BLOG-AmpUpKRAs advertisers, we are always looking for ways to reach our customers. In PPC advertising, that way begins with choosing the right keywords. There are many online tools available that can help you generate lists of keywords that are closely related to your products/services. Some are free, like the Google AdWords Keyword Tool, some require monthly or even yearly memberships, such as products like Wordstream and Keyword Discovery.

Most of us are familiar with the available keyword research tools that are out there, but there is one more that deserves a mention. It is a free plug-in from the people of Microsoft. As long as you have a Bing Ads account, and use the ’07 or newer versions of Excel, you’re just a few clicks away from a quite powerful, insightful research tool – Bing Ads Intelligence.

With Bing Ads Intelligence, you can generate keyword lists while working in Excel. This intuitive interface allows you to pull fine-tuned search data from Microsoft and Yahoo! websites, create and customize keyword research templates that apply directly to your business, as well as find more affordable keywords to maximize your investment. Not only can you gain insight into average performance, demographic targeting, bid estimation and traffic volumes, but this great tool also automatically organizes the information so you can easily understand the data that is being provided.

If you’re like me, finding the best keywords possible is the goal. If you feel like you’re just not getting the results you crave, I suggest adding the Bing Ad Intelligence tool to your keyword research arsenal. You won’t be disappointed.