Keyword typo suggestion tools and generators may find a much wider sphere of usage than they are traditionally supposed to:
- [most important] they can be used to help optimize website internal search functionality (which is especially vital for ecommerce sites where each misspelled keyword may end up in a failed conversion);
- they can be used for more PPC tests and experimentations (especially for very competitive terms);
- they can help in misspelled domain names creation.
Now, free keyword typo generators and tools can be grouped in four categories:
1. Tools that generate typos based on common grammatical and typographical misspellings (and have nothing to do with actual people’s search behavior; you can run the generated lists through your favorite traffic or popularity estimators to see how often the misspelled variants are used):
- SEObook typo generator (a customizable tool that generates typos based on common mistakes: skipping any letter, double letter, character inversion, skipping spaces, changing any of the characters, adding one more character).
- SelfSEO keyword typo generator (groups results based on the type of the misspelling: wrong key typos, missed characters, transposed characters, double characters);
- Syndk8 Typo Generator (generates misspellings based on proximity, doubles, omitted letters, swapped letters).
2. Keyword typo tools that list misspellings based on actual people’s search behavior, e.g. MSN keyword mutation tool that:
…displays common misspellings or alternative spellings of the user’s input keywords that are frequently found in search query logs.
3. Typo suggestion tools based on user-generated websites – tools that show which misspellings were used by users of popular sites, e.g. TypoBuddy shows eBay misspellings (well, the results generated seem to usually contain real products rather than typos but this can still be used to see what your potential customer might find if he misspells your product name). Here are some results for misspelled “Ipod”:
4. Internal search analyzers: tools that track your site visitors’ search behavior, e.g. Search meter for WordPress:
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