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How To Discover Your Keywords On Search Engines

by DiTesco on March 18, 2010

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keyword discovery toolRecently I came across a website that is so simple to use and yet yields interesting results. What I am talking about is a keyword discovery tool provided by KeyRow.com. Now here is the interesting part of it. I do not know who owns it. There is no about page or any information at all on this website that can give us a clue as to who manages it. I found out about this tool via my Google alerts which I have set to email me information that has any relation to my URL. Despite all this, you may be asking, why am I suggesting it’s use? Short answer, simply because it is annoyingly great:), and it does not require any registration, no opt-ins and free (only catch is one pop-under which you can safely ignore). Think of it as an All-In-One Keyword Discovery Tool for any website. Yes, any.

Before going further, I have performed a WHOIS of the domain and found that it is registered with GoDaddy.com. This information was crosschecked with InterNic. GoDaddy provides the following statement:

The data contained in GoDaddy.com, Inc.’s WHOIS database, while believed by the company to be reliable, is provided “as is” with no guarantee or warranties regarding its accuracy. This information is provided for the sole purpose of assisting you in obtaining information about domain name registration records.

Now that we have that cleared up, let me give you an example of why I like this tool. For this basic tutorial, I will use twittnotes.com, my blog which is all about Twitter:)

Discover keywords that your website ranks on search engine.

When arriving to their homepage, you will see two boxes. One will be for you to input your URL and the other for any specific keyword you want to check. Skip the keyword bit and just enter your URL or any other. Hit the submit button.

keyword discovery tool

After hitting that submit button you will be shown results of keywords that rank amongst the the top 100 results. There are three tabs, the top 100, top 10 and top 1. The top 10 will show you what keywords you have that are on the first page of search engines and the top 1, well, that will be your trophy, lol. Note that these are the keywords that your website is known for. At the least you can see if they have anything to do with your topic. You can also use them to work on your optimization on your next articles or deep linking (internal links). Remember that reaching the top requires maintenance and you must continue to do your work to keep it there. Here is an example of the result:

keyword search

If you noticed, the results show the following information. The keyword (mainly longtail), the position, the PC or position change, the number of results that are returned for that keyword and the check date. There are two clickable items which will yield more information. The first is the keyword. Clicking over a keyword will return all the websites that are ranking for that same keyword. You can then see who your competitors are and do a check on theirs too:), or use this tool’s compare feature (more on that later). That should give you a competitive edge.

website ranking

The second clickable item is PC or position change. This shows you how many positions your keyword gained or lost at the time it was last checked (date check). Clicking on the PC item will show a history of dates that had activity on that specific keyword.

Last but not least, the compare feature. While I was doing this experiment, I noticed that one of twittnotes.com’s competitor is twitip.com of Darren Rowse, for the term How To ReTweet. Curious, I used the compare feature and the results are as follows:

search engine postion

As you can see, I do have at least 13 keywords that rank better than that of Darren, how cool is that, lol. Sorry Darren, better luck next time, haha. Anyway, all of the above are the reasons why I found this simple tool great and somewhat fun to use. How about you, what are your keywords and how do you rank for them on search engines?

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1

Jhong Medina

March 18, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Great tool indeed Ditesco. I already tried it but got only 9 keywords out of it. :(

Regards!

2

Dick

March 19, 2010 at 3:58 am

How cool is this little app! DiTesco has struck again! Thanks for this, although it did tell me I have quite a bit of work to do on keyword research. When you write posts that you think are keyword loaded then use this tool and find that you are on search engines for one keyword or string, wow! Good thing I enjoy a challenge. ;)

3

Suresh Khanal

March 19, 2010 at 6:40 am

Never knew such a great tool is available for FREE! Its very useful to check SERP. Thanks for sharing.

4

Razor Lip

March 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Superb fine, I am tickled to death with this new SEO toy!

5

Aswani

March 20, 2010 at 9:41 am

looks interesting..I will recommend it to those in need of such tools..Thanks for sharing this nice piece of information..very useful and informative indeed !

6

DiTesco

March 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Hi Jhong. Only 9 keywords? Well, that's better than nothing I guess ;) Anyway, keep it up and in combination with some great SEO tools out there, I'm sure that you will populate those keywords pretty quickly.

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DiTesco

March 20, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Exactly, you hit the jackpot and that is what is actually considered a keyword and what does not. This tool certainly rpovides some help on that and makes posting articles more keyword rich ;)

8

DiTesco

March 20, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Hi Suresh and welcome to my blog. I am glad that this tool can be useful for you. Hope to see more from you here in the future.

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DiTesco

March 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Thanks Aswani for the kind words and helping in promoting this post for people who are in need of such tools. That will be awesome. Have a great weekend

10

lawmacs

March 21, 2010 at 3:17 pm

nice tool i will have a look at it thanks for the heads up DiTesco

11

DiTesco

March 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm

You are welcome Lawmacs. Hope you enjoy using it 8-)

12

ceblogger

March 26, 2010 at 4:03 am

this is fun. now i got to check the keywords of my sites and that of the others. i only got one that is on top1. gotta work.

13

timethief

March 27, 2010 at 4:11 am

Thanks for sharing this useful tool with us readers. I appreciate it.

14 Jaypee March 29, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Great review and very useful tool! Never heard of it before so thanks for sharing about it! I’ve bookmarked it and will share it later. :D

15 DiTesco March 30, 2010 at 3:28 am

Hello Jaypee. Glad you liked it. I myself enjoyed using it, so I figured that this can be something everyone can benefit from. All you need is to use it:)

16 Jaypee March 30, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Not only liked it but found it very useful. Yes, everyone can benefit from this tool but I think the only ones who will utilize it are those who do SEO or are implementing SEO on their blogs. You’re right, in order for it to be useful you have to use it. :D
.-= Jaypee´s last blog ..Internet Speed Test =-.

17

Maxi Malone

March 30, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Thanks so much for telling us about this tool. Most of us probably never heard of it.

All the best in 2010 – Maxi

18 Josh Kohlbach April 5, 2010 at 6:30 am

Awesome tool, surprised I hadn’t stumbled on something like this before. I went though a real phase of checking keywords and stuff like that a while back.

This is dead handy for checking how you are going for your main keywords.
.-= Josh Kohlbach´s last blog ..StumbleUpon: My Stumble Your Own Stuff Experiment =-.

19 DiTesco April 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Hi Josh. Like I said, I found this via my Google Alerts. If it wasn’t for my curiousty, I would probably have not found it myself either. Anyway, it is a great tool and had to be shared. Hope you find it useful.

Welcome to my blog and I hope to see more from you here in the future

20 Ricky May 4, 2010 at 4:47 am

Well this is an awesome tool. At the end of the page it provides you all the best keywords for your website (I guess you forgot to mention that). It will help you to optimize your website for those keywords.

Really nifty tool!!! Kudos to you.
.-= Ricky invites you to check this out.. Download FIFA World Cup 2010 iPhone Application =-.

21

Michele

May 27, 2010 at 4:22 am

Neat tool! Thanks for sharing it. Unfortunately only 5 keywords show up for my site…guess I can’t complain, it’s only 2 months old. :-)
What’s weird is that one of the keywords was ‘gmail rss’??? This was a post I did about a month ago. Strange that this would be one of the keywords.
Anyway, thanks again. Great great articles on your site, btw.
.-= Michele invites you to check this out.. How To Create A Screencast – Video Post =-.

22 DiTesco May 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Hi there and welcome to my blog. 5 Keywords after two months is not at all bad considering the number of blogs and websites that are created out there every day. Keep it up and you should see more and more keywords being indexed your way. Now gmail rsss is not at all a strange search term (there are many that are really weird).

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Michele - NewBizBlogger

May 27, 2010 at 3:01 pm

lol…I guess there probably are some more weird search terms. Thanks for the words of encouragement DiTesco!
.-= Michele – NewBizBlogger invites you to check this out.. How To Create A Screencast – Video Post =-.

24 DiTesco May 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Indeed, lol. Anyway if there is anything specific I can help you with, just let me know, I’ll be more than glad to give your site a boost.

25 Tantan November 3, 2010 at 4:43 am

Nice share. Thanks!
I’m really enjoying keyrow :) useful tool to check SERP.

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