What's the best Keyword search tool ?

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Hi,

I'm new to the whole internet marketing game and I am looking to start building some niche websites and begin SEO'ing for local businesses. I would like to know what is the best keyword research tool is?
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  • Profile picture of the author mejohn
    Google Adwords is the best without question. Just be aware that the monthly search numbers are greatly inflated.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshua.E1
      The Free Google Adwords Tools is good if you want it free. Or you can choose Keyword Research Pro which has more functions, its very easy to use.
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      • Profile picture of the author irenef25
        Definitely Google Adwords, its the best keyword suggestion tool that will help to choose the best of the best keywords for your website. Wordtracker is also a good one but its a paid site. So, small website owner can't afford it, google adwords tool is basically a free tool to use.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rhett
      Originally Posted by mejohn View Post

      Google Adwords is the best without question. Just be aware that the monthly search numbers are greatly inflated.
      I have to disagree here. I have heard numbers aren't spot on accurate, but I've never seen any proof to suggest they are "greatly inflated." While Google "may" inflate their own monthly search numbers, you have to realize that Google is only one SE, with Yahoo and Bing contributing--and those monthly search numbers are not included.

      What I suggest is that if you do use the Google Keyword Tool, and the monthly searches are within the acceptable range for your business model, then go for that keyword. Chances are that the traffic you will receive from Yahoo and Bing will make up the difference of inflation, if there is any at all.

      On another note, I use Micro Niche Finder with the Google Keyword Tool. Additionally, you will find other successful people such as Xfactor/John and others have nothing but glowing reviews for MNF.

      Good luck!

      Rhett
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      • Profile picture of the author mejohn
        Originally Posted by Rhett View Post

        I have to disagree here. I have heard numbers aren't spot on accurate, but I've never seen any proof to suggest they are "greatly inflated." While Google "may" inflate their own monthly search numbers, you have to realize that Google is only one SE, with Yahoo and Bing contributing--and those monthly search numbers are not included.

        What I suggest is that if you do use the Google Keyword Tool, and the monthly searches are within the acceptable range for your business model, then go for that keyword. Chances are that the traffic you will receive from Yahoo and Bing will make up the difference of inflation, if there is any at all.

        On another note, I use Micro Niche Finder with the Google Keyword Tool. Additionally, you will find other successful people such as Xfactor/John and others have nothing but glowing reviews for MNF.

        Good luck!

        Rhett
        When I said "greatly inflated", it is based on my sites that are #1 for the keywords in Google, and get less than a tenth of the traffic suggested by Google. That could be just based on CTR, though. A lot of webmasters, such as myself, do regular Google querries to see their rankings for keywords, but don't click on anything. My main purpose in the statement was to say that just because Analytics tells you there is 300,000 searches for a term, don't expect to get anywhere close to that for search volume when you hit #1 spot in Google.
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        • Profile picture of the author Derek_Thomas
          My hands down favorite keyword research tool is Market Samurai.

          If you decide to try it out, do so by joining Ed Dale's 30 Day Challenge first (it's free to join...and it's awesome). I do believe they still offer a discount if you decide to purchase the full version of Market Samurai.

          (Market Samurai has a free keyword research tool, but also many other killer features such as search engine competition analysis are found in the paid version)
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  • Since you are new to internet marketing I would suggest Google Adwords. It should easily provide the keyword data you need for local business SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    I recommend you to start buying 2 tools which I highly recommend.

    MicroNicheFinder - Use to find profitable niche
    Keyword Elite 2 - Use to find profitable keywords within a niche.

    Invest on proper tools and stop wasting time on inaccurate free tool like wordtracker and google keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcelo Lopes
    I really like Keyword Elite 2.0 but just found out a new one called Keywordrockstar its supposed to be really good for the content network.
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  • Profile picture of the author lonniewa2
    MNF is great and the owner is currently working on version 5.0. I have had a few emails with the owner as I requested some functions that hopefully he will add soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimmer551
    I love KeywordCountry, the best by far!
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  • Profile picture of the author nelson smith
    I think market samurai is the best research tool on the internet.I also use the paid version of wordtracker but this can be expensive if funds are short
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  • Profile picture of the author samjustin
    I suggets you to do competition Analysis while searching keywords through Google Adwords.
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  • Profile picture of the author c4rves
    Google AdWords Keyword Tool is one of the best if not the best,
    dig a bit deeper in Google when you have got your general keyword then go into google insights and start playing around.
    This is Good for showing trends and demographic terms, I use this all the time.

    IF you want to find a profitable keyword that has low competition then try ppc bully or keyword elite 2.
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  • Profile picture of the author belgirl
    Here is a vote for Market Samurai!
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  • Profile picture of the author bryemidas
    Hey Dillinger.

    As you say you are fairly new to online marketing, my advice would be to use as many of the free tools as you can to start with...

    However as you gain experience look for smart software that can really make you money long-term... as I discovered myself they can make all the difference.

    There is a great deal of information available many systems to choose from. My advice; try and stay focused on one topic at a time and not get sidetracked.

    Take a look at my home page for free web tutorials and copywriting links...
    My personal story may also help inspire you to keep it simple...

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author riojisan
    the best tools that people know about and experts here recommend are

    Market Samurai and Micro Niche Finder, the rest dont bother,

    you can have a trial of both, they are based on google keyword tool , but it gives you that extra data you need to pick keywords, which google keyword tool cannot retrieve by itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author hanadaddy
    I vote for Market Samurai too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Saleem
    Hi, I think Google adwords and Word tracker both are best keyword search tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author desi4eva
    best keyword tool by far is adwords by Google but I have heard if you pay money for your software you could use Micro Niche
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Collision
    I am using Google Adwords Keyword Tool and Link Diagnosis.com - both are good..!

    But i can get new keyword ideas and also search volume only in Google- though the number may be the rough one but still it was very useful to select & target any keyword..!
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  • Profile picture of the author pengerik
    I use Google Keyword Tool everytime, but always supplement with Google Insight - so se trends in keywords etc. I also supplement with others, as cross examination is essential to make correct decisions.
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