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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!

52 Comments for this Post

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  2. Victor and Jenel

    Victor and Jenel

    Much Appreciated :)

    • Spencer

      Spencer

      Victor and Jenel: No problem!

      • Trent Dyrsmid

        Trent Dyrsmid

        Hey Spencer,

        That is a really fantastic looking tool! I can’t wait until you release it. Great stuff :)

        • Spencer

          Spencer

          Thanks Trent – I’ll keep you posted!

  3. Mohit

    Mohit

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

  4. Youssef

    Youssef

    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

      Spencer

      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.

      • Youssef

        Youssef

        Cool beans…If you need a solid tester, hit me up when ready.

  5. Brenda

    Brenda

    WOW! Love it!

    What a timer saver.

    Count on me to be a beta-tester.

    Brenda

  6. Kenny @ SiteBurbia.com

    Kenny @ SiteBurbia.com

    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.

    • Victor

      Victor

      Kenny do you mind sharing the WSO with Google Scrapper you have found. Iv been searching for a good one as well. MS has been really disapointing lately too with all the bugs and inaccurate research :(

      • Kenny @ SiteBurbia.com

        Kenny @ SiteBurbia.com

        No problem Victor. You can find it here:

        http://bit.ly/lRc3Rz

        It’s a pretty cool WSO, but I think the best part about it is the scraper software. Easy to use also.

        • Victor

          Victor

          Thank you Kenny! I really appreciate it :)

  7. shawn

    shawn

    happy to beta test.

  8. Dave Starr

    Dave Starr

    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.

  9. Raj

    Raj

    Good video. Can we get in for beta testing?

  10. aldo

    aldo

    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

      Spencer

      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.

  11. aldo

    aldo

    Thanks a lot for clearing me this point!

  12. Steve

    Steve

    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!

    • Spencer

      Spencer

      Thanks for your interest Steve!

  13. Anton

    Anton

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

    • Spencer

      Spencer

      Awesome! Thanks for the feedback…

  14. Dave

    Dave

    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

    • Spencer

      Spencer

      After you use MS, I’m sure you will still want my tool. Im working on getting it released soon!

  15. Internet Money Hustle

    Internet Money Hustle

    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

      Spencer

      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.

  16. David@natural heartburn cures

    David@natural heartburn cures

    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

  17. KimP

    KimP

    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!

  18. Ben

    Ben

    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

      Spencer

      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!

  19. Chris

    Chris

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

    • Spencer

      Spencer

      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.

  20. Steve

    Steve

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

    • Spencer

      Spencer

      No problem, I just answered above…glad everyone is interested!

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  22. Federico

    Federico

    Hello Spencer,

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

    All the best

  23. Daniela

    Daniela

    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

      Spencer

      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!

  24. Paolo

    Paolo

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

  25. Lisa

    Lisa

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

    • Spencer

      Spencer

      Awesome! I agree about Market Samurai – its just doesn’t do much for serious internet marketers.

  26. Sjors

    Sjors

    Hi Spencer,

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

    • Spencer

      Spencer

      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.

  27. lee

    lee

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

    • Spencer

      Spencer

      Lee, send me an email or use my contact page, and I will send you some info.

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  29. Liviu

    Liviu

    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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