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This search engine provides related search results and keyword suggestion in results returned to searcher. It can open up new avenues of keywords and phrases not thought about before. This resource can be found at http:/ eoma.com/ .
Web Host Statistics
Unless your site is free, i.e. a free several page site through your ISP, you will most probably have . Have a look. My service is through StartLogic. The statistics are compiled through AWStats, which by way is a free program for analyzing web site access. When I log into server, I can view statistics using AWStats. It also shows me which keywords and key phrases people are using to find my site. One great advantage I have found with this method is that you can come up with keyword ideas that you would have never thought about. Because people are finding you with these keywords search engines must have you indexed
Online Dictionary and Thesaurus
Well, you may have wanted to stay away from them in school, but, crack them open. These can provide you with additional ideas to then use in Overture, 7Search, etc..
This service is packed with many rich features to assist in keyword research. It starts at $6US per day. For $225US annually you are free to use it as much as needed. There is also a free version which does not have many of extended features. I however recommend starting with this version. It will give you a taste of how it works.
Use this resource to investigate how much traffic a site is receiving. You cannot research individual keywords and key phrases.
As a final note put required time into researching keywords and key phrases prior to submitting your site or starting a PPC campaign. Otherwise you are feeling around in dark trying to find your niche. It is time expensive, but not so for your wallet. This fares well for online home businesses where time is usually not a concern.
For more information on keyword research I suggest checking out ClickZ.com. They offer a lot of advice on search engine marketing.
Dan J. Fry is an independent researcher and owner of e-Kinetic.com, a site devoted to providing resources for small budget home businesses. He has a PhD in Physics and is married with two daughters and two cats. Subscribe to his free E-Zine on home business resources at mailto:e-kinetic@GetResponse.com or by visiting his Home Business Resources and Tips site. He can be reached at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org .