Wordtracker for Firefox Keyword Tool

Just downloaded the new SEO Blogger tool from Wordtracker. Banged in the most boring keyword I can think of, “insurance” and it spits out

insurance,auto insurance,cheap insurance,car insurance,insurance quotes,health insurance,life insurance,state farm insurance,dental insurance,progressive insurance,health insurance quotes,farmers insurance,pet insurance,cheap auto insurance,homeowners insurance,travel insurance,allstate insurance,term life insurance,cheap california auto insurance,health insurance plans,home insurance,automobile insurance rules,motorcycle insurance,medical insurance,nationwide insurance,affordable health insurance,cheap car insurance,american family insurance,business insurance,

It also informs you of the number of searches performed on the keyword. You can sort by searches or keyword. There doesn’t seem to be an export to csv facility, which is a shame.

The benefit is that it’s within the Firefox window, it’s quick and easy.

A thesaurus module would be a useful addition.

Another easy way to build keyword such as engineering keywords is to use the Google keyword suggestion tool.

With most tools, the trick is to use it in a way that other people have not thought about. Throw a little creativity at it and have a little fun.

Which reminds me, I have to create some insurance headlines for this weeks Magnetic Content newsletter.

12 Skills of the Rand

When I read the The 12 Skills That Have Served Me Best in My SEO Career I immediately thought, “good stuff, must twitter”.

Wrong, wrong wrong.

Posting on my blog helps by:

  • Building my blog
  • Giving SEOmoz a link that is better than the link from twitter
  • Reaching people who do not Twitter
  • Avoiding overlap as other people will tweet
  • Comments become part of this blog and not twitter

If you want to read my words you are going to have to read them here. If I twitter it, all I get is a bunch of retweets by people who are too ADD to read the article and to help Twitter build its business.

Which makes me think of another headline for this article, “Why I wont Tweet Rand Fishkin”. I will use that on the tweet to announce the post. It has lots of elements of a great headline, which I may deconstruct in a later post.

I recommend the article to anyone who needs a blueprint to being a great seo.