So one day I needed to find some related keywords around a broad niche term and I found out that Google sets have been shut down!
After scratching my head for a while, I did some in-deep research through Google and found out two blog posts:
So I started using the following online tools. They are free, been around for years, and hopefully won’t vanish like the Google tool anytime soon! :D
So let us say you wanna find out keywords related to the word ‘asthma’. What you do?
Now change the word to say ‘anorexia’. Then what?
And check the left-hand side too:
Plenty of related terms, you see! Now who gives a sh*t about Google sets! :D
The concept itself is not groundbreaking, let me tell you. I still have those old oxford thesaurus and reverse dictionaries I used during my school and college days. Back then there was no Google sets! :D Of course the idea of using these tools for niche research never occurred to me! So now it is back to the old days for me. So far this method is working well for me, but as always, YMMV! :D
Someone once rightly said that:
"Old is Gold"
and it is equally true that:
"Google *is* evil!"
Again remember that these tools are no direct alternatives to Google sets; they are like those torch lights you use when walking through a dark alley; while they are good, torch lights can never replace the brighter street lights, right? So in short, when using these tools, don’t just copy and paste blindly; rather, use your head! :D
Have you found any better alternative to Google sets? Feel free to share by posting a comment!