The average SEO results optimised site has shown that, if 5000 visitors arrive via the search engines, 4000 different keyphrases will have been used to find the site.

A wide variety of search terms can be used for different industries. A person looking for an insurance company might search, “life insurance”, “short term insurance”, “cheap insurance”, “insurance company in Sandton”, “insurance companies that sell motor insurance online” etc.

These keyword tools will help you to determine the combinations and variations of keywords and phrases used by your potential as well as which key words are being searched more than others, which words people are searching, the importance of related words, the importance of meta words, and similar issues.

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The Free Dictionary

Your keyword definition(s), set phrases/ idioms (use them to lighten up your writing style), examples of usage, words of the same root (inflected words and derivations), thesaurus, classic literature mentions, keyword phrases, related acronyms.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

Meta Tag Generator

The Advanced Meta-Tags Generator helps you add Meta-Tags to your site. Meta Tags make your website more visible. Many search engines read them from your site when you submit it to them. To generate the Meta-Tag code for your site, just fill out the form below and let our META tag generator create the code for you.

http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/advanced-meta-tag-generator/

Rhyme Zone

Type in a word below to find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more:

http://www.rhymezone.com/

Synonyms Thesaurus with Antonyms & Definitions

Synonym.com is the web’s best resource for English synonyms, antonyms, and definitions. Type in a word and the synonym finder will come up with a list of synonyms. Check out the most popular online synonym searches to find the right word for any occasion. Use the antonym tool to find find antonyms and check out the definitions feature to read the definition.

http://www.synonym.com/

Keyword Suggestions for Google

The Keyword Suggestion tool for Google will help you choose relevant and popular terms related to your selected key term. Simply enter a key term and this tool will query information from several Google searches, which it will use to determine popular and re-occurring terms used by websites in the same industry.

http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/keyword-suggestions-google/

Cambridge Online Dictionary

Essential definitions and keyword phrases.

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Definitions and derived terms.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/

Keyword Density Tool

The keyword density tool is useful for helping webmasters and SEOs achieve their optimum keyword density for a set of key terms. Keyword density is important because search engines use this information to categorize a site’s theme, and to determine which terms the site is relevant to. The perfect keyword density will help achieve higher search engine positions. Keyword density needs to be balanced correctly (too low and you will not get the optimum benefit, too high and your page might get flagged for “keyword spamming”). This tool will analyze your chosen URL and return a table of keyword density values for one-, two-, or three-word key terms. In an attempt to mimic the function of search engine spiders, it will filter out common stop words (since these will probably be ignored by search engines). It will avoid filtering out stop words in the middle of a term, however (for example: “designing with CSS” would go through, even though “with” is a stop word).

http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/keyword-density/

Thesaurus

Your core term synonyms and definitions.

http://thesaurus.reference.com/

Website Keyword Suggestion

The basis of ALL search engine rankings is keywords. Users enter keyphrases in Search Engines to get information they need, It is VERY important that you optimize for such keyphrases. This tools tries to determine the theme of your website and provides keyword suggestions along with keyword traffic estimates.

http://www.webconfs.com/website-keyword-suggestions.php

Keyword Difficulty Check

Use this Keyword Difficulty Check Tool to see how difficult it would be to rank for specific keywords or keyword phrases. This tool issues a percentage score that indicates how difficult it would be to rank on the first page for this term; higher percentages mean greater difficulty.

http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/keyword-difficulty/

Search Radar

Just enter the keyword and we will sniff around the web to bring you everything related to that keyword.

http://searchradar.webaroo.com/

KW Map

Keyword map of the internet.

http://www.kwmap.net

Keyword Optimiser

This tool is designed for anyone who works with large lists of keywords/key terms (e.g. SEOs, pay-per-click subscribers, etc). Paste in your list of key terms and this tool will remove any duplicate entries. It will also re-order the list alphabetically, saving you the time it would take to edit your list manually.

http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/keyword-optimizer/

Wordze

Paid keyword tool

http://www.wordze.com/videos/KeywordResearch

Keyword Top 10 Site Info

About the top 10 sites for a particular term

http://www.seocompany.ca/tool/top-keyword/

Multiple Datacenter Keyword Position Check

There are many different Google data centers. Each of these may respond with different results for the same search query. If you see results that vary from data center to data center, it means that Google is in the middle of updating its search index. This information can be helpful for SEOs who want to observe various individual active servers for search engine optimization purposes. This tool also features an optional language/country selection option, which allows you to receive more specific results for your criteria.

http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/multiple-datacenter-keyword-position/

Similar Page Checker

Search Engines are known to penalize websites that contain Duplicate / Similar content. Your content could be similar to other websites on the Internet, or pages from within your own website could be similar to each other. This tool allows you to determine the percentage of similarity between two pages

http://www.webconfs.com/similar-page-checker.php

Keyword Typo Generator

Enter a keyword or key term into the box to generate a list of suggestions for likely human misspellings and typos. Because the results are based on the proximity of the characters on a QWERTY keyboard, and a database of common spelling/typo mistakes (as well as a few other factors), they are fairly accurate and likely to occur in a real world situation.

http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/keyword-typo-generator/

Keyword Density Checker

Keyword Density is the percentage of occurrence of your keywords to the text in the rest of your webpage.

It is important for your main keywords to have the correct keyword density to rank well in Search Engines

http://www.webconfs.com/keyword-density-checker.php

Social Media Keyword Checker

Compare 5 popular terms on Twitter

http://www.tweetvolume.com/

Search Twitter For Results On Keywords

http://search.twitter.com/

http://www.facebook.com/lexicon/

Meta Analyser

This tool will analyze a website’s meta tags. Although the use of meta data is certainly in question, analyzing a competitors “keyword” and “description” meta values is a good way to find ideas for key terms and effective copy for your website.

Meta Types:

Keywords: This should contain a short list of keywords and terms related to your site. Generally they should be separated by a comma, but some people prefer not to use any sort of delimiter.

Description: This should be a brief description of your site and what it offers. This is sometimes used by search engines as a website’s “snippet” for search results.

About Meta Tags

At one point meta tags were considered a relatively important factor by search engines. AltaVista and other older search engines used them to help determine a site’s theme as well as relevance to a given term. This is no longer the case; search engines now rely on much more advanced techniques to do this. That said, meta tags still have some life left in them; they are sometimes used as the snippet of a site’s content in search engine result pages by Google, and possibly other search engines. It’s also possible they still have a little influence with some search engines in determining a site’s content.

http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/meta-analyzer/

Keyword Density and Prominence Calculation

Ranking tool to determine density along with other factors.

http://www.ranks.nl/cgi-bin/ranksnl/spider/spider.cgi?lang=

Rank Quest Keywords Density Analyzer

Keyword Density Analyzer helps you find out the density values for words/phrases in various important parts of your page, like Tile Tag, Meta Tags, Body Tags, Alt Tags etc.

http://www.rankquest.com/tools/Keyword-Density-Analyzer.php

Meta Tag Generator

Helps create meta tags

http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/meta-tag-generator/