Top 22 Free Keyword Tools

free keyword search toolLook now further than here to find 22 free keyword tools you can use to help you research keywords to use on your website or in your marketing campaign.

While there are some great paid keyword services available, it is a recession. Therefore, I’ve searched the net to find not one, not two, but 22 free keyword suggestion tools you can use when doing keyword research and building your keyword list.

If you’re short on cash, and trying to succeed in this Internet marketing game, you’ll need to find that low hanging fruit. Here’s what I mean – You’ll need to:

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  • find the words that you can bid on to get traffic to your website
  • figure out what folks are searching for in regard to your market
  • know are there any other ways people are searching for your market
  • find the most searched keywords in your particular niche
  • what words can you use to build pages on your website.

That’s just a few examples of the ways you can use these resources. Here’s your list of the keyword research tools that I’ve found so far…

  1. Keywordspy
  2. Google Search-based Tool
  3. Google Sets
  4. Google Traffic Estimator
  5. Google Trends
  6. Keyword Density Tool
  7. Rank Quest
  8. Word Pot
  9. Keyword Finder
  10. Word Stream
  11. Traffic Zap
  12. Digital Point
  13. PPC Keyword Generator
  14. Google Keyword Research
  15. Rusty Brick Keyword Generator
  16. Meta Tag Generator
  17. Submit Express
  18. KeywordDiscovery.com Keyword Research Tool
  19. Self SEO
  20. Webmaster Toolkit

As I continue my own research, I will continue to grow this list. If you have any other suggestion for a free keyword search tools, please comment to add the link.

Click Here To Download A Free PDF Copy of the Top 22 Free Keyword Tools.

what the heck is a link

125x125aI know this question may seem pretty elementary for some, but for those of you who don’t know what is a link , I am going to answer the question I keep getting asked. There! If you know what a link is, then by all means share your thoughts. Don’t criticize. Help the people who don’t know out.  We all started somewhere. {End Rant}

A link is short for hyperlink. In layman’s terms, a hyperlink (or link) is a reference to a resource somewhere else on the internet. Links can point to anywhere you want them to: a picture, another website, a file, another area of the page, etc.  HTML (or Hyper Text Markup Language) is what is the language used to create most web pages and thus what’s used to create a link.

An example of a link =  Click her for the Wikipedia Link

The above link, if clicked will take you to wikipedia for a detailed definition of a link and it’s function on the web. Here’s what the the link above looks like written in HTML:

<p style=”text-align: center;”>An example of a link =  <a title=”What is a link” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperlink” target=”_blank”>Click her for the Wikipedia Link</a></p>

In my humble opinion, it’s worth knowing a bit of HTML, if you plan on making money online. However, you really don’t have to know the language to create stunning websites. You can use WordPress, Blogger, or the many other WYSIWYG programs available to you. For example, with WordPress it’s just a matter of typing the text you want people to see, clicking a button and inserting the domain you want to point to.

Now you know what is a link. Let me know what else you want to know by submitting your comments. Hope that helps!

Soft and Pink Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is very attractive to many. Some even say it’s one of the
best and easiest ways to earn a living. (That’s up for debate.) However, as
competition gets tougher, you may want to consider distinguishing yourself
from those aggressive affiliate marketers.

Affiliate marketing is very attractive to many. Some even say it’s one of the best and easiest ways to earn a living. (That’s up for debate.) However, as competition gets tougher, you may want to consider distinguishing yourself from those aggressive affiliate marketers.

You know the type. I’m sure you get the emails. The greatest launch, the
newest this, the baddest that, by this and you’ll get this, click here and i’ ll promise you than. ALL THAT NOISE! Ten emails for the same product.

Competitors are promoting the exact same program, in the exact same zone or
some even on the exact same websites. ARRRGGGGHH!!

Sista, I say we change the game. We have no choice. I mean… I’m not wearing the same dress Shelly bought. And I damn sure wouldn’t wear those shoes that Lillie wore last night. You get my point. Let’s show ‘em what we got.

Some techniques and tools you may consider in order for you to stay in abreast in this business and have the chance at outwitting those simple minded competitors of yours:

I can’t say this enough times. Get you own website. It is very essential for you to have your own website when considering being a professional affiliate marketer.

Secondly, some customers visit websites to search and some visit website to purchase the thing they’ve already decided they want. For this reason, it is much easier to remember www.profitablesistas.com than a URL with tinyurl.com/beotqi33334.

Come one sistas…. Keep it simple. When you join an affiliate marketing program they usually give you promotional emails, banners and the sort. Well, who said you had to copy and paste. Add a little flava to the game. Spice it up a bit. Don’t go changing the entire thing. These folks know a bit about copy. But add a sidenote or two. Stick it on a template. Do something different. This way, your email won’t be one of the ten they see with the same headline in their email box before they open it. Remember, they are sometimes seeing the same promotions and emails over and over again. Besides, your primarily purpose is to attract or encourage people to click and read your ads and be curios enough to click through your website.

Tip: have some products of your own which are only available through your
website. A two-page report is simple enough. Once you have your website going, it is important to have at least one product or services that your customers can’t find with other affiliate’s site. You want your customers to keep coming to your site and the best way to do that is to have something unique on your site that they can’t find anywhere else.

Tip: try building relationship with people who already bought your product or
service. I mean, ultimately, these are the folks you are trying to help.

In my opinion, in order for you, as the marketer, to fully answer the query
of your potential customers, it is best to try and buy the product you are
promoting. You can better sell the product that you are trying to market. You
can share to your potential customers what a great experience you had with
the product, and this can make them interested enough to buy the product. You
may also be able to provide a support, if needed or you may provide a
confidential webinar or steps on how to use the product that you’re marketing
based on your personal experience.

Of course, you want to be totally honest about the product that you are trying to market. If you find out that the program you were endorsing is not top-notch, stop promoting it and inform your readers about it. This will help you build credibility with your lists.

Women all make mistakes and admitting your mistakes will boost your reader’s
confidence in you. You don’t have to be aggressive. You can just be you. The same you that uses bubble bath and lites candles, the same you that nurses the baby, the same you that knows when your man is lying…(just kidding).

You’re a perfect you. If you are aggressive, go for it. If you are soft and pink, there’s a place in affiliate marketing for you. Just be you. I’d venture to say that would be a great example of niche marketing.

What the heck is rss?

RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. A lot of people describe it as a ‘news feed’ that people can subscribe to. This world is so “I Want It Right Now!” And with so little time it’s an easy way to stay “abreast” of all of your favorite sites and blogs

RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. A lot of people describe it as a ‘news feed’ that people can subscribe to. This world is so I Want It Right Now!” And with so little time it’s an easy way to stay “abreast” of all of your favorite sites and blogs.

Introducing the antecdote to surfing around for hours. How about you want to keep up to date with the latest posts on ProfitableSistas? Then, click the orange button and you be given instructions on how to get my posts in an instant.

There a number of ways that my sistas can subscribe to this site and receive updates. One option would be ProfitableSistas RSS feed.

But what the heck is an RSS feed?

What is RSS? (Look at the orange button above?)

To put it simply, RSS is a technology that is currently being used by millions of web surfers around the world to keep track of their favorite websites and get updates to those sites in a quick and concise manner. Suppose you like 20 different sites. You can have all the latest news from each site sitting right on your desktop to read at your pleasure. How cool and funky is that?

Remember in the ole days when folks use to have to click a button to bookmark a page. Or, they would add the page to their favorites list and then go searching for it when they couldn’t remember the name of that site. Well, those days are leaving us fast. You don’t have to do much work with an RSS feed. Just click a button and viola! Instant updates to your favorite sites that you can read in your own time. And we all know that a sista’s time is limited and precious.

RSS Changed The Way The World Is Surfing

Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, that this is one of your favorite sites:) Every time I post a new article to this site you are instantly informed with the information that you asked for. Kinda reminds me of subscribing to movies-on-demand. You wanna see a movie, just go to the family room and click a button. Except, with RSS, it free.

How do they do it? I haven’t a clue. But if you are really interested in knowing, I will find the answers for you. Just let me know.

My sistas need to understand that with an RSS feed on your site you give your subscribers the option of whether they want to “have it their way.” Options are very good. Some folks don’t like to get email messages. They’d rather just be notified of new and fresh content. You know what they say, “some like it straight up.”

Simple Steps To Using an RSS feed

  • Get get yourself an RSS Reader – The first thing you’ll have to do if you’re going to be reading site updates via RSS is to have something to read them with. This little gadget is called an RSS Feed Reader. Some options include Bloglines or Google Reader. The very are simple to set up and use. Google even has a reader included in their toolbar. If you like the site, you can just click the button and it will add the site to your reader.
  • Find a few RSS feeds – like the one at ProfitableSistas:0
  • Subscribe to few – it’s kind of addictive once you get the hang of it. You will probably notice that most sites have a bunch of options for you to subscribe to. This may include: My Yahoo, My Msn, My Google, etc. Look for the buttons or little gadgets on the page itself, or in the browser. Copy the link to your feeder or follow the instructions given to you.
  • Enjoy. Once you set up your RSS Feed reader and add a few subscriptions, you’ll have the pleasure of not having to open your email box and filter through all the spam. You can have it your way.

Keeping It Ole School – Here, here. I know that folks come in all different flavors. Wtih that said, I know that some like it the ole way – simply adding your email address and clicking subscribe. That way, when they go work or are in the field with the PalmPilot or laptop in tote, they can just read their email. Browse the headlines, read the ones they want and keep it moving.

Cool. Not a problem at all for my sistas. I, too, am kind of ole school. It’s not easy adapting to change. You know what they say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” With email subscriptions you can easily enter email address, click the “subscribe button” and easily unsubscribe by clicking a link in the email itself. Not that complex at all.

Point – with RSS feeds – Sistas have options. “And who the heck is “they”?

Kick Butt Internet Marketing

Have you noticed that every now and then a sista might need her butt kicked?

Now don’t take it personally, but it has to be done and somebody has to do it.

Have you noticed that every now and then a sister might need her butt kicked in order to get into gear?

Now don’t take it personally, but it has to be done and somebody has to do it. ACTION! That’s word i’m looking for. Well, I found a sista that’s willing to do it for you. Head over to Denise Wakeman’s site The Biz Tips Blog and read all about getting your butt into gear.

“Who said women can’t make money online? I beg to differ.”