I must say I am enjoying using SEM RUSH (Aff), a keyword research tool for, well, professional keyword snoopers. I had previously steered clear of most of these types of seo tools as I had traditionally found them, while useful, very U.S. centric.
My interest was renewed when I was told about the new SEMRush UK keyword database (as I am UK based obviously):
Currently indexing top 20 results on 6 million keywords across more than 6,4 million domains. 47768 users. Last update: 29 of May 2010
Well – I like it. This tool lets you see:
- which keywords seem to be popular in your niche,
- related keywords, phrases and terms you might consider weaving into your content and linkbuilding strategies
- gives you an idea (when you aggregate the data) which natural listings in Google are providing competitors unpaid traffic
- lists top ranking sites competing for those keywords
- shows you on average how much a click on this keyword is worth in Google Adwords (although it would be nice to see that in Sterling (£) rather than dollars
- illustrates how competitive this term is (in Adwords at least, by number of competition)
- how many (on average) times the keyword or phrase is typed into the UK version of Google
- you can get a cool firefox plugin as well and export research data to usual formats
- …and more
You can really do some neat stuff if you are a keyword monkey. SEM rush has databases for US, UK, Spain, Germany, France & Spain markets if you need to international.
Jun 02, 2010 by Shaun Andersonurl
Well – it’s cool – and simple to use (especially if you have REAL data to correlate, aggregate and compare it, with like a few number ones in search engines).
I’m using it at the moment (or I would hesitate to actually blog about it) so here’s the aff link again – there’s a FREE ACCOUNT OPTION with limited features to give you a feel what it’s all about – Click here to find out more about SEM Rush.
I’ll be sharing more keyword research and seo tools shortly, and will review tools if asked. Note – if I don’t like them, I probably won’t blog about the tool (less it is a scam or total crap and then I just might).
If you are interested in keyword research – you might want to check out our group discussion on SEO Keyword Density.