What are the best PAID & FREE keyword research tools would be top of your list?

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Hi guys.

I am doing some researchon what the best keyword research tools are. I am wondering what people are using or would use especially if is (in the ideal world) they could afford the paid options (if they are better).

What would be the ideal keyword arsenal?

Here are some ideas to date:
Wordtracker
Market Samurai (paid version)
Google Keyword tool
SpyFu (paid version)
Seo Bar Add On (Firefox)
Search Status Addon (Firefox)
Yahoo Site Explorer
SEO Spyglass

Very interested to hear the Warriors thoughts on the best Keyword Tools

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers

Anton
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  • Profile picture of the author cadmo
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  • Profile picture of the author rakesh1600193
    For paid tool Market Samurai and free tool google Adwords.


    And if you want more already researched then have a look on competitiors web sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    I use
    1. Adwords free tool for kw research (100 times faster than MS)(uses same database)
    2. For Top 10 analysis SEO etc I use Market Samurai,(paid version of course) it does this is about 30
    secs per kws

    Dont use Market Samurai for kw research unless you like sitting there for 10 mins for each kw
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  • Profile picture of the author Heavenstorm
    My vote...

    FREE - Google Keyword Tool
    PAID - Market Samurai
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Google keyword tool - FREE
    Market Samurai - Paid

    I don't even advise starters to buy market samurai because you can still do very well with free Google keyword tool.
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    • Profile picture of the author outwest
      Originally Posted by johnben1444 View Post

      Google keyword tool - FREE
      Market Samurai - Paid

      I don't even advise starters to buy market samurai because you can still do very well with free Google keyword tool.
      sorry i will have to disagree with that
      how you going to analyze top 10 on google with Google kw tool? you cant

      and SEOquake wont do it either, wont analyze backlinks wont analyze onpage SEO etc etc

      top 10 on Google if you cant analyze that you are wasting your time chasing kws you have no idea how competitive they are

      newbie or veteran you need to do that
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Market Samurai is a flaming piece of garbage. I would avoid it.

        The Google Keyword tool works well enough.

        You can use the free version of Traffic Travis to do a lot of what MS does.

        Take the money it would cost for MS and buy SEO SpyGlass or sign up to Majestic SEO instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author IamTJM
    I like to keep it simple with the Google Keyword Tool and Traffic Travis
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    All you need is Googles Free Keyword tool. It contains anything you need to do your keyword research.

    You should be individually and manually doing research on at least the top 10 results to get a feel for how strong the pages are and their backlinks.

    Some software like MS is good as a compliment to this system but do not fully rely on it to get the best keywords.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rankomatic
      I had to get my own custom software made (due to the nature of my business) but before that just used the big G's tool. Never the most accurate but if you get your thinking cap on you will figure out a way to see if the search traffic that it's showing is real and not bot traffic or other marketers who are targeting the same KW who are typing it into G everyday to see where if site is ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author razorico
    For looking seo parameters and analysing backlinks, I'd suggest to use combo of three tools:
    seospyglass+seoquake+yahoo site explorer.
    My favourite keyword research tool is semrush(paid version), because it's suggestions for long-tails are superb!
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