What tool do you use for Keyword Research?

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There are lots and lots and lots of them out there Which ones do you use?
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  • Profile picture of the author aaron_nimocks
    My own that I made for personal use only.

    I hear market samurai is pretty good though. But it will cost ya!
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    • Profile picture of the author TommyBussey
      Originally Posted by aaron_nimocks View Post

      I hear market samurai is pretty good though. But it will cost ya!
      I use Market Samurai everyday, it is well worth the investment.

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  • Profile picture of the author John A Goodwin
    I use mostly Google AdWords Keyword Tool. Also free version of Wordtracker.
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  • Profile picture of the author debra
    Keyword Research Pro
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Stepp
    I use the Google Keyword Tool, the Google Search-Based Keyword Tool, and Google Insights.

    However, none of those tools would do me any good without iWork Numbers (Microsoft Excel for Windows users). Spreadsheets are probably my number one keyword research tool. I'd be lost without them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      I still like the paid version of WordTracker. Let's me store all my lists and re-process them at a later date (see which ones are still good)
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I try to simplify and use Google's Keyword Tool primarily, as well as Traffic Travis, which I find quite helpful. I feel that many of the Paid tools are overhyped, and they're not really needed 99% of the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnlagoudakis
    I like Market Samurai. Besides keyword research it has a ton of other useful features.
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  • Profile picture of the author adventureman89
    I agree Market Samurai is a great tool for Market Research but it does cost $150. It is well worth the money but for some starting out, that may not be an option.

    I believe they have a 40 day trial through the ThirtyDayChallenge.com site. The whole thirty day challenge teaches you how to use every aspect of the program.

    As a free alternative I use Search-based keyword tool
    I use the categories on the left to find hot products and the keywords people are typing into Google to buy the products. Then you can minimize it to a specific sub niche.

    You can get one of those keywords and retype it into the search bar.

    Then you'll get many low competition keywords with high traffic most of the time.

    I do that, but instead of using their search bar, I search for more keywords through Market Samurai.

    You can check for low competition keywords by typing the keyword of your choice into google.com with quotes.

    Anything with competition less than 30,000 is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I am another vote for Market Samurai, it is a great tool and all the different aspects of the program are amazing. It does come at a cost though but if you an afford it, it is worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wage Mills
    Code:
    https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal
    http://freekeywords.wordtracker.com/
    http://www.keyworddiscovery.com/search.html
    http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/suggestion/
    http://tools.seobook.com/general/keyword-information/
    http://www.webmaster-toolkit.com/keyword-research-tool.shtml
    http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/keyword-suggestions-google/
    http://www.keyworddensity.com/
    http://www.keywordspy.com/
    http://www.googlerankings.com/
    http://www.ranks.nl/tools/spider.html
    http://www.seo2020.com/seo-tools/keyword-research/keyword-research-tool/
    http://www.nichebotclassic.com/
    http://www.nichetaxi.com/
    http://www.wordpot.com/
    http://www.google.com/sktool/
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  • Profile picture of the author peetred
    Google Adwords Keyword Tool
    SEOBook Keyword Tool
    Market Sneaker
    Wordtracker SEO blogger

    Depends on what I'm researching for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Corners
    I think at this time, Market Samurai is on top. It lacked some features that Keyword Elite and Micro Niche Finder had, but it now has them too.

    For the money you pay, it's well worth it. I use it all the time and the results are great.
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  • Profile picture of the author P.Sharma
    I use market samurai myself really easy to use. I mean I can find hidden niches within 5 minutes with this thing
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
    my brain and market samurai
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  • Profile picture of the author molsted
    Market Samurai - Hands Down. Never seen a more userfriendly and complete tool.

    I also use the Google Keyword Tool and a few other ones but if you're going for one tool the I'd go for Market Samurai.

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  • Profile picture of the author Danial G Lee
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    I use a combination of Market Samurai and Micro Niche Finder
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  • Profile picture of the author dmarze
    Market Samurai and Google free keyword tool.
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    • Profile picture of the author buildblog
      Market Samurai and the keyword analysis side of it is actually FREE.

      You can download and use that part for free, even though they will send you the odd email every now and then to upgrade. If you only want to use Keyword Analysis, you don't have to upgrade.

      I've purchased the full tool, as it's excellent.

      Andrew
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve Beaton
        Originally Posted by buildblog View Post

        Market Samurai and the keyword analysis side of it is actually FREE.

        You can download and use that part for free, even though they will send you the odd email every now and then to upgrade. If you only want to use Keyword Analysis, you don't have to upgrade.
        Blimey! It is, too - thanks for the heads up
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  • Profile picture of the author andyj00
    It seems a lot of people use Market Samurai and some other tool with it. I would have thought Market Samurai does it all? Why the need to still use another tool? Was does Market Samurai not do that there is still a need to use other tools?

    Cheers.
    Andy
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    market samurai
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkAse
    The free Google tool is good enough for me, but my niche is fairly small and crowded, so keyword research isn't the most crucial part of my day.
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  • Profile picture of the author catherine ford
    Use your brain as well and think out of the box
    Catherine
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  • Profile picture of the author Arun Kumar
    I use " wordstream " tool which is free to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oliver Hart
    Hi.

    I use:
    Google Keyword Tool
    Google Search-Based Keyword Tool
    Google Insights
    Keyword Elite (for finding intitle result)
    SEO Elite (see organic competition)

    - Oddvar.
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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    Besides Google Keyword tool, I also use a tool called Keywordindex. KeywordIndex: the keyword suggestion tool for keyword discovery, research and analysis
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  • Profile picture of the author Jobe4212
    Read, and then review the free lessons in the "dojo"

    What Makes Market Samurai The Most In-Depth Keyword Research Software Available? | Noble Samurai

    (It's not really $150 as stated above.
    Upon opt-in for continued lesson alerts, there's a $97 offer inside)


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  • Profile picture of the author gvannorman
    It appears that Market Samurai is used by many. I used it fully for the trial period and now I use it for general keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author VMN
    I cannot live without my Market Samurai!
    It is the coolest tool...
    And, has helped me in many ways to understand market research, competition, linking strategies, and on and on!
    I use the find content module to further my marker research.

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  • Profile picture of the author keerthana
    i use Google AdWords nd it works good
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    • Profile picture of the author fernando avila
      ive been using market samurai and it works really good
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  • Profile picture of the author kenappleby
    Originally Posted by TeamDIS View Post

    There are lots and lots and lots of them out there Which ones do you use?
    i use google keyword tool and aff portal.

    i do promote affportal.com elsewhere, so if you want to see my review site you can find it at affportaltools.com, or you can just go to affportal.com
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    • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
      Originally Posted by kenappleby View Post

      i use google keyword tool and aff portal.

      i do promote affportal.com elsewhere, so if you want to see my review site you can find it at affportaltools.com, or you can just go to affportal.com
      Ah ! AffPortal... If you're new to CPV/PPC and you're intended to use AffPortal, you can get it for FREE (Well, almost free actually ) And it's 100% legitimate

      I use Google Keywords Tool all the time
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  • Profile picture of the author Xammy
    Originally Posted by TeamDIS View Post

    There are lots and lots and lots of them out there Which ones do you use?
    I used Google Adword Keyword Tool
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  • I do not use any research tool but just some of them like Google adwords to find better paying keyword and then Google trends to find out number of searcher and other parameters for keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    I use the Money Word Matrix that is included in the NPC package
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  • Profile picture of the author Lynette Crase
    Another Market Samurai user here. I also use Micro Niche Finder occasionally too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Negotiator74
    Huge fan of Market Samurai (Guess I'm not alone). Awesome tool that I just don't know what I would do without. Absolutely worth the $150 bucks or whatever it costs
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  • Profile picture of the author thomashoi
    Originally Posted by TeamDIS View Post

    There are lots and lots and lots of them out there Which ones do you use?
    i used the google keyword tool for ideas only and further
    research and "dig" to find a low competition keyword phrase
    and write a corresponding landing page

    Most marketers simply plug the keywords they find from
    the keyword tool and advertise them on adwords or write
    articles based on that.

    However, to achieve a higher chance of getting sales,
    you need to find out the the "intention" behind these keywords.

    e.g when a person types in iphone 3gs reviews, he wants to
    know how well this product works and how this gadget can
    benefit him. if you list the pros and cons of this phone, you will
    have build trust with the person, and he is likely to click on your
    affiliate link and buy the product.

    I guess many internet marketers fails to make money is not
    because of poor keyword research, but because they fail to understand the
    needs of their target audience and how they think.
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  • Profile picture of the author rohnsmith
    I mostly use google adwords but goodkeywords.com is also good one ..
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  • Profile picture of the author The HealthyHomer
    Market Samurai is great - if you want to try it out for free for 30 days, sign up to The 30 Day Challenge (you will have to Google it, i can't remember the address). You also get video's on how to work it most effectively

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    • Profile picture of the author wolverine1971
      I'm sticking with the Free Google keyword tool as well. I paid for 1 month of Wordtracker and though I did like the internal options with sorting lists and looking at the KEI and all in anchor factors it had a lot of incorrect data on some searches which really annoyed me.

      In the end it just wasn't worth paying for it and using it even just for one month to sort the keywords together when it really can still be done for free. I advise everyone to go free on just about everything until they have some cash flow coming in to invest on some tools. Using the free tools allows you to learn what you need and then when you start making some money you can reinvest back in your business.
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      • Profile picture of the author JannaCathrin
        Market Samurai for keyword research, rank tracking and sussing out the competition (well worth the money!).

        Private KW tool for making up new keyword combinations.

        Google Wonderwheel, Google related searches, and Alexa (keywords) to find related keywords to put into Market Samurai.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel B
    Google AdWords Keyword Tool
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinfar
    I tend to use the google keyword external tool. Sometimes it will need some more work on my part, however it's free and it's accurate most of the time.

    I have also used Market Samurai in the past but on the long term I turn to google.

    Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author Dexter T.
    there are plenty out there but i prefer market samurai. Ok, it costs you but once you use it you find out that all those days spent on analyzing keywords are shaved off.
    Plus i really think concentration is the key to success. Using a tool that does a lot really saves both time and money...
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  • Profile picture of the author neodarth
    I stick to Samurai Market - takes the data from google but add other features that save me a lot of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Taylor French
    I use Market Samurai, but man does it cost some big bucks. Pretty expensive for the current economy.
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  • Profile picture of the author mojo100
    I use the paid for wordtracker tool for quickness, although, like a lot of the warriors are saying you can get the information for free but it may take a little longer.
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  • Hi TeamDIS, there are a couple of post by Warrior fthomas137 on Samurai and MNF that I found very useful. Check them out of reading them they should help you make up your mind... I personal use MNF and find it to serve me well.
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  • Profile picture of the author CourtneyHow
    Market Samurai, Google's keyword tool and Micro Niche Finder

    I Love Market Samurai it has really great features.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmyab
    Two great free resources:
    Google Keywords Tool
    SEO Book

    To really drill down and dominate keywords you will need to invest a little.
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