Which Is The Best Keyword Research Tool?

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Which is the best keyword research tool.

I have been using Seo Book Keyword Suggestion Tool for my keyword researches but for some reason I decided to use https://adwords.google.com/select/Ke...?defaultView=2 today and the result is :

I notice either Seobook keyword research tool is over blowing the daily searches or google is undervaluing valuing theirs. I am not sure what the right answer is but I will like to know which keyword research tools you warriors have used.
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  • Profile picture of the author educationist09
    For keyword research, for me google research tool is the best one. It gives you the data on advertiser's competition and search volume both the average details and detaisl for that particular month.
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  • Profile picture of the author CurtisN
    This exact question has been brought up numerous times here. If you just search for the exact phrase "keyword research tool" or something like that, you should see a bunch of similar threads where great answers have been provided.

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  • Profile picture of the author Doug Taylor
    i have used a coulpe of different paid tools but I mostly use the Google keyword tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author joe.marsh
    Hi yommys01

    I have tried a few and it really depends on waht you want to accomplish. If your going free I like the Google keyword tool.

    If you do not mind paying I like Adword Analyzer. I like it because it gives me monthly searches and the number of "exact" competing pages. Those 2 factors are what I use for research.

    Hope that helps you,
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  • Profile picture of the author Jakehyten
    I have used both and for some reason when i get listed on the front page for my term SEO book is right from what ive seen. The visitors i get match up with the traffic they say is there. For some reason the keyword tool gives me the craziest numbers. You are gonna get a lot of different answers here and good cases made for both. What you definitely need to do is test it yourself and find what YOU like and what matches up for you. As you get to know your niche and traffic patterns you will know whats generally right on or not no matter what tool you use.
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    • Profile picture of the author angela99
      I use both.

      However, over the past month I've been using Google's tool almost exclusively. For me, it's great for article marketing, because it gives me some great ideas.

      I'm not sure that there's a "best" tool...

      Cheers

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      • Profile picture of the author bombdiggity
        Angela's got the right idea. You should be using both (or more) just to gauge what the general number of daily searches would be. I don't see any harm in using more than one tool to get a wider perspective on each keyword that you're considering using.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hanuka
    I used Market Samurai, pretty handy and easy to use and view ^^
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  • Profile picture of the author tess47
    Yommy,

    You finally have a face! I have corresponded with you so much in pm's, and now I can see what you look like.

    I use seo book and the Google tool myself, but sometimes it's best to go with your own brain. Think of phrases you would use yourself, and see what the competition is. Your own thought process can be a powerful keyword tool.

    Just go with what your "gut" feels - some will hit, some will miss.

    Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author yommys01
      Originally Posted by tess47 View Post

      Yommy,

      You finally have a face! I have corresponded with you so much in pm's, and now I can see what you look like.

      I use seo book and the Google tool myself, but sometimes it's best to go with your own brain. Think of phrases you would use yourself, and see what the competition is. Your own thought process can be a powerful keyword tool.

      Just go with what your "gut" feels - some will hit, some will miss.

      Good luck
      Happy New Year Tess, Yeah I have decided to get a face for myself after I started a controversial topic that almost got me in the bad book of the warriors - not intentional - Thanks for posting.

      Thanks to every one who posted. I have used both of google adwords keyword research tool and seobook keyword research tool but what I find funny is that I am not getting as much traffic for my keywords even when about 6 of my keywords are on the first page of google.
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      • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Betinis
        Originally Posted by yommys01 View Post

        ...what I find funny is that I am not getting as much traffic for my keywords even when about 6 of my keywords are on the first page of google.
        ...you're not getting as much traffic as..."as what"? What were you expecting? And how did you come up with those expectations?

        What position on page 1 are we talking about here? Statistics have shown the number of clicks after position #1 SERP falls DRAMATICALLY.

        To conclude: Just because you're on page 1 for a certain search phrase that doesn't necessarily mean a flood of traffic will be frying your bandwith anytime soon. It really depends on the search volume conducted on those keywords you're trying to target.

        THAT'S where the "good tools" come into play for the keyword researcher (and knowing how to properly use them!).
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        • Profile picture of the author yommys01
          Originally Posted by anapest View Post

          ...you're not getting as much traffic as..."as what"? What were you expecting? And how did you come up with those expectations?

          What position on page 1 are we talking about here? Statistics have shown the number of clicks after position #1 SERP falls DRAMATICALLY.

          To conclude: Just because you're on page 1 for a certain search phrase that doesn't necessarily mean a flood of traffic will be frying your bandwith anytime soon. It really depends on the search volume conducted on those keywords you're trying to target.

          THAT'S where the "good tools" come into play for the keyword researcher (and knowing how to properly use them!).
          I am not even as much traffic as my keyword research suggests. I was on page 1 position 2 ( now page 1 position 4) for one of my keywords which was suppose to be getting as much as 50 searches per day but not a single visits from that keyword for days now.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichDay
    I use Adwords Analyzer and I have been very happy with it. When I compare it with the results from Google, they don't match exactly, but they are close enough. The program is simple to use, and it has been upgraded very frequently over the four years I have used it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mikeman
      The best keyword tool is whatever you end up becoming comfortable using...

      By experimenting with enough of them and combinations of them you will eventually find what works best for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Biggy Fat
    I found this to be the granddaddy of all keyword research tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomcam
    We just finished a writeup on the best free, web-based keyword research tools. You can still view the report for free at Free web-based keyword research tools: a Working Webmaster special report. Subscribe to the feed because it will be followed up by reports on trends tools and client-based keyword research products.
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  • Profile picture of the author sideserver
    Great as it is, the problem with Google's keyword tool is that you're basically using the same keywords as everyone else - which is to say competition will be extremely heavy.

    But like someone has already mentioned, it really depends on what you're trying to do. If you're just getting niche ideas and doing general research for article marketing etc, Google's free keyword tool is more than fine.

    On the other hand, if you're looking to do PPC advertising, you'd want to look into a paid research tool that will give you more long tail keywords.

    I use both Market Samurai and Keyword Research pro and I can testify that they're well worth the money. Keyword Elite, in my opnion, is not.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebrokenbox
    I like the Google tool and use it for my keyword research but like all of these keyword tools they can't be exactly accurate because the numbers they put out are estimates to expected traffic based on past performance so you can't be completely accurate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Dulisse
    There is so much free web tools out there.

    Which one is the best depends on what your wanting.

    A paid service goes deeper into research. Market Samaria is cool because it is a one-time cost.

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author sonia431
    This is a very interesting thread. I use Google Keywords Tool, Market Samurai, wordtracker free keyword tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
    I really like Market Samurai and also iGoogle.

    If you 'fish' for keywords by typing in the first few words it fills in the rest for you and you can check out more styuff at Google insights
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    • Profile picture of the author Jem Crowne
      Hello,
      Don't know you but what is the main idea you are trying to get across to your potential visitors meaning what is your main theme of your site. I checked out your site and you had some pretty good content on it. Like was said in an earlier post you can have keywords that get you to the front page of google but it doesn't mean a thing without end in mind and thats to make a profit with those keywords. I believe you are taking a fly on the wall approach: Let's me shoot and see what sticks and this is not only wasting your time on keyword research but also losing dollars. Pm me and I can give you some srategies to use. I hope this helps. Please let me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThalesMM
    To get ideas I use wordtracker keyword tools, then to get the monthly search volume I use adwords' keyword tool. And that's about it..
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  • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
    market samurai is off the chain. Has a 40 day trial, but worth paying for up front.
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  • Profile picture of the author srom
    I like Google Keyword Tool. It's free and easy to use. It's a good way to get a general idea of which keywords have high search volume.
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    • Profile picture of the author yommys01
      Originally Posted by srom View Post

      I like Google Keyword Tool. It's free and easy to use. It's a good way to get a general idea of which keywords have high search volume.
      I have tried google keyword tool but not much success so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author Always-A-Warrior
    SpyFu and Nichebot

    David Franklin has a good one too. I use them all.
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  • Profile picture of the author abelacts
    Frankly, maybe I am too picky, I haven't found one good keyword tool. But I use Keyword Discovery and Google Keyword Suggestion tool quite often though. Playing with Keyword Elite now but not impressed.
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    • Profile picture of the author chamel
      I swear by MicroNicheFinder I love the way it gives you the results where there is no guesswork to it. Green Light means Go, and Red Light means Stop.

      Great software in my honest opinion, but it's not free..
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  • Profile picture of the author Mayfair Pearl
    hi

    there are so many out there to choose from. a lot of the time its trial and error to find one that suits your style best. i would recommend that you look for reviews onthe ones that your interested in and make sure that is one that you can get a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

    hope that helps
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