KeywordSmash Free Keyword Research Tool Launched

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As a blogger, online marketer, writer, and a shameless self-promoter, I am always on the hunt for content and ideas for creating online content. I totally agree with whoever coined the phrase, “content is king”. I have to admit that sometimes I get writer’s block or, as I like to call it, “promoter’s block”. Whatever you call it, sometimes you just need a place to start, a place to enter a keyword phrase to get started. I finally found that place, called KeywordSmash!, a free keyword research tool that lets you search every major online keyword research and content source you could imagine. And yes, it’s completely free to use.

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KeywordSmash is pretty simple to use. Enter a keyword phrase and it lets you choose a category, such as:
- Offers (sites where you can make money)
- Keywords (keyword research websites)
- Trends (what people are talking about)
- Demographics (Google Insights, Compete.com, Alexa data, etc.)
- Ads (pay per click ads)
- Social Media Sites (what people are talking about on the social media sites)
- News (Google news, Yahoo! news, etc.)
- Discussions (forums, message boards)
- Articles (article sites)
- Images (pretty pictures)
- Video (videos)
- Public Domain (Wikipedia content, US Gov content, Creative Commons)

After you pick a source (or several sources), click on the “search” button and it will automatically find content and related content for you from those sources. For example, I recently used the tool to search for the keyword phrase, “search engine optimization”:

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I clicked on the “news” button for all of the latest news on search engine optimization. This way, I was able to quickly and easily find all the latest news articles on that topic. If I was writing a blog post or had a blog about search engine optimization, then I would probably mention what’s going on today in the search engine optimization industry.

Let’s take this a bit further, though. Let’s say that we really do have a search engine optimization blog and want to write about that topic. First, go to KeywordSmash! and enter the phrase. You might first click on the News tab and see what people are talking about. You might mention and link out to other news articles. That could be one blog post for your blog, perhaps even a daily blog post. Updating your blog on a regular basis will get readers and the search engines coming back every day for more content.

Next, let’s do some keyword research to find out about other topics that are related to search engine optimization that you could write about. Check the keyword research for the phrase “search engine optimization” and you’ll see what people are searching for. You might even write about one of those keyword phrases that you find, maybe write one article about each keyword phrase.

Trends are also very helpful for content ideas, on KeywordSmash you can search these all at once, with one keyword phrase and one click:
- Google Trends
- Google Insights
- Blogpulse
- Twitter “twist” (this is way cool, especially if you have a Twitter account like I do)
- SEOmoz
- Yahoo! Buzz
- AOL search
- eBay Research Labs

If you look for your keyword phrase, you’ll quickly see what people are really talking about this month, this week, and even today. Certainly if you’re a blogger then you will get plenty of ideas of what to write about (or blog about). Sure, you could go on over to Twitter and look at the “top trends” and write about something, but why not take it one step further and really do some research to see where the traffic is?

If you’re not actually selling something right now (you’re not an online business or you’re not writing for an online business) then you might want to use the “Offers” search at KeywordSmash!, which lets you search for offers from these companies:
- ClickBank
- Pay dot com
- Aff Spy
- Offer Vault
- Associate Programs
- Affiliate First
- Affiliate Scout
- Affiliate Seeking
- Amazon.com

You first have to sign up for these services and become an affiliate to get your affiliate code number or “affiliate ID”, but they’re generally free to sign up. The idea is that you write a blog post (or an article, or put a page on your site) about a keyword phrase or a topic and then you “mention” a related offer that your readers might be interested in. If they click on your link and visit the site and purchase something then you make money. Some bloggers write all day long and include “affiliate offers” in their blog posts, getting you to purchase something so they can make money from their blogs.

However you end up using KeywordSmash!, I’m sure that you’ll find it useful, just like I did. I have a few ways that I’m using it to help me in my daily marketing activities, and I’m sure if you try just one keyword search you’ll be hooked on it just like I am.

Comments

  1. Blog Topic Ideas says

    That looks like an awesome tool. I’ll have to check it out.

    I’ve always been a fan of using answers.yahoo.com to find out what people are asking about within a given niche. Or using blogsearch.google.com and searching the niche to read what other bloggers are writing about. Between those two, it really sparks ideas and content.

    There are a bunch of strategies, and even some automated tools at http://www.noduplicatecontent.com, that help with topic brainstorming and content generation.

  2. Andrew Goulding says

    re: Blog Topic Ideas

    I’ve always found Yahoo answers to be a horrible waste of time. The answes voted “best” are seldom those giving the best info.

  3. Acne Scar Removal says

    Wow, I’ve used the Google Adwords tool before but this one looks a lot better, with all the features.

    Thanks!

  4. Plastic Jungle says

    Thanks for the excellent post and the tip on Key Word Smash, I have already seen some great results from using it.

  5. Marsha12 says

    Thank you so much for sharing this nice tool with us. Recently me and my hubby are planning to set up our own blog. I hope this tool will help us a lot :)

  6. Ben Behrouzi says

    Bill,

    Definitely one of the better keyword researching tools that I have seen. I’ve used sites like nichebot but this is much more efficient.

  7. Eric Transue says

    Great keyword resource that I had not heard about. Thanks for the post.

  8. Rock Star says

    Thanks for the excellent post and the tip on Key Word Smash, I have already seen some great results from using it.

  9. Ron says

    Thanks for this keyword tool. I’m definitley going to test out. I’ve tried so many keyword tools in the past and none of them give me exactly what I want, hopefully this one will!

  10. Ryan | Business Domain Names says

    This seems to be a very nice tool to use. For sure I would try this one. This type of tool can help people a lot. Especially for the bloggers and article writers, they will be able to optimize the use of keywords.

    If people will be helped to optimize keywords that means earnings for them. Their blog posts and articles will be searchable by a lot of people. Regarding it’s use, it seems that it is very user friendly which means people who will be using this will not spend a lot of time learning on how to use it.

    Thanks for sharing this, at least this would be another tool that will help people in their businesses or in their writings.

  11. Veronika Smith says

    I go with the statement of Rock Star i have also tried it and it is really good.

  12. Mark says

    I have looked at many sites and not come across such a site as yours that tells everyone everything they need to know. I have added you to my bookmarks, can anyone else suggest other related topics that I can search for to find out more information?

  13. Angela Paul says

    Nice post! Very helpful for a newbie like me. I am just starting to promote my site and these infos widened my knowledge. It will really help me as an affiliate marketer. Please continue posting informative blogs like this. Thanks. Great Idea. Can’t wait to try it out on my site.

  14. alaJoAnn says

    Just installed the KeywordSmash toolbar. Very comprehensive! – everything from keyword research and trend watching, to finding related images and videos. Great resource for content creation, as well as marketing. Thanks so much for the tip.

    Great site. I’ve subscribed.