You’re probably familiar with Google’s keyword suggestion feature. You start typing in search and up to 10 phrases are suggested for you. This apparently saves time as Google “thinks” for you.
The keyword suggestion tool also comes in very handy for brainstorming new blog ideas. You know you want to get your keywords in your blog post, but you also want to know how people are using the words too.
Since Google provides suggested words that people are using right now, you can start brainstorming highly relevant phrases and write your blog post using current terms.
In fact, you can sit for hours typing in search your keyword phrases followed by a, b, c and on and staring in fascination as Google suggests words and phrases that other people are typing in search. Ok maybe that’s just me… I’m easily amused.
There are quicker ways to get some great ideas for keywords and phrases you can use in your blog posts.
Ubersuggest Keyword Suggestion Tool
Rummaging in my nifty online toolbox, Ubersuggest is a fab free keyword suggestion scraper tool that saves so much time. Add your base keyword or phrase and click suggest. Ubersuggest then pulls back a huge range of suggested keywords, saving you typing the a,b,c and so on.
Even better, click on a phrase and it will expand that query giving you even more ideas.
Simply click the green + button next to each phrase that catches your eye.
Then click the “get” button and a pop up appears so you can copy and paste the phrases into a spreadsheet or note file.
Apparently, Counselling for Toads is a book…
What Do You Suggest?
For the more visual person, try Whatdoyousuggest.net. This free keyword suggestion tool works along similar lines. I’ll be honest the black and dark background is quite off putting for me, it makes me squint at the screen.
However, type in your word or short phrase then press enter. You can dig deeper into each suggestion by clicking on the individual words.
Using one (or both) of the free keyword suggestion tools above and expanding the phrases into answers to questions, you should have no problem planning relevant and useful posts for your blog. Using some of the examples above…
- Does Counselling for Anxiety Problems Work?
- Counselling for Toads Book Review
- Counselling for Children after Divorce
- Counselling vs Coaching: What’s the Difference?
- Counselling for Couples in Liverpool
Over to you…
Do you use Google’s keyword suggestion feature to brainstorm blog ideas? Will you be trying either of the tools mentioned here or do you use other tools?