By far the best free keyword research tool around is Google AdWords Keyword Research Tool. If you haven’t noticed already the interface may look a little different. Google has been busy rolling out changes for not only Google Analytics, but now the Google AdWords Keyword Tool.
Here’s a brief overview of some of the changes you’ll notice:
First, Google says one of the new benefits is the ability to see search data from the original Keyword Tool and the Search-based Keyword Tool.
What you’ll notice immediately is the new keyword box. It now allows for a keyword search to be performed with a combination of keywords, a URL and a category.
You can also compare your keywords by match type using one or more match types at the same time. For example, I can get both sets of search data for a broad search term and an exact search term at the same time just by checking both boxes under the match types.
The change that I’m most excited is the new “starring” capability. This allows you to star keyword ideas, which then saves them while you search for new ideas. Gone are the days of having to download your selected keywords between searches!
In addition, you can now download starred keywords only, all results, all keywords for certain queries or keyword ideas in bulk.
Finally,you have the ability to search within terms using the “more like these” option. So you star or select your keyword phrases that you like the best and search within those phrases to find even more related keyword ideas.
For SEOs these changes will definitely help when conducting keyword research for clients. We’re excited to see future updates to Google’s keyword research tool!
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