Keyword Research - Frequently Asked Questions

by Matt Poc 1033 replies
Hi warriors,

I am searching good free keyword research tool. Curently I am using this keyword research tool: Seo Book Keyword Suggestion Tool

It is not very bad tool, but this tool doesn't show competing pages and shows only a limited number of keywords.

Are there any tools which show competing pages and unlimited keyword number?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I use Market Samurai for my keyword research, it is one of the best!
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      I use Market Samurai, as well. The price tag may 'appear' high, however, IMHO, it is the best....and that price tag has paid for itself very easily.
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        I recently downloaded the Domain Name Samurai because I want to launch a new website and Im confused about what to name it.

        I noticed that this free software also has the Market Samurai Keyword tool. Do you have any clue if its different than the Market Samurai paid version? Thank you!
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    • Profile picture of the author Rough Outline
      Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

      I use Market Samurai for my keyword research, it is one of the best!
      100% agree but it's been jittery recently, a lot of google updates have meant it's been unusable for 2-3 day stretches.
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      Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

      I use Market Samurai for my keyword research, it is one of the best!
      Hai Sheryl have a nice day...is it Free or paid?
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    • Profile picture of the author techotalk
      Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

      I use Market Samurai for my keyword research, it is one of the best!
      true market samurai is nice keyword research tool
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      Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

      I use Market Samurai for my keyword research, it is one of the best!
      yea, a friend introduced e to the Market samurai and that what I have been using. is very cool
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    • Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

      I use Market Samurai for my keyword research, it is one of the best!
      Have you used any other keyword programs?
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    • Profile picture of the author highprlinks
      I have visited that site but there is not keyword suggestion tool.
      Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

      I use Market Samurai for my keyword research, it is one of the best!
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        Originally Posted by highprlinks View Post

        I have visited that site but there is not keyword suggestion tool.
        I think you visited the wrong site then
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      Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

      I use Market Samurai for my keyword research, it is one of the best!
      Does Market Samurai really useful?
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    • Profile picture of the author Victorianx
      Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

      I use Market Samurai for my keyword research, it is one of the best!
      I would like to know is Market Samurai of cost or ..Can you please provide hints of the good side of the tool? I would like to use this tool.
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    • Profile picture of the author apkkadam
      Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

      I use Market Samurai for my keyword research, it is one of the best!
      Yes i agree. This is one of the best tools available. This tool is useful in more than one ways. The actual price is around $145. You might want to sign up for a trial and then you will be offered a discounted price of $97. No monthly fees. Just a one time investment.
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
        Originally Posted by apkkadam View Post

        Yes i agree. This is one of the best tools available. This tool is useful in more than one ways. The actual price is around $145. You might want to sign up for a trial and then you will be offered a discounted price of $97. No monthly fees. Just a one time investment.
        I imagine they're not going to stay afloat too much longer if you know what I mean. With all the changes recently, and the switch to Bing data, once the lifetime license sales stop, they're updates will too.

        Monthly software is always a safe bet.
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          Originally Posted by Josh MacDonald View Post

          I imagine they're not going to stay afloat too much longer if you know what I mean. With all the changes recently, and the switch to Bing data, once the lifetime license sales stop, they're updates will too.

          Monthly software is always a safe bet.
          Hi Josh

          Do you mind sharing with keywords finder is a great tool for amazon and cpa?
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          • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
            Originally Posted by harshags View Post

            Why dont you use Google keyword tool instead?
            It doesn't provide SEO data, nor domain availability data.

            Originally Posted by zakizarifah View Post

            Don't mind me asking.

            Does Micro Niche Finder still works Great for adsense?

            I have not use it before. Does it have trial version?
            Yes, Micro Niche Finder still works. Market Samurai and Keyword Scout are also sufficient tools for Adsense.

            Originally Posted by zakizarifah View Post

            Hi Josh

            Do you mind sharing with keywords finder is a great tool for amazon and cpa?
            Read above.
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        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        I'm putting one down for Market Samurai to. Best bit of kit I ever bought.
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      I am using google keyword tools
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    +1 for Market Samurai here, too.

    It does show the number of competing pages - for whatever that's worth to you - and allows you to analyse the backlink PR and anchor-text of the top 10 competition, plus any custom sites/pages you enter into it.

    The revamped Keyword Research module also generates up to 800 keywords "per pass" now, I believe - so long as you enter into it your Google Account login details.
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    Market Samurai is cool, even the free version has the keyword research tool.
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    Market Samurai is probably the best for what u want to do.
    The free version is very good.
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      You can the solution from market samurai.
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  • Profile picture of the author theemperor
    I use Market Samurai. I think it is the best. Not only does it do a good job but it is regularly updated and maintained. And a fixed price too no monthly fee. The best way to describe it is that it takes the research you could do manually in your browser for free, and spend hours on and presents the essential results to you in seconds. If you value your time it is worth buying.

    WebCEO I used and got a refund - it's a bit slow and dated. It has a lot of feature but not convinced on the usefulness. MS is better in that you get results that matter much more quickly.

    I tried Wordtracker on a trial. Wasn't convinced when it came up with very long tail keywords and said 100+ visits per day. I think their data is slightly wrong and as soon as I distrusted the data I couldn't use it anymore.

    Only downside to MS is it Google-only data. No Yahoo/Bing is taken account of. But I do get some keywords where the traffic comes from Y and B and not G. So do some manual Y/B research as well or perhaps find a different tool for that if you need.

    Bear in mind there is no perfect keyword research solution, and there never will be because the search engines never release totally accurate data.
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    • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
      Originally Posted by theemperor View Post

      I tried Wordtracker on a trial. Wasn't convinced when it came up with very long tail keywords and said 100+ visits per day. I think their data is slightly wrong and as soon as I distrusted the data I couldn't use it anymore
      Indeed. Wordtracker, as I understand it, takes (or used to take) their search volume data from small meta search engines, which almost nobody really uses.

      They may or may not have then extrapolated that data, somehow, in an attempt to estimate the number of searches you're likely to receive from the three big search engines - Google, Yahoo and Bing.

      Seems a kind of arcane, hit-and-miss approach, and based a little too much on guesswork, for my liking. And what's the point in that, when you can just get the data straight from Google (and ok, I know it's not completely accurate all of the time - but it's much better), nicely retrieved and presented into tables, ready to analyse, in a tool like Market Samurai?
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      Originally Posted by theemperor View Post


      I tried Wordtracker on a trial. Wasn't convinced when it came up with very long tail keywords and said 100+ visits per day. I think their data is slightly wrong and as soon as I distrusted the data I couldn't use it anymore.
      So that was a hunch or did you run some tests to check the accuracy? I am asking because I always wonder if there is no merit to those paid keyword tools, why do people still pay for those!

      Also, any thoughts on "Keyword Spy" from anyone ?

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      Hope you don't mind me asking questions about paid tools on your thread. They are so relevant, I thought we can fit them in one thread rather than starting a new one
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      • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
        Originally Posted by THK View Post

        So that was a hunch or did you run some tests to check the accuracy? I am asking because I always wonder if there is no merit to those paid keyword tools, why do people still pay for those!
        There is probably some information on their site pertaining to their data-sources and what not.

        I do know for sure that they took it and extrapolated it from meta search-engines, at one point, however. I feel sure that it's still the same now, and hasn't changed.

        I still believe that it's far too vague, hit-and-miss an approach to be too useful and accurate (and that was my experience, too, for the short time that I used it), but a lot of people seem to like Wordtracker despite this, so "fair enough". :p
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      • Profile picture of the author sniperdomi
        that is a good question
        I would have ask the same .
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      Originally Posted by theemperor View Post

      I use Market Samurai. I think it is the best. Not only does it do a good job but it is regularly updated and maintained. And a fixed price too no monthly fee. The best way to describe it is that it takes the research you could do manually in your browser for free, and spend hours on and presents the essential results to you in seconds. If you value your time it is worth buying.

      WebCEO I used and got a refund - it's a bit slow and dated. It has a lot of feature but not convinced on the usefulness. MS is better in that you get results that matter much more quickly.

      I tried Wordtracker on a trial. Wasn't convinced when it came up with very long tail keywords and said 100+ visits per day. I think their data is slightly wrong and as soon as I distrusted the data I couldn't use it anymore.

      Only downside to MS is it Google-only data. No Yahoo/Bing is taken account of. But I do get some keywords where the traffic comes from Y and B and not G. So do some manual Y/B research as well or perhaps find a different tool for that if you need.

      Bear in mind there is no perfect keyword research solution, and there never will be because the search engines never release totally accurate data.
      Yes, I am satisfied with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Poc
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    Not sure if this will help but there is a huge list of Keyword Tools - Keyword Tools
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Poc
    I have just downloaded and istalled free version of Market Samurai.

    I did "affiliate" keyword research. I can say that this software is so powerful, that my computer even isn't that good to run this software without lag...

    I think that in the future I will buy MS.
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    • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
      Originally Posted by Matt Poc View Post

      I did "affiliate" keyword research. I can say that this software is so powerful, that my computer even isn't that good to run this software without lag...
      No kiddin', lol. Market Samurai had my desktop PC slow to a grinding halt whenever I ran it. Frustration to the max! Though this beast of a little laptop I now have sees it running almost as fluidly as beer passes my lips on a night out - just without all the ill after-effects.

      Seriously though ... it's a great piece of software. Although use of the Keyword Research module is free, it's worth buying if only for the addition of the SEO Competition and Rank Tracker modules. (Which, collectively, happen to be the only 3 modules I really use, anyway.)
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      • Profile picture of the author erange
        Originally Posted by DireStraits View Post

        ...Though this beast of a little laptop I now have sees it running almost as fluidly as beer passes my lips on a night out - just without all the ill after-effects...
        ...mind sharing those those laptop configuration stats?
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        • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
          Originally Posted by hellingent View Post

          ...mind sharing those those laptop configuration stats?
          From the top of my head, it's an Intel Core i5 M520 processor @ 2.4Ghz (dual core, I think?) with 4GB RAM.

          You can probably see the rest of the specs by looking up the "Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Elite" base configuration at Lenovo's UK site. I made some small custom configurations, but only by way of adding a touchpad in addition to the trackpoint and self-encrypting hard disk, etc. In other words, nothing that'd really affect the overall performance of the machine.

          Not Lenovo's meatiest laptop by any means, but I wanted a balance between good portability and speed, and I think the X201 is (or was when I bought it last June/July) about the best out there for that.

          It does really glide through most tasks, though. Photoshop works a treat even though it only has integrated Intel HD graphics which shares RAM, and Market Samurai absolutely flies with the system set to "Maximum Performance" in the Power Manager.

          Great little laptop.
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    Once you've used it, you'll love it as much as we do!
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  • Profile picture of the author mach12324
    you can also use ad word keyword tools .these are also best option.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce99
    cat amongst the pigeons ... I know if your living is creating sites and posting them and getting high rankings immediately before the next project is important that the comparing ten site back link is very good.

    Can I just ask, except for the rounding and latency of the free google keywords tool, what is wrong with it as far as finding keyword volumes go? I am annoyed that in general research that Google has killed off the previous month data columns, but for a rough idea of Exact search volumes ... what is wrong with this orginal free tool?

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  • Profile picture of the author mithil
    I use Google Adwords keywords tool and that works for me....
    I guess all other tools are fetching the stats from Google only so why not to go directly to the parent company....
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    • Profile picture of the author rafi899
      I think you are absolutely right.But there is a huge lack of technique to use Google keyword tool properly.That's why people are choosing different customized tools.I emphasize on Google trends, Google insight for search and Google ad-words keyword tool.I personally believe that these tools are enough to research keyword
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  • Profile picture of the author suzane
    I always use Google Adword and wordtracker to determine the best keyword.
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    • Profile picture of the author namesbeyond
      Originally Posted by suzane View Post

      I always use Google Adword and wordtracker to determine the best keyword.
      yes, Google Adwords tool helps to find keywords , it is suggesting competitiveness of the keyword, Global search volume and also local search volume.
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    Try Market Samurai and traffic travis.
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    My suggestion is MarketSamurai
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  • Profile picture of the author kumar125
    Hi
    I think keyword research is the most important work in the SEO. So I am also use adword tool research good keyword
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    I recommend Keyword Winner if you have a blog, it makes keyword research a breeze, it has keyword research and rank checker all within your dashboard!
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      Originally Posted by danlew View Post

      I recommend Keyword Winner if you have a blog, it makes keyword research a breeze, it has keyword research and rank checker all within your dashboard!
      danlew but for me keyword winner is not working good as not giving me good result
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    Google adwords and seo spy glass is good
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  • Profile picture of the author erange
    Thanks DireStraits...

    I was just checking. Market Samurai has been running pretty sluggish lately and just wanted to see if a faster processor and/or internet connection might be the issue. I'm sure others are having some issues...but I research a LOT of keywords and it's just painfully slow right now.

    Anyone have any new updates to report regarding MS?

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      Originally Posted by hellingent View Post

      Thanks DireStraits...

      I was just checking. Market Samurai has been running pretty sluggish lately and just wanted to see if a faster processor and/or internet connection might be the issue. I'm sure others are having some issues...but I research a LOT of keywords and it's just painfully slow right now.

      Anyone have any new updates to report regarding MS?

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      Hi hellingent

      A couple of days ago, I sent the debugging log to MS support team. You are right. It is getting slower especially when you have a large list of keyword to analyze. My problem is with Rank Tracker. This module hangs several times when I use a large list of keywords. Even with a smaller list, it is very slow when clicking to other modules or changing any parameter.

      I am still waiting for their recommendation because I did ask them if I need a faster processor or probably 8GB RAM to overcome the sluggish performance of MS.

      Cheers!

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  • Profile picture of the author kiranraj19
    You can use Google adword keyword tool for checking keywords. It's good...
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    +1 for MS from me, an indispensable part of my IM battlechest.
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  • Profile picture of the author FabianSmith
    is there any manual way to research authentic keywords for your website ?
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    Market Samurai is the best!
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      • Profile picture of the author Zeb
        Originally Posted by natashalister View Post

        i used a google keyword tool...
        i only used it google keyword tool..and found it best
        I find your post hilarious. You've got to consider experimenting with more tools.
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    google keyword tool is also good
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    • Profile picture of the author abellasmith
      @ Majay,

      Google Adword tool is not goof for keyword research, sometime it missed some high traffic gaining keyword. I personally feel it.I always use "keyword stealth" for free keyword research and "Semrush" for paid keyword research.
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    • Profile picture of the author techicode
      Google keyword tool is best for the keyword search in any region. Every time I use the Google Keword Research Tool.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Dybka
      Micro Niche Finder is what I use,I also have Market Samurai,they are both excellent tools to have.


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        i suggest market samurai for keyword research tools
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        • Profile picture of the author owendan79
          Originally Posted by summerbuzz View Post

          i suggest market samurai for keyword research tools
          me too....
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      • Profile picture of the author techotalk
        Originally Posted by Steven Dybka View Post

        Micro Niche Finder is what I use,I also have Market Samurai,they are both excellent tools to have.


        Steve
        you good in keyword research then i have question for you how to know either competition high or low i means its depend on search , or adword price or local search which actually tell that competition is high.
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    I use Market Samurai but have just downloaded Niche Finder by Brad Fallon (?). WIll see how it works
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    Have you looked into Keyword Scout?
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  • Profile picture of the author patrich
    Niche finder is good, market samurai is far too slow for my liking and the best of the best is SeCockpit which is what I am using now. Talk about a powerful kwd research tool, secockpit does it all, I love it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneyerr
    You can find many in search engines i have also one to suggest, it is: www.wordstream.com/keyword-research-tool
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  • Profile picture of the author rosesmark
    I am using Google Keywords Tool with Market Samurai..Both are marvelous tools for keywords.
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    • Profile picture of the author smithjohnson
      Currently, I am using Google adwords tool for keyword research, it is best one. Market samurai is also good.
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    • Profile picture of the author Priya12
      According to me, Google adwords is the best keyword tool.
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      Google keyword tool + Google Webmaster tool
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    • Profile picture of the author twinspectra
      Since I am not much interest in investing money, I don't use Market Samurai. I have heard it to be the best one though.

      I use the Google adwords keyword toll to get a lot of keywords then I verify them with wordtracker free tool. Now I get a list of keyword that are common on both the tools. The last and the final step I veriify them with alexa and it gives me the best possible keywords to take. Never failed in getting traffic with the keywords that I take. I trust alexa to be the best source to get keywords for your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author usaimarketing
      it’s imperative to choose the right set of keywords from the start of the process. For this, the online marketer mainly uses Google Adwards keyword tool. Other than these, there are many online marketing tools available that you should use, for the analysis of keywords. long tail keywords are also advisable to incorporate .
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    • Profile picture of the author largeprint
      You can use google keyword tool..
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      there so many incredible feedback posts about Market Samurai! i am going to test it!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author LangeTroels
      Originally Posted by rosesmark View Post

      I am using Google Keywords Tool with Market Samurai..Both are marvelous tools for keywords.
      Doesn't Market Samurai "just" extract it's data from Google's keyword tool?

      BR,
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
      Originally Posted by rosesmark View Post

      I am using Google Keywords Tool with Market Samurai..Both are marvelous tools for keywords.
      I used to use Market Samurai a lot but have recently just been depending on Google's tools a lot more for tracking.
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    • Profile picture of the author namesbeyond
      Originally Posted by rosesmark View Post

      I am using Google Keywords Tool with Market Samurai..Both are marvelous tools for keywords.
      Yes, i also use google adwords tool to do keyword research, it show both competition and global search volume as well as local search volume.
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      • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
        Originally Posted by namesbeyond View Post

        Yes, i also use google adwords tool to do keyword research, it show both competition and global search volume as well as local search volume.
        Everyone should be using Google's Keyword Tool, even if they are using it in addition to other software
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    i using market samurai too i think it's great..
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    • Profile picture of the author Braylen
      Keyword plays an important role in SEO. For keyword research you can use Google Adwords tool.
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    • Profile picture of the author ramanpradhan42
      There are so many free tools for keyword research which we can use for researching the keywords.
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    • Profile picture of the author eliteinfo
      According to me For keyword Research Google adword keyword tool is best.
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    • Profile picture of the author ramanpradhan42
      I have been using the Google keyword tool for last 3 years and i found this tool very accurate. So for keywords research it is very reliable tool.
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    • Profile picture of the author surfcamp
      off course market samurai is one of the best keyword research tool which provide the complete detail of keyword including competition search volume you also can use keyword spy tool which also are helpful for keyword research.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gene May
      i am using google ad-ward and spy glass for researching my keyword. hope this 2 thinks will help you.
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    • Profile picture of the author ericsmith99
      Try free trail wordtracker and Google Adwords KW suggestion tool
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    • Profile picture of the author graham09
      Hi,

      Why don't you use Google Keyword Research Tool. It is the best tool with demand of keywords and it will show you variation of keywords also. I don't know much about paid tools, but the Google's tool is very easy to use and results are significant as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author jaisymarshal
      Keyword research is the important element in seo. You can use Google ad word keyword tool for searching a keyword,it's very good tool.
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    • Profile picture of the author azammunawar
      Market is really a good one, I have used it first time and found outstanding.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrian
      Samurai or Gooogle adword key tool is best to find out highly paid keywords in accordance with their search Globally. Seo book keyword is also a good tool but i preffer adword.
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    • Profile picture of the author PetGuru
      i too use market samurai its not free but is good. but if u want to search free then google adword keyword tool is best.
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    • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
      I'll give you the best and only keyword research tool you will ever need to find keywords...

      Are you ready?

      Ok...The Google Keyword Tool.

      You will be able to find some great keywords by using that free tool. I know a lot of people like market samurai, wordtracker and so on but to be quite honest you will do find using the Google keyword tool.

      What I find funny is that most of this other tools (probably all) get their data from the Google keyword tool itself.

      So start gathering up ideas and make use of the google keyword tool. I should be putting up a nice post of how simple keyword research really is. I'll be sure to share it!
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      • Profile picture of the author Vic Shinoda
        Google Keyword Tool + Keyword Spyglass are the best tools for me now
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    • Profile picture of the author carlamax
      i always use market samurai at the first preference. but google adword keyword tool and wordtracker are also best if you are working at google adsense.
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    • Profile picture of the author mnichs23
      google adword keyword tool is the best among all....
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    • Profile picture of the author michaelrox27
      You can use Google keyword tool for keyword research. It is the best and the accurate tool for keyword research.
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    • Profile picture of the author JackiPhone
      I'm always use google adword key word tool and wordtracker.
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    • Profile picture of the author jkk310
      Many expert here voted Market Samurai. I am new for SEO. I am using Google AdWords Keyword Tool which free. Toady I join here and read above post so I decide I will buy Market Samurai.

      Thanks all
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    • Profile picture of the author geniusabroadtpss
      Hi,

      I usually use Google keyword suggestion tool. its really one of the best tool for keyword suggestion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Geneson Korankye
      I use google keyword tool and its amazing how many keywords you get and combined with quotation search on google.com, you get all you need.

      I am writing a short keyword research technique with google free keyword.

      Hope you find it and it would be of great help to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author tommo25
      always liked keyword elite myself
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    • Profile picture of the author aminfocraft123
      SEM rush is best tool I am using it from last 3 years.
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    • Profile picture of the author hecman
      Does anybody know of a keyword /competition analysis tool that allows you to import in a large list of keywords and have only those words analyzed? All the tools that I've tried so far can take in lists but they try to give you other keyword suggestions which I don't want and can be time consuming.
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    • Profile picture of the author gillederman
      Well the best keyword research tool is google adword tool.This tool is best and i have been using it for long time.This tool tells the whole story of the keyword like competition on the keyword and searching on to the Google.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dijiporm
      Google Keywords Tool is the best to me. Because-1. Free 2. It is wide spread and easy to use.
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    • Profile picture of the author AgileWarrior
      LongTailPro is another tool to consider. Not clear yet how much the Google and Penguin updates have impacted it. It's a one-time purchase.


      If you do a lot of searches, then then SECockpit could be your best bet, as it collates and summaries a lot of data that you would have to collect manually otherwise. It is server-based so it's awfully fast, and for that you pay a monthly subscription fee.


      If you do a lot of searches and want to keep the cost low, complement tools such as LongTailPro with a proxy server, so "friendly" Google does not ban you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Web Development
      I am also agree with my all friends siyajoshi. Google adword keyword tool is just amazing for researching keywords it is totally free for use and it gives al the infirmation about the searching keywords like competition on keyword, global and local search with region and also pay per click of the keyword.
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      • Profile picture of the author JMasterJ
        It seems there are tons of people who use Google KW tool to do all their research.... so what are they missing that Market Samurai does so much better? I.e., if so many people here love a paid MS, there must be 1-2 things it does that blows google out of the water? Their selling point seems to be it saves u time... not sure how much longer it takes to go to google, type in terms, download CSV and look... must be missing something here...

        Anyone here heard/used Jaaxy? Its something new and wanted some intel on it....
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    • Profile picture of the author larry05
      If you are looking out for some free keyword research tool, then Google adwords keyword tool is the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author Web Development
      You must have to try Google Adword Keyword tool. Its is on of the best tool available on the net.
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    • Profile picture of the author vajra123
      Yes,Market Samurai is the best keyword tool .Many of my friends already are using this tool and they have told me that this is an amazing and most useful tool .
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    • Profile picture of the author Nothijku
      I use google tool. I did not use any other tool. I like to use. This page will help me.
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      • Profile picture of the author DanielDamian
        Originally Posted by Nothijku View Post

        I use google tool. I did not use any other tool. I like to use. This page will help me.
        How exactly do you use Google Tools? Are you talking about Google Webmasters Tools? Does it give you useful information?
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    • Profile picture of the author ykgforum
      Google adword keyord tool is best tool
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    • Profile picture of the author alsoft
      hi,
      1. Within the help of google adword you can easily find best keyword according to your site.
      2. With the help of competitor site report.
      3. SEO Keyword tools

      Regards
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      • Profile picture of the author RobertoM
        Try SECockpit.
        It is very accurate and has some unique features not found in M. Samurai.
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    • Profile picture of the author aident364
      Hi guys I have little knowledge on keyword research. Because i new in this term. I am trying to learn about this SEO tool. In this thread most of you are telling about the best performance of Market Samurai. Surely i am assured to use this when i will learn the whole mystery of keyword research. Thanks to every body.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lawrence333
      well i have been using the Google ad keywords and i get the desired keywords by simply searching at it.....
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    • Profile picture of the author izaco
      So many good recommendation for Market Samurai that need to try it also.
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      • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
        Originally Posted by izaco View Post

        So many good recommendation for Market Samurai that need to try it also.
        They have a free trial you can test out
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        • Profile picture of the author Derek_Thomas
          Originally Posted by Chase Watts View Post

          They have a free trial you can test out
          True. Totally free trial, 12 days I think.

          HOWEVER, you can also get the trial extended to 3 months!

          Not too shabby.

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    • Profile picture of the author ccole
      I use Market Samurai as well as Keyword Evolution. You do not need to download Keyword Evolution as it is an online keyword generating tool. This online tool gives you two specific information only: traffic and competition. Uses color coding if the keyword is marketable or not.

      Fancy software..

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      • Profile picture of the author Derek_Thomas
        Originally Posted by ccole View Post

        I use Market Samurai as well as Keyword Evolution. You do not need to download Keyword Evolution as it is an online keyword generating tool. This online tool gives you two specific information only: traffic and competition. Uses color coding if the keyword is marketable or not.

        Fancy software..

        -Christian
        Keyword Evolution is new to me. How accurate is the color coding system?

        Derek
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    • Profile picture of the author honeymor
      google webmaster tool is best all of them and i always use it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
        Originally Posted by honeymor View Post

        google webmaster tool is best all of them and i always use it.
        How so? It hardly gives any competition data.
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      • Profile picture of the author harry911
        Originally Posted by honeymor View Post

        google webmaster tool is best all of them and i always use it.
        Webmaster tool for keyword research ? :confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author Sanket Patel
      Well, if you researching in any search engine you can find plenty of results of keyword research tool like word tracker, google Adword keyword tool, Keyword discovery tool , keyword spy tool , Market samurai etc.
      But, I recommend Market Samurai it is the one of the best keyword research tools which discover the best keywords with optimizing the competitor's weaknesses.
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    • Profile picture of the author stevenburn
      Wordtracker offers Keyword Research tools for SEO and PPC, Rank Tracking and Site Analysis tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author Saranya2011
    In my suggestion is Google adwords is best keyword tool..
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  • Profile picture of the author Daave
    What about Google Ad-word..........?
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  • Profile picture of the author razorico
    I advise everyone use SEMRush, there is a great find on competitors - interesting words sometimes come up! For no limit research you would have to pay, but I think it's good investement in your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author alohascott1
    Has anyone complained about the need to click those links to get the extra data that market samurai does not pull automatically? I think its a pain in the ass to click a link and then wait for ms to pull the data then click another link and so on. I would much rather let the software run itself and do something else while i am waiting.
    I have no problems with MS slowing down my computer as its new.
    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author carlgreak
    It should be like this. I use Market Samurai, as well. The price tag may 'appear' high, however, IMHO, it is the best and that price tag has paid for itself very easily. It is very necessary.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Market samurai as well as the Google Keyword External Tool are all pretty good
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelvin AIP
    I read this from another forum that someone referenced, and wondered if you agreed with the usefulness (or lack thereof) of Google's popular keyword too. I don't have historical searches, nor do I notice any difference, but supposedly, GAKWT is not as useful or comprehensive in data search as it once was.

    The revolution of search has traditionally been centered on our ability to discover how humans search, the words they use, in what order, the frequency thereof and other subtle semantic permutations. Unless we want to subscribe (in resignation) to Google’s dumb-ass shortening of the known language universe, this tool borders on useless. No more will Google’s sampling of human queries be easily available just for the asking.
    source: R.I.P. Google Keyword Tool. Long Live SEO! » aimClear® Search Marketing Blog

    What are your thoughts and what are the alternative tools to do your keyword research? or do you completely rely on google's biased data?
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    • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
      Well, I listen to the top money makers and of all the tools they could be using, they are STILL using, and promoting others to use, the Google Keyword Tool.

      Don't believe everything you read. ;-)
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      • Profile picture of the author Kelvin AIP
        Thanks for your input guys...

        @TopKat22
        did you read the article? i agree with you on the common advice of not believing everything we read. however, the points mentioned and results they've found made me wonder how effective KWT is for genuinely finding highest ranked volume of kw search related to the niche/website you're working with.

        that said, what "JSProjects" pointed out about relying heavily on the results of KWT makes sense

        @JSProjects
        i wish i could just move along - haha.. i agree that many prolly do rely heavily on G's KWT more than they should (i myself included in the beginning). the challenge is that we may not have the luxury of running up a list of kw's used to find our site if we have no history/traction yet. when entering a new market as a service provider w/a new client, the KWT is one of the tools that kinda help us get started in the right direction. if margin of error is too wide, that could be deterimental to our initial SEO efforts.

        @ThomasHale1986
        ya, i know it was 2010 (late 2010), but could be more relevant now than ever nonetheless.

        @Tim Franklin
        yes, ultimately, we each discover our own way to the "right way."
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      • Yea I'd say it's far from dead. In fact I recommended it earlier in another thread as one of the best free tools out there. It's even better than some paid tools if you ask me.
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    • Profile picture of the author AdrianCostan
      Google Keyword Tool isn't dead. At least it isn't dead yet. Although the results are kind of "frightening" sometimes it still up for good use. Also that post is from 2010. Thomas Hale.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
      The one thing that seems to at times elude the average marketer is the idea that Google is not a search engine, that is not what they are about.

      The fact is that Google first and foremost is a business run for profit.

      If you are not on the google radar, all you can hope to do is to glean some crumbs that the large advertisers may leave behind, that is something that you can do, but anyone that does not recognize this fact will find themselves always attempting to bring value to a table that is being setup and used by others.

      When I say google radar, that means your a business customer and a big spender at that, what I mean by a big spender is that you spend more than 100,000.000.00 per month, and that might seem like an impossible task for most people, in fact it is, likely that even the top gurus out there in our world do not come close to that kind of advertising budget.

      In order for the average Joe or Jane to make a real dent in this world is that you bring something to the table that no one else can, that to say the least in a market saturated with content could be very difficult but not impossible.

      The real truth behind Google and its search engines, is that your dealing with a computer, then a human, if you do not recognize that fact again you will eventually find yourself in the place where no good marketer wants to be and that is in the place where they cannot compete with larger and more favored competitors.

      What I find to be of great interest is so many products that are designed to deal with google in such a way that has in the past proven to be a failure yet these products are being sold yet today, (automatic backlinks, comment spamming software, blog comments, article marketing, and more every day) some of these are barely logical or even legal, but over all when you fail to see the forest for the trees you need to gain a better perspective else you risk being just another brick in the wall...

      In a wall full of other bricks all screaming to somehow get recognized from all the other bricks in the wall.

      When you put it all together you can see that there is a method that will work for you but only you can find out what that method is and only you can figure out what this means to you, when you do that you will find out what only few have yet to discover.

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      • Profile picture of the author Dale21
        I use the Google keyword tool all the time, as well as several other tools for keyword research. I think most people's problem is not really understanding what the difference is with the different searches; broad match, exact match and phrase match. Once you understand what the numbers really do represent, then it is a great tool to use.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kelvin AIP
          Originally Posted by Dale21 View Post

          I use the Google keyword tool all the time, as well as several other tools for keyword research. I think most people's problem is not really understanding what the difference is with the different searches; broad match, exact match and phrase match. Once you understand what the numbers really do represent, then it is a great tool to use.
          When i first started, I was guilty of really not having much strategy for using the KWT nor did i have much understanding of the different options (broad, phrase, exact) and how i would use them in my research.

          CURRENTLY, this is how i'm using KWT:

          I typically search first by broad with my obvious list of kw's for the topic. From that starter list, i add the relevant kw ideas to the starter list.

          After i've gathered my broad kw list, I search by phrase & exact...

          based on the local volume of phrase AND of exact, i determine what my top 10 kw's or phrases will be to focus on.

          as a rule of thumb, if the kw phrase is 3+ words, I'll prolly rely go with the 1-2word rankings in exact list first before i go w/the 3+words ranking.

          from that list, I determine my priority of what kw's to focus on.

          How do you, Dale, or anyone else, use KWT?
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          • Profile picture of the author Dale21
            Originally Posted by Kelvin AIP View Post


            How do you, Dale, or anyone else, use KWT?
            Me personally, I only use the exact match. I do not buy adsense campaigns so the broad match is really misleading and totally useless for me. My research is all for my sites where I want to drive traffic to, so the exact match is the only one that I look at. I know others who rate some importance on the phrase match, but to keep it simple I concentrate on exact match only. That will give you a true honest picture as to how many visitors you have the potential to get to your website, which is all I care about. Again, unless you are running adsense campaigns the broad match is just useless.

            As I said earlier I have several keyword tools to find keywords and get a feel for how difficult it will be to rank for. A big plus for me with GKW is the average cost per click. If you have adsense ads on your site, this is critical. Of course you still have to check to be sure google has good ads running for that keyword as well. Again, you have to understand what the average cost per click figure stands for. That is what advertisers are willing to pay google, you will actually get about one third of that. Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Yes, it's dead. Move along now. Kidding.

      However, a lot of people rely too heavily on it, IMO. And it tends to be wildly inaccurate at times. I wouldn't use it for much more than a very broad estimation. Best thing to do is just get your site(s) up and running. Over time you'll discover that you're getting traffic for all sorts of terms you've never thought of.

      The KWT is still a great research tool. But too many people obsess over finding the "perfect" keyword.
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    • Profile picture of the author manchito
      As with ANY keyword tool, getting good results depends a lot in your seed keywords.

      I use Google tool everyday, even if it is just to validate my findings with other tools.
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    • Profile picture of the author stephenwaldo
      Well I don't know...I think that people expect too much from Google KWT. I mean, it would be way too much data to return every single specific keyword, exactly how many times it's been searched, and exactly how many times it's been searched in the past year. Instead they give you broad search counts, phrase search counts, and exact search counts, and between those 3 you can identify how much traffic is long tail and how much matches the phrase.

      But even if the keyword tool was totally useless, as was already hit on earlier Google never promised anyone a tool that details the exact search count of every single keyword ever searched in Google. The only thing Google ever promised was to do its very darndest to keep people from manipulating their rankings, and to return the most simultaneously relevant and dynamic results to every single search. I don't think anywhere in there was a clause saying they would do their best to help you make money from their search engine business.

      How many other search engines even offer a keyword tool? None that I can think of...But I guess I could be wrong.

      I mean, if you want to know how people search, then ask a friend, use your brain, or scrape google related results in combination with the Google keyword tool. No, it's not the most accurate historical data out there, but who cares? I wouldn't call it 'dead' just because it doesn't sync perfectly with what you'd ideally like it to do for your business.

      Anyways, I guess that kind of turned into a ramble. Sorry y'all.

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    • Profile picture of the author FraserC
      I think the main problem with the GAKT is the related keywords you get are the ones that they'd really like you to advertise on. So, everyone's being funnelled towards specific keywords.

      The trick is to get another source of keywords, like Ubersuggest, or your own referrer logs, and then feed those keywords back into the GAKT to get monthly search volume.

      That'll tell you what you want to target.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
      Or just good ol' brainstorming!

      SEMRush helps a lot too. :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Cosmit
      Ask yourself this: What is Google's biggest moneymaker?

      AdWords

      And what tool are we talking about here?

      AdWords Keyword Tool

      It was designed for advertisers to provide them with data so they can estimate how much traffic they will receive.

      Why on earth would Google wanna make the tool less useful? Because some "internet marketers" decided to use it as keyword research?

      i think it's fairly accurate. always use exact searches though. broad is.. well, broad.

      no its not dead bloggers just have nothing else to write these days
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    • Profile picture of the author alefa
      i need a key word research tool i am looking for one i read about before but can not find it again it was called traffic sheonobi (i think it is misspelled because i tried to search it and came up with no results)

      any recommendation would be helpful but if someone knows what of the one i am looking for can you please post the link for me

      thank you
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      • Profile picture of the author Dexter Williams
        Hi..

        Could it be Keyword Shinobi ?

        Other keyword tools that come to mind are Market Samurai, Micro Niche Finder and Traffic Travis... oh yeh, don't forget the Google Keyword Tool
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      • Profile picture of the author SlfMastery
        Originally Posted by alefa View Post

        i need a key word research tool i am looking for one i read about before but can not find it again it was called traffic sheonobi (i think it is misspelled because i tried to search it and came up with no results)

        any recommendation would be helpful but if someone knows what of the one i am looking for can you please post the link for me

        thank you
        Alefa:

        I think this is what you're looking for:

        http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...-software.html
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      • Profile picture of the author profitableblog
        this looks like a link to the advertising you were looking for: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...Rx2dh5Kz0Xa8OA
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      • Profile picture of the author jivens
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        I looooooooove market samurai. The only bad thing is that it tends to be a little slow sometimes and you have to click the seotc for EVERY keyword, but besides that it's wonderful. They also give a free trial (forgot how long it is)
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        • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
          Originally Posted by jivens View Post

          I looooooooove market samurai. The only bad thing is that it tends to be a little slow sometimes and you have to click the seotc for EVERY keyword, but besides that it's wonderful. They also give a free trial (forgot how long it is)
          The keyword research module in MS is free-for-life, if I recall.
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      • Profile picture of the author scraig
        This is the tool you are looking for: http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...-software.html Good Luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author outwest
        I think the google Top 10 Analysis for Market
        Samurai is unbeatable, and its very fast

        Sadly the anchor text and PR analyzer for backlinks no longer works
        I guess it was using Yahoo site explorer for that
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      • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
        The keyword research module in MS is free-for-life, if I recall.
        Yeah it is but if you're after a good, easy to use keyword research tool then the one I'm currently lovin' is Brad Callen's Niche Finder.

        It's a very simple tool designed with the sole perpose of finding you easy to rank for keywords that get traffic every month.

        Although I will say if you get excited by spreadsheets of keyword data then I'd go more Market Samurai as it shows you tons more variables etc.

        James Scholes
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      • Profile picture of the author JRuss
        Hi Alefa,
        I have used a couple keyword research tools for a little while now and I recommend using Keyword Evolution if you have trouble with confusing interfaces and procedures but if you are savvy enough you can get off on the right foot with Market Samurai.

        Market Samurai is not as user friendly as Keyword Evolution but if you know how to use it correctly it is one of the most effective keyword research tools out there.

        Good Luck in finding what you need!
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        • Profile picture of the author KevinA
          I used to be a massive fan of Market Samurai as well.. but lately ive noticed its wayyyyy too slow and tends to jam up my whole computer, and there are a few glitches with the data coming through (with the SEO module).

          However, the free version is still worth a shot if its only the keyword research section you are after.
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        • Profile picture of the author alefa
          Originally Posted by JRuss View Post

          Hi Alefa,
          I have used a couple keyword research tools for a little while now and I recommend using Keyword Evolution if you have trouble with confusing interfaces and procedures but if you are savvy enough you can get off on the right foot with Market Samurai.

          Market Samurai is not as user friendly as Keyword Evolution but if you know how to use it correctly it is one of the most effective keyword research tools out there.

          Good Luck in finding what you need!
          would it be possible to send me the link for keyword evolution?
          and is there any training to come with it?

          thank you
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      • Profile picture of the author spyroskoun
        I use scrapebox to search for keywords
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      • Profile picture of the author vjslav
        I almost never spend money on 'marketing tools', but recently shelled out $$$ on Market Samurai, and I am happy I did, it's not slow, if you compare it to SEO Powersuite, it's lightning fast.

        If you want free, Google Keyword Tool, been using it for 3 years, it's pretty powerful.
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      • Profile picture of the author alefa
        hope every one had a happy thanksgiving...

        Thank you all so much for your replies i really appreciate all the help and advice
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      • Profile picture of the author alefa
        Originally Posted by jenny007uk View Post

        hi mate i personally use keyword research pro and also recommend to you
        hello jenny,
        would you mind posting the link for me please

        thanks,alefa
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      • Profile picture of the author JoshuaG
        I use Micro Niche Finder and I Love it.
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        • Profile picture of the author alefa
          Originally Posted by JoshuaG View Post

          I use Micro Niche Finder and I Love it.
          hi JosuaG can you post the link for me please

          thankyou,alefa
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      • Profile picture of the author VASEO
        Originally Posted by alefa View Post

        i need a key word research tool i am looking for one i read about before but can not find it again it was called traffic sheonobi (i think it is misspelled because i tried to search it and came up with no results)

        any recommendation would be helpful but if someone knows what of the one i am looking for can you please post the link for me

        thank you
        Hi Alefa

        I think, it is very Great.
        you can visit site

        adwords.google.com/o/Targeting/Explorer?__u=1000000000&__c=1000000000&ideaRequest Type=KEYWORD_IDEAS#search.none, check keywork.
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        • Profile picture of the author DenRich777
          Has anyone tried TRAFFICTRAVIS? I downloaded the free version..anyone tried the PRO version which is the paid version.
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      • Profile picture of the author LarryG6
        What have you found to be the best keyword research tool? Is it Wordtracker, Market Samurai or something else?
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        • Profile picture of the author kukev1988
          I use Market Samurai as my main tool
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          • Profile picture of the author Brian Boyd
            Can't beat the good old Google Keyword Tool in my opinion.....
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        • Profile picture of the author KevinA
          Market Samurai (very slow for me sometimes) and the original Google Keyword tool..

          Tip: Remember to use 'Exact Match' when you are looking at search volume. Not doing this may lead you to chasing keywords that dont have sufficient search volume.
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        • Profile picture of the author mrjosco
          I use market samurai, but they just pull information from the google adwords keyword tool.

          Be careful with lower exact match search numbers. I have had success with the keywords tools, but recently targeted a KW that market samurai and google said gets 880 exact match local searches per month. I am ranked #2 for that keyword and get exactly zero visits per month. Just a fair warning.

          Overall though, the tools are pretty accurate.

          (I know the search volume was low for a keyword, but the exact match had an cost per click of over $70, so I thought I could adsense it!)
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        • Profile picture of the author DailyHealthBlitz
          I use Market Samurai, Google Keyword Tool, and Niche Finder.
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        • Profile picture of the author Flowithit
          Start with Google Keyword Tool

          Then maybe your network can provide you with there own tool that can help more
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        • Google Keyword tool...... its an awesome tool for keyword research.........
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        • Profile picture of the author alok24smart
          Wordtracker is the best. Google keyword tool is free and very useful. No idea about Market Samurai...!
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          I use niche finder and getting good results.
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          • Profile picture of the author kamendra
            I think Google keyword tool is best. It's free and helpful for providing best keyword research.
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          • Profile picture of the author davidthomsan
            My suggestion is Google ad words is best keyword tool..then after 2 no market samurai
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        • Profile picture of the author theebookcavern
          I start with Google keyword tool as Market Samurai can be very slow. Then once I have picked what looks like a good, relevant keyword I run it through Market Samurai. Whilst Google keyword does show you traffic and some basic competition data, you can't beat Market Samurai for the level of analysis.

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        • Profile picture of the author outwest
          Do you guys know that there about 100 "best keyword tool" threads in the last two months
          must there be a new one every day? Please use the search tool
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        • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
          If you want something Stupid-Simple then Brad Callen's Niche Finder. Just enter your root keyword, it "search" and it'll give you a handful of keywords that get traffic and are easy to rank for.

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        • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
          Also, Traffic Travis free edition is quite good for analysing the top 10 results for strengh of competition.

          James Scholes
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          • Profile picture of the author outwest
            Originally Posted by xxxJamesxxx View Post

            Also, Traffic Travis free edition is quite good for analysing the top 10 results for strengh of competition.

            James Scholes
            How can it be if it wont pull up backlinks
            Mine says 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
            for top 10 google, backlinks (to page I assume)

            this is traffic travis free edition
            updated with latest update

            search google for
            "traffic travis not pulling up backlinks"

            TONS of people complain about the same thing
            many say the problem persists for weeks at a time

            I have had the free version for months
            it has NEVER pulled up backlinks for me
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        • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
          I use MS as well but have been playing with the trial version of SECockpit and will probably move over to it even though it has a monthly sub of $77.00 per month but it's alot faster and has a couple of other options which aren't exactly KW related but is helpful for checking my spending per site.
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        • Profile picture of the author prcys
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          What have you found to be the best keyword research tool? Is it Wordtracker, Market Samurai or something else?
          I am not used to use any of the tool but i prefer the manual research for the keyword. As first find such words that highly entered by people for their query in your field , and then use those words in creation of your keyword. Though in starting , it will take some time to show the results but when you get mastery in assumption of such keyword then you will get more results.
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        • Profile picture of the author arpitagarwal82
          Micro Niche Finder and Niche Finder.
          These tools just make your keyword research fast. If you have time to spare, you can simply use google keyword tool along with seoquake plugin.
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        • Profile picture of the author sekhar203
          Originally Posted by LarryG6 View Post

          What have you found to be the best keyword research tool? Is it Wordtracker, Market Samurai or something else?
          in my opinion Market Samurai is the best...actually im standing with MS because of it's incredible features..Keyword Research, Rank Tracker and The biggest strength’s of Market Samurai are its SEO research features...I have been using Market Samurai for over a year and I still haven't found any thing else that stands near it! If you are going into the IM business, I suggest you get Market Samurai. You be glad you did…trust me
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        • Profile picture of the author elizabethjean733
          I always use google adword keyword tool it is awesome, fast, and reliable tool to analyze your keyword search and it can help you to chose right and profitable keyword.
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        • Profile picture of the author outwest
          Market samurai except that
          the kw anchor text analysis and PR analysis no longer work since YSE closed
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        • Profile picture of the author russkampmann
          in my opinion Market Samurai is the best...actually im standing with MS because of it's incredible features..Keyword Research, Rank Tracker and The biggest strength’s of Market Samurai are its SEO research features...I have been using Market Samurai for over a year and I still haven't found any thing else that stands near it! If you are going into the IM business, I suggest you get Market Samurai. You be glad you did…trust me
          Agreed! Free is great, but if you want a comprehensive tool, then Market Samurai is the best. I was fortunate enough to buy it at a great price when it was introduced on 30DC a few years ago. Made me a few dollars, and it saved me a lot more.
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          • Profile picture of the author shakil754
            I use Semrush and google keyword tool for my keyword research
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        • Profile picture of the author Matt Broody
          Market Samurai + old Google Keyword Tool
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        • Profile picture of the author rojkoserghei
          I use GoogleKeywordTool...it's free and usefull
          try it...
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        • Profile picture of the author Kris79
          Google keyword tool is good for suggesting related keyword.
          You can also you SEO Spy Glass, Traffic Travis

          If you want to find something related you can also try Google Insights, and Google suggestions in search bar, it is when you are entering a search term google will show you suggestions that you can use to find more keywords
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        • Profile picture of the author Kris79
          Google keyword tool is good for suggesting related keyword.
          You can also you SEO Spy Glass, Traffic Travis

          If you want to find something related you can also try Google Insights, and Google suggestions in search bar, it is when you are entering a search term google will show you suggestions that you can use to find more keywords
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        • Profile picture of the author Buum
          1st Google Keyword tool - fast and easy to use
          2nd Market Samurai - great but too slow
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        • Profile picture of the author giantonis
          I tried a lot of free keyword density tools that exist out there, and all of them provide me with different results. Can anyone suggest me an accurate one?? I don't want to anyone see my site as spamming..Thanks!!
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          • Profile picture of the author awddude
            I think this keyword cloud is the best:

            Keyword Density Checker - Keyword Cloud
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          • Profile picture of the author adsenselive
            You could always try using ezinearticles which gives 100% consistent results, not sayign you even need to publish anything with them, just save an article as draft and it will tell you exactly what keywords push you over its 4% threshold. If it doesn't then your article/content keyword ratio should be fine. I always guessed ezinearticles set these keyword density thresholds to tie in with Google for a very good reason.
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          • Profile picture of the author mechanicaldesign
            Its tool which is determine the exact percentage of keyword over the web page so its really very much helpful to find keyword density.
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          • Profile picture of the author outwest
            Just dont try to overuse the kw you should be fine
            IMO about 1.5 to 2 percent should be fine

            all these guys saying 4 to 5 percent , to me thats way high and risky
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          • Profile picture of the author freshmusic
            keyword density is not important anymore
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            • Profile picture of the author outwest
              Originally Posted by freshmusic View Post

              keyword density is not important anymore
              Yes but if you overdo kw density, like do 10 percent or something
              THEN IT SUDDENLY BECOMES IMPORTANT because google might see that as scammy and deindex you

              so to say its not important is a bit of a tossup
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          • Profile picture of the author UMS
            It depends on what you mean by "Accuracy".

            The reason you'll be getting different results is that keyword density is has two main ways of being calculated.

            A=Total occurrences of the keyword phrase in the article
            B=Total number of words in the article
            C=Number of words in the keyword phrase

            Keyword density calculation 1 uses:
            (A / B) * 100

            Keyword density calculation 2, uses:
            (A * C / B) * 100

            Let’s have a look at an example and the difference in the keyword density score those two formulas can make.

            Let’s say we have a article with 1000 words and using keyword phrase of “search engine results page” (4 words) where there are 10 occurrences of that phrase.

            So using the first formula, that gives us:

            (10 / 1000) * 100 = 1% keyword density

            and using the second formula, gives us:

            (10 * 4 / 1000) * 100 = 4% keyword density
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          • Profile picture of the author vjandroid1
            In my experience I found "seoquack" keyword density checker as the best one..and if you want some tips to improve than I will recommend for "seocentro".
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            • Profile picture of the author outwest
              Originally Posted by vjandroid1 View Post

              In my experience I found "seoquack" keyword density checker as the best one..and if you want some tips to improve than I will recommend for "seocentro".
              seoquack?

              I am sure they appreciate the compliment
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            • Profile picture of the author blueboxer
              Originally Posted by vjandroid1 View Post

              In my experience I found "seoquack" keyword density checker as the best one..and if you want some tips to improve than I will recommend for "seocentro".
              I've used both. I actually like seocentro better.
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          • Profile picture of the author Juvv2096
            SEO quake or some other firefox plugins will do the job really well and also save a few bucks.
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          • Profile picture of the author qalsoom
            In my opinion SEOBooks is the best,you can find more tools on this source.
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          • Profile picture of the author Jenny4u1
            Try adwords keywords tool. That may gives you 50% accuracy.
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          • Profile picture of the author razorico
            Another vote to seoquake. Density checker is the only option which is work good in SQ plugin, after google changes, and closing yahoo site explorer.
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          • You have to pay for it, but I use SEO Pressor on all my sites. It has a built in density tool which I find is pretty good and gives me a running play of how I'm doing keyword wise.
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          • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurweek
            There are so many tools on internet to check keyword density of the content. I am using SEO Xray for SEO book. I believe it is the best among all.
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          • Profile picture of the author johnsander1
            Therefore i don't like to use tools because all tools show different results, you can check your keywords density manually it should be 4 to 5%.
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        • Profile picture of the author JimMichael
          *Dumb question alert*

          I want to do some keyword research in order to start handling my own SEO. Where do I begin?
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          • Google's Keyword Tool and Wordtracker are useful tools for keyword research.
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          • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
            For "buyer" keywords, I like to start at places like Amazon, eBay, and Walmart.com, then move to keyword suggestion tools like Keyword Sniper Pro and sometimes the Google Adwords Keyword Tool.
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          • Profile picture of the author David Judge
            I'm also a fan of the Google Keyword Tool, but also use Google Insights and Google Trends for keyword ideas.

            The process I basically use, is to start with Google Insights and type in a keyword I'm looking for, scroll down to the bottom and find rising searches. Copy each of these keywords and use these to enter into the Google keyword tool.

            There are many people that aren't a fan of the keyword tool, but this at least gives you an indication.

            I also agree with feliciayapsl in relation to market samurai. This also does a good job when it comes to finding the best keywords and they give you access to a whole bunch of videos that show you how to perform each step.
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          • Profile picture of the author EricBaglio
            I always use the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. The trick though is go deep. Find the keyword you want to research. When you get the results, put each of the top keywords you like back into the Tool. Do this about 3 times and you'll have some golden nuggets.
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          • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
            1. Go to Google.com...

            2. Start typing a search you would do for your niche...

            3. Write down the "suggested searches" Google shows you...

            4. Back to 2, repeat 10 times.

            5. Now use GAKT or Market Samurai
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          • Profile picture of the author gauthamvit2003
            I use both Google Keyword Tool and Wordtracker for Keyword Research.

            Wordtracker provides IAAT data for each keyword along with other organic results from search engines. IAAT stands for ‘In Anchor And Title’, in other words it shows how many pages in a search engine’s index include both an HTML Page title that contains the keyword phrase and where the keyword phrase appears in the anchor text of an external link to that page.

            Don’t only rely on the Google Adwords Keyword tool for organic keyword research. The High, Medium, and Low Competition data displayed are meant to give you an idea of how many advertisers are bidding for a particular keyword.
            So, before targeting any keyword use both Wordtracker and Google Adwords tool to determine the competition for a particular keyword.

            I agree with David and Barry, those are effective ways to do keyword research using free resources, which many fail to do so.
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            • Profile picture of the author David Judge
              Originally Posted by gauthamvit2003 View Post

              I use both Google Keyword Tool and Wordtracker for Keyword Research. Wordtracker provides IAAT data for each keyword along with other organic results from search engines. IAAT stands for ‘In Anchor And Title’, in other words it shows how many pages in a search engine’s index include both an HTML Page title that contains the keyword phrase and where the keyword phrase appears in the anchor text of an external link to that page. These data determines how much competition you have for that particular keyword.

              About Google Adwords Keyword tool

              Don’t only rely on the Google Adwords Keyword tool for organic keyword research. The High, Medium, and Low Competition data displayed are meant to give you an idea of how many advertisers are bidding for a particular keyword.

              I agree with David and Barry, those are effective ways to do keyword research, which many fail to do so.
              Good Point. I don't actually use the Google keyword tool to determine the high, mid and low as these are directly relational to the adwords

              I use another method for this.
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              • Profile picture of the author Marketing Fool
                I use the free Google keyword tool to start, then I use spyfu.com's free option that shows you how many advertisers are bidding for a certain keyword and what they're paying. It's not exact, but it gives you a good idea.

                Then I head over to Google and type in the keyword and just see what comes up in the results. How competitive are the sites listed? What's their PR? How hard would it be for me to beat them?

                I also look at the ads Google displays in the SERPS to make sure spyfu's tool has given me a mostly accurate snapshot...look at the ads displayed..get a feel for what's going on...
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                  • Profile picture of the author carlenesky
                    I use Google Adwords Keyword Tool and Google Wonderwheel tool to find more related keywords. The last one is good for long-tail keyword.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
                      Originally Posted by carlenesky View Post

                      I use Google Adwords Keyword Tool and Google Wonderwheel tool to find more related keywords. The last one is good for long-tail keyword.
                      I thought the Wonderwheel was dead.
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          • Profile picture of the author prcys
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            *Dumb question alert*

            I want to do some keyword research in order to start handling my own SEO. Where do I begin?
            I would like to suggest that research for the keyword manually. As keyword is the word that enter by people for their query results and as per which google show the results with the highlighted word to the query entered and with the quality content. So observe the words that entered highly by people for their search in your field and use those words as in your keyword and provide the best content so this way you will get the better results with the keyword.
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          • Profile picture of the author hamburglar
            If the site is for adsense, make sure the site is buyer ready and has a high CPC.

            I am learning painfully how much high CPC and Product niche matter.
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          • Profile picture of the author Juvv2096
            Google Keyword Tool is good, but for me, the best thing I ever purchased was Micro Niche Finder.

            It uses googles API to find data, but it just organises it and makes it much easier to sort through and also check the competitions back links etc in one go.

            It basically makes choosing a niche much faster. I highly recommend it and no I have no affiliation with them lol.
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          • Profile picture of the author chrislu
            how can i worc withGoogle Keyword Tool ?
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          • Profile picture of the author razorico
            Originally Posted by JimMichael View Post

            *Dumb question alert*

            I want to do some keyword research in order to start handling my own SEO. Where do I begin?
            Well, if you have enough time, you can go to the google keyword tool, and make numerous requestes to make a list of the keywords you need.

            If you don't have much time, have a look on paid services, like semrush. It will help you to save your time to get the huge list of keywords.

            And the last thing, don't use wordtracker as it rely on 3rd party sites, and their data is very limited.
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          • Profile picture of the author Osman_M
            Google Keyword tool, seo for firefox plugin will get you headed in the right direction.
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        • Profile picture of the author razorico
          Originally Posted by LarryG6 View Post

          What have you found to be the best keyword research tool? Is it Wordtracker, Market Samurai or something else?
          Not wordtracker- that's for sure, their's data is very limited.
          About advantages of MS many people post here, also you can check semrush or spyfu - quality online services for keyword and competitor research.
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      • Profile picture of the author outwest
        is your traffic travis free version giving backlinks?
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        • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
          Originally Posted by outwest View Post

          is your traffic travis free version giving backlinks?
          A lot of tools are struggling since the YSE closure. If I recall, MS has the ability to pull data from Majestic. I wonder if TT can / will make the change.
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        • Profile picture of the author DenRich777
          Originally Posted by outwest View Post

          is your traffic travis free version giving backlinks?
          Yes the backlinks are available on the free version..just had a quick look at it and it seems to be a good one..seo, website, research are some of features available beside the backlinks.
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          • Profile picture of the author outwest
            Originally Posted by DenRich777 View Post

            Yes the backlinks are available on the free version..just had a quick look at it and it seems to be a good one..seo, website, research are some of features available beside the backlinks.
            I know its supposed to be available on the free version
            mine however shows no backlinks, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0

            and I updated it with the newest version
            same thing, no backlinks show
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      • Profile picture of the author WebcsPeter
        Google adword is the best tool IMHO.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kris79
        Hi.

        - Market Samurai (free trial then one time 149 USD - I think)
        - SEO Spy Glass - free with limitations - don't remember how much for full
        - Traffic Travis - free with limitations - don't remember how much for full
        - Long Tail Pro - (97 USD one time)
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        • Profile picture of the author outwest
          Originally Posted by Kris79 View Post

          Hi.

          - Market Samurai (free trial then one time 149 USD - I think)
          - SEO Spy Glass - free with limitations - don't remember how much for full
          - Traffic Travis - free with limitations - don't remember how much for full
          - Long Tail Pro - (97 USD one time)
          Market Samurai is 97 dollars purchased before the free trial expires,
          $149 after that

          my free trial expired but I just signed up under another email and all kinds of BS until it allowed me to purchase it for the 97 dollars. Not easy by any means because they are sly

          but I refused to pay an inflated price.
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      • Profile picture of the author razorico
        I use semrush for keyword research, as it provides tons of quality long-tails.
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      • Profile picture of the author arpitagarwal82
        Use Niche Finder for Brad.. That tool never lets me down.
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        • Profile picture of the author fmolina2010
          +1 for Google Keyword Tool here. Market Samurai leverages on this, so certainly the people who have been in this business for a long time still thinks that it's still useful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kelvin AIP
      forgot about this thread!

      yes, THANKS, that's what i focus on these days too - exact match. i choose my priority of kw tho, by phrase match to decide which kw's i should pay special attention to first.
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    • Profile picture of the author boxoun
      Not dead yet but I've noticed that they are bringing smaller results.

      Last month research is not matching up to todays. Not sure what that means but I'm seeing change.
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    • Profile picture of the author jmontalto21
      Before I knew the difference between the searches (exact, broad, phrase) I was making rookie mistakes left and right. I went from what I thought was 2 million searches a month... to 58. Make sure you know the differences between the search options if you are going to use the tool.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kael41
      No, it's not dead. Really wish people would stop making sensationalistic thread titles(the death of..The end of..Is it really the end?)...if it was dead, it wouldn't still be around and providing value. The only REAL thing dead in the SEO arena these days in Yahoo Site Explorer. Though one could just say that it's gone from the public eye and has now been absorbed into Bing Webmaster tools..

      Personally I roll chicken bones and look at the clouds to see what the next best keyword is....
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      Yahoo vanished,,..
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Then
      I think this is mentioned so many times but it's worth mentioning again: Keyword research is so important, it's the foundation of any Adsense site building. Select the wrong keywords and you have wasted your time.

      2 weeks ago, I stumbled upon a keyword phrase (4 words actually) that has 18,000 EXACT local searches. I repeat: 18,000 EXACT local searches

      And, the keyword brings in only 977,000 results. The allintitle: query brings me only 13,000 results. I repeat: 13,000 results in "allintitle:" search

      This is a gem isn't it? Although the CPC is only $0.70, the huge amount of searches will make up for it.

      So without hesitation, I bought the exact match domain name, setup the blog, whacked in some unique content and SENuked twice.

      2 days ago it was ranked 9th position and my Adsense click came in yesterday. About $1+.



      So if you find a good keyword, don't hesitate!
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    • Profile picture of the author syedakramreviews
      Here are the 4 question you must anwser while doing keyword research and forget all myth out there.
      1. Is this buyer's keyword?
      2. What would searchers of this keyword want to see?
      3. How may people are searching this per month?
      4. Is this keyword competition too difficult or worth your time?
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      • Profile picture of the author arpitagarwal82
        Good points syedakramreviews

        But about point 4,
        How will you judge the competition? Everyone have different criteria.


        No matter how easy a keyword is, it would always take some effort and backlink building to get your site ranked.
        The fact is most of the people do not want to take action or do work.

        Trust me on this ppl, there is no magic wand or some secret formula for keyword research.
        All it takes some time, common sense and work.

        So just pick your keyword and start working on it. Even if you fail to get your site ranked, you will learn something out of it.
        If you are ready to learn and improvise, you will eventually start to figure the things out. It takes first hand experience and work to get the real feel of work 'keyword Competition'. You can read thousand of forum posts and threads and can have hundreds of criteria. But all that will be 'theoretical'

        Stop reading all the form posts and thread. if you are reading my post (which is on 3rd page of this thread), I assume you read alot... You have more than enough information by now... Start applying it in real....

        Take Action.
        99% of times that is the thing which makes all the difference.
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    • Profile picture of the author obaidulhaque
      I also prefer using Google keyword tools. Most importantly, I appreciate the variety of research tools that Google offers for free. Some of the key tools that I use for my own keyword research include the following.

      1. Google Insights for Search
      2. Google Trends
      3. Google Adwords Keyword Tool
      4. Google Product Search
      5. Google Correlate

      I think each one of the above mentioned tools has something different and unique to offer. Which of these are you using?

      Obaidul Haque
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    • Profile picture of the author chrislangley
      Some claim that the Google External Keyword Tool is still good, while others state that it's constantly varying figures is not always accurate, but considering it's free it's a pretty good tool to point you in the right direction
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    • Profile picture of the author seoforu
      Yes I agree...Google Keyword tool is not as good as it used to be before but this does not mean it isn't accurate at all. The big businesses still rely heavily on keyword data provided by Google keyword tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greeks
    I am using Google adwords keywords tool, this is working best for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author veryshant12
    I have used Google adword tool.I like it as it gives the statistics of competition as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
    Free = Google Keyword Tool.
    Paid = SECockpit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Magnus Koenig
    Google Adwords Keyword Tool is great and of course it's free to use. It is one of the most widely used keyword tool by so many internet marketers all over the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author FizzaKevil
    Thanks for sharing the great source.
    What about Google Ad word ??
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  • Profile picture of the author Kris79
    You can use free tools:
    - Google Keyword Tool
    - Traffic Travis
    - SEO Spyglass

    or go pro and buy:
    - Market Samurai - I don't like it's too slow
    - Long Tail Pro - you can use multiple KWs in one search
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  • Profile picture of the author MirInfotech
    Google AdWords
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  • Profile picture of the author bwhosting
    I'm using google adwords,market samurai is also cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author honeyclarck
    Market Samurai is the best tool. So mostly people loves this
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  • Profile picture of the author janni321
    Yeah Market Samurai and Google Free Keyword Tool are the best keyword suggestion tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author drewmcntyre
    I always use Google ad-words keyword tool and keyword discovery for researching my keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author suzanstive
    i use google addword tool which almost give me the perfact result i ain't try market samurai but next time sure i like to use that as having many fans of it here
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  • Profile picture of the author chiclets
    I'm just using Google Adwords Keyword Tool.. very helpful for me
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  • Profile picture of the author jonsborn
    I prefer Google Keyword Tool. It is free and very simple to use method. Google gives plenty of free information about keywords. You can type in a seed word and get tons of related phrases and synonyms. Or, heck, you can just as easily put the url of the sales page into the tool and let Google tell you what they think the page is about.
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  • Profile picture of the author ReasonWhy
    Are there any other keyword sources except Google Adwords? I mean any other databases.
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    • Profile picture of the author JOleng
      You can try Wordtracker. They say they are better than GKT and provide more keywords than GKT, but there is a reason ,why people choose GKT - no one knows more about user search pasterns than Google itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Venus Brown
    I would sugges you to go for Google Keyword tool.Its genuine and the results are based on the search engine database.Its more reliable than anyother from SEO point of view.
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  • Profile picture of the author 07knev
    Market samurai is the best tool for keyword research. you can try a trial copy
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  • Profile picture of the author samfinance
    I use google adword .
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  • Profile picture of the author howimakemony
    +1 for market samurai...great tool
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    Market Samurai and Google adword tool
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  • Profile picture of the author kumar125
    Hello
    I think Google ad-words is the best tool for searching new and good keywords I request to all that you could use this tool and search good and effective keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author madyguru
    I love Market Samurai, When i used its trial version then i felt that its not a best tool for keyword researching but with the passage of time it seems to be good and now i use it for my work and i can recommend you to try this tool for getting better satisfaction
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  • Profile picture of the author kattehudson
    To find the keywords i suggest you google adwords try it! Thanks......
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  • Profile picture of the author SirWanders
    Market Samurai is way too slow for me, I'm afraid it just doesn't cut it.
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  • I am using Google Adwords Keywords Tool, Market Samurai and SEO SPYGlass for watching competitors keywords. Plus, I don't forget to use spyfu free services
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  • Profile picture of the author showkatahmad
    google keyword tool is the best and free to use
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  • Profile picture of the author elitebag
    I use good keywords ,it is free .
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  • Profile picture of the author sowellavena
    Google Ad Words tool is the best tool for searching good keywords for any site
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  • Profile picture of the author Armfun
    Use adworws keyword research tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Canal IP
    From my point of view, Google Adwords Keyword Tool is one of the best tools for searching correct keywords, although it takes longer if you look the competence in the searcher one keyword by one. In this sense Market Samurai is more effective.
    I think the best is doing an initial search with Market Samurai and contrast it with Google tools.
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  • Right now i am using keyword research tools for SEO, PPC, link building and blogging | Wordtracker and other keyword suggestion tools for keywords searching.
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  • Profile picture of the author CameronBroadbent
    Originally Posted by Matt Poc View Post

    Hi warriors,

    I am searching good free keyword research tool. Curently I am using this keyword research tool: Seo Book Keyword Suggestion Tool

    It is not very bad tool, but this tool doesn't show competing pages and shows only a limited number of keywords.

    Are there any tools which show competing pages and unlimited keyword number?
    How to use??? it's very difficult
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  • Profile picture of the author LukeJustin
    The best tool is to do keywords research by using google adwords tool
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  • Profile picture of the author samwalker
    Keyword research

    Keyword research is a major task for every SEO expert. Before you start any SEO, you need to find the right keywords for your site and niche. To do this, you use tools, such as the Website Keyword Suggestions tool, or the Keyword Playground tool. These tools suggest relevant keywords with high search volume . i.e. the keywords that makes sense to optimize for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maunchand
    Why Google adwords is not considered for Keyword suggestion? Is there any reason to avoid Google?
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  • Profile picture of the author egrovesys
    As i know SEOmoz will help you but you need to make payment. There are more advantages by using this SEOmoz and also many free seo tools available.
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  • Profile picture of the author jalllen
    i always use google adwords keywords tool and sometime i use worktracker free version.
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  • Profile picture of the author reninter
    market samurai, keyword tracker and best one is google adwords for better keywords analysis.
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  • Profile picture of the author SmileKenya
    Market Samurai should be your choice. It will definitely provide you with a big number of keywords which are very relevant. With such keywords your job becomes easier. Just build new keywords suitable for you by simple addition of some words to those provided. Currently, it should be the best keyword research tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author myiphoneapp
    i always use google keywords tools, and it's best keywords research tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author jespana
    I am just glad I found this site last night after searching for months for a good forum to learn from. I have found many and the information was a lot of waste of time for me with dead end software. I have been seeing people comment about Market Samurai since I have been researching Keyword tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author amherstsowell
    Google Adwords Keywords tool is the best tool for key phrases researches and competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author john080
    Obviously google adwords keywords research tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author john080
    The best option is Google Adwords Keywords Research Tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sitiohost9
    the best tool for keyword research tool is adwords tool, spyfu, keywordspy
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  • Profile picture of the author simontts
    Which keyword tool you use pretty much depends on what the purpose is:

    Are you looking fo keyword ideas?
    Are you looking for LSI keywords?
    Are you looking to view the amount of competition?
    Are you looking to spy on the competition?
    Are you looking for average search volumes?

    Google's Adwords tool is great for general research. There is a new keyword tool I have been using called Keyword Blaze which seems to overcome the problems with scraping Google that some of the others have been experiencing recently. I picked it up for free as a bonus from another offer I was reviewing but I'm not sure if that's a general offer or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author panacheinternet
    I will vote for Google Adword and SEM Rush.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greenfatman
    Great thread here....

    Google adwords is always where we must start, I have MS and MNF and they are so slow, The last baby that I have in my arsenal is Long tail Pro from Spencer, really powerful tool...
    Thank you guys for your recommendations here, many tools I never heard before.

    Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author serenin221
    So far I am happy with my MarketSamurai and SECockpit. If you are worry to just start with any software in the market you can always give Google Keyword tool a try and you’ll be able to learn what to expect from the other software.
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  • Profile picture of the author bryansmith1129
    You can use Google adword keyword tool. Its gives exact searches for keywords and it is totally free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sitiohost9
    Best keyword research tool is adwords keyword tool, spyu, keyword spy
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  • Profile picture of the author showkatahmad
    I thin Google free keyword analysis toll is one of the best tool to use
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  • Profile picture of the author showkatahmad
    I think free Google keyword analysis tool is one of the best tool to use
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    You can use google adword tool ...
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  • Profile picture of the author kundanseo
    In my view, Google Adwords is the best tool for keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author therockydavid
    I thinks the best keyword research tool is google adwords keyword research tool it's totally free and more beneficial for making google seo than the other tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author vivahaweddings
    Use the Google adword and wordtracker Keyword Tool to get new keyword ideas
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryMartha
    i am using both google adwords & Market Samurai tools but behalf of me google aswords is easy then market samurrai tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinWinWeb
    Market Samurai and Domain Samurai - the A-Team :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Somerville
    As a payed tool I agree with everyone on Market Samurai. It is interesting to me that almost everyone agrees about MS. And about it running slow. I have used Google keyword tool for quite some time and for general work it works great. And of course for anyone without the money to spend it is the standard.

    I would test and then compare and see what works for you. We are all different it what we want and can do. So test the product and if it works for you, then go with it. If it doesn't then try something else.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigmojophotos
    I used MS about 18 months ago and I did think it was good but I remember thinking that the data could not be that accurate. Several completely different terms would yield precisely the same volume of monthly searches in my region. Dont know if its any better now.

    I would also be interested to know what the accepted keyword research process is amongst people. I remember wordtracker used to use KEI but this is largely frowned upon. Personally I use search volume and competition levels to evaluate usefulness but ultimately how many terms do people target per page and if they have a PR of 0 against competition with a PR of say 4, how do you gauge which keywords arent worth targeting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daisy012
    i use google adwords free keyword research tool for analysis the keyword it is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author slrana
    for searching keyword or researching you can use SEO spy glass software.I think this soft is one of the best soft i ever seen.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigmojophotos
    DEspite my earlier comments on MS I just looked at it again and it seems to have evolved some way in 18 months.

    Can anyone validate the accuracy of the data?
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  • Profile picture of the author jastindpfoc
    You can use Google Ad-Word Tool for keyword reaches.
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    • Profile picture of the author steven_h
      Originally Posted by jastindpfoc View Post

      You can use Google Ad-Word Tool for keyword reaches.
      The KW tool has all the major indices - local search, global search, competition, CPC/CPM and so on. Reach is arbitrary.
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  • Profile picture of the author swingin4dafence
    I use MS first and then Google KW Tool and Estimator for cross checking data. Once I have KW's that I think are high value to my purpose I run them through Traffic Travis and Stealth Keyword Competition Analyzer and always get some new nuggets.
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  • Profile picture of the author steven_h
    I use Google KW tool (str8 to the source for hard data), then spyfu for top advertising comps and for deep onsite/backlink data I use spyglass. Although I use the full version, the link-assistant suite is pretty much FREE to use for basic research. Free is always good.
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  • Profile picture of the author TajWolfe
    google keyword tool is awesome i agree 100% but how to use seo book keyword tool i can't understand it's method..... plz guide me
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  • Profile picture of the author johnchristopher
    I use google adword and market samurai... both are pretty cool
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  • Profile picture of the author windowstoweb
    Hello Dears!

    Dear I want to know about how to find Good Keywords for a niche... Means I need some to do research.

    Best Regards,
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    market samurai is best
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    I use just the free adwords Tool...
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  • Profile picture of the author carolinaaram
    I use Google keyword tool its works good to me . After all i have to target Google only
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  • Profile picture of the author jastindpfoc
    I am using Google-Ad Word tool for keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author ricky pounting
    the best tool is google adward tool for me
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  • Profile picture of the author mrkallen
    Well I use Google adwords and its pretty good!
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  • Profile picture of the author phpdevelopment
    Try Google Adword and wordtracker to decide the best keyword
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  • Profile picture of the author Kris79
    I would divide the whole process into:
    1. Gathering keyword ideas - from different sources
    - Amazon,
    - competitors' websites,
    2. Keyword analysis - identify most profitable keywords
    - Market Samurai
    - Long Tail Pro
    3. Competition analysis - analyze keywords to find keywords with the lowest competition in SERP for easy rankings.
    - Market Samurai
    - Long Tail Pro
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  • I suggest Google Adword and word tracker to decide the top keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author beautymakeup
    I use Goggle Ad word for keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author Al amin
    Market samurai doesn't have the option to check exact match domain availability.
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    • Profile picture of the author Clyde
      Originally Posted by Al amin View Post

      Market samurai doesn't have the option to check exact match domain availability.
      That's right, and tools that do check for EMD's are slow.

      MS is really bad though, I was using their rank tracker software and all the numbers are off compared to Scroogle.org.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Albas
    There are various alternative tools for keywords research... Market Samurai is also good tool for keywords findings
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  • Profile picture of the author codecreative
    Hi everyone

    Great forum well been reading this discussion and with so many positive comments about market samurari I am most likely going to purchase it.

    I had been using ibp to help me with my onsite optimisation and to create nice white label reports for clients but I had felt that my keyword research could be better. The reason I say this is that when using googles keyword tool and insights they often present conflicting results. For example

    The following three terms

    la tania accommodation
    3 valleys ski
    ski la tania

    In google insights it suggests that my first keyphrase la tania accommodation has not enough search volume to show results and makes you think its the least popular of the three as the other two show data.

    However in googles keyword tool its shown to be the most popular of the three with 8100 local search per month.

    My local area for both tools used with United Kingdom over the past 12 months. Can anyone shead any light on why this is happening?

    Would you suggest that Market Samurai + IBP is a good setup that go well together?

    Thank you in advance
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  • Profile picture of the author james231smith
    Market Samurai is good but is paid. The best free keyword tool, according to me is Google Adwords keyword tool. Just make sure that you use are logged in using your google id. This way you will get a big list of keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Fied
    I used to use Market Samurai but now I use Go PRO - μNiches

    check it out!