Like I said previously, SEO tools not only provide useful (additional) information but are also as a great source for inspiration. This time I am looking at a less well-known (despite the fact it has been around for quite a while) keyword research tool that opens up the whole wealth of ideas on how search engines might view the relations between wordsLexical FreeNet – Connected Thesaurus.

The service compiles the list of related terms and also graphically displays the relation.

For example: for a word [search] the tool provides the following list of related terms:

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= synonymous words: explore, hunt, hunting, look, look for, lookup, research, seek.

= what an explored word “triggers“: warrant, police, rescue, seized, found, seizure, affidavit, warrants, searches, searched, officers, investigators, premises, missing, information, find, detectives, bodies, rubble, probable, doe.

= “is kind of” (narrowing the meaning): activity, examination, examine, higher cognitive process, inspection, investigate, investigating, investigation, look into, operation, scrutiny.

= “is more general than“: cast about, cast around, comb, digging, divine, dowsing, drag , dredge, exploration, fall for, ferret, finger, fish, forage, foraging, frisking, frisk, fumble, go after, go, grope, grub, looking for, looking, manhunt, maraud, misjudge, nose, poke, prospect, pry, pursue, pursuit, quest after, quest for, quest, ransacking, ransack, re-explore, rifle, rout out, rout up, rummage, scan, scouring, scour, seeking, seek out, shop, slip up, stumble, trip up, want.

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= what an explored word rhymes with: church, lurch, perch.

= what an explored word sounds like: serf, surf, serge, surge, cirque, serve.

= is anagram of: arches, casher, chaser.

Besides that, the tool also:

The list of data source can is also available.

You might also be interested in a list of dictionaries and reference sources I complied earlier and a few creative keyword research tools.