Keyword Research Resources

Keyword Research How-To Articles & Guides

There are many methods and resources for how to do keyword research. But what is undisputed is the very importance of the keyword research phase of your SEO process. The following are references from some of the top SEO resources on how to do keyword research, and many examples of different types of keyword research. In the end, most people do it their own way. These resources will help you along the way to find your own method of keyword research.

Keyword Research

Keyword Research from the SEOmoz Beginner’s Guide to SEO -From SEOmoz

How to Update Your Keyword Research Process for 2013 and Beyond -From Search Engine Watch

How to Do Awesome SEO Keyword Research for a Large Templated Site -From Search Engine Watch

How to Do Awesome SEO Keyword Research for a Standard Website  -From Search Engine Watch

Keyword Research for SEO Copywriting -From Wordstream

List of Keyword Research Articles  -From The Wordtracker Academy

The Keyword Research Process -From Search Strategy Marketing


Keyword Research Tools

Google AdWords Keyword Planner

This is probably the most popular free tool used for keyword research. Provided by Google, you can find the estimated search volume for terms, discover new keyword terms from keywords you enter, as well as from competing websites. If you are just getting started with keyword research, this is a great place to start.

Wordtracker Free Keywords Tool

This is a free tool which let’s you search the popularity of keywords. There is a limit of 100 keywords that you can search for free. You can also upgrade to the subscription plan in order to get up to 1000 keywords as well as other functionality of the Keywords Tool. Before you decide to upgrade, you can take advantage of their 7 day trial before deciding.

Keyword Discovery by Trellian

This tool offers many features for in-depth keyword research, including KEI analysis, misspellings, seasonal search trends, and keyword density, as a few examples. This tool is also available for a free trial, and subscription fees are determined by the type of package you choose.

Rank Tracker from Link Assistant

The main purpose of this tool is to track your Search Engine Ranking Positions (SERPs) and create your own keyword ranking reports. But one of the greatest features is the ability to perform keyword research from right inside the programming pulling from various keyword research tools. There is a free version of the software that is not time limited, but does have limitations on the features, such as number of search engines, and the ability to save and publish reports. SEO Software that rocks. Take a free trial to see how hard!


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