Which Keyword Research Tool is The Best At This Time?

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Hey guys, just wanted to hear your experience on keyword research tools. Which one is the best at this time? I used to use Market Samurai but nowadays looking for a better one. Any recommendation?
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  • Profile picture of the author papuanac1971
    I use Market Samurai and Keyword Elite V2.0 and I have great results but from my point of view is not only software that matter but those one who control them.

    THE POWER IS NOTHING WITHOUT CONTROL!!!

    Every step of research must be done correctly, no hurry and always do deep analyse!
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  • Profile picture of the author mycongme
    how about the tool provided by Google adwords? I am using it, anyone recommend it?
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    • Profile picture of the author jaintechnosoft
      Originally Posted by mycongme View Post

      how about the tool provided by Google adwords? I am using it, anyone recommend it?
      Yes i will recommend google adwords is best tool .
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      • Profile picture of the author imranfaq
        Originally Posted by jaintechnosoft View Post

        Yes i will recommend google adwords is best tool .
        Dear Friend

        GKAT actually tells you CPC competition, not SEO competiotion so I recommend Market Samurai or Keyword Xtreme and any other which tells you the true story of competition.
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    • Profile picture of the author Henlus
      Originally Posted by mycongme View Post

      how about the tool provided by Google adwords? I am using it, anyone recommend it?
      it is within Market samurai and most other keyword research tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Airwolf
    I have been in IM for about 5 years and I still recommend Google Keyword tool as it is the best tool for keyword research.
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    • Profile picture of the author UMS
      Originally Posted by Airwolf View Post

      I have been in IM for about 5 years and I still recommend Google Keyword tool as it is the best tool for keyword research.
      What's your definition of "best'?

      GAKT is good for finding keywords, but it tells you virtually nothing about the competition. Checking the competition is generally the most time consuming part of keyword research.
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      • Profile picture of the author LMSSERV
        UMS is 100% correct.

        Someone who says they know how to do KW research but only uses GKWTreally doesn't know KW research. The comp you see in GKWT is for the competition for ads, nothing more.

        KW research is all about checking out your competition and doing so in depth. This is where newbies have to be careful when trolling forums for advice etc. There's a lot of great advice etc. but there is also people who speak when they should be learning.

        I use GKWT to get a general set of KWs. Hint: Set the filter to Only show ideas closely related to my search terms as this gives you a list of long-tail KWS and phrases.

        Then I'll plug those into Long Tail Pro (you can get a free 30 day trial to get you going) which pulls off SEOmoz API but then I'll use SEOmoz/OSE tools (another free 30 day trial) to dig even deeper in addition to good old ground work by hand.

        I recommend though that if you have ideas for content but no KWs to go ahead and start creating the content (especially newbies as you may not be used to producing content yet so you need to strike while those creative juices are flowing). There is no set rule that you have to have KWs before you produce content. You write it, then go fetch your KWs and plug em' in.

        Happy KW hunting everyone...
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  • Profile picture of the author CTRTheme
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    I recommend Long tail PRO and market samurai, have been using for years. Long tail pro is fast to find keywords if you want to save time and market samurai can get a more accurate keyword research result but more time required.
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  • Profile picture of the author GodMode52
    Definitly Google keyword tool and your brain.. I have used many tools in the past but trust me , nothing can't beat a manual accurate review.
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    • Profile picture of the author Henlus
      Originally Posted by GodMode52 View Post

      Definitly Google keyword tool and your brain.. I have used many tools in the past but trust me , nothing can't beat a manual accurate review.
      Are you kidding me? You must be super man. Actually, keyword research and competition analysis tools are far more accurate and faster too.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    I have used Word Tracker and found it very effective for keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Google Keyword Tool to harvest keywords, Traffic Travis to get a quick look at the page 1 competition, and Calc / Excel to filter the data:

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  • Profile picture of the author SocialDemon
    Thanks all. Yeah I am getting more and more good words about Long Tail Pro. Just wanted to see how other fellow warriors think about LTP?
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialDemon
    Hey JS thanks for your share. But can you explain steps of your method comprehensively?
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by SocialDemon View Post

      Hey JS thanks for your share. But can you explain steps of your method comprehensively?
      It is kind of hard to explain in a post. But, all I can say, is spend a few days learning Excel or Calc and you'll never use anything else. It's so much faster than any keyword tool and, if you're using Calc, 100% free.

      Basically comes down to downloading a ton of CSV files from the Google Keyword Tool, merging them together using a batch script, removing duplicates, using a filter to determine the # of words on each line in the keywords column, using Traffic Travis to check the competition of keywords that interest you, and using filters to sort out all of the data. As you can tell from the pic, you can get pretty specific with the filters.

      Maybe I'll put together a video if I get some time soon.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lordvader
        Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

        It is kind of hard to explain in a post. But, all I can say, is spend a few days learning Excel or Calc and you'll never use anything else. It's so much faster than any keyword tool and, if you're using Calc, 100% free.

        Basically comes down to downloading a ton of CSV files from the Google Keyword Tool, merging them together using a batch script, removing duplicates, using a filter to determine the # of words on each line in the keywords column, using Traffic Travis to check the competition of keywords that interest you, and using filters to sort out all of the data. As you can tell from the pic, you can get pretty specific with the filters.

        Maybe I'll put together a video if I get some time soon.
        Would it be Too Much to ask you share the excel file ready just to add the keywords? thanks !!
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        • Profile picture of the author linkassistant
          We have 19 keyword research methods in Rank Tracker, including Google AdWords Keyword Tool with an opportunity to log in to your Google AdWords account directly from the software for better results.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialDemon
    Fantastic JS! Yes please let us learn from the video! I always think as the keyword research tools pull traffic data from google also as SEO Quake is one of the best tool to have a look on competition level quickly so why are we investing for KRTs even monthly basis? To be realistic we are wasting our hard earned money behind these so called KRTs.

    My opinion is only GKT along with SEO Quake and SEO Spyglass is good enough for KR. It would take some time but I do believe this manual method will show much better keywords than any KRT.

    Please share your method JS.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexgw
      Personally I am satisfied with Google Keyword Tool Adwords external. You will get an idea of the available monthly traffic with competition details.
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  • Profile picture of the author rgb
    Not sure why this is not mentioned here!

    Keyword Canine
    "KeywordCanine is a very powerful web-based application, which means all updates take effect instantly!" Keyword Canine is really awsome since I feel it somehow gives keywords that are not that easily found. Fresher...

    Also amongst of my favorite ones that I use or used:

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    Keyword Elite
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    Micro Niche Finder
    Micro Niche Finder - The Keyword Tool for Internet Marketers

    But if you use these in conjunction with other tools, for competition analysis and see what are keywords is your competition using, you can really get some nice data.

    Tools&Websites such as
    compete.com
    scapebox.com
    ahrefs.com
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  • Profile picture of the author bturner
    semrush.com offers a decent keyword research tool. They provide number of competing results too. Additionally they can show you what keywords any domain is ranking for too. When I do keyword research semrush is my preferred tool. Depending on the niche, I can often produce a highly targeted list of thousands of keywords in a matter of 30 minutes.
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    • Profile picture of the author trackleads
      I love LTP. It pulls keywords from GAKT and then lets you filter/sort by organic competition using a number of criteria, including the SEOmoz API to determine keyword difficulty. Highly recommend Long Tail Pro!
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    • Profile picture of the author semaphorev
      Yes totally agree with you..It time saving tool..

      Originally Posted by bturner View Post

      semrush.com offers a decent keyword research tool. They provide number of competing results too. Additionally they can show you what keywords any domain is ranking for too. When I do keyword research semrush is my preferred tool. Depending on the niche, I can often produce a highly targeted list of thousands of keywords in a matter of 30 minutes.
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  • Profile picture of the author fhamed
    Originally Posted by SocialDemon View Post

    Hey guys, just wanted to hear your experience on keyword research tools. Which one is the best at this time? I used to use Market Samurai but nowadays looking for a better one. Any recommendation?
    The only tools ever known trusted is Google Adwrods keywords tools. Benefit it is free and and reliable tools i ever used
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    • Profile picture of the author Murphysmurfy
      Originally Posted by fhamed View Post

      The only tools ever known trusted is Google Adwrods keywords tools. Benefit it is free and and reliable tools i ever used
      Most of the keyword tools derive their data from Google Adwords....

      I personally like Traffic Travis, for their upload speed is decent and there is a free version if you are tight on cash.

      The paid for version is much better, but what is your budget?

      Some keyword tools can run you 100$/ month.
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      • Profile picture of the author jordan08
        I'll give another vote for Micro Niche Finder by James Jones. I use it all the time and his updates for the software and quick. For example, Google just changed their keyword tool interface and Micro Niche Finder was updated almost immediately.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Of course Market Samurai is the only tool you need. It's incredible and will help you do a very BIG investigation for your keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author m00j99
    KeywordDatabase.net
    - webbased Keyword Tool, everything runs server-side -> access from everywhere and every device
    - full automated - you only have to login, set some filters for search volumes, cpcs, seo competition, available domains, etc... and you can find a good keyword within a minute
    - more than 1,200,000 Keywords already analyzed for SEO competition
    - Link to WSO
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  • Profile picture of the author Faisal-Rehman
    I do not rely on a single method or software. I usually go through google trends, google keyword tools, long tail pro and keyword spy(free version) as well as analyse competitor's keywords and then I pick keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tung Tran
    Longtail Pro is a good choice.. but not the best...

    The best tool is your knowledge.

    Using GAKT to get keywords idea and use your brain and hand to analyze competition.

    I have a guide here which explain keyword research on detail: Keyword Research: Why 95% of Marketers Are Doing It Wrong?

    Tung
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  • Profile picture of the author kingofking
    I still use google adwords keytool and I am really happy with the results It does really offers great features for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author The SEO
    I'm Using Google Adword Keyword Tool and Traffic Travis Both....
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  • Profile picture of the author SEMaster
    I use Long Tail Pro, and it is top of all the keyword tools. Period
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  • Profile picture of the author pinkhand
    Good adwords keyword tool ,I think is the best.It works really good for me when I have to search keyword for my website!!
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  • Profile picture of the author KrisN
    I use:

    1. Google keyword tool.
    2. If I need to do a huge amount of keyword research I take a trial version of SECockpit
    3. Free version of Traffic Travis.
    And I also still use Market Samurai.
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  • Profile picture of the author landron
    I recently started using a KW tool called Jaaxy. It seems to give the vitals of a KW: searches - both local and global, competitive pages, etc. It's certainly easy to use with a red, yellow and green light scoring system and a handful of other nice features. Does anyone here have experience with Jaaxy and be willing to share any pros and cons?
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  • Profile picture of the author fpdeziner
    I use UniqueNicheFinder and Long Tail Pro for that.
    A niche keyword tool great for exploring which keywords are driving the most traffic to your competitors’ websites
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  • Profile picture of the author TrafficSalad
    I use Google KW Tool and MS Samurai a lot (check on SEO Competition quickly). There's also a new tool in Google Adwords, keyword planner.

    Something that might also be useful for keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    Market Samurai is a very intelligent tool than you can rely on.
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  • Profile picture of the author frank07
    I am a blogger by profession and being a blogger you need to have knowledge on search engine optimization (s.e.o.). S.E.O. is a technique used by most article writers and bloggers to have a desirable ranking in search engines like Google and Yahoo. S.E.O. is a broad and very wide area so to speak, and a part of the many components that make up s.e.o. is the keyword tool.

    I have been using the services of keyword adword tool of Google and still is. Thus, it is the best tool in searching for keyword or keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author smileverse
    Google's keyword tool is still the most useful one for me. Like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author blingcityusa
    I like and use Google's keyword tool and market samurai for Keyword Research
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    Google Adwords Keyword Tool and your brain...
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  • Profile picture of the author jasmin007
    Your smartness + Google Adwards keyword tool = Best Results
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  • Profile picture of the author ZestMedia
    Google Keyword Tool, with some of your time as well as your brain cells.
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  • Profile picture of the author sackboy127
    I use Ultimate Niche Finder to find potential keywords, and then check the competition in detail with Market Samurai. They make a good pair!
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Google Keyword Tool is the best tool that aims to help you track down the right keywords. It is also very user friendly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      Ive got to say that IMHO the Google Keyword Tool is the best WHEN you follow it with a manual review of the top 10.

      You get to the point where you can just feel whether it's rankable or not. Yeah I know feel is not scientific but you're reviewing all the PR, links, authority pages, edu's etc. And you use that, but you can also just sense that yes this will rank or no it won't.

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  • Profile picture of the author linkolihu
    I have been in IM for about 4 years
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    i love market samauri. they even tell you if the domain names are taken or not. it will monatize site etc.
    love it....it is not cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author eightmotives
    Google Keyword Tool for the win, all the rest of the tools out there simply depend on their data.
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  • Profile picture of the author imranfaq
    I used Market Samurai Its a nice tool, actually Google Keyword tool only tells you the Global/Local Searches and its commercial value and its competition (for PPC) it dosent give you the idea of SEO Competition, SEO competition is totally another thing which tells you how your top 10 competitors are strong how to beat them which Market samurai does better. But I think so we does not rely on just 1 tool.

    Now a days there are many keyword research tools available, specially which are using google/bing/yahoo/ask "SUGGESTIONS" like when you type on search bar Google suggest you some keywords these are real human searches which Google stores in different database, below is the list of some software's.

    Long Tail Pro
    KeywordXtreme
    Keyword Scout
    Keyword Researcher

    Many Many others tools available so you have to check it and choose what suits you. they all support export feature if you find a bunch of good keyword with relevancy and import in Market Samurai for competition analysis, I think this combination will be lethal weapon for keyword research.

    Best Regards

    Imran
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  • Profile picture of the author karolina2004
    I prefer Google keyword tool because they are very easy to use and understand
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  • Profile picture of the author Devid778
    Market Samauri is the best keyword research tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bambu
    I have been using Term Explorer as of late to dig up big lists of keywords, which it then analyzes for me (I also do manual reviews for filtered lists). I like the ability to pull up lists of 10K words using one or more seed keywords.
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