What are good keyword searching tools?

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Hi everyone,

I'm a newbie, just diving into the whole SEO mechanics.
So far I have read a lot about a lot of different tools, with varying prices.
From AHrefs(bit pricey ATM) to Kwfinder and market samurai.
I'm looking for something that can find great keywords and evaluate competitors.
Do you have any tools that you live by?
#good #keyword #searching #tools
  • Profile picture of the author Jeff LaDouceur
    Personally I only have experience with Market Samurai, and I love it. One of the things I like about it is that I purchased it a few years ago and they are still updating it and making it better. There are a lot of filters you can use with it to narrow down or expand keyword searches and it evaluates your competition. If you search you can usually find it at a discount somewhere or a coupon. Hope this helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author Curiosias
      Hi there, thank you for your response.

      I found Market Samurai by listening to Pat Flynn's SPI podcast.( I believe he has a discount code) With new tools popping up since the creation of Market Samurai, I was wondering if it still holds strong as a tool among the many, many competitors. Great to read that they have found a loyal customer in you.

      In comparison to the other user interfaces I have seen so far, it looked like Market Samurai hasn't updated the program (Design) that much since its conception. I would assume this would also show up in the coding(correctly pulling data from Google etc). Given your positivity, I can safely assume the program still holds up in 2017.

      Would you say the program is easy to figure out?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff LaDouceur
        They have good videos that walk you through how to use every part of it. Once you've gone through the videos then it is easy to use. At least to get the best use of the advanced features. You are right the interface hasn't changed much over the years that I have had it but I know every so often it updates and fixes to make it better all the time as far as the results that it pulls. I can't compare against the competitors though because I have only used this and it has served my needs very well.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff LaDouceur
        Once you watch the video tutorials it's easy to use and it helps to watch them because there are some advanced features and filters you will probably want to take advantage of. I know the interface hasn't changed much over the years but they still do updates and fixes from time to time.
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        • Profile picture of the author Curiosias
          Thank you very much, for your answers. It does sooth my mind that they update the program features. The videos are a great tip, I hadn't checked that out. This is really the info I needed in regards to Market Samurai. Once again thank you very much.
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  • Profile picture of the author NickW816
    Google Keyword Planner is the best free keyword phrase analysis tool for checking monthly searches. For evaluating competitors websites and backlinks I would recommend Ahrefs (should be able to do a 2-week trial) or SEMrush. MozPro and the free tools on Moz are a good source also.
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    • Profile picture of the author Curiosias
      I haven't checked out MozPRO. Thank you for the tip! I'll probably try out a few trials to do my niche research for now and end them before the payment starts (fingers crossed)
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    • Profile picture of the author notregu
      I really give a thumbs up to this Google Keyword Planner. This extensively helps you carry out your monthly searches. One peculiar feature of the Google Keyword Planner is the way it allows you to borrow a clue from your competitor's website.
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  • Profile picture of the author fratt55
    hey there

    the only keyword tool you should think about using is "google keyword planner"

    its very easy to use and its free

    ok talk soon
    sam f
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  • Profile picture of the author BoostDigital
    I've been using Rankwatch for 12 months and found it does the job and they have a good support system
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  • Profile picture of the author dipika13
    Google keyword planner is the best tool to select good keyword for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author fratt55
    hey there

    google is the largest search engine out there

    they have a free "keyword planner tool" that work for me every time

    i recommend that you use google keyword planner tool

    ok
    talk soon
    sam f
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  • Profile picture of the author stellajohn
    5 five best keyword research tools are:

    Google Keyword Planner

    Moz's Keyword Explorer

    SEMrush

    Keyword Tool

    KWFinder
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  • Profile picture of the author Sreesri
    google keyword planner
    Keyword tool
    SEMrush
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    • Profile picture of the author Arn2k17
      KWfinder & Long tail pro is very good for keyword research because these two are very accurate and well designed for keyword research.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sanjosh
      Those are really very good to for SEO keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sclark
    I personally use RankTracker from SEO PowerSuite and would recommend you to try at least the free version if you haven't!

    There's a cool keyword research module with like 20 sources for ideas, it also helps analyzing top competitors for a keyword and track super-local rankings.
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  • Google Keyword Planner is best tool select right Keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProICT
    Use "Google Keyword Planner" this one is best.

    ProICT Training
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  • Profile picture of the author Suresh K
    For a newbie, I suggest that you do not go for paid SEO tools. The best tool is Google Keyword Planner. Suggest you start your research process with this. You can also try out other free seo tools such as UberSuggest, Keyword Shitter, LSIGraph (Using Semantic Keywords/ Keywords based on Searchers Intent).
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  • Profile picture of the author Nehaaggarwal
    There are many tools for keyword research but I most of webmasters & bloggers use "Google Keyword Planner SEMrush"

    These are the best tools for keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author taxpreservice
    I use keywordtool.io for getting most valuable keyword and evaluate competitors. You can use it for getting the better result.
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  • Profile picture of the author buyproxy
    You can try Google Trends is another free tool from Google. It gives you a chance to enter different catchphrases and channel by area, seek history, and class.
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  • Profile picture of the author creative
    I don't understand why so many people recommend Google Keyword Planner. Their monthly searches are very broad, for example 10 K-100 K. There is a huge difference between 10 K and 100 K. It's very hard to get an idea on how many people are searching for a keyword, with results like these.
    Am I missing something? Thank you!
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    • Profile picture of the author dburk
      Originally Posted by creative View Post

      I don't understand why so many people recommend Google Keyword Planner. Their monthly searches are very broad, for example 10 K-100 K. There is a huge difference between 10 K and 100 K. It's very hard to get an idea on how many people are searching for a keyword, with results like these.
      Am I missing something? Thank you!
      Hi creative,

      Yes, you are definitely missing something.

      The Keyword Planner Tool does not give me a range, it gives me actual data. You are not getting the same data because you are not also an active Google AdWords customer.

      The tool is designed specifically for AdWords customers. Due to heavy abuse of the tool by non-customers Google removed the precision for non-customers. You can get the precise data by becoming an active AdWords customer.

      By the way, AdWords is also a great testing environment for any kind of marketing and promotional activity. You can test various marketing messages targeting very specific user intents and get immediate measurable results. The are many many ways that using this test data can help you in a variety of different campaign types and marketing channels.

      HTH,

      Don Burk
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      • Profile picture of the author creative
        Oh, I see... I had no idea about this.
        Thank you very much for your detailed answer
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  • Profile picture of the author SEONinjaa
    There are some useful keyword research tools available on the internet.
    1. Google Keyword Planner.
    2. Ubersuggest.io
    3. Wordstream
    4. KWfinder
    5. SERPs
    6. Yoast
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  • Profile picture of the author Kereana K
    Google Keyword Planner is the tool that is most used and recommendable tool for keywords search which is easy manageable.
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  • Profile picture of the author pvirravi1116
    There are many online free tools available but I suggest Google Keyword planner tool is the best and see Google trends and also see your competitor sites.
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  • I would say that SEMRush is one of the best I have used so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author repusurance
    The best tool I have come across is Google Keyword Planner. It gives a very clear idea of the keywords which are mainly searched in Google.
    Second best tool is Keywordtool.io . The planner gives unique keywords searched. It also includes keywords searched on Bing, YouTube, Ebay, App Store and Amazon. This helps in getting a clear idea of which keyword can be used to boost your online presence.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnsimth
    I recommend, Keyword planner tool. It is the best tool of Google for searching keywords and also easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sanjosh
    Simply try for google Adwords. This one is really for Keywords Research. And if you are looking for paid tools then try for SemRush.
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  • Profile picture of the author dkate9
    There are plenty of popular keyword research tools that come with their own benefits and their own limitations and flaws. Below are some useful tools:
    Google Adwords tool
    Semrush
    Wordtracker
    SEOBook
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  • Profile picture of the author Kereana K
    Google keyword planner
    SemRush
    MOZ Tool

    are the best keyword searching tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesic
    It depends on what you are selling or what your product is. If you have a product, then try this product which has very good support. I find it the quickest way to learn SEO mechanics
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajvarma
    Their are many tools available for keywords searching.but as per my experience google keywords planner is best tool for keyword searching.keyword planner show how many monthly searches for this keyword & show keyword competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajvarma
    Google keyword planner is best tool for keyword searching
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  • Profile picture of the author hnrindani
    To check keywords of competitors, spyfu is one of the best tools. However, your keyword research does not end here. To select keywords, follow these steps:
    1. Look for keywords used by competitors, make list of keywords.
    2. Look into your business and its offerings. Make a list of keywords that you feel are relevant to your business.
    3. Use Google's keyword planner to get similar keywords and add them to the list.
    4. Now take each keyword and look for its trends on Google trends and also do a google search for the keyword. See what type of sites rank there and decide if your keyword has potential to beat the sites which are there on the top.
    5. Check search volume of the keywords that you feel are relevant and select niche keywords for your business.

    I hope this works for you. I have been working with Cygnet, a mobile app development company and with this method I have been able to get my company in top 10 of Google search results for almost 10 keywords. A systematic approach will give you amazing results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Intuz
    Google keyword planner is one of the best tool to research and take benefits of group ideas they suggest for each keywords. Also, there are many other tools. The point is that how much you trust other tools for search volume data. I am listing here some other tools that may help you:

    Ahrefs: Powerful keyword research tool which provides keyword ideas as well as search volume for all match types

    SEMRush: For keyword ideas, estimated search volume, estimated cpc, keyword difficulty score, and current ranking domains for a keyword.

    Moz Keyword Explorer: You can choose from nearly any location in the globe to conduct your search. Keyword results include related query ideas alongside estimated search volume and a keyword difficulty score.

    Bing: Bing's keyword tool can provide helpful insights on related keywords. You need to have a website verified in Bing's Webmaster Tools in order to use the tool.

    Wordstream: A free keyword tool which allows a limited number of searches, but Wordstream's paid subscribers can see search volume, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arvind Kumar
    use SEMRUSH keyword tool...it is the best for searching keywords..!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Trupti
    Google Keyword Planner. Google Keyword Planner is the best place to begin keyword research. ...
    KWFinder. ...
    Moz's Keyword Explorer. ...
    Keyword Tool. ...
    SEMrush.

    these are the good tools for keyword planner
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