Now that Google's Keyword Tool is going away...

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What tool do you recommend for keyword research?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Originally Posted by Mark Alan View Post

    What tool do you recommend for keyword research?
    Is it? I had no idea, I wonder why they decided to do that :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Thriftypreneur
    Originally Posted by Mark Alan View Post

    What tool do you recommend for keyword research?
    Source?

    I heard they were updating it, but not removing it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
        Originally Posted by Mark Alan View Post

        Looks like I am the one breaking the news lol

        Give us a link to the source...
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    GKW Tool being replaced by AdWords Keyword Planner
    http://searchengineland.com/google-w...lace-it-165364
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      GKW Tool being replaced by AdWords Keyword Planner
      http://searchengineland.com/google-w...lace-it-165364
      It says you would have to be logged into Adwords to use ad planner, which is something I do anyways to get more keyword ideas
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      • Profile picture of the author sweetbribes
        Okay, you made me look. I read the tidbit about Adwords Keyword Tool morphing into Adwords Keyword Planner (or whatever). Just more of Google doing what Google does, not hatin', just sayin'. Google is synonymous with change - it's the one thing you can always count on happening. Just remember to diversify, diversify, diversify!
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        • Profile picture of the author hometutor
          As you mentioned, diversify, therefore I remain curious as to alternatives.

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          • Profile picture of the author sweetbribes
            Stymied here as to a free alternative...maybe WordTracker? I use unlimited Jaaxy and like it, but it only has a free trial not a free "level", so to speak. Wish I could offer more alternatives.

            As to diversifying, I was speaking more of not depending on just Google (or *any* company) for their jolly awesome services (wink, wink), especially not for its organic search results, not even for Adwords PPC.

            Originally Posted by hometutor View Post

            As you mentioned, diversify, therefore I remain curious as to alternatives.

            Rick
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        • Profile picture of the author ContentWritingPhD
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          I had no idea that it’s going away but if that is the case, there are a number of alternatives that you can start getting to know more about.

          • Wordtracker. This is a great tool for keyword research it’s just that you have to be willing to pay its price tag. Anyway, you can get a free trial so that you can decide whether it’s what you’re looking for or not.

          • Keyword Discovery. If you’re the type who is into diving deep in keyword research, this is the perfect tool.

          Start with these two for now, sign up for a free trial for Wordtracker and Keyword Discovery so that you can compare which one works best for you.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Alan
        It doesn’t deliver the same info does it? And if you’re not an Adwords advertiser you are out of luck aren’t you? The more skeptical side of me also doesn’t like the fact that Google will now know what you keywords you are researching and be able to tie it to your account. What I always liked about the Keyword tool is that you didn’t have to log in to get results.
        Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

        It says you would have to be logged into Adwords to use ad planner, which is something I do anyways to get more keyword ideas
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        • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
          Originally Posted by Mark Alan View Post

          It doesn't deliver the same info does it? And if you're not an Adwords advertiser you are ought of luck aren't you? The more skeptical side of me also doesn't like the fact that Google will now know what you keywords you are researching and be able to tie it to your account. What I always liked about the Keyword tool is that you didn't have to log in to get results.
          When you don't login, you get about 100 keyword idea's I think. When you login in, you get 800 keyword ideas.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mark Alan
            Does the keyword planner show you search volume?
            Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

            When you don't login, you get about 100 keyword idea's I think. When you login in, you get 800 keyword ideas.
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            • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
              Originally Posted by Mark Alan View Post

              Does the keyword planner show you search volume?
              Lol, I have no idea, it hasn't come out yet. You were the one that alerted me to it :p
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              • Profile picture of the author Mark Alan
                The initial reviews I have read on it say it doesn't. It is more of a pure adwords tool. Hence my request for more options. When I started this thread I already assumed the shutdown was common knowledge. I didn't realize people weren't aware of it yet.
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        • Profile picture of the author llncm
          Originally Posted by Mark Alan View Post

          It doesn't deliver the same info does it? And if you're not an Adwords advertiser you are out of luck aren't you? The more skeptical side of me also doesn't like the fact that Google will now know what you keywords you are researching and be able to tie it to your account. What I always liked about the Keyword tool is that you didn't have to log in to get results.
          You are right, when logged in I get little no results in some cases, maybe its due to gender, region I'm located in.

          For example; if you're a male logged in and you don't often check out female specific products, Google might not consider the results not relevant to you and show you nothing.
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    • Profile picture of the author frankmiller11
      wow! thats something new.
      may be they are planning to give a better tool
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    The Planner is already active if you want to use it and you get all of the same data. Nothing to worry about.
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    Relying on keyword tools sucks. We have brains.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bisturi
      Originally Posted by DPM70 View Post

      Relying on keyword tools sucks. We have brains.
      You know what sucks? Making blank statements that are silly.

      You aware that Google wants to provide the best traffic estimations so that you can maximize your Adwords campaign? It's in Google's interest to provide good estimations; so no, relying on Google's own keyword tool doesn't suck. Now, relying on other tools, then yeah, you may have a point.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by DPM70 View Post

      Relying on keyword tools sucks. We have brains.
      Huh? Such a strange statement. You'd rather blindly jump into certain keywords and niches without knowing anything about them? If there's a tool that can help, it'd seem pretty dumb not to use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daones
    This means it looks like a lot of SEO software will probably have to come up with some updates when its released. Of course Google is always changing things that people become accustomed to, and most the time the majority of us dont like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author furqanarshad
    They are not removing the Keyword tool infact they have improved it so that you can have better results. I must say google keyword tool is the best one from all others paid or free tools available.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by DPM70 View Post

      Relying on keyword tools sucks. We have brains.
      Kind of a silly statement. It makes sense to get an estimate of search traffic before investing time and/or money into an SEO campaign for keywords. It would be dumb to work hard to rank #1 for a keyword only to find then that it is getting no search traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author negam
    i use allorank tools, its work wery well
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Kon
    I use seobook along with adwords keyword tool. You need to sign up for an account, but it's free.
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  • Profile picture of the author hiphil
    Seo Book keyword tool is a good (free) alternative to Google keyword tool
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    I guess some of the folks making recommendations for alternatives to the Google keyword tool don't understand how all these 3rd party keyword tools work. The 3rd party keyword tools are pulling keyword data from Googles data source, If Google changes their keyword API, that changes all the 3rd party keyword tools, even If that API change is only temporary.

    No Google data, no 3rd party data.

    I'm sure some sites like keywordspy & spyfu have a backup of the Google keyword data (most popular keywords), but that data can eventually be outdated.

    I'm not saying the sky is falling, just pointing out the connection between the 3rd party data & Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author lutherlars
    Yet another advantage of being in an Evergreen nich, By now, you should have a very good idea what people in these niches are searching for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hansons
    And there is no alternative as well, Google Adwords keyword tool is the best..
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  • Profile picture of the author Writer Gateway
    One thing I don't like about the new Keyword Planner is that you can't look up highly relevant keywords.

    For example, with the old keyword tool you could type in something like "insurance quote" and you could select an option to "only show very similar keywords" or something like that. And you would get a bunch of keywords like "health insurance quote" "car insurance quote" basically a bunch of phrase match variations of "insurance quote".

    I called Google and they said that they took this feature out of the new keyword planner, which was very disappointing to hear.
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  • Profile picture of the author damongreene
    The keyword tools is going away for those that aren't logged in to adwords. So you must have an adwords account in order to utilize the keyword planner.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    The keyword planner delivers more result but it is hard to use. Unlike the old tool which you can see all keyword ideas in just one click, the new keyword planner is a pain in the a$$...
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