Keywords, key phrases, and topics are the basis of writing articles for your blog. Finding relevant keywords for your blog, that have some search volume, is an everyday task for the blogger.
Here is a list of the Keyword tools that I have found to be useful. For the newbies in the blogosphere who don’t yet have any income from blogging, I have included the best of the free tools. To make it simpler to search through, I have color-coded each tool entry
FREE & PAID VERSIONS
Google Keyword Tool
Free. easy access, no limits. Just signup for an ad account and you have access to Keyword Planner, You can export keyword lists to excel or Google sheets in csv format. Volume figures refer to CPC ie paid ads not to organic search, but none the less very useful.
- uses Googles own database
- Doesn’t have a keyword difficulty score
- Search Volume given as a range, not a figure
Free ( Paid Version available ) Neil Patels site for research. Sign up for free account, enough daily searches for beginners. Thorough reporting system which would serve affiliates and marketers well to intermediate level and beyond
The Current King of Keyword Tools
This is a PAID tool, comprehensive statistics, probably having the biggest database, so the most useful of all keyword tools. Referred to by many YouTubers and bloggers as their reference for statistics.
Extensive filtering makes it very useful for finding niche ideas and keywords.
Its “ranking difficulty” figure is very useful for beginners. Quite expensive but there is a limited free tool available as a chrome plugin
This really is a Bare-Bones App.
No stats, keyword difficulty, or just hundreds of related keywords, which you can then enter in Google keyword planner or Ubersuggest. The results are pulled from Google autosuggest – the list that appears as you type a query into Google.
Great tool if you have lots of time to play with spreadsheets.
Major league Paid Tool at a fairly reasonable price ( compared to AHRefs ) very flexible reporting
Very Useful chrome extension Keyword Tool which shows vital website metrics for SEO decisions DA Domain Authority, DA trend, Spam Score, Referring Domains, Total links
Highly Recommended and Great Value
Not Free but damn nearly. Pricing is $10 for 10000 credits ( 1 credit per search ) so – no monthly commitment and credits are only used when you are actually searching.
The tool can be easily switched on and off with the K Icon in your search bar. Absolutely perfect especially for beginners not able to fork out huge month subscriptions for these tools, KE provides vital statistics for a specific geo, search volume, SEO difficulty (on and off page), and Trends
KW Finder - Mangools
Very Competent Paid Tool at a reasonable price, recommended for experienced marketers, with more limited budgets.
Answer the Public
A weird site ! But quite useful, hundreds of title suggestions for posts . Free version has very limited number of searches per day ( three)
A similar site on a FREE basis try Answer Socrates, below…
Completely FREE suggestion tool, presented in logical sections, just putting in a seed keyword or phrase can bring up many great titles and topics, ideal for beginners and experts alike.
Free Bing and Google database Tool shows volume CPC and competition. Sadly the results are limited to the top 25 searches only, it will email your 25 keywords, but only the expensive paid solution gives all the results.
Free Chrome Browser extension, shows volume and similarity to seed keyword, can export 20 keywords to CSV , so it is useful but very limited
To install simply go to Chrome Extensions
Keyword Researcher Pro
Automated Google autosuggest tool with many useful additions. Al for a ONE TIME low price.
They make it easy to import or export from or to many different sources to do additional research.
This tool has been available for a long time, as the main method of using Google Autosuggest, follows Googles guidelines perfectly.
This latest version should be useful to all affiliate marketers and bloggers especially beginners where Keyword selection is vital.
Highly Recommended and Great Value
Searches Reddit for related sub-reddits, useful starting point if you’re not an expert. I am not a user of reddit so this is based on the experience of others. I found it difficult to use, but if you’re a reader of Reddit …. try it out. You first start typing in your keyword seed and wait for the autosuggest to come up with Reddit articles
Sheer SEO is many tools in one , includes a Keyword Explorer, also – Rank Tracker, SEO auditor, Directory Submitter, Backlink Analyzer and more .
There are many more tools and pagebuilders including :
10 minute funnels
Lead Plus X for WP
Which will be appearing in my reviews in the near future.