7 Untapped Keyword Sources

7 Untapped Keyword Sources

When I joined my first company, it was like fighting in the Jungle of the never-ending game of SEO. At the early times, I understood the fact that Keyword research was key element for success. But here was the problem.

I just had one keyword research tool in my armoury Google Keyword Planner.

It was the only bread and butter for my keyword research program.

Like most of the beginner SEOs, I didn’t have much of a clue about the tricks to exploit the keyword research methodology.

I used to sit down for hours trying to find the perfect keyword that would be the glory! (Yes, I’m talking about long-tail keywords with low competition)

Not until I started to look beyond the interface of Keyword Planner. Yes! I still use the Keyword Planner, but I’ve also leaned the ways to gamble through various methods and tools to find my keyword match.

Luckily, it has paid off!

So without further ado, let jump to my favourite keyword sources that you probably have missed while trying to snatch the low hanging fruit of Keyword Planner.

Use Bing for Related Searches and Auto Suggestions

Whenever, I read blogs or articles about keyword research, I see many SEO experts pointing out on Google’s auto suggest box (Instant Predictions) and related searches.

However, they hardly flex a muscle to reach out to other Search Engines like Bing or Yahoo

I know that Google is the ultimate heavyweight of the search engine share marketย but there are few other search engines that you should keep your eye-ball on.

Here is how you can use Bing to produce some Gem of Keywords.

Step #1: Go to Bing.com and type in some generic head keyword.

Let’s say I typed in a fat keyword Rock.ย Let the magic begin!

Step #2: Check for instant predictions and related searches.

And instantly, I found a long tail keyword Facts about igneous rocks.

Search Rock in Bing

Step #3: Drop the keyword to Adwords Keyword Tool and Bingo!

This keyword has 880 average monthly searches.. Not bad for a 2 minute search ๐Ÿ˜€

facts about ig Google AdWords

 

Step #4: Now it’s time to check for the keyword’s competition.

You don’t want to compete in the jungle of lions, right?

It seems like we have an easy deal. Top 5 spots have some weak authority links.

facts about igneous rocks google search

 

The number 4 of SERPs has a PA of 1 and DA of 39. This page only provides five facts about igneous rocks. And it has definitely under-utilised the power of longer content.

Imagine if these 5 facts can jump into Top-Five, how much value you can gain with a longer content that states 25 facts on one bounce!

Step #5: You can also pick up keywords from related searches of Google

It’s hard to believe that the related searches provided by Google and Bing are completely different.

As you can see from above screenshot and this one here:

rock Google Search

Not even a single keyword of Google’s related searches match with Bing. Wow!

I don’t know whether it’s the animosity between these two search engine giants or the searches are done differently, but it works in our favour. And I simply love it ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Utilize Yahoo Ads to Good Effects

Yahoo is a treasure trove of ads that can hook you up with few money keywords. Strangely, Yahoo seems to display ads for every generic head term.

Further, it gives you option to search for ads providing various variations of the head keyword you searched in.

Ads can provide you with rare keywords that your mind mapping tools could not think of, like this one here:

headphones Yahoo Search

Seriously, I’m a music freak, and I love testing headphones!

But I had literally no clue about PXC 310 BT These are the kinds of keywords you can miss, if you just hang on Google Keyword Planner for answers.

Let’s check if this keyword is worth our time or not?

keyword research amin.ghale seo.wlsol.com Web Link Solutions LLC Mail

Looks decent enough to give a try.

Hunt for Keywords in the Jungle of Google Books

Google Books is a service that lets you search keywords in millions of books and magazines that Google has scanned over the span of hundred years.

Here is how you can hunt for your money keyword with Google Books:

Simply log into books.google.com or change the tab from web to books while you are in SERPs

Choose the one that looks a good fit to you. For this keyword research, I clicked on รขโ‚ฌล“Headphones: Buyer’s Guide 2015

headphones Google Search

Skim through the contents break-down, you will find numerous long tail keywords to work with like these:

Headphones Buyer s Guide 2015 Matthew Hollinder Google Books

Headphones Buyer s Guide 2015 part 2Matthew Hollinder Google Books

Now take one out and drop it to GKP and check the result

One stage clear! Give a pat in your back ๐Ÿ˜€

How is the competition for this keyword? (Hint: Easy peas for you)

Pro Tip: You can use Google Book’s Advance Search mechanism to get deep insights of specific books you are looking for

These books can also be your resource for next long epic guide or blog ideas

Amazing, right? Even I thought so.

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Use Google’s Never Show Instant Results for Quick Long-Tail Keywords

Google’s instant suggest has always been a famous weapon for many SEOs.

The given image below is the sample of what you see every time you attempt to write something on the search box

six packs abs Google Search

 

In the above screenshot, there are 4 keywords suggested by Google How many times have you Pluck out the keywords one by one; dropped it into GKP & saved it in CSV?

I think I have the answer.

But what if I told you that’s not it? What if I told you that you can get more rich keywords within Google Suggest just like this?

six packs abs1 Google Search

 

As you can see that now you have almost triple number of keywords than you had before.

How is it possible? You just need this simple modification & you will have same number of keywords

Go to search settings by clicking on to the small gear button at top-right corner of your Google’s SERPs.

In Google Instant Predictions check on the small box that says never show instant results

Save it and you are good to go

Wow give a high-five ๐Ÿ˜€

Explore the Beauty of GKP’s Landing Page

Let me tell you the rule most of the SEOs follow:

  1. Quick brainstorming
  2. Typing the keywords in GKP’s product or service box
  3. Scrolling the GKP till you find the keyword
  4. Repeat!

The problem with this method is that Adwords Keyword tool only extracts close variations within the given search term.

So to get extra out of this awesome tool, you need to be a little creative.

The method I’m going to state is one of my all time favorites. And a big shout out to Brain dean for this awesome tip. Yes, he is an absolute genius.

For this trick to work, you need a well-trafficked site that has limitless contents like Scoop it.

Go to the search page of scoop it and type anything

For this blog, I will simply type in wedding

Just grab the URL and paste it in the GKP’s Landing Page.

 

Search inside Scoop.it Scoop.it

These are the keywords you would not have got if you were stuck inside GKP’s Product or Service box.

Bonus Tip: You can also scroll through the suggestions given by scoop it, and note down any relevant keyword from the box

Designer wedding cards looks good. Noted!
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Soovle.com to Dig Deeper into Long Tail Keywords Gold Mine

Soovle.com is a free, easy to use & time-saving tool that shows every suggestion data from Google, Wikipedia, Amazon, Answers.com, YouTube, Bing and Yahoo.

If you like tools like UberSuggest, you will definitely fall in love with Soovle.

First, head over to Soovle & enter a fat keyword of your choice in the search box:

For example, if you were looking for baseball-related keywords, you could use keyword Baseball

Soovle will then scrape the suggested results and display it to you:

Soovle Let the web help.

These are the keywords that your competitors may have overlooked in a quest of running through GKP only.

Note: Since Google has literally pulled off its trigger on the unauthorized access to Autocomplete API, Soovle may or may not be the ideal choice for keyword research.

Hit Keyword Discovery Tool to Reveal More Keywords

Keyword Discovery is another sophisticated keyword research tool that will hook you with ton of keyword ideas.

The good thing about this tool is that it extracts the keyword phrases that drive traffic. It simply means you get keywords that have been searched frequently over the past 12 months.

Here is what you get when you search for a fat term like Baking.

Free Search Term Suggestion Tool by KeywordDiscovery.com
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These are all potential keywords with decent search volume.

Conclusion

Keyword research is the most integral part of SEO & content marketing campaign. The ability to choose right keyword can turn you into winner!

I have used these tools on my websites and my clients.

The question is when will you?

 

 

19 Comments

  • Don August 2, 2015 5:23 pm

    Thanks for the info and insight

    • Amin Ghale August 3, 2015 4:24 am

      I’m glad you liked it!

      Cheers!

  • Ben August 5, 2015 12:51 pm

    Hi, thanks for this article! I like the way you explain the whole proces. I normally buy a lot of info on keyword research. But this is one of the best study, and it is as you explain really honest and now guru stuff. I would like to learn more!

    You really help me with this and inspired a guy from the Netherlands.

    Ben

    • Amin Ghale August 6, 2015 1:14 am

      Hey Ben!

      I’m glad that you found it helpful

      Much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Umapathy August 7, 2015 4:17 am

    Hi Amin,
    Really enjoyed reading your post. It was very informative. This is the first time I am hearing about soolve. Would like to give it try.

    • Amin Ghale August 7, 2015 4:29 am

      Glad you liked it Umapathy… Tell me how it went ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lawrence Jean-Louis August 12, 2015 3:40 pm

    Really great tips, new fan.

    • Amin Ghale August 12, 2015 7:17 pm

      Yes the tips are straight on actionable Lawrence… Hope it helps

  • Sujit August 19, 2015 7:08 am

    To be frank this article helps a lot for many potential user’s or SEO maniacs for sure.
    I am planning to do so for my foreign language website. Hope it helps for spanish language keywords too.

    Great going Amin. Kudos!!

    • Amin Ghale August 20, 2015 4:46 am

      Thanks man! hope it helps for your website

  • Varun August 24, 2015 2:08 pm

    Hey..great tips. To add to your list we can also use Alexa to see what is working for your competitors.

  • Mufti October 29, 2015 9:03 am

    Wow..this is out of the box method, I never thinking this method before, thanks for sharing this great method, will try it now ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Amin Ghale October 29, 2015 9:08 am

      Glad you like it Mufti.. let me know how it went ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Janice Wald January 19, 2016 2:37 pm

    Impressive! You are quite knowledgeable, and I want to learn more about SEO. How do I subscribe?
    Janice

    • Amin Ghale January 19, 2016 2:43 pm

      You can subscribe from the top bar section or the side widget janice ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jeff January 24, 2016 5:20 am

    Just getting into this part of my online journey, appreciate the informative steps. It is nice to have a plan of action to follow, I will be using these steps and hope to gain a valuable experience from it.

    Thanks JeffW

    • Amin Ghale January 24, 2016 3:28 pm

      Glad you liked it Jeff ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tom McCallum June 10, 2016 11:04 am

    Great ideas Amin! I also find that having a discussion with people in the know โ€“ be it colleagues or clients โ€“ and writing down the phrases they use to talk about the subject is incredibly useful. After all, the experts are the ones who’ll be searching. This method always takes me down some really unexpected avenues. Well worth a go!

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