How to do Google keyword research is one of the first dilemmas newcomers to internet marketing, and website promotion, confront. Sometimes it feels like you need a science degree in order to work out how to do keyword research.
Google Keyword Research can be daunting as it is rife with unfamiliar terms and concepts. In fact, this was my most hated job until I discovered Jaaxy, but Jaaxy, unfortunately, isn’t free unless you are a member of Wealthy Affiliate.
Five Free Sites For Doing Google Keyword Research
Here is a list that you will love of website resources that are free to use, and that will help you begin to understand keywords, and how they affect your marketing efforts.
Because these tools are free, they may not contain the in-depth analysis and information that some are seeking. When you try these free tools, you can better decide which ones are best for your business needs, before deciding on the right tool to purchase.
One thing to keep in mind about SEO is that your keyword ranking is much more dependent on how you use keywords in your content than upon technical knowledge.
Once you have chosen your keywords, use them sparingly in your content and make sure to write relevant content that relates to the keyword that you are targeting, otherwise visitors will leave your site as soon as they see that the information they were seeking isn’t there.
Here are five, free SEO and keyword tools to explore:
- WordStream offers a free keyword tool. They say this gives better pay-per-click (PPC) and search-engine-optimization (SEO) keyword selection. They also include a video tutorial to help with understanding the process of keyword research.
- Keyword Tool promotes itself as an alternative to Google Keyword Planner. This tool is designed to create long-tailed keywords from the topic you supply. As with most free internet tools, more inclusive paid versions are available. Keyword Tool gets keywords from different search engines – Google, YouTube, Amazon, Instagram, eBay, Play Store, Twitter to name a few.
- Übersuggest claims to “quickly find new keywords not available in Google Keyword Planner.” A short video on the Übersuggest landing page shows how their tool works. A search box on the homepage allows you to type in your keyword for multiple suggestions, including long-tailed keyword ideas.
- SEO Book Keyword Tool features English language keywords based on research from the old Google search-based keyword tool. The tool assumes Google has 83% of the market, with Yahoo and Bing commanding the remainder.
- Keyword offers keywords based on your intended market such as Amazon, eBay, YouTube, Alibaba, and more. Instructions for using the tool feature on the landing page. This one is great to get keyword suggestions. Simply type in a keyword and a lot of different variations for that keyword will help you to get a good keyword for your article. A professional version is available.
By accessing these free keyword sites, you will begin to see exciting results in your keyword marketing efforts. One rule of content marketing is never ever to write an article without doing keyword research first. Otherwise, you may be wasting your time, as your intended customers will never find or read your work.
I have learned over the years that nothing beats having a good keyword tool on hand that you can use with ease and speed. To read more about my Google Keyword Research Tool of choice, click here.
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Wow, I have the feeling that your selection of sites will help me a lot!
I only tried SEO Book Keyword Tool before, and I was quite satisfied with it, especially that it’s free, so I guess it only has benefits.
So from what I see, the first 4 tools are only counting the results from Google, right? Do you know if there is a tool that is also based on Bing and Yahoo?
Most of the tools only account for Google, and if you can rank in Google, you will easily rank in the other two.
Very useful article! Every beginner should read it. I remember when I was a beginner, I was really concerned about keyword research. I spend hours upon hours searching for the right free tool. I didn’t have much money, so I couldn’t purchase any free service at that time…
Keep up the good work!
Thanks for stopping by Julius. Free tools are great for when you start out and it is goo to know where to go to do your keyword research.
Hi, I was not familiar with these keyword tools. Just tried two of them while reading your post, but they want me to signup first. So I am willing to do so because I am curious if they are useful. I mean those you put under numbers 1, 3, and 5. Do they really give competition (or quoted search results) and monthly traffic? But in any case, I am going to check it. Thank you.
Yes, when I used them, they did, but that was before I started using Jaaxy, which is the only one that I need to use now. At least they are free to use, but tend to be a bit confusing to learn in the beginning. Keyword Tool is about the easiest to use, but I can’t vouch for it being the best.
Very good, I never knew about these five free sites to check the keywords. Thank you for sharing, i wrote them down. And I am going to check them out.
I am pretty new to the blogging world, so I love reading Tips and Tricks like that. Anything that will help me to get better in being seen online. Which of these Five sites do you use and maybe like the most?
I used to use the google keyword planner and keyword tool. Now I do everything on Jaaxy, as it just makes life so much easier. You may like the others, but I found some of them a bit cumbersome.