There are some amazing keyword tools out there that offer some fantastic features.
Today I’m going to review a number of them and try to answer the question:
“What is the Best FREE Keyword Tool”
Now clearly, everyone has their own thoughts of which ones are the best, and if yours isn’t in the list or is not highly rated then please drop a comment below and share your thoughts.
Remember, I’m looking at Free here – some are always free, some might be a free trial but need to upgrade, and I’m not going to look at any that won’t give you many search results – it defeats the object I feel.
The one thing I would say is that Free is great, but just remember, the paid ones will normally give the better results or data.
If you are just starting out, stick with free to start with. You will find everything you need to get your blog up and running with plenty keyword ideas for posts or niche.
So Let’s get too it:
#6 Keywords Everywhere
Keywords Everywhere come in at number 6, not because it is bottom of my list, far from it. I am discussing it first because with it installed it actually improves 3 of the other Keyword tools I’m going to talk about.
That way when I get to them you will understand the importance of this tool.
For installation instructions please read my post ‘Free Keyword Ranking Tool Method’
Keywords Everywhere in its basic format so to speak is a great tool when you’re searching Google each day. We all do hundreds of searches right?
Let’s say I search ‘lose weight fast’ in Google:
What Keywords Everywhere will show is a set of related keywords to your search, the CPC if you use ads and the competition – the lower the number the less competition.
It will also bring up a list of what People also searched for.
Click on any of the keywords and it will drill down even further with more results related to the keyword you clicked.
It’s very useful whenever you are searching on Google as you might find some great ideas without actually looking for them.
One other point of note – when you search Amazon and YouTube you will see a results bar showing Volume, CPC and Competition – to my knowledge, these are Google results and are not related to YouTube or Amazon so be aware of this.
#5 Google Keyword Planner (Adwords)
Yes, Google’s very own Keyword Planner is a useful tool. Granted it might not give you the information it used to but it’s still a great place to start when looking for Keywords.
It’s mainly set up for doing Ad campaigns on Google but it still gives you some great ideas.
Now, this is the first Keyword Tool that works better with Keywords Everywhere installed.
Currently when doing keyword searches on Google Keywords you only have a range of search results.
You will notice on the average monthly searches it shows a range. However, when something says 10k – 100k that’s a lot of variation and it might be important to know where this actually sits.
How can we make this better?
Now there are two ways of showing more accurate search results.
1. Is to set-up (but not start) a PPC campaign. Personally, I can’t be doing with that right now.
2. Have Keywords Everywhere installed – and here’s why:
Now we have the search term and a list of ideas (actual search terms) from that search term, plus, with Keywords Everywhere installed we also have the actual average monthly searches rather than just the average – that’s much better.
Have a play around and test it out – after all, it’s free.
#4 Keyword Shitter (Sorry)
It’s not a typo, it is called Keyword Shitter – not something you’re going to forget in a hurry.
You might understand the name better when I explain why. Once again, this is a tool that benefits immensely by having Keywords Everywhere installed.
Let’s say I want to search Protein Powder
I typed ‘Protein Powder’ then hit the Shit Keywords button and an amazing list comes out. With Keywords Everywhere installed you also see the search volume and competition.
There were over 500 results just for Protein Powder (apparently shitting the results out) – and you can download as a CSV file to keep. So many possibilities with these lists.
I think It’s Important To Point This Out.
Whenever you find keywords you might want to use, I would always advise that you use the Google Search method to clarify what keywords you are using do actually have low competition.
Let me explain – this post is called What is the Best Free Keyword Tool.
Now I did my research on my keyword tool of choice and found that traffic was OK, competition was low and SEO was good. But I really wanted to make sure I could actually compete on Google to try to rank on page 1.
Now I know ‘What is the Best Free Keyword Tool’ is searched every month. So I put it in the Google Search bar:
It gets about 106 million results. However, to find the true competition you need to put “exclamation marks” around the search term to find the true competition for that exact phrase.
Now you can see the TRUE competition – 34 results. I’m happy with that, I’m confident of ranking on page 1 and I know there is monthly traffic for the search term.
Remember, it’s advisable to use this method whatever your keyword tool tells you – Google gives you the most accurate results. So don’t avoid the truth.
#3 Answer the Public
You only get around 4 to 5 searches a day when you use Answer the Public for free. To be honest, with the number of results, I would say that’s plenty. I certainly wouldn’t pay to use it – not because it’s poor, but because free is ample.
This is another tool that works much better with Keywords Everywhere.
To see a full review of both in action check out my post, Free Keyword Ranking Tool Method for 2019.
Answer the Public is pretty much what it says – you add a keyword and it churns out questions that are generally searched to include the keyword or words you added. There will be lots of results to look over until your hearts content, and with Keywords Everywhere you get the usual searches and competition results.
Simple stuff with a lot of possibilities – give it a try for yourself.
Considering it’s completely Free, it has so much to offer and I like it a great deal – and this time you don’t have the need for Keywords Everywhere – it has all the information you need.
So Let’s break it down to show what the tool offers.
I have put in the search term ‘How to lose belly fat’ (for the sake of this example).
The first thing that will show is the overview page.
The overview tells me that ‘how to lose belly fat’ as a search term is easy to rank for and an 84% chance of ranking in the top 20 of Google.
High search volume and also some data on paid ads if you are going that way.
Next you can open up the keyword ideas tab and I am told that Ubersuggest has 136 ideas for my search term.
The keywords ideas will appear in the list as highest volume first so for instance ‘how to lose belly fat fast’ has an average monthly search volume of 5,400 searches, and a SD score of 11. This equates to an 89% chance of ranking top 20.
SD – Estimated organic traffic competition.
Also on the same page you can see the Google SERP results. This is the top 100 websites that rank in Google for your search term.
So you would see something like this for the search:
What is useful about this is that first of all you can see your competition. In this case it’s sites like health line, cosmopolitan, menshealth etc.
You can also see estimated visits for this keyword per month, how many social shares and domain score.
You can also click on the link and check out the posts and see what people are reading about. It can be useful to give you ideas as well.
Check out Ubersuggest yourself and see how good it is.
#1 Jaaxy Keyword Tool
Free for 30 searches – it’s then paid but my number 1 choice because it offers so much.
Check out my 2 posts:
These posts tell you everything you need to know and you can try your 30 free searches here:
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This was a list of my top 6 free tools for Keyword research.
Do you have a specific Free tool you use that wasn’t in the list?
Is there anything in the list you haven’t tried before?
Why don’t you drop me a comment below and let me know what you think.
all the best,