# Using the Yahoo Search Marketing Tools to Retrieve Free Keywords
When making money with articles , you need to find the perfect keywords to make your niche sites a success . However , many times it is expensive to utilize paid keyword search tools . For this reason , some new marketers may prefer to try and find their keywords for free . One of the best ways to do this is to use the free Yahoo Search Marketing tools that you can find on their website .
First , go to the Yahoo website and choose Search Marketing under Yahoo Advertising Solutions . Scroll down to and click on Sponsored Search . You will see a section that says “How many searches can your business get ?” where you will type in the main keyword of your decided niche . This will bring up a list a of words that have your niche subject in them and tell you how many people searched for that particular word the previous month .
To get an idea of what the competition is like , take each word that had a substantial amount of searches and input it into the Yahoo search engine using parenthesis . This will give you a good idea of how many people search for a particular keyword and how many sites you will be in competition with for the top spots on the first two pages .
This will of course take a lot more time than a paid software program and it may not give you all of the great ideas that a program might . On the other hand , it will be free and give you extra funds for other parts of your website .
If you can do this for free on your own , search engine optimize your site on your own , and write your own content , then the only thing you will have to spend money on is a website URL and web hosting . This is a great idea for those who have little to no start up cash , a lot of time on their hands , are quick learners , and can wait for the profits to start coming in (which will pretty much be pure profit) .
However , if you prefer to go the easy route and utilize a keyword generating software program , you can find many online . Some are more popular than others and have been a proven way for people to dig up valuable keywords for their niche sites . . . . . . .