Top 9 Free Keyword Research Tools

If you’re looking for  Google’s Keyword Tool alternative then you come the right place. Here you can find 9 best free research keyword tools.

These tools are not a substitute for detailed keyword research as I talked about in my first set of articles.

On the contrary, they can help identify the keywords that are most important to your competitors, or help you find dark opportunities where there may be little search volume, but there is also little competition.

All the tools I have reviewed for this article are free to the public. Some have paid for options, but I have only covered the free features.

Top 9 Free Keyword Tools

  1. SEMRush: I’m not sure I can talk enough about SEMRush. I personally use serious every-time. When I am planning to post a blog post. With this amazing set of tools you can do almost any amount of reasearch that is needed. It is ideal for competitive research as well as individual keywords.
  2. Ninja Search Combination Tool: With this great tool you can develop a giant list of different search queries. Each query is then linked to a Google query. It is ideal for developing strategies on the fly.
  3. MajesticSEO: Our friends at Majestic SEO have a great tool for keyword research. They pull their giant index to provide many metrics that can not be found anywhere else.
  4. SEO Book Keyword Tools: Aaron Wall has offered these tools on your site for quite some time, and to be honest with the passage of time, they continue to deliver!
  5. WordTracker: WordTracker is a commercial application that offers a free tool in its interface. I admit that this free tool looks like it’s meant primarily for you to sign up for the non-free version but still provides a quick and clean interface for quick analysis.
  6. Keyword Discovery: This is a small tool in which you present your dataset in a very large easy-to-read table. Although its could improve slightly on the user interface with better color scheme.
  7. Ubersuggest: Ubersuggest has long been a favorite of many SEOs who need keyword suggestion data. Personally, I love this tool not only for keyword research, but also to learn more about a topic. Some of my favorite queries to run on this tool are “How do I” or “What does a”.
  8. KeywordSpy: This is another commercial option with a free front-end. With this tool you can search not only variations of words, but also similar words, and spelling mistakes. It is primarily designed for PPC, but can still be useful for getting your lists started.
  9. SpyFu: As I mention competitive research, I need to mention Spyfu. With Spyfu you can do some searious damage to your competitors, as well as get a great description of the value of a keyword.


So there are only a few free opportunities to get more keyword data. There are so many more that you could cover, but after reviewing many free keyword research tools, these are my favorites.

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It is important to keep in mind, there is definitely something to say to pay for great data.

So…What is your favorite free keyword research tools? Are there other features I’ve covered that I could not live without? Leave your comment…

Tangeer Mehedi

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