Every now and then, I like to guest post on a Canadian SEO blog, Search Engine People. I enjoy the community of bloggers, and the material is generally high quality. They have a good thing going over there. When Ruud Hein asked me to write a post for 2012, I jumped at the chance to share my poor man tools for keyword research in 2011. Some of the best SEO strategies out there are free, though they are a dying breed. Check out a few of my favorite keyword research tricks from 2011 and let me know about your favorite free SEO tools so far in 2012!