Christine Churchill began the SMX Boot camp sequence this AM with the first session on Keyword Research Tools and Techniques. It was a pretty good session for a newbie to SEO.

She listed a set of tools to use some free and others paid amongst these were:

  • Trillian
  • Google Webmaster tools
  • Vivisimo (for clustering)
  • Yahoo
  • Ask.com
  • Google.com/Trends and Google.com/trends/hottrends
  • MS Add intelligence with adCenter Add-inBeta for Excel 2007. You do need Office 2007 for this to work, but if you use the link above you can download office for a 60 day trial.
  • tools.seobook.com/keyword-list/generator.php
  • trillian comp intelligence