SEO Keyword Selection Tools

If you need help finding the right keywords for your website, here are some suggestions.  What you should be looking for are common words that can be combined to form your own "keyword phrases".

Remember that the most relevant traffic to your website will be generated by phrases with 2 to 5 words, so don't worry too much about search volume numbers on individual keywords.  Focus on keywords that buyers would use to find what you sell or the special services you provide.

Here are some of tools available to help you find the right keywords for your site:

SEO Book Keyword Research Tool: 
Keyword research tool based on the Overture search term suggesting tool.  Developed by Aaron Matthew Wall
SEO Book keyword tool

Google AdWords Keywords Suggestion Tool:
The Keyword Tool generates potential keywords for your Google ad campaign and reports their Google statistics, including search performance and seasonal trends. Start your search by entering your own keyword phrases or a specific URL. You can then add new keywords to the green box at the right
Google Adwords Keyword Suggestion Tool

Keyword Discovery Tool:
KeywordDiscovery compiles keyword search statistics from over 180 search engines world wide.  This tool can tell you the search phrases people use to find products and services, as well as the search terms that drive traffic to your competitors.

Yahoo! Search Term Suggestion Tool:
This tool combines singular and plural versions of a word. Since Yahoo! makes money by selling ads and many automated bots search through their distribution network, their search volume might run high.
Yahoo! Search Term Suggestion Tool

Google Suggest:
use this tool to help fine-tune your keywords
Google Suggest

type keyword in the search box and it will give you suggestions to narrow your search.



Wordtracker's suggestions are based on over 300 million keywords and phrases that people have used over the previous 90 days.  It is a paid tool to find the best keywords but you have a number of options to choose from. You can sign up for a day, a week, a month, or a year.  Wordtracker also provides lateral and thesaurus searches.