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Using Reverse Dictionaries for Keyword Research

I have previously listed several online dictionaries that define any word you specify. That’s so-to-say the direct process: you give a word and its definition (explanation) is returned. Now, imagine we go in the opposite direction: you give (several) word(s) and all the terms that can be defined using the words you give are returned.

This is how reverse dictionaries work: they list the terms which definitions contain the specified word(s). Now, the benefit for the keyword research is quite clear: this is another (alternative) way to broaden the scope of your core terms by researching related words and phrases.

Here are two completely free online reverse dictionaries:

OneLook Reverse Dictionary

Onelook reverse dictionary returns the list of related terms, each word linked to its definition:

Sample search: [obesity]

onelook reverse dictionary Using Reverse Dictionaries for Keyword Research

Reference.com Reverse Dictionary

Reference.com reverse dictionary clusters related terms into groups by their meaning and gives the actual definition for each cluster:

Sample search: [obesity]

reference reverse dictionary Using Reverse Dictionaries for Keyword Research

Any more reverse dictionaries you are aware of?

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    1. I think we can use this tool for the keyword research in addition with Google Keyword tool, Word tracker to enhance our keyword selection. We use this technique while we use broad keyword match in Google Adwords and get the effective negative keywords too.