What is the Best Keyword Research Tool?

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Just want to know your opinions on what is the best keyword research tool out there at the moment and why?

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author steven sanderson
    I personally like to go with Micro Niche Finder, it is user friendly and it has lots of interesting little features which come in very useful

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    • Profile picture of the author edhoyz
      Originally Posted by steven sanderson View Post

      I personally like to go with Micro Niche Finder, it is user friendly and it has lots of interesting little features which come in very useful

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      Vote for: Micro Niche Finder

      Simple and easy to use!
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  • Profile picture of the author Cru
    Originally Posted by marthathegreat View Post

    Just want to know your opinions on what is the best keyword research tool out there at the moment and why?

    Thanks!
    For me, it is Market Samurai hands down. It can take a little bit longer to get you your results but the UI is slick and you can get a wealth of information at a quick glance. Check it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    Micro Niche Finder is solid but I kind of stopped using it after I got good at doing my own research, which was faster for me. I also used Keyword Elite 2.0 for a while (this was like 1 year ago or longer I'm guessing).
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveDolan
    I use Micro Niche Finder. It's always being updated so you know it'll work, it's pretty slick and for digging into niches it's good. I also use Keyword Elite 2.0, but it is more tricky to use and recently has not been that great at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author ljrestrada
    Definitely Market Samurai.Not only can you research unique "buying" keywords but one tool I like is you can also get reports of the number of your competitions backlinks and also who they are.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    Another vote for Market Samurai here.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michele Miller
      I like Market Samurai, and will always use it. I've bought most of the keyword programs out there over the years. However, there is a great new one that I've started using called Long Tail Pro. It's quick, it researches several keywords at once, and I like the features they have.
      From now on I will be using both. If Long Tail Pro grows to provide some
      of the other features Market Samurai has, it might be my only go-to
      program. I am not an affiliate or anything, but the url is Long Tail Pro | **Keyword Research Software to Find Long Tail Keywords**. Spencer's support with even minor questions is awesome.

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  • Profile picture of the author Snow_Predator
    Don't waste too much time on keyword research. Focus most of your efforts in researching your niche and market. The free Google Keyword Tool is all I need for my keyword research.

    As Michele has mentioned above, Market Samurai is also a good one. The SEO competition module is especially good.
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  • Profile picture of the author marimuda
    Use two keyword research tools.
    First you use Google ad-words to find all the keywords you are interested in and all the basics, Then export them to Market samurai to in depth analyzing the keywords / competition.
    Market samurai can be a bit slow to work with, that is why i suggest Ad-words to do all the basic research.
    Another Vote for market samurai
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  • Profile picture of the author martinnman
    I've been using Wordze later and I'm happy with this service. Wordtracker has always been in our arsenal, but we found the limits, including the advantages and disadvantages of all managers. Recently, we have created our own tool for keyword research based on our own actions and API Wordz.
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  • Profile picture of the author deepakvermaseo
    I think Google Ad words is best suggestion of Keyword research tool and its very simply way of finding new keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Q
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    You should try Daniel Lew's Keyword Winner plugin (if you're a WordPress user) or Market Samurai, Niche Sensei and Niche Finder for standalone websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Wilson
    A combination of Traffic Travis (free lite version is available) with Google Keyword Tool and SEO plugin for firefox for quick check.
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  • Profile picture of the author razorico
    I will vote for semrush, because it's perfect for finding huge amount of quality long-tails, related keywords, and of course for organic and adwords researches.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paula Steen
    Here is a link to a comparison of Google Keyword Tool, Traffic Travis, Micro Niche Finder, and Market Samurai.

    Which Keyword Research Tool is the Best? | Work On The Sofa
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  • Profile picture of the author ry6782010
    I use a combo of google kw tool and market samurai. Sometimes even traffic travis for to check the strength of competiton.
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  • Profile picture of the author misterlmno
    check out long tail pro, I have actually been using a lot lately.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonsawin
    WebCEO is all in one package, search engine optimization. The user interface looks great and also very intuitive. WebCEO gives you the opportunity to analyze the keywords and competition in ways that no other tool offers excellent.
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  • Profile picture of the author smithclarke
    Web CEO find the best keywords tool Their keyword mining software will help you pick out keywords with lowest competition and highest demand.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ibcontact
    There are many tools are available on web but mostly i used google keyword tool .

    You can also use this tool
    https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal
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    • Profile picture of the author lokergue
      I always use google adword keyword tool..And I think it's still the best until now..beside it's free...
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  • Profile picture of the author carsonben
    I use Micro Niche Finder because it's always being updated and it's easy to use and Google Adwords Keyword Tool because that's free and the first one I learned how to use. But from the previous posts I just downloaded Traffic Travis to check that one out too.
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  • Profile picture of the author EricBaglio
    I always use the Google Keyword Tool and then after initial research, I move over to Market Samurai.
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Semrush is great

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    at about 900 dollars PER YEAR for Semrush

    I think I will stick with my one time 97 bucks Market Samurai
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  • Profile picture of the author krestup
    I dont think there is a best keyword tool. What i do is i used three tools to do my research and they are google keyword tool, traffic travis and market samuria..
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    • Profile picture of the author magnusmora
      I use a mixture of Niche finder(Brad Callen), The google keyword tool and traffic travis to research keywords, find out about competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author miserman
    I am using Google adwords keyword research tool, it is now offering good features, and i can rely on them.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    I use to use Micro Niche Finder but I found it's "Traffic Light System" unreliable. However things may of changed as it was over a year ago when I last used it.

    The one I'm using right now is Brad Callen's Niche Finder. I can find more manually using the free Google Keyword Tool but this makes it brain-dead simple to use.

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  • Profile picture of the author serveideas
    Google adwords tools & Keywordeye.co.uk is the best keyword research tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Gardner
    I use SECockpit as well as the Google Keyword Tool. I can find keywords almost no one else is going for and get a detailed analysis on up to 800 keywords within minutes. It's great.

    If you're worried about the monthly charge, then consider spending more time thinking through your IM budget. The same way I'd gladly pay $5k+ for access to a good mastermind group because of the huge ROI, paying a monthly fee for access to some of the best keyword data because of the big potential ROI seems like a no brainer to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chicago87
    How come there isn't any love for Traffic Travis PRO?
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    • Profile picture of the author outwest
      Originally Posted by Chicago87 View Post

      How come there isn't any love for Traffic Travis PRO?
      I cannot get the free version to pull up backlinks
      in that case I woudl never consider buying the paid version
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  • Profile picture of the author Glowrry
    According to me Micro Niche Finder is the best one because I always use this tool...This tool provide a better and the fast result
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    Originally Posted by marthathegreat View Post

    Just want to know your opinions on what is the best keyword research tool out there at the moment and why?

    Thanks!
    I am not used to use any of the tool for keyword research. As keyword is the word that enter by people for their query and as per the exact match word to the query, google show the results with highlighting the words.
    So observe such words in your field that highly entered by people for their need and set those words as your keyword. So this will provide the more efficient result but it will take sometime in assumption of exact match words as the people enter.
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  • Profile picture of the author omy123
    Talking about the free tools, Google Adword Keyword tool is the best one..
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    Originally Posted by marthathegreat View Post

    Just want to know your opinions on what is the best keyword research tool out there at the moment and why?

    Thanks!
    no doubt at all...the best tool i saw ever is Market Samurai....it's a amazing tool with incredible features..Keyword Research, Rank Tracker and The biggest strength's of Market Samurai are its SEO research features...i personally recommend for this software...
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  • Profile picture of the author seopratik
    obviously google adwords is the best tool..and market samurai is also good..
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  • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
    Knowledge and experience wins out everytime.

    Your pissing in the wind if you buy an expensive piece of software and have no idea how to perform keyword/niche research.
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  • Profile picture of the author BraveMan
    I'll go with Market Samurai, and also you should try Facebook ads, you can do your market research there before paying for the ad and it will show you exactly how many people there are that are using your keywords and will also show you what other keywords are those people looking for.

    you should also combine it with google trends and quantcast.com, but in the end, I'll vote for Market Samurai, it will give you already most of the info you need to know about your market and if it is profitable or not
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    • Profile picture of the author BravoOne
      SE Cockpit's free version is pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author ayushgupta
    Mirco Niche Finder does the job perfectly
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Originally Posted by marthathegreat View Post

    Just want to know your opinions on what is the best keyword research tool out there at the moment and why?

    Thanks!
    Your own keen eye
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  • Profile picture of the author jennasherly
    Google adwords tool is one of the good tool for keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dev!l
    Can't believe nobody here has mentioned serpIQ. Probably one of the best keyword research tools in the market currently.
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  • Profile picture of the author christiehemme
    For me Google Adwords is the best tool
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  • Profile picture of the author kolbywhite28
    I think the platform that lies between your ears is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author mechanicaldesign
    There are many free online tools appearing in the search engine but i would like to search keyword by word traker tool.
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    • Profile picture of the author Logicson
      I am always go through with Google Adwords....Simple and providing best result along all keyword Tool....
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    • Profile picture of the author johnsonsmith
      SE Cockpit keyword research tool is not free version...
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    I personally use Market Samurai since I already own it and find it to be very effective for keyword research, rank tracking, competition analysis, writing blog posts, finding content, blog commenting, and other tasks.

    I have watched a webinar recently for SECockpit and it looks very good, probably better than Market Samurai for keyword research. The people I know who are using it are crazy about the program.

    You might want to ask Warrior BFAS of the Adsense 100K Blueprint if he would be willing to share their webinar on the product. The webinar shows you the real power of SECockpit and where it excels over most other keyword research programs today.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrislangley
    Personally I prefer the Google Keyword External Tool, simply for the potential niches you can find all the time, and for free
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  • Profile picture of the author nevrak
    Has tried many and now settled down with secockpit.
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  • Profile picture of the author doti04
    Best keyword research tool is Market Samurai, if you buy it is great but even free version is good for keyword research you can use it as long as you wish
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  • Profile picture of the author richsox
    I recommend WordTracker - it has great tools and makes it easy to compile lists of keywords from a simple seed word. It is a subscription product so if your on a budget, nothing wrong with the keyword tool offered by Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author allacemallindias
    I am using Google adwords tool for keywords research, this tool provide local and globally search traffic and completions, So you can easily decide which keywords are useful for you.If market Samurai is crashing for you then they always fix it quickly. It has had its problems in the past but it is more important to see how the developers react to these problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author SarahZT
    I've used Micro Niche Finder in the past, but I find it's a little slow and does not have friendly UI, but delivers good results. I've also tried Market Samurai, but I somehow didn't really find it effective - I thought it was too complicated to use. I've recently discovered LongTailPro and have found it the easiest to use by far.

    I think it depend on the budget you have to spend, and how experienced you are in doing keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author stormyweather
    I just tried SerpIQ as suggested above. I managed to crash the system. I think they need to put some data validation into the interface.
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  • Profile picture of the author fortony
    Keyword Strategy is the best overall tool for finding and managing keywords, but there is a monthly fee.
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  • Profile picture of the author sickbaomei
    anyone has tried keyword scout and longtail pro and could comment which is better ?
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  • Profile picture of the author humboldt
    I've got and used Market Samurai, but it is very slow and involved, requires alot of time. Wish there was something faster
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  • Profile picture of the author ijohnson
    I enjoy using Google's External Keyword Tool and Traffic Travis because of their simplicity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
    AWStats by a mile.

    I have many pages ranked for terms getting me modest traffic per month (200-400) when GAKT told me zero searches on broad.

    Get your keywords from AWStats.

    Find out what pages ranked for what term. Write a page on those keywords (if it is new) calling it the new key word and link back to the original article.

    Double listing here we come. (in most case, not all of course)
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  • google adword keyword tool is the best for this
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  • Profile picture of the author ActivePresent
    Google adword keyword tool is best.
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  • Profile picture of the author rasel786
    I think google adwords tool is the best keyword research tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anna Howard
    Well according to me using the Adwords Keywords Tool provided by Google is the best keyword tool in order to judge the competition and Searches per keyword with in local region or domain of a country.
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    • Profile picture of the author cobwab
      SECockpit...

      SECockpit blows them all away.

      MNf is a piece of sh&t and way over-priced-a real lightweight.

      MS takes too long for analysis.

      Google adword tool is good and the SEO section of Traffic Travis has its uses.

      SECockpit does it all in one-fell-swoop.
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  • Profile picture of the author vipanil
    hey thanks for tools i get from here i m going to start a new site

    i m looking for high seach keywords for traffic from all over the world



    any suggestion for me
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  • Profile picture of the author hugovasey
    +1 for Market Samurai. If you want to be sure of it, you can try installing trial version.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Why use a paid tool when you can go straight to the source? The Google Keyword Tool. It's what most of the tools use anyway. Using it directly is a LOT faster.
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    • Profile picture of the author myaple
      Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

      Why use a paid tool when you can go straight to the source? The Google Keyword Tool. It's what most of the tools use anyway. Using it directly is a LOT faster.
      I second that, frankly (seo analysis apart), I don't see any difference between adwords tool and the paid ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kris79
    I have different approach to keyword research.
    I would use software like Market Samurai or Long Tail Pro, but I would also go a little bit further with my analysis and do some manual work as well. I would go to Amazon and find related terms in Books. I would also look at competitors to find what they are doing.
    Then I will use MS or LTP to do deeper SEO competition analysis.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlvinBasil
    I personally use Google Adwords for keyword analysis and I trust it most.
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  • Profile picture of the author retroid
    GKT is enough
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronaddy
    I used Google Adwords and its pretty effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author Henri Lind
    ive been using brad callens micro niche finder, its good for getting longtail keywords, but i need to manually check the comp.
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  • Profile picture of the author sowellavena
    Google Ad Words is the best keyword tool because it is easy to use .
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  • Profile picture of the author Yeeee Ha
    Google keyword tool is pretty much all I need and use to do kw research, nothing else!
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  • Profile picture of the author fetamy
    Adword tool is good for the searches of keywords as exact, board and medium. But the competition figure I do not think is that much prices as it should be. For accurate values use raven marketing tool. It will provide you complete compitition and keyword analysis.
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  • Profile picture of the author henriseo
    i think the best and very effective keyword tool for my end is word traker tool and Google keyword research tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bofu2U
    UltimateNicheFinder to narrow down the big list to a smaller one, then into SerpIQ for me. Works well.
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    I really like ultimate niche finder so far...mnf is too buggy.
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    the google adwords keyword tool
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