Google Gadget for Keyword Research & Competitive Analysis

I put my favorite keyword research tools and competitive research tools in a Google Gadget. Thanks to Jay at Widget Waker for making the original version with a sweet design, which I hacked up a bit to add a few more tools at the last minute.

If you use the iGoogle homepage you can add the tool to your homepage by selecting add by URL and then submitting this URL:
http://tools.seobook.com/google-gadgets/keywords.xml Creating tools for Google's platform allows Google to suck down even more of my time and attention. Many others are also hooked on iGoogle and the Google feed reader, to the point where they scream and/or unsubscribe if a channel only uses partial feeds. If Google doesn't lose the farm on copyright, the only way someone is going to beat them is if they come up with a way to make it faster and easier for us to consume information and feed our egos. It is going to be hard to create something sustainable and scaled that does that, largely because scale undermines most communities, and no company will be able to collect as much data as Google does right now without running into legal issues.

I am off to fly in a few hours and haven't packed yet. If you are going to the Domain Roundtable I hope to see you there soon.

Published: August 10, 2007 by Aaron Wall in seo tools

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Comments

Paul
August 11, 2007 - 8:36pm

Looks useful, thanks.

"Competitive" is misspelled in the title of the gadget, though.

August 11, 2007 - 10:44pm

Am I missing something? That review didn't actually have any actual review content in it.

seoish
August 12, 2007 - 3:47am

Hi Aaron, looks great, I am doing a write up on it on SEOish, and will provide an easier way for people to preview it. Let me know if you have any questions.

August 13, 2007 - 2:58pm

Awesome tool! I'll test it...

Thank you for sharing this!

Frank
August 13, 2007 - 5:27pm

Aaron: Thanks for the cool tool.

James: I'm getting the same error with the Google Trends link, too.

August 10, 2007 - 6:58pm

Awesome tool, now I can use it on a mac. For some reason the tool for firefox does not update well and show current info when used on a mac

August 10, 2007 - 8:41pm

Aaron,

It was awesome working with you and I can't wait to work with you again. Thanks again for the mention and the opportunity. Have a good trip.

August 10, 2007 - 8:46pm

Hi Aaron...sounds really promising but the page is down right now 13.46 central time.

Cheers - JoC

August 10, 2007 - 9:10pm

Hey Aaron, have fun at the conference. Please try and get some work done while you are up there (c;

August 10, 2007 - 11:35pm

Now that's a nice looking widget. Have fun at Dr. Evil's Starbucks lair in Seattle.

August 11, 2007 - 12:15am

Hi. Works great, except for the Google Trends. I'm using FF 2.0.0.6, and when I click submit for a term, for example "dogs", I get the following URL:

http://www.google.com/trends?q=dogs&x=241&y=167

This returns the following error:
--------------------
400 Bad Request
Bad Request
Your client has issued a malformed or illegal request.
--------------------

If I remove the x and y params, the query seems fine.

Not sure where the issue could be right now. Thought I would just put it out there (especially in case it's an issue on my side).

thanks.

April 26, 2009 - 9:14pm

My favourite tool for estimating your or your competitors website value and dialy traffic is webtraffic24.com

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