There are many Free SEO keyword tools that are available online. Which ones are actually good and which one are not so good? Stick around because I am going to thoroughly examine a few of them and then recommend the one that I think is the best. First, I want to educate you on a few very important things about keywords and show you what it takes to rank on the first page of Google.
Why are keyword tools so important and what do they have to do with SEO?
Believe it or not you can’t run a successful online business without a reliable keyword tool. Not only do they play a huge role in SEO but they also will determine how much traffic you will be getting to your website.
Before you write a post on your website you should be doing proper keyword research. You can get a ton of in depth stats about anything you want delivered to you in about 1 minute. Check out this screen shot below! I am using the tool Jaaxy in this example below. This is what I have been using for over a year now and I have found all kinds of low hanging fruit keywords.
I will explain what all this means below. I am also going to show you why doing in depth research can really give you a competitive edge, when it comes to ranking in Google.
There are only 3 things that you should be concerned about
- The number of monthly searches- This number should be at least 30 searches a month. The higher the better though. If it is getting searched for you will start getting traffic once you are ranked.
- The keyword must make human sense- I don’t care how many searches or how much traffic it says you could get. If you are trying to use a keyword that doesn’t make sense a couple of things will happen. You will have a hard time writing about it. Google won’t rank you very high because they will see this as a poor user experience.
- QSR(Competition) When it comes to building a website you need to find out how much competition you are up against. You also need to know how hard it will be to out rank them. This number should be anything below 300. The closer this number is to zero the easier it will be to rank in the search engines.
If you can keep these 3 things in mind every time you are doing keyword research you will be all set as far as getting high rankings in Google. These 3 things will also be great for SEO and this will contribute a lot to you getting lots of traffic to your website.
What options do I have when choosing the best keyword tool?
You have a few options out there when trying to find the right tool that will do the job and provide you with awesome results. Like I said earlier in this post I was going to review a couple of the free tools that are available. I am then going to review one that lets you get your first 30 searches for free.
Google’s Keyword Planner
Even though I don’t really like the changes that were made to this tool I still think you can use it to get some good keyword ideas.
Take a look below at these screenshots I captured of this tool in action!
I do like how it shows the stats on how many searches this keyword has gotten in a years time. This is some important information that you should know when doing your research. If you were to do a PPC campaign on any of these listed above then it tells you how much the average bid starts at, as well as giving you some ad group ideas.
Don’t overlook this handy free tool.
Bing webmaster tools built in KW research function
Even though this tool is pretty basic and is only in the beta stage you can still get some basic ideas from it to do your research.
Check it out in action below!
You also get the bidding price of a keyword and it will show the popularity of it as well. For being a free tool this isn’t bad. If you are just starting out and don’t know much about how online marketing works this is a good one to start with.
This is another good way to come up with lots of ideas for different keywords.
I will explain how this works below
Simply type your keyword into the search box above and match the options above to your preferences and click suggest.
As you will see below it gives you the current suggestions then it will expand and give you other suggestions as well. It will then go through the entire alphabet and you can get a ton of ideas for keywords by using this nifty little tool.
After you find a few that you like you can click on the + button next to it and it will add them to a list for you. From there you can click on get all and these will be added to your list. You can copy and paste them into your favorite word documents for later use.
My #1 personal recommendation for the best SEO tool on the market today
All of the free tools that I have showed you above is great if you are just wanting ideas. If you want to put those ideas to work for you and start seeing some results, you need to have a tool that is going to deliver. With Jaaxy you can get an inside look at the number of monthly searches, traffic, QSR(competition) , SEO Power and whether or not it’s good enough to pass through the keyword quality indicator or not. All of this info is delivered to you in about a minute.
You can get started with your first 30 searches for free and then choose the plan that fits into your budget the best. I have been using this for about a year and a half. When it comes down to it you need a keyword tool that is going to deliver results fast.
Would you like to rank on page 1 of Google?
If you would like to rise to the top of the first page of Google for some low hanging fruit keywords, then you need to have Jaaxy in your tool box. I use it everyday and I wouldn’t be without it. My online business depends on a tool that is going to give me up to date stats.
This is only one of the many keywords that I have got on the very top of page 1 by using this tool and you too could achieve these same results.
I really hope that this post has helped you out. I also hope that it has educated you about how important it is to have the right tools if you want to rank high in the search engines. If you can learn how SEO works and you have the right tools to succeed your online business will be in great shape.
If you have any questions, comments, or anything you would like to add to this you can do this below. I will get back to you right away.
Your Friend Scott