How To Find Great Keyword Ideas For Your Articles

how-to-get-best-keywordsSEO is the most important thing you have to keep in mind when you start blogging. Optimizing your content and using the right keywords can bring you huge benefits and also it can make your job a lot easier and fun. SEO is very complex and it has lots of adapters, finding keywords for your content is without a doubt one of the most important things when we talk about SEO.

Even though keywords are very important, not many people know how to find best combination in order to get best results. The keywords research is very important for PPC campaings too and that means lots of money can easily be earned by doing a good keyword research.

Today, in this tutorial I’m going to show you how to find best SEO keywords the easy way. It is pretty obvious that we need some tools in order to succed. The next 5 tools are in the top of my keywords generators.

Whit each of the tools below, you have to start with a main keyword which is related to your website niche. In this example I will use “design” as a main keyword.

1. The Google Wonder Wheel – Find Topics to Write About

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Google is not only the best search engine there is, Google can also help you to find the most relevant and successful topics and keywords in order for you to get the results you want no matter what your niche is. The Google Wonder Wheel is a tool available on the main search page on Google. It can be activated using the “Show Options” bar. The Wonder Wheel will create ramifications from your base keywords and it will display you related topics in a tree form.(As you can see in the picture above).

This Tool is used even by Darren Rowse from Problogger.net . You can also view the video created by him at problogger.

2. Google Adwords Keyword Tool – Best For PPC Campaings

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Is a well known fact about how powerful the Google Adwords system is and also how many people around the world are using this service. The Google Team has also developed a powerful keyword research tool designed to help you find best keywords for your Adwords Campaings and also help PPC users to select niche keywords for their websites. The tool has many useful features, but the most important in my opinion is the CPC feature available in the “Choose columns to display” menu after you search for the keyword. This feature displays the Cost Per Click (CPC) for that keyword or phrase.

Another very important factor is the Global Monthly Search Volume which helps you to determine how much searches were made for a specific keyword and helps you to see if that keyword worth your attention or not.

3. Word Tracker

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A simple yet very powerful Keyword researching tool. Is great and very relevant so you will get great results. The Wordtracker tool is free, but you can also use the Premium version which costs $59. You should keep in mind that Word Tracker tool is optimized for best results using the search engines available in US so WordTracker is based on searches made by people leaving in US.

To use word tracker for best results you should enter a keyword or phrase and click the “Hit Me” button. The results will be a list of most searched related keywords and phrases to your one. On the right you will see the number of searches generated for that keyword. Like I said, WordTracker statistics are based on information collected from search engines from US.

4. Keyword Spy

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Keyword Spy is not just a great tool for obtaining the best keywords for your articles, but it has the power to bring you the information you need in order to smash your competition and get better and better. Another great thing is that Keyword Spy is free to use and you can also search for Domains, Destination URLs and Ad Copies.

Another thing special at Keyword Spy is that it allows you to see more relevant statistics about PPC competitors which is a feature I haven’t seen on other keyword research tools and it is very important for PPC users.

5. WordStream

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With a database of more than 1 billion high rated and popular keywords, WordStream is the ultimate source of free Keywords designed to help you build the content you want. WordStream also allows you to export a list, a huge list of keywords containing more than a thousand of niched words.

You can also check the list of most recommended keywords research tools available created by the SEO experts from SEO Book. They have explained keyword research and how to use it effectively in a short video here.

I also recommend using the hot searches available for most popular search engines. AOL Hot Searches, Google Trends and Zeitgeist, MSN Search Insider and of course Yahoo! Buzz Index.

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Before starting using any of the tools in this article, I really recommend you to start brainstorming and write some random keywords related to your niche so that you can create an idea about what you want.

That’s it! Enjoy the tools and start improving the SEO for your website right now.

Cosmin Lupsan

I love spending time creating web designs and development projects such as blogs, forums and online communities as well as working on some freelance projects. I also love working with WordPress and that's why I created WP Century

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Comments

  1. says

    when you’re at the begining it take’s a lot of time to find all the best staff and some time’s you could get killed for these

  2. David Allen says

    You don’t seem to mention any thing about Market Samurai – people say this is a good keyword tool or am I wrong

  3. Elizabeth says

    Great article. Very informative.
    I was searching for the Google Wonder Wheel and found that it is no longer available. Does anyone know if it will ever be available again? It seems like it was a very helpful resource.

  4. Govind Choudhary says

    Great post..I was searching for it..Will try it out now..thnxx for share :)

  5. Pankaj Rawat says

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  6. Giorgio says

    Actually I don’t know…There is a question that NO SEO was able to answer…. If I type bed and breakfast palermo, since 8 years there is always the same website in the first position: ai car tari. I mean…that website is (or should be) the less friendly website for the search engine … NEVER updated and since 8 years ALWAYS in the fist position…No strong links with some high rank websites so…no reason…well…it’s always there…so…are maybe some relatives of Mr google :o) I know…nobody will be able to answer to my question this time as well…

    • says

      Indeed, breakfast and tea kewords are strong in that site.. may possibily they have built it with meta 8 years before.

      and this is nice article.. thanks

  7. Eugene says

    Google wonder wheel is one of the best free tools out there for keyword analyzing. I have been using that for a while now. I dont like to pay for my seo services. So, for a free tool it really takes the cake.

  8. Rocky says

    Beautiful article and all are very helpful especially for those who want to be successful in having tons of traffic through search engines.

  9. says

    I really like going a bit old school and just do a bit of simple data mining from forums that I like to frequent.

    When you’re on forums, you have people asking real questions in speech that they would normally use to search. You can find topics to write about as well as keywords.

  10. says

    I think Google Wonder Wheel is worth a try :) thanks for this article. i found new things try this weekend.

  11. Elas Beauty says

    I came, i saw, and maybe i win … a little better ranking with my new blog.

    This post gave me some great insight on gainig keyword.
    Thank you!

  12. Christina Sponias says

    Thank you for this information! I have already published many articles online, but even though they are all very well written and informative, many of them are despised, because they don´t have the right keywords in the title, or these keywords don´t make a good combination. I´m really glad I discovered your blog!

  13. Anything Graphic says

    I have never heard of Google Wonder Wheel either. Let’s give it a try! Thanks for the tips.

  14. valiant says

    Great links! I used the GoogleAdwords for all of the two sites I’ve applied SEO to, but these other ones really seem worth a try at least. Keyword Spy has some graphs I could really get into.

  15. Amberly | Web Designer says

    Very useful information you have shared. I have heard about the other but i definitely gonna try The Google Wonder Wheel and WordStream.

    Thanks…

  16. says

    I find myself disagreeing with the premise of this post.

    I’m in the camp of “forget SEO, just write – it’ll be more personal that way.”

    Articles like and others recently have really solidified this in my mind that when I do start my blog, I won’t worry about keywords. traffic will come as a result of great content and through word of mouth & social media referrals. Don’t you agree?

    Only people that don’t know much about your topic would be searching Google for “best logo designer in ________” and while I’d love to get more business, this doesn’t really help the cause. I’d rather have the people who know my field and are experts in it respect and recommend the site to someone they come across based on what they’ve read.

    Just my opinion…

    • says

      I don’t think it hurts to write your article, then look at top keywords to see if you can get some good searchable terms to fit your article. If it’s a good article, wouldn’t you want to do a little extra to help it get better rankings in search results?

    • Cosmin Lupsan says

      Yes, AJ you are half right but you are definitely wrong when you say SEO is not good.

      What is written on Fuel Your Blogging is just a personal opinion and I don’t think the main idea was to entirely erase SEO from your blogs because without it your blog is nothing.

      What Kiesha Easley wanted to say is that you should not focus your attention on SEO or finding the keywords that bring traffic but have no interest for you. The main idea is to write about what you want and like and SEO and other things will work naturally. When I say naturally, I mean inspiration and clarity about your work. The keyword suggestion tools help you to improve your ideas and write more relevant articles.

      • says

        I agree with SEO being helpful.

        I guess I just saw where you had written this will “help you find topics to write about” and completely disagreed with that. You shouldn’t use SEO *first* to decide what to write about. You should write about what interests you first, and then use SEO to make that article easier to find perhaps.

  17. Codesquid says

    I had never heard of Google’s ‘Wonder Wheel’ before! Sounds interesting, thanks!

  18. says

    Keyword Spy also offers the top ten keywords with the highest cost per click if you register for a free account which is quite handy.