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3 Free Keyword Research Tools I Am Using

To me, keyword research is vital in order to be successful when it comes to Internet marketing. If I don’t know which keywords to target, I feel lost. It’s not just Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising, but it’s search engine optimization (SEO), and it’s about finding partners and places to submit guest posts. And probably a lot more…

At the moment I’m testing a paid keyword research tool called Keyword Country. I have just started to test it, so I won’t say anything about it yet, because I don’t know if it’s any good or not.

I am still using 3 free keyword research tools, that I highly recommend. The list is in no particular order (all of them are worth using).

Google Keyword Tool

I have used the Google Keyword Tool for a long time, and it just gets better and better the more I use it. This is by far the keyword tool I have been using the most.

Google Keyword Tool

Try the Google Keyword Tool

Keyword Spy

I haven’t been using Keyword Spy for more than a week, but it provides a lot of very interesting information about keywords and especially about competition. I have used it to find my competition, and to discover their keywords and their PPC campaigns. Awesome tool.

Keyword Spy

Try Keyword Spy

Wordtracker Keyword Questions

I have been using the Wordtracker free keyword tool for a while, but the one wordtracker tool I find even more interesting is the keyword questions. When I find the keywords I want to focus on, using either the Google Keyword Tool or Keyword Spy, I always use the Wordtracker Keyword Questions in order to find questions people are searching for.

Wordtracker Keyword Questions

Try Wordtracker Keyword Questions



10 responses to “3 Free Keyword Research Tools I Am Using”

  1. Pablo Edwards says:

    Thanks for passing these along. What a huge help you are for us.

  2. Damon says:

    What…? No mention of Spyfu. Thanks for the info. I think I’ll try out keyword spy.

  3. Hi Damon,

    You’re absolutely right. I should have mentioned SpyFu. It’s an awesome tool, but I haven’t used it much.

    Thanks a lot for your comment.

  4. Seladane says:

    I started internet marketing about 2 and half years ago after a redundancy (am sure there are many others in this situation). Like a lot of new marketers I easily got caught up by the myriad of professionally written websites promising ‘instant wealth’, it was only by many months of continued research that I gradually learnt more and more about how to ‘market’ online for free, and to actually start to make money. SEO has got to be one of the most difficult of things to learn due to the complexity of it’s nature, but it is also vital for any kind of success. Without blogs like this one from Sly Marketing it would be almost impossible for new marketers to get started. Recently I have been improving on my keyword usage and knowledge and these tools given here work so amazingly well together I will certainly be promoting them to others on my sites.

  5. Hi Seladane,

    You’re absolutely right, understanding SEO and finding the right keywords are tricky, but to me, they go hand in hand and are very important for online success.

    But, it’s also important to understand that in the end, the most important part of online success is related to content and the quality of the content. Search engines love good content.

    Thanks a lot for your comment.

  6. Joseph Hipolito says:

    This is great Jens thanks, This is really helpful to me glad you share this link to me…

  7. Dustin says:

    I’m a big Google Keyword tool user, but do use Spyfu and SEMrush when I need to analyze competition. Also Market Samurai one of my favorites for top 10 competitor analysis for organic. Can’t go wrong with the Google Keyword tool in most cases though 🙂

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