Well, we know you searched for the best keyword tools in 2017, roamed in many sites and finally landed on Blogging Demystified. We are happy to help you. Currently, there are lots of keyword tools available in the market, some of them are premium while others are completely FREE!
Before we dig into the tools section, let’s get some basic details.
What is Keyword Research?
Absolutely! Keyword Research is a strategy used by SEO professionals, bloggers, and affiliate marketers to find the potential keywords, which can bring quality traffic from search engine by ranking at the top of search results.
Moreover, here we are discussing the most useful and valuable tool in the keyword research industry. Let us take a look at the popular free, paid keyword research tools:
1. Google Keyword Planner aka GKP (FREE)
Hell yeah, there is no wonder Google keyword planner is the first tool comes in our mind when thinking about keyword research. Every internet marketers started keyword research with this free tool from the beginning of their career, and honestly, I am one of them 🙂
GKP is the core part of Google Adwords, which are mainly used for finding monthly search volume, keyword competition level, and bids in Pay Per Click (PPC) campaigns.
How it works:
To use keyword planner first, you need to log in with Google AdWords.
Enter your keyword/search term and select location (only if you are targeting any particular area) and then click to get ideas. You can see the search volume per month, Adwords competition level, and the suggested Bids.
The competition level only indicates PPC competition and not the same as competition of ranking pages. People may misunderstand this most time.
Recently, google adwords made some updates in thier infrastructure and what happend next is that you are not able to see the accurate search volume of a keyword, if you have no ads running or no balance in the adwords wallet.
2. SEMrush (FREEMIUM)
When it comes to keyword researching with competitive analysis, SEMrush is one-stop for SEO and PPC with exciting features.
SEMrush provides free version up to 5 searches per day, and we all know its too cheap. So we always prefer to go for the premium plans, and they start from $99 per month.
You can also try a 30 DAY FREE TRIAL which gives you the pro plan features.
3. KWFinder (PREMIUM)
KWFinder is one of the leading players in the keyword research industry provided by Mango tools. And they help to find long tail keywords, which bring potential customers with high buying intent. So, to find the best long tail keywords with low SEO competition, give it a try with KWFinder.
KWFinder provides the information such as Average search volume in the last 12 months, CPC, last 12-month keyword trends and PPC competition level. Keyword SEO Difficulty which is the key point in this tool helps to provide SEO difficulty of a keyword based on the MOZ Domain Authority (DA), Page Authority (PA), Moz Rank (MR) and Moz Trust (MT).
Crazy players, please note, using VPN, Proxy, Tor and any other kinda activities are blocked with this tool. Play safe or else you will get banned 😛
KWFinder is very helpful to find long tail keyword for local business owners. You can target to any country, city and local area based on your preferences.
KWFinder is a premium tool and however it helps to check only 3 keywords daily with free version.
4. LongTail Pro (PREMIUM)
Are you a micro niche website owner looking for relevant long tail keywords for your blog? Then take LongTail Pro into your account. It is one of the traditional keyword research tools in the industry widely used by bloggers and affiliate marketers.
Competition Checker feature helps you to pick up the right keyword for your micro niche website.
5. Keywordtool.io (FREEMIUM)
Apart from Google and Bing if you are looking for longtail keywords in YouTube, Amazon, and AppStore, then we firmly suggest keywordtool.io.
6. TOOLFEAST AutoSuggest (FREE)
Last but not the least, ToolFeast AutoSuggest is the best free tool in the industry for finding the long tail keyword with monthly search volume and CPC. AutoSuggest extract the data from Google AdWords includes keyword competition, search volume live Google SERPs and search trends.
If you are a beginner, you can start with AdWord or any trial plan of the above-listed tools.
We suggest you begin with ToolFeast Auto-suggest which is an excellent tool in the keyword research industry. You can read more about keyword research tool by visiting Brian Deans post in backlinko.com.