Tools

Make sure you always look at the resources below.

Free Keyword Research Tools

Google Adwords Keyword Tool (https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal)
Tweetscan.com
Search.Twitter.com
Facebook.com/lexicon (Update: Facebook lexicon has been closed)
freekeywords.wordtracker.com

Paid Keyword Research Tools

Market Samurai
Spyfu.com
KeywordElite.com
Wordtracker.com

WordPress Plugins

plugin1_3Just in case anyone might be asking about  plugins, here’s the list of plugins I recommend.

Question: Do you recommend using all of these on my blog?

They are there as you need them.  Just set aside some time to go through them, learn about them, and see what you need/want to use on your site.

The ones marked with a * are ones I consider crucial for my blog: