How to Brainstorm For and Expand Keyword Lists: Video Demo!

How to Brainstorm For and Expand Keyword Lists: Video Demo!

Today, I wanted to make a quick video that will show you how to take the ideas I mentioned in a previous post (15 Ways to Brainstorm for Keyword Ideas) and take it one step further.  So in this video, I will give a brief demonstration of how I brainstorm for root keywords using 3 ideas: things I am doing, Google Instant, and Amazon.com.  There are lots of other ways as I discussed in my previous post, but this will give you a good idea.

However, then I discuss keyword tools that you can use to expand your keyword lists.  Its vital that you expand your list to get additional ideas.  In particular, you can use the free Google Adwords Keyword Tool – or as I demonstrate in this video, I use my own keyword tool – Long Tail Pro.  Unfortunately, at the time of this post, Long Tail Pro is not available to the public, but it will be within a few short weeks.  Either way, I simply wanted to demonstrate how keyword tools (any tool, not just Long Tail Pro) can help you expand your keyword lists.

Next, I demonstrate how to quickly and easily use the criteria I mentioned in a previous post (Search Volume and CPC Criteria of a Winning Keyword) to filter out unwanted keywords.  Essentially, I like to only look at keywords that have a minimum of 1,000 Exact match local search volume and have a CPC of $1 or more.

Check Out the Video Below!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the video and please post any questions you might have below!  Let me know your thoughts below…thanks!


How Long Tail Pro Can Help You Capture Way More Search Engine Traffic

If your business could benefit in any way from getting more search engine traffic, I have some good news.

Search engines are in love with long tail keywords! If you are able to provide relevant content targeting these long tail keywords, then you can see a dramatic increase to the amount of traffic Google and other search engines send you.

Long Tail Pro is a powerful keyword research tool that makes finding these valuable long tail keywords a breeze.

What are “long tail keywords”? Essentially, these are words or phrases that people type into the search engines to find very specific things. Rather than searching for “dog training” a user might search for “how to potty train a pitbull”.

This is an example of a Long Tail Keyword. To visualize how Long Tail Keywords work...

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49 Comments for this entry

  1. Victor and Jenel says:

    Much Appreciated :)

  2. Mohit says:

    Great stuff! Can’t wait for its release. :-)

  3. Youssef says:

    Thanks for the VID Spencer.

    That was cool how the tool just pruned all the unwanted KWs at the end of the fetch. I know you said you will have another vid to analyze top 10, but does the tool has this function build in? MS does this very well.

    • Spencer says:

      Yes, the tool will analyze the top 10 results in Google. The final major function of the software, is that it has a rank checker built in. It will check where your sites rank for any given keywords in Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

  4. Brenda says:

    WOW! Love it!

    What a timer saver.

    Count on me to be a beta-tester.

    Brenda

  5. Great video. It’s funny that you mention Google Instant, I just bought a WSO that comes with a Google Suggest scraper. The WSO was only $10 and worth just the software itself.

    Long Tail Pro looks like a great piece of software. I never use Market Samurai anymore and have been looking for a good software that is good for research. Can’t wait till it comes out.

  6. shawn says:

    happy to beta test.

  7. Dave Starr says:

    Sign me up as a Beta tester for sure, Spencer. This tool appears to have both Market Samurai and Micro Niche Finder beat all hollow. Eager to see it live.

  8. Raj says:

    Good video. Can we get in for beta testing?

  9. aldo says:

    Hello spencer, nice look improvement to your keyword tool.

    i have a question about it. this tool is going to grab the information of your adwords account and use it for searching. i mean for example im not from United States and my local searches arent from United states so always i log in into the adwords account i have to change this setting to the EEUU settings to be my local searches.

    So if im going to use Long Tail pro in the future i dont see any way for changing the actual local setting of the adword account.

    Please clear me out this information.

    Thanks for showing the long tail pro update!

    • Spencer says:

      Aldo – when you create a campaign in Long Tail Pro (not shown in the video), you can select which country to use as local searches. So, you shouldn’t have a problem pulling up the US local searches with this tool.

  10. aldo says:

    Thanks a lot for clearing me this point!

  11. Steve says:

    Spencer, I’d love to beta test for you as well! I’m pretty much going to buy the tool as soon as you have it available again, so if I can get some testing in ahead of time, then sweet!

  12. Anton says:

    Well comparing to traffic travis v4, it looks very handy. Nothing more than needed options, very nice!

  13. Dave says:

    Hi Spencer

    Great looking software. I will be purchasing MS today, but I certainly would be very interested in your software as it seems very user friendly and easy to use. Too bad its not available yet.

    Great blog!

    Dave

  14. Dude, that tool is going to sell like hotcakes! I could definitely see a tool like that being talked about a lot on the warrior forum and used in countless how to videos for niche site creation.

    I usually use the google keyword tool and use the filters and such, but it takes a bit longer to find a decent keyword. Also for finding a domain I grab all the keywords and toss them in the godaddy bulk domain search.

    Also do you have any success / actually use the CPC earnings as a guide? I find they are just too random and incorrect to even use. I am interested to hear if you have had success targeting high CPC keywords

    • Spencer says:

      Thanks! I always use CPC earnings as a guide, as well as search volume, and other criteria. It is a VERY rough estimate, but it does help you to generally focus on higher paying keywords.

  15. I am looking for a keyword tool to speed up my keyword search process…almost buy Market samurai, but haven’t done so.
    Wish to beta test your long tail pro..count me in when it is ready

  16. KimP says:

    Cool video and nice software! I use MS for most of my research too, but you’ve found a great niche within the SEO arena. Nice job!

  17. Ben says:

    Hey Spencer,
    I’m so glad I found your website! There are a lot of other sites that have great information on internet businesses, but yours is one of the few that is really targeted on one area. As someone just starting out, niche sites seems like a great way to get started. I love your content, and I’m looking forward to the release of Long Tail Pro!
    Ben

    • Spencer says:

      Yep, I decided to post detailed content that actually helps. I remember a few years ago when I would search the IM blogs for really good nuggets of info and rarely found any – so now I’m creating a blog that I would have liked to read when I was first getting started. Thanks for letting me know you enjoy it!

  18. Chris says:

    Hello Spencer, any rough estimate when the software will be released? Next week?

    • Spencer says:

      Hey Chris – I hope by next week to have it released. However, with any large software project there are lots of small details that can potentially delay things. So, while I hope to get it released as soon as possible, I also want to make sure its done right. However, its certainly possible that it could be ready next week.

  19. Steve says:

    I know we are being pushy Spencer…but I am going to give a “bump” to Chris’s question…

  20. Federico says:

    Hello Spencer,

    This software looks fantastic! and it will be a pleasure buy something from you as a THANKS

    All the best

  21. Daniela says:

    Hi Spencer,
    I have the LongTailPro software version 1.8.1
    I would LOVE to have the newest version , count me in for the beta, please!
    Thank you,
    Daniela

    • Spencer says:

      Daniela – if you are an existing user of the old version of LTP (which you are), you will be receiving a free copy of the new version! I will send an email when its ready to all existing users!

  22. Paolo says:

    Hi Spenz – Please add me to your team of beta testers!

  23. Lisa says:

    I have tried Market Samurai, and found that it is not for me. Looking forward to it!

  24. Sjors says:

    Hi Spencer,

    Will you update your existing ‘broken’ version of long tail pro, or push it out like a new software?

    • Spencer says:

      Its a new version. Long Tail Pro has been coded from the ground up. Existing users of the “old” version will get a free upgrade.

  25. lee says:

    looks great! You know how to pace Spencer . need any more beta fish ?

  26. Liviu says:

    Hi
    I was very interested of your LongTailPro..
    We are in November 2013 and your system is still from 2011.
    But your soft and system is very much old way. Google changed so much and you will need to update your software to the new Google and strategies of 2014.
    Please let me know when you update your system and I will look at it.

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