What's the best keyword research tool you've used in 2014?

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So I was looking at all the KW tools I've been purchased, used and I'm really curious to know what you are using for your KW research. If you own multiple tools, please share your thoughts on each of them.

I'm currently using only these two tools though I own a lot of other KW tools but these two seems to be enough to keep me occupied for most of the day

  • Long Tail Pro
  • Market Samurai

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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Google Keyword Planner is all you need.

    The other tools are pretty useless.
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    • Profile picture of the author altesino
      I still use micronichefinder as I've gotten used to the interface to pull google data.

      In terms of understanding competition, I use Moz data and a few additional manual checks of the top 10 to basically determine if I think I can crack the top 10 profitably.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshnano
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Google Keyword Planner is all you need.

      The other tools are pretty useless.
      I totally agree with you: Google Keyword planner is all you really need to start making money ranking website and what not.

      However, the other tools you think are useless really just have extra bells and whistles on them. Used in conjunction with other techniques and methods the could prove useful to the right marketer. Not entirely useless.
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by Joshnano View Post

        However, the other tools you think are useless really just have extra bells and whistles on them. Used in conjunction with other techniques and methods the could prove useful to the right marketer. Not entirely useless.
        No. Like I said. They are entirely useless. They pull useless data like PageRank, link counts, and how many pages are in Google's index for a search term.

        They do a horrible job at judging competition. Sorry. They are nothing more than a waste of time and money.
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    • Profile picture of the author BrandishJay
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Google Keyword Planner is all you need.

      The other tools are pretty useless.
      This. GKP and a little creativity is all you need. Keyword tools don't offer anything that you can't do on your own and it's best not to rely on them as they're definitely not perfect.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carsten Tiensuu
    Jaaxy is the best tool i know for keyword research...
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Lately I tried Longtail Pro again and it made me enthousiastic for a while but I've adjusted my opinion on it again, it's just a piece of crap caused by the creator as it's giving way too much weight to certain factors which makes it completely flawed.

      Guess the tool creators first need to take a few lessons into SEO before they launch something.
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    • Profile picture of the author Koolsteve
      Originally Posted by Brendan Mace View Post

      Don't want to be too self promotional. I have a tutorial on how to gather over 36 thousand niche related keywords in a matter of minutes using just the Google Keyword Planner. Other tools can't come even close to that powerful.

      ... So in short, Google Keyword Planner is your best bet. And it's 100% FREE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simon Walker
    I have tried many others but the results I get from Keyword planner and manual competitors keyword snatching does the job.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO-Dave
    Like others it's the free Google AdWords Keywords Planner Tool.

    Been doing keyword research for almost 15 years and have used a lot of tools, but the free AdWords one is the best. Can be a pain to work with, but no arguing with the value of the keyword data you can generate from it.

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  • Profile picture of the author scottmacair
    Google keyword tool is best but i'm also impressed with the keyword tool that comes with semrush
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  • Profile picture of the author jurojin
    Google Keyword planner is good, but the amount of keywords provided is very limited. There's a good reason for that.. if you have all the keywords, you can bid on them on Google Adwords, and get your traffic very cheap since nobody bids for them. If anyone on this thread is interested, I will give a free copy of my product (the biggest collection of user-generated keywords on the web right now), priced at $29.90, to the first 20 people that will ask for it. This way you can compare the results Google gives you, with the complete set of keywords gathered from drop-down keyword suggestion (user-generated), and see if I am right or not. Looking forward to hear from your guys.

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dukulal
      Originally Posted by jurojin View Post

      Google Keyword planner is good, but the amount of keywords provided is very limited. There's a good reason for that.. if you have all the keywords, you can bid on them on Google Adwords, and get your traffic very cheap since nobody bids for them. If anyone on this thread is interested, I will give a free copy of my product (the biggest collection of user-generated keywords on the web right now), priced at $29.90, to the first 20 people that will ask for it. This way you can compare the results Google gives you, with the complete set of keywords gathered from drop-down keyword suggestion (user-generated), and see if I am right or not. Looking forward to hear from your guys.

      Cheers!
      I will take it
      Thanks for the generous offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    SEO Cockpit is the only one that maybe has a few bells and whistles that Would entice me but there problem thier price is too high to pay per month for nothing but bells and whistles and really nothing concrete over the keyword tool

    Only additional tool I have found useful is backlink miner because t allows you to analyze the top ten but more importantly in one shot to do backlink checks on all of the top ten in one go (takes awhile though so better on a VPS)
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

      SEO Cockpit is the only one that maybe has a few bells and whistles that Would entice me but there problem thier price is too high to pay per month for nothing but bells and whistles and really nothing concrete over the keyword tool

      Only additional tool I have found useful is backlink miner because t allows you to analyze the top ten but more importantly in one shot to do backlink checks on all of the top ten in one go (takes awhile though so better on a VPS)
      I looked at SEOcockpit briefly, looks like a bunch of useless data. The GUI looks nice but the data is fluff.
      • mozrank
      • PA
      • DA
      • Juice Links (wth?)
      • FB Likes
      • FB Shares
      • Twitter

      ...and that was their keyword analysis example.

      Not impressed.
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        I looked at SEOcockpit briefly, looks like a bunch of useless data. The GUI looks nice but the data is fluff.
        • mozrank
        • PA
        • DA
        • Juice Links (wth?)
        • FB Likes
        • FB Shares
        • Twitter

        ...and that was their keyword analysis example.

        Not impressed.
        So what would you replace it with? Sure the likes and tweets are nonsense but you think there are any better ones out there then a combo of MozRank, PA, DA or is it just your overall negative impression of Moz again?

        I do partly agree but CF, TF from Majestic aren't any better, neither is Ahrefs rank or the very outdated PR.

        Not much left right or do you want to start counting anchor texts or indexed pages of the domain lol?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kherk Roldan
    you should try swissmademarketing

    it works for me like a charm!

    hope it helps
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  • Profile picture of the author bfacedon
    I use Market Samurai but I agree that all you need is Google Keyword Planner if you know what you are doing.
    I also like a free tool at ubersuggest.org
    It shows you a whole bunch of suggestions for certain root keywords. Doesn't show monthly searches though. Good to supplement with keyword planner.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    One thing I use on the Wordpress Admin (not on live webpages) is the SearchTerms Tagging 2 plugin.

    I'm currently tracking the last 2,500 search phrases that traffic used to land on my webpages, sorted by both traffic volume & most recent keywords.

    This way I can optimize based on what traffic is searching for including traffic outside of Google SERPs. So for instance If a I see a keyword showing 50 non-Google traffic hits & my page isn't ranked #1 on Google SERPs I optimize & get my page ranked or build new pages to get additional traffic from Google SERPs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    I use Jaaxy like someone else mentioned. The competitor research is crap, but I do that all with my own homemade software anyway. Jaaxy just makes it easier for me to find long tails.
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      • Profile picture of the author shahid83
        WordTracker is my first choice because it is very user friendly. You get what you need in minutes. I will continue to use it in 2015. On the other hand, Google keyword planer is very good too, but it is very time consuming to work with Google keyword planner.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hemanth Malli
    Hi,

    Google Adwords is the best and evergreen Keyword Planner.
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  • Profile picture of the author rajseo
    My suggestion would be:
    1) Go manual first and use your experience
    2) Use Google Instant search for getting keywords ideas
    3) Last but not the least Google Keyword Planner.
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  • Profile picture of the author joeho
    SEMrush + Google keyword Planner + Market Samurai
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  • Profile picture of the author creat1veone
    I use Google and Youtube, never failed me.
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  • Profile picture of the author IO Cape Town
    Keyword planner, but also the advise keywords Google shows when searching in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author kashanahmer
    Google Keyword Planner is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author furqanarshad
    Google keyword planner is a best tool and if anyone using it these days and have used it one or two years ago as well then he can see how much Google keyword planner has changed and easy to use & understand.
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  • Profile picture of the author PassiveInk
    Use the AdWords Keyword Planner, Google helps you find keywords and keyword groups that relevant to what you are trying to accomplish. In addition to finding and generating keyword lists, the tool will also help you research information about those keywords, like the search volume, competition level and suggested bid. The Keyword Planner tool is completely free to use and it can be easily accessed from within your AdWords account under the "Tools" section at the top.

    What if you already have a list of keywords in mind and you'd like to research them a little further to find out about search volume and traffic estimates? The AdWords Keyword Planner can help you with that too. Select "Get search volume for a list of keywords or group them into ad groups" from the four main options.
    Then, you can provide your list of keywords one of two ways. First, you can type them in manually into the provided text box, separating keywords by line or with commas. If you have a text file, you can copy and paste your list of keywords too. Alternatively, the keyword planner Google provides also allows you to upload an existing CSV file.

    Further information can be found on my blog article called "Beginners Guide Keyword Planner Tool"

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  • I prefer Google Keyword planner tool for the keyword research of any website and I think that is the best tool for keywords research.
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  • Profile picture of the author nizamkhan
    Google Keyword Planner is the best free option. But, if you want to get into paid tools for more advance research and analysis, then go for Semrush.
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  • Profile picture of the author rajeshsah45
    I think Market Samurai is the best one keyword researcher tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anish Khandelwal
    Google Keyword Planner + Long tail pro
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  • Profile picture of the author Robinami
    I use KW planner & sometimes MS...MS makes me laugh sometimes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
      I use keyword fighter because it creates great lists of keywords and longtail keywords based on what people are searching for using Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, Bing, Ask.com, Alexa, Shopping.com, Youtube, Yahoo! Shopping, Google News, and Google Product Search.

      You can build really good big lists of keywords that often do not come up searched with other tools, and if you are building content sites you can start working these words in as they sound natural. Over time you have a lot of good content with a wide variety of keywords that help you rank even when you are not trying too.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielmav
    I use Google keywords planner and Google trend.

    Google trend gives me an idea about the keywords popularity in a particular geographic locations.
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  • Profile picture of the author rjsunny90
    Some time i use Google keywords planner for researching new and unique keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmansoor
    Google keyword planner + google instant search for quick keyword ideas
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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    I use Google Keyword Planner, Wordtracker and Wordstream.
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    Google Adwords Keyword Planner
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  • Profile picture of the author Siyaagarwal
    i am using Google Keyword Planner is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author winappleworld
    While the power of LTP + SEMrush is awesome, I prefer using Google Keyword Planner and also spying on competition keywords and ranking on it has proved to be more money friendly to me.

    LTP, to be true is overpriced and moreover, it uses Google's Keyword Planner under the hood that's it.

    So, GKP is way to go and I don't think anything else can beat it. SEMrush is quite handy though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandboyz
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    Google adword, SEM rush, uber suggest are the best keyword research tools
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    keyword planner is the best
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