Creative Word List Usage
Word lists are invaluable tools for brainstorming related ideas and also for facilitating searching through Google later on. Another type of word list is a frequency word list which is a word list with the words that appear the most in an article listed by order of frequency in a certain topic. The way to use word lists is to keep some great words, either keywords or good research terms that can be put aside in list format to help keep the important details of a topic in the forefront of your memory. Another way is to use the words in your list to help you research the topic more, and thus add even more to your word list to modify it to suit a more thorough representation of the topic.
If you get a project that you have no idea how to start, a word list can be a great way to get you going. The reason for this is that you can simply find articles already written on the topic online, and then use some online tools to check the word frequency within it. Odds are, the more frequent words are keywords or power words being used by the other marketer to generate traffic or income. So, in a way, you can get other Internet marketers to build your word list for you.
If you already know something about the topic, then you can sit down for a brainstorming session. Here you would want to start thinking about the different words that can be used within your topic. After that, you want to start combining words in different arrangements to see how they stir your creativity. After some research on other sites, you may come up with a great word list to actively Google and find relevant research being done already by other online marketers and use it to generate topics.
Basic Word Lists
This may sound very complicated, but it’s not! Word lists are intuitively simple. So, let’s start with a simple example.
Let’s say you’ve been given the assignment to write about gardening. The first way to start generating topics is to free associated and brainstorm different words associated with gardening. So a simple word list would look like this:
- gardening equipment
- drought-resistant plants
- rain barrels
- heirloom plants
- soil preparation
Anyways, you get the idea. From this simple brainstorming session, you may end up getting some great ideas for topics or for the outline to an eBook from a few minutes of using a word list creatively. But, we’re not done! We’re going to use a more complex word list to eventually target research and articles already written on the Internet in a very precise way. Before we create the complex word list, let’s think about the case where you are faced with a blank sheet of paper and a topic that has you mystified.
Creating Wordlists from Nothing!
Don’t panic! Even if you got a subject that frightens you, we will show you a ridiculously easy way to get past the initial terror that seizes you with an unfamiliar topic. All you have to do is be able to cut and paste, basically, to have the skills to generate words that go with this topic. That’s because you’re going to let other people build the lists for you. All, you’re going to do is plug in the original topic term into the Google search engine and find relevant articles. After you’ve got a list of URLs with relevant topics, you can start to use them to generate a frequency word list.
A frequency word list is like a simple word list, except that it tells you how many times a word is used in a piece of text or article. This is really valuable information if you are trying to generate a word list for research purposes or to find out what keywords Internet marketers are targeting on their websites. The higher the frequency of a word, the more important it is to search engine and to the marketer. So, you can bet that some of these words that pop up the most are actually Google Keywords too, at times.