Getting Starting with the KeywordXP 3.0
KeywordXP 3.0 is loaded with features. Each one will be briefly described here.
1. The keyword search field is where you enter the keyword that you want to search and analyze.
2. The ‘Source’ consists of the database where you want the information retrieved from This includes Google, Amazon, Bing, eBay, Ask, and YouTube.
3. The ‘Drill Down’ feature allows you to quickly drill down to the long tail keywords. Just double click on a base keyword and you will see a list populate below that instantly. Or put a check mark in the box beside drill down and then search. This will automatically drill down on all of the keywords.
4. The ‘Data Center’ consists of the geographic location you want to search. There is a list available by default, but you can add, edit, or remove items using the settings features. This is further discussed in the section below.
5. The ‘Check Competition’ button populates the ‘Title Competition’ and ‘URL Competition’. These columns can be turned on and off in the settings. They are turned off by default so you need to turn them on if you would like to view this information. The ‘Title Competition’ consists of the number of times that keyword is used in a title, whereas the ‘URL Competition’ is the number of times the keyword is used in a URL.
6. The ‘Trends’ button shows the Google trends graph for any selected keywords. You need to highlight the keyword and then click on the button. If ‘no data’ appears that means that there in not enough data for that keyword to generate a graph.
7. The ‘Search’ button searches any keyword that is entered in the keyword field.
8. The ‘Actions’ feature allows you to quickly access several features for a particular keyword. Simply hover over the icon to see a tool tip for the feature. You can check volume (pro users only), check domain availability, related questions, save, view in Google, and delete.
Related Questions Features
1. These are the question categories for each keyword. They are the prefix word or phrase that appears before the selected keyword. You can add or delete items from this list in the settings menu (further instructions can be found in the ‘Settings’ section below). Just click on the heading for that section and a window will appear with ACTUAL terms that are being searched in Google. When you find a phrase that you like click on it to populate suggested titles on the right hand side.
2. This is the ‘Title Suggestions Editor’. As the name indicates it is an editor where you can create powerful titles for your blog posts. While at times you may luck out and find lots of options that can be used as is, it is recommended that you fully take advantage of the editor options. Right click on any title to open the editor. Here you can add words, delete, or edit existing words. But as well, you have a huge selection of power words that will make your title unique and engaging. There is a category for descriptive words, rating words, linkers, etc. These words have been carefully selected and have been shown to increase user engagement and click through rates.
3. The ‘Copy’ and ‘Copy All’ features allows you to quickly copy your edited title to your clipboard so you can paste it directly into your post editor. On the other hand, if you have not yet decided on a title, but don’t want to lose the list you have been working with then just click on the copy all and paste to a text editor for future review.
Domain Check Features
1. The ‘Suggests’ features goes through the entire alphabet suggesting terms that are actually being searched on Google. Many of them may be specific to a geographic location, which is ideal for local businesses.
2. The ‘Brands’ features allows you to add words either at the beginning or the end of the search query. You can select adjectives, verbs or nouns to your base keyword.
3. The ‘TLD’ allows you to determine the exact domain extension you want to search. This includes the most common .com, .org, .net, but as well others like .co.uk, .nl, de, .co, etc.
4. The hyphen feature lets you decide whether or not you want to include hyphens in your domain name.
5. ‘Hide Taken Domains’ allows you to hide all unavailable domains with one click. After you have completed your search simply put a check mark in the box and all of the domains that are already taken will disappear instantly.
Understanding the Settings
There are a number of options that you can turn on and off using the settings. To access this screen click on the ‘Tools’ icon in the upper right hand corner of the application.
1. If you have a Semrush account you can add your API key here and access those results within the app as well.
2. You have the option of showing ‘Competition’ or not. Unchecking the box removes the ‘Title Competition’ and ‘URL Competition’ from both the Suggests and Keyword Research tabs.
3. Enable debugging should only be used when requested by technical support. Therefore you should leave it unchecked at all times.
4. You are able to specify the exact domain length and maximum number of words you want shown in the results. Simply use the up and down arrows to choose the right setting for your needs.
5. The Google Account section applies only to Pro license holders. Further details on this are below in the Keyword Research section.
6. With Google’s datacenters you have the ability to add new ones based on your location (provided they exist in Google), edit existing one, set one as your default, and remove those that you don’t want.
The ‘Configure Questions’ opens up a pop up window as seen in the picture below. This allows you to set the exact types of questions you want retrieved. The ‘Standard’ group are enabled by default. If you want additional question banks either click on the entire category to select it or individually check on the boxes.