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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.

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


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By Spencer Haws
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Victor and Jenel

Much Appreciated 🙂

Spencer

Victor and Jenel: No problem!

Trent Dyrsmid

Hey Spencer,

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

Spencer

Thanks Trent – I’ll keep you posted!

Mohit

Great stuff! Can’t wait for its release. 🙂

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

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

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

Brenda

WOW! Love it!

What a timer saver.

Count on me to be a beta-tester.

Brenda

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

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

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

Thank you Kenny! I really appreciate it 🙂

shawn

happy to beta test.

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.

Raj

Good video. Can we get in for beta testing?

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

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.

aldo

Thanks a lot for clearing me this point!

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

Thanks for your interest Steve!

Anton

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

Spencer

Awesome! Thanks for the feedback…

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

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

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

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.

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

Spencer

Ok

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!

Spencer

Thanks Kim!

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

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!

Chris

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

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.

Steve

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

Spencer

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

Federico

Hello Spencer,

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

All the best

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

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!

Paolo

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

Lisa

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

Spencer

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

Sjors

Hi Spencer,

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

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.

lee

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

Spencer

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

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.

Spencer Haws

This software is up to date. Just because you are reading a post from 2011 doesn’t mean the software isn’t updated. See here: http://www.longtailpro.com

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