Using Free Keyword Tools is a very good way to look for keywords or keyphrases. If you are a SEO consultant, a SEO agency or a company you must know the proper tools to increase your rankings and popularity. Keyword research is an essential part of SEO and it’s very important in web marketing.
Keyword Tools let you find, check and measure keywords. They can give you deep information about how much traffic they are able to deliver and can give you an idea of their value. If you use Google Keyword Tools just use Exact Match when looking for keywords, that will give an exact information of the total number of searches relevant to your needs.
Note: not all tools provide a complete free access to keyword research. Some of them give limited reports and require registration to get more, but it’s still sufficient to have a look or will require a paid subscription to get full reports.
Free Keyword Tools:
1. Google Keyword Tools is probably the most used keyword tool and my favorite one. It’s limited to 800 results but not a big problem if you know how to properly use it for keyword research. Here is the official guide.
2. Google Insights for search is another great tool you can use to compare search results with some patterns like regions, categories, time frames and properties. Here you can read the official guide.
3. Google Trends is used to compare interestes and searches in your favorite topics. You can enter up to 5 topics and analyze their trends also in Google News and geographic regions. Here is the official guide.
5. KeywordDiscovery collects data from 200 search engines (Google, Yahoo! etc.) They also offer keywords from Ebay, amazon and other big players. You can also search geographic regions and countries. The free version is limited to 100 results.
7. Wordtracker offers a very good keyword research tool. Some features are limited and you can see only local searches in the Free version, other details are blurred.
8. WordStream is good but the free version offers only the “Relative Frequency” column. Others are blurred and limited to 100.
10. WordPot offers a basic service but suitable for long tail phrases.
11. Soovle is very useful, it pulls keyword suggestions from the major search engines and other websites like Wikipedia, Answers, Amazon, etc. You can save results. Worth to use.