Alternatives to Google Keyword Tool

Google no longer has the best keyword tool for website owners.

A few months ago, the search engine king decided to rebrand its keyword tool to tie it into AdWords.

It now serves people interested in AdWords more than it does people seeking the keywords their target audiences are using.

This has come to a major disappointment to many website owners who relied upon the functionality of Google’s keyword tool.

Fortunately, there are other keyword tools that can act as alternatives to Google Keyword Tool.

WordPot

WordPot is useful in finding keywords with a high volume, but it doesn’t give you competition information.

It’s better for people who are already established in Google’s search engine because they have a better chance at ranking for high competition keywords. This tool also includes a way to save keywords to export to an Excel spreadsheet and give you keyword trend information.

To use WordPot, you need to register. It’s free as long as you don’t exceed 25 searches per day. Beyond that, you will have to sign up for one of their memberships.

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SEOBook

SEOBook is a good, free keyword tool. It doesn’t provide a large amount of data, and it’s questionable how reliable it is when choosing keywords.

The database pulls information from many different places such as Google Trends, Google Suggest, AdWords, and even the old Google keyword tool.

Many people are pleased with using it, but those who are master SEO people usually want something a bit more extensive.

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SEMRush

It’s pricey, but it’s worth it. You will be able to see all of the data you need with this keyword tool. You’ll have the monthly traffic numbers, competition and value of the keyword.

You’ll be able to see which keywords your site ranks for, so you can focus on others. You can even research which keywords your competitors rank for, so you can try to outrank them.

It’s a powerful tool for anyone who wants to have the best chance at succeeding at SEO.

SEMrush

Keyword Tool

This is a basic keyword tool. It doesn’t give you any traffic numbers or competition. It simply gives you terms you can use for your site.

It’s probably best to use for coming up with ideas on what to blog about.

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Wordstream

This is a powerful keyword research tool. It will give you everything you need to know when it comes to traffic, competition, and value.

You can use many of the other tools they have such as the niche finder, keyword grouper, negative keyword tool, and more. There’s a lot to play around with on this site, so allow yourself a lot of time.

WordStream

Majestic

Majestic has a lot of tools to help you with SEO. The keyword tool is one of the best with a lot of the same information as SEMRush, Wordstream and others provide.

You can use the other tools to help you organize the keywords you find, and to track how your site is doing with the keywords you’re trying to rank for.

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Wordtracker

This one is another great keyword tool. You can use the free one on the main page, but it won’t give you the extensive information you need. You’ll need to upgrade your account to find all of the really great data.

WordTracker

Conclusion

While most of these tools you’ll need to pay for, you can still get by with the free versions when you are just starting out. As you get more into SEO and growing your website, you’ll likely find you need more data from the paid versions.

Charlie

Charlie Patel is a world traveler, WordPress geek, serial entrepreneur, & consultant to big-shots in the corporate world and on the web. Otherwise, he's just planning the next trip or in some far-away land. He runs WPsite.net (this awesome site!).

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