Sunday, January 28, 2007

Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool Down

I've been using the Overture keyword suggestion tool since it was the GoTo keywords tool. Sad to see that it's no longer working, and from what I can tell by searching through some blog sites, it isn't coming back. So what's a search engine marketer to do?

(Update on 2/1/2007 - Looks like reports of the Overture keyword suggestion tool's demise have been exaggerated.)

I guess it's time to take a look at some alternatives to the Overture tool. Here are a few links to keyword suggestion tools I like. Some of them are free, and some of them charge. The ones that charge usually have some type of trial offer that can be pretty useful.

A lot of keyword suggestion tools used to scrape the Overture tool, especially for looking at potential traffic information, but the traffic estimates from Overture were always wildly inaccurate anyway, so no great loss there. Also, I can't imagine that they'll go without a keyword generator forever, although they might restrict its use to advertisers. MSN Adcenter also has a keyword suggestion tool accessible from within your Adcenter account.


At 4:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that good keywords uses Overture for their keyword database... so not sure if it still would be working.


At 7:20 AM , Blogger Randy Ray said...


Thanks for the feedback - I'm going to edit the post to remove the Good Keywords tool for now.

At 11:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Overture Suggestion site is back up, so no more need to worry. It really is a great tool.


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