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This SEO, SEM Tools section, Free & Commercial Keyword Research, Analysis, Tracking Tools, includes annotated links to free, commercial, subscription-based, and downloadable search engine optimization and marketing tools for keyword and key phrase research, analysis, and tracking. For example, free keyword research tools include Keyword Discovery's free search term suggestion tool and industry keywords tool, Google AdWords keyword tool, SEO Book's free keyword suggestion tool and keyword phrase list generator tool, Overture free keywords suggestion tool, as well as keyword density tools and more. Also listed are commercial and free keyword analysis tools and reviews and opinions of keyword research tools.

Do you have favorite SEO, SEM tools? Do you know of helpful tools to help with optimizing Web sites for search engines, tools for analyzing, tracking keywords and key phrases, for managing links, or other helpful SEO, SEM-related tools? Recommendations and suggestions for SEO, SEM-related tools are welcome and appreciated!

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  • Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day. By Jennifer Grappone, Gradiva Couzin. Sybex (6-13-2006) 
  •  Search Engine Marketing, Inc.: Driving Search Traffic to Your Company's Web Site. By Mike Moran, Bill Hunt. IBM Press (July 31, 2005) 
  • Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP. By Jaimie Sirovich, Cristian Darie. Wrox (04-16-2007) 
  •  Search Engine Visibility, 2nd Ed. By Shari Thurow. Peachpit (09-08-2007).

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Current Keyword Searches (Search Engine Spies)

Some of the search engines and directories have pages that show the most current keywords and phrases being submitted in real time. Others reflect top keyword phrases by the day, week, or month. There's a variety of information available, as you'll see in the descriptions.

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