Trellian's KeywordDiscovery.com is offering a free search term suggestion tool. Type in a seed keyword and the free tool generates the top 100 keywords from data complied and collected from more than 180 search engines worldwide.
Why is Trellian offering a free search term suggestion tool? Its web site says, "For many years the Overture Keyword Suggestion was the only free, publicly available keyword research tool. Now, due to its recent outages we are pleased to offer an alternative."
That's fast response.
The Webmaster World forums didn't start discussing the Overture Keyword Tool not responding until a week ago, on Friday, January 26. On Tuesday, January 30, YahooSarah confirmed that the responsiveness of YSM's public keyword research tool (formerly known as the Overture's Keyword Selector Tool- KST) "is diminished due to the volume of hits it receives each day, therefore browsers may time out and error pages may appear."
She added, "We do have plans to offer a new public keyword research tool, which would be hosted through Yahoo! and available to our API partners. We plan on making this new tool available later this year."
Rustybrick (aka Barry Schwartz) picked up the story on Wednesday, January 31 -- which was the same day that I reported that Wordtracker launches free keyword suggestion tool in the Search Engine Watch Blog.
Yesterday, February 1, I got an email from Trellian President David Warmuz about KeywordDiscovery's free search term suggestion tool. But I was on the road and didn't get the email until late last night.
So, things do move fast in the search industry. In less than a week, everything we knew about free search term suggestion tools has changed. This is just the latest example of why we need to check in every day to make sure we haven't missed something.