Whats the best keyword research/competitive tool out there?

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Hey everybody!

I've been six months down the line in Internet Marketing.

Made a couple of bucks, but still in the process of absorbing more info.

Realize my mistake of not doing any research first

Neways, I'm starting a new project now, and would love to hear yall's preferences on all keyword research/competitive tools that are out there in the market.

Peace!
#competitive #keyword #research #research or competitive #tool
  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    If you're on a budget, Traffic Travis is free. You'll probably get a lot of suggestions for Market Samurai.
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  • Profile picture of the author Goliath
    Any thoughts on Micro Niche Finder?
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Originally Posted by Goliath View Post

      Any thoughts on Micro Niche Finder?
      It's OK for a very particular set of circumstances. If you are looking for an easy way to query Google's keyword tool and get an idea of the competiveness of a particular keyword phrase, then it is a pretty good tool.

      if you are looking for a wide diversity of kwyword phrases that you might add into your site's pages, thwn wordtracker or nichebot which queries wordtracker might help you better.

      It kind of depends on what you want to do with the keywords you find which tool if any will help you the best.

      Market Samurai is popular because it has been well-marketed and the marketing leads some people to think that the keyword tool they are using will make decisions for them. That part is not true. MS gives a lot of information and a lot of guesses but you still have to decide what to do
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      • Profile picture of the author freemen14
        I use market samurai and like what it can all do. It does have a bit of learning curve though if you want to use it to it's full effect.
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      • Profile picture of the author rudi agustus
        Originally Posted by JMichaelZ View Post

        It's OK for a very particular set of circumstances. If you are looking for an easy way to query Google's keyword tool and get an idea of the competiveness of a particular keyword phrase, then it is a pretty good tool.

        if you are looking for a wide diversity of kwyword phrases that you might add into your site's pages, thwn wordtracker or nichebot which queries wordtracker might help you better.

        It kind of depends on what you want to do with the keywords you find which tool if any will help you the best.

        Market Samurai is popular because it has been well-marketed and the marketing leads some people to think that the keyword tool they are using will make decisions for them. That part is not true. MS gives a lot of information and a lot of guesses but you still have to decide what to do
        Hi JMichaelZ, if I will build niche sites, create squidoo lenses, do article marketing , to attract free trafic,no ppc,what will the best, nichebot,MNF,MS or others you can suggest, with smallest price? THX regards, rudy
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  • Profile picture of the author asimbawany
    Market Samurai is popular because it has been well-marketed and the marketing leads some people to think that the keyword tool they are using will make decisions for them. That part is not true. MS gives a lot of information and a lot of guesses but you still have to decide what to do
    True, but MS gives a lot of information quickly which lets you make an informed decision.
    Plus, its keyword research is still free even after the 14 day trial expires. Traffic Travis is also very good... I use both but find MS better for keyword research.
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    • Profile picture of the author Goliath
      Originally Posted by asimbawany View Post

      True, but MS gives a lot of information quickly which lets you make an informed decision.
      Plus, its keyword research is still free even after the 14 day trial expires. Traffic Travis is also very good... I use both but find MS better for keyword research.
      So what does it block out after the 14 day trial is over?
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Originally Posted by asimbawany View Post

      True, but MS gives a lot of information quickly which lets you make an informed decision.
      Plus, its keyword research is still free even after the 14 day trial expires. Traffic Travis is also very good... I use both but find MS better for keyword research.
      Having more information does not help you make a better decision, especially if you have not enough experience in what you are looking at. MS also really gives you data, and they are very upfront about this. you need to make your own decisions about how important this data is. that is what turns data into information, the meaning that you give it.

      MS, Keyword Blueprint and MicronicheFinder provise shortcuts to data analysis based on someone else's experience. They all tell give you little signals in a marketing way to tell you what is good and what is not. There is no reason why the resuts coud not be output in a text file, but they are all given colors. Green being the go ahead color. And then what happens is that peopl go ahead and can't figure out why their website is not ranking or making any money because by golly, "<My keyword tool told me this was the right keyword to target"

      The only real information that you can use is your own experience and that comes by taking action and keeping track of what you did and seeing if the work you did and the data that you obtained actually gave you the results you wanted.
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  • Profile picture of the author webapex
    And a couple of pricey services, (amazing how much they can learn by just? scraping google)


    spyfu.com (price was hard to find) their limited free mode should give you a feel it's functionality. They've added something new: SEO REcon?

    .keywordspy.com $89.95/mo
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  • Profile picture of the author dialseo
    Another vote for Google's keyword tool. This information is more reliable to me (even though it's monthly) than most other tools I've come across.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    Market Samurai is the best ever tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author asimbawany
    Another vote for Google's keyword tool. This information is more reliable to me (even though it's monthly) than most other tools I've come across.
    Thats where most tools get there information from. Still they sort and organize the data for you in a much more organized fashion so you could make more out of your data and make a better decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackhawkup
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    funny because I just did a blog post about this earlier...

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    http://marketingjerk.com/market-research-tools/market-research-tools/
    it's actually not complete because I'm going to add a nice list to it. but you can watch the video that should answer your question pretty good.

    hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author echovme
    I go for Google keyword tool because it shows information more then you need.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daveyz
    I would reckon Market Samurai is good. It has very powerful features which is worth the investment i feel.
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    • Profile picture of the author glacey
      Market Samurai for me too, its quick with any updates compared with micro niche finder. I also Use Google's keyword tool for initial search and figures.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Ausin
    Market Samurai is easily the best among all the stuff I've tried and used.
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    • Profile picture of the author smartlazy
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      Free: Google Keyword Tool

      Paid: Market Samurai (the best IMHO)
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  • Profile picture of the author simplebutcreative
    Google Keyword Tool is probably the best FREE tool out there for researching keywords. Keyword Winner is another great tool. It's gonna cost you some money but not too bad. It's really easy to use and shows great results.

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  • Profile picture of the author fanatical
    Personally using Market Samurai and finding it great. Gives more data than does Google KW tool alone.

    Recently came across Niche Finder and wondered if anyone thought it'd provide anything MS doesn't already include?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Rodman
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    Keyword Elite, Market Samarai, and Micro Niche Finder all basically do the same thing.

    But they are all way off. If you ever run exact matches on Google Adwords, you can see that.

    The keyword tools do provide some value and maybe some low hanging fruit. But I have evolved my stance on what people tend to do...I personally think that if a keyword is worth having, it's worth having regardless of the competition.
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    • Profile picture of the author Goliath
      Originally Posted by Dave Rodman View Post

      Keyword Elite, Market Samarai, and Micro Niche Finder all basically do the same thing.

      But they are all way off. If you ever run exact matches on Google Adwords, you can see that.

      The keyword tools do provide some value and maybe some low hanging fruit. But I have evolved my stance on what people tend to do...I personally think that if a keyword is worth having, it's worth having regardless of the competition.
      Are the programs way off... or is it Google Keyword Tool the one that is being way off?

      Don't the programs collect their info from Google's Tool?

      And i also heard somewhere that Google's Keyword Tool seems to be hiding most of the golden nuggets these days?
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  • Profile picture of the author Goliath
    THX EVERYBODY!

    I've checked out Market Samurai... seems pretty AWESOME!

    I guess the hefty price suits the deal

    Neways, gonna give a shot at the trial version!

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author lior1970
    As you can see, most people have the same idea. It's always be Market Samurai as the best one. Thousands of people can't go wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaiserthesage
    Google Adwords Keyword Tool and Traffic Travis!
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  • Profile picture of the author mookes
    google keyword tool is the best, its totally free and easy, or you can research from amazon best seller, ebay, or google trends, its useful
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  • Profile picture of the author Hydroxide
    You should try Brad Callen's niche finder. It's awesome!
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  • Profile picture of the author TycoonRob
    I use the paid versions of Micro Niche Finder as well as Market Samurai. They have their differences but both seem to work very well for what I use them for. I do like Traffic Travis, especially since it's free, but being free has its limitations. My favorite is definitely Market Samurai though. Seems to help me the most.
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  • Profile picture of the author Giani
    I use Market Samurai. It is excellent software with good tutorial videos. The results are great and help me in choosing keywords.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
      Originally Posted by Giani View Post

      I use Market Samurai. It is excellent software with good tutorial videos. The results are great and help me in choosing keywords.
      I second this. One of the best tools I have ever used.
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  • Profile picture of the author vibe89
    I use Google keyword tool.. because of accurate and correct results. but you can also try Market Samurai
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  • Profile picture of the author lewistrio2
    I can tell you what not to use. Nichebot. I just got finished canceling my subscription and I'm still fighting with them to get a refund. Because I complained and they canceled my subscription in the middle of the month but did not prorate the cost. I canceled my service because every time I would log on one or two of the tools didn't work. And there is a convoluted system of training provided. These people are out of touch with reality the customer service person was a real jerk.
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  • Profile picture of the author vvvRASvvv
    You should trust google tool
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