7 Keyword Harvesting Sources for Your Blog SEO

Keyword Harvesting Tools

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Coming up with the right keywords for your blog posts can be tricky, especially when you need those keywords not just for SEO purposes, but also (and most importantly) to generate blog post ideas that will cover every aspect of your niche.

With the help of keywords, you know what to focus your post on and you can deliver what your reader is seeking on your blog.

The following 7 sources to “harvest” keywords are part of my personal toolbox to create content for my blogs. Feel free to add more sources in the comment box below this post!

1. Soovle.com

Soovle retrieves keywords from suggested searches across the major search engines, including Wikipedia and YouTube.

It works by just typing your keyword(s) into the Soovle search field. You don’t even need to hit ‘Soovle’ to seach, because all the suggested keyword boxes will automatically fill as you type.

Soovle is a great tool for keyword harvesting when you need to come up with blog topics quickly and with as much variety as possible. This YouTube video explains how to use Soovle to find blog topics.

2. Google’s (or another search engine’s) suggested searches

If you type anything into Google’s search field (or that of another search engine), you will immediately see a drop-down menu open under the field to suggest you search keyword that the search engine considers most frequent.

These keywords and key-phrases are often a good way to get started with content planning for your blog; in fact, these keywords are already varied enough that they will make for a good series of posts without a lot of redundancy.

For example:

Google Suggest Example

Google Suggest example: “content planning”

3. Amazon’s suggested searches

It works like with Google’s (SE’s) suggested searches, but this time you get relevant keywords that are meaningful within the Amazon environment.

Why Amazon’s searches count? It’s simple, actually: people search Amazon for things they need (electronics, books, toys, DVDs, etc.), so if your blog niche is about one or more of these things, with Amazon’s suggested searches you’ll know exactly what the majority of your audience (that with every statistical probability uses Amazon) is looking for.

4. Wordstream’s Keyword Tool

Wordstream offers a top notch keyword tool you can make the best of even in its free version (maximum 30 searches a day). Just enter your keyword — “content marketing” in the example below — and the tool will return a table containing keywords or keyphrases, the niche (you have to check the “Nichefy keyword results” option before searching) and their relative frequency. For other factors — Google and WS search volume, and competition — you need a paid account.

Wordstream Keyword Example

5. Udemy.com

On the same line as Google’s and Amazon’s suggested searches, you can compile a good list of topical keywords for your blog posts with the words and phrases Udemy’s own search engine suggests when you type anything into the search field.

Udemy Keyword Suggestions

Another method is to use keywords inside course descriptions and lecture titles. Neil Patel describes this method (and others) in detail in his 5 Modern Keyword Research Methods to Uncover Hidden Gems blog post.

6. AllTop.com

AllTop is a niche blog aggregator, the most known in the blogosphere as well as the most popular. Using AllTop for keyword harvesting is a work of creativity:

  • As a first step, you need to select a topic from the list of Topics in the top bar; for example, I selected content-marketing.alltop.com
  • The site will retrieve the newest posts from top blogs in the category/topic, 5 posts per blog
  • Analyze the headlines: what’s the meat of the topic? For example, I found “launch a podcast”, “principles of quality content” and “customers stories in marketing”
  • Now you can compile your list of topical keywords on the basis of that analysis.

7. Suggest-keywords.com

With this tool, you only have to enter a single term into the search field to get a list of Related Keywords & Suggestions:

  • A-Z Keywords
  • Keyword Suggestions
  • Linked Keywords
  • Keyword Images
  • Top Keyword

I entered the term ‘marketing’ and I got useful topical keywords like “marketing automation”, “marketing techniques”, “product marketing” and “marketing manager”.

It’s easy to imagine a series of posts around these terms.

What tools do YOU use to come up with topical and/or SEO keywords?

7 Keyword Harvesting Sources for Your Blog SEO
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About Luana Spinetti

Luana Spinetti is a freelance blogger and copywriter based in Italy. When she's not writing, she will be drawing artwork and making websites. Web Marketing and SEO are in her basket for work-enhancement and for fun (but it still earned her a gig as a SEO consultant in 2012). Find her at LuanaSpinetti.com or at her Twitter account @LuanaSpinetti.

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