-tail keywords. Although these keywords get less traffic than more generic terms, they are associated with more qualified traffic and users that are most likely further down their path of intent. Location-Based Keywords.

5 Ways Blog Analytics Improve Your Business Blog

Writing on the Web

How do you use your blog analytics ? There are many easy-to-use blogging analytics tools out there, but the really successful bloggers know their results and tailor their blogs accordingly. This could be from a keyword search , a link from an external site or a link in an email.

How to Create a Content Calendar for Better SEO

B2B Marketing Insider

But if you’re just banging-out the occasional blog post because you “had an idea” or just conjured-up the motivation, then now is a good time to create a content calendar. Content Marketing Search Marketing content calendar google keyword planner keyword research SEO trending keywords

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4 Ideas to Generate Blog Topics

Writing on the Web

How are you doing with your 2015 blog goals ? Are you publishing blog topics that include compelling, relevant content that solves the problems of your readers? Narrow down blog post ideas with Google AdWords Keyword Planner. What keywords are they using?

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Lessons learned while deleting 274 blog posts

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

After more than seven years of blogging I had a lot of clutter. So I started at the beginning of the {grow} timeline and began deleting blog posts. When the dust had cleared, I had trashed 274 blog posts. Since those early days I have had more than 65,000 comments on the blog.

8 ways blog writing is unique

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

There are many great writers who have unsuccessful blogs. Here are eight ways that blog writing differs from how you might write in school or at work. Nobody is going to sit by the fireplace with a glass of wine and relax with a good blog post. Blog readers are SKIMMERS.

SEO 101: The 5 Parts of Your Site You Should Keyword Optimize

Hubspot

There are endless Google algorithm updates to stay on top of to ensure we''re always showing up in search results for our target keywords, but as marketers, we don''t always have time to keep up with those ever-changing rules. Start Adding Keywords to Your Site.

7 Blog Writing Steps BEFORE You Check for Keywords

Writing on the Web

This is a little story I share with new blogging clients who get hung up about keywords. One client in particular (let’s call him Ted) had written about 10 blog posts which were saved as drafts because he was worried about keywords. Let me say that there’s a learning curve involved in writing for your blog, and there’s no way around it. The only way to learn to write good blog posts is to write and publish blog posts—a lot of them.

What Should You Know About Keywords – The Long and Short of It

Vertical Response

Under the broad umbrella of Search Engine Marketing (SEM), which includes both paid search as well as organic search engine optimization , there’s a common strategy that involves focusing on what’s known as “Long Tail” Keywords. © 2013, VR Marketing Blog.