25 Jun 06
04 Jul 06 12:20 am
KW research does take a bit of time. That's why the gurus outsource this tedious task to lower paid free lancers. The rest of us, just have to grunt through it. I guess it's just paying our dues :lol:
WordTracker is a great resource and the paid version is a lot more powerful than the free trial. A single day runs about $8.00 and I've found that it runs over by a day or two. Dr. Andy Williams at ezSEO.com has a WordTracker tutorial if you sign up for his newsletter. It's really worth reading for how to get the most out of your WT account.
The real power of WT is the KEI for how much competition there is for a KW. This is really powerful for SEO when determing which KWs to target - the less competition, the better the chance of getting a higher ranking, especially in Google.
Lately, I've just been using the Adwords keyword research tool. It's recently been expanded and if used properly can generate quite a few relevant keywords. It can also give you cost and position estimates along with popularity. It's useful for getting a general idea for the top bid amounts for a KW.