If you are a serious blogger (or even internet marketer), you must be familiar with keyword searching process. This is an essential part of successful internet marketing and blogging. Speaking of keyword, Keyword Planner by Google is undoubtedly the greatest tool ever. We have to admit.
However, there is something wrong with that tool these days. If you have been long using this tool, you must be know what I mean.
Previously, Keyword Planner gives us the detail number of the search volume of each suggested keyword. But now, it only displays the ranges.
And, a few moments ago I just got a new worse fact about Keyword Planner. When I tried to check the search volume of a specific keyword, it only displays a single keyword followed by the ranges of search volume without any other suggestions.
I feel annoyed and started to look for other free alternatives and found the following results.
1. WordStream Keyword Tool
If you are looking for a specific niche for your next blog, you should try this tool. WordStream Keyword Tool is great tool to allow you looking for a keyword for your successful search engine campaign. The tool has a huge database and, most importantly, available for free. This tool also offers options for identifying negative keywords and keyword grouping. In order to get the most out of this tool (if you think this tool is worth), you can register to the paid plan.
Comes with a simple and cute interface, Wordtracker is just another great tool to collect keywords for your blog. Just like other keyword tool, it also display search volume (which is the main feature of every keyword tool). Wordtracker shows you what people are searching for, gives you a multitude of suggestions for keyword phrases, and computes how much competition you might face for the terms you select. You can use the tool without having to login. But in order to get the most out of it’s better to create an account.
If you use Wordtracker as a free user your result will limited to 10 suggestions. If you want to unlock the rest of the suggestions you can register for the paid one. However, free account is enough if you want to just checking the search volume of a specific keyword.
3. SEO Book Keyword Tool
Seobook tool requires you to have an account before using. It offers you a SEO mini course on the registration. It offers search volumes by market for Google, Yahoo, and Bing and links them to related global search results; links to Google Trends, Google Suggest, Google Synonyms and Yahoo! Suggest.
Ubersuggest tend to be suitable for collecting variation of title for you blog post. Unfortunately, this tool gives no number of the search volume. However, as mentioned, it’s useful enough for collecting variation of words to be used for blog post. Most importantly, it requires no account at all.