Looking for the best keyword to rank higher in Google and try to outrank your competitors? Then, of course, you need keyword research tools, whether it’s paid or free.
You have searched on Google already and got confused by the list of more than 200 SEO tools. Which one to use is the most confusing?
Every tool has different features, data, and of course price. Although paid tools are recommended by veteran bloggers as a beginner, they are out of your budget.
Probably being a newbie you are looking for the best and free keyword research tools that can give you the best result in less time.
So this article is purely dedicated to you. Here I am going to reveal the top 10 best freemium keyword research tools that are 100% free to use without any signup, registration, or restrictions.
These online tools are totally legitimate and help you to find winning keywords for your website. Based on your niche, it will improve your site SEO and increase your search engine visibility so that you can gain organic traffic.
But for this process, you must have a website or blog. If you are a beginner and don’t have a website then you can learn here the “Step-by-step process to build a profitable Blog” in 10 simple steps. And if you are confused to choose your topic then the “How to find profitable Niche in 2020 for newbie” article will help you.
Here is the List of Free keyword tools to help you increase your SEO ranking
1. Google Adwords Keyword Planner
Google’s keyword planner is the most familiar tool among bloggers and marketers.
Although this tool is designed for marketers and advertisers who run Adword campaigns you can use it for free also.
This tool helps you to extract the best keywords that people search in Google and also shows keyword search volume range and bids on those keywords which is called PPC(pay-per-click).
Let’s see a few steps to research keywords with this tool.
First, head over to the keyword planner tool dashboard and enter your “seed keyword”, phrase or URL related to your niche. You can also enter your competitor’s page URL into the landing page field to check their top keywords. (Note:- Don’t enter any homepage URL.)
You can search according to your preferences like location, language, and much more. You can also add filters according to your search need.
Now you can download all extracted keywords in the CSV file. After downloading this file, arrange your keywords based on search volume in the Excel sheet and use it throughout your content.
This is the best tool for keyword research and it also gives you a comprehensive and targeted list of words.
If you are a beginner, then you can start your research process from here and build a successful online business.
2. Google Trends
Google Trends are in the second position on my list because it is not a keyword research tool.
It is only designed to analyze the latest trend in the world which changes over time to time. After choosing your best keyword, you can analyze the search volume with this tool which changes over time.
The best part of this tool is that you can target any specific country to analyze the people’s interest in your keyword and know whether it is still trending or not.
You can also choose your primary and secondary keywords with the help of this tool. Just enter multiple keywords and compare which is the most popular now, based on search volume.
Let’s see the result, which I found after comparing two keywords “ Best mobile phone” and “Smartphone in India”.
The above graph shows that the majority of people are searching for “Smartphone in India”. So from here, you can clearly analyze that Smartphone in India will be your primary keyword and the Best mobile phone will be a secondary keyword.
If you want to be more specific and target a specific region for your mobile business then just scroll down and see the data. You can now analyze here clearly which keywords have more search results in a particular region.
For example, In Andhra Pradesh, the majority of people search Mobile phone words. So for here, the Best Mobile phone will be your primary keyword.
Scroll down further and you will get related queries for your seed keyword. These are trending keywords and have a high probability to rank higher. You can create the best content for these queries also and rank on Google’s first page in less time.
So this tool helps you to dive into deep search and target the exact keyword for your website. As I said earlier, it is not an SEO tool but it still, gives the best and most detailed results in keyword analysis.
3. Google correlated words
Google Correlation is not a keyword tool. It only suggests the related words for which people are searching. And that searched word becomes the keyword for us which we extract by other tools in the research process.
So instead of investing time in research for the keyword, why not prepare our keyword list directly from Google’s suggestion? And the best part is, it is long-tail keywords that have more search volume.
We can also prepare our content calendar based on other related words.
Whenever we enter our phrase in the search bar then it suggests a more related search in a drop-down box. Let’s look at an example. I enter “remedies for Hair loss” Now It shows us other suggestions down below.
Here you can see that other than entered phrases, google is suggesting more keywords for which people are searching. And if you look closely, you can also find some content ideas based on these related words and prepare your content calendar and produce high-quality content.
For example, you can create content for the keyword “remedies for hair loss due to typhoid” or “remedies for hair loss after delivery”. This keyword target a specific audience that is looking for these terms. Just check these search results in the keyword planner and you will get the search volume.
If you scroll down to the bottom then also google suggests related searches.
These suggestions are basically for users to help them find the most valuable result. But, it is also more valuable for our keyword research. These keywords also show the user’s intent which we can fulfill by producing high-quality content.
Neil says in his article that this tool extracts those data which are not available by keyword planner. So if you are performing keyword research then you should always run Ubersuggest search after creating your keyword list by keyword planner. It’s worth it to spend a little more time here.
Just enter your phrase in the Ubersuggest search bar, choose your country, and hit search. It will give you comprehensive data with exact search volume, and CPC rate and also show their SEO difficulty.
The best part of this tool is, it shows the websites list and their backlinks which are ranking at the top on a particular keyword. You can also find competitor keywords by simply entering their website URLs.
At the present time, Ubersuggest has become the topmost free SEO tool worldwide among bloggers.
It is a free tool that gives an extensive list of popular questions.
Although a man with white hair draws your attention for a while with his expressions, when you type your seed keyword and hit enter then it will give you a list of all questions which people used to search in Google.
You have seen the featured answers on Google for your asked question sometimes. The best part of this tool is, you can optimize your website or post based on these questions so that Google can rank you and show in its featured answer at position 0.
Voice search is in trending and googles also suggest we optimize our website for voice search. Now Google is becoming more intelligent day by day and understands natural language also. So people also used to ask questions directly on Google through voice search instead of typing keywords or phrases.
It shows data in visualization form by default but you can switch it to list format by clicking on the given data.
This tool helps you to combine your keywords with various questions (like, what, who, whom, where, how, why, and so on.)
Not only questions but this tool also combine your phrase with prepositions and also give an idea of comparisons like your keywords vs other keywords and give alphabetical data also.
6. Keyword Keg
As you know the Keyword Everywhere tool has become a paid tool now, so you can only see keywords in the free version, not the search volume and CPC.
Keyword Keg is more trustworthy because the keywords everywhere team has built this tool. Although it is a paid tool also it gives you 10 keywords free with detailed analysis.
Just enter your keyword on the home page and click on the ‘find profitable keyword’ button. On the next page, you can become more specific with your search, like you can select your country, language, search API, and result type.
This tool gives you the best 10 free keywords with detailed analysis. Just see the below image.
This is one of the best and most comprehensive tools in keyword research and SEO process. If you use paid version then you can explore tons of useful features of this tool like related keywords, merge keywords, local listings, image listings, and much more. But here I am only discussing free SEO tools so as a beginner this much info is enough to start.
Pro tips:- Make a final list of keywords for your content by using the Keyword Planner and then check all keywords one by one in the free version of the keyword keg. You will get exact details about each word.
7. Keyword Surfer
As I said earlier, keywords everywhere become paid tools, So after that Keyword Surfer is the one and only free Chrome extension in the market which shows global and monthly search volumes for any query.
After installing the Chrome extension for this tool, just click on the icon select location, enable “show domain data in SERP” and turn on “show global search volumes”.
Keyword Surfer says that right now it has only data for 19 selected countries, which you can see by clicking on the location drop-down list. It also says that the total search volume is not a true value, it is only the total sum based on 19 countries.
This tool also shows “10 similar keywords” and “10 related searches” on the right side of Google’s first page.
If you are expecting that this tool will generate bulk keywords like Keywords Everywhere then you are wrong. This extension is only to suggest some similar and related queries for web searches.
Note:- You don’t have to worry about this extension because it promises that it will remain free for a lifetime.
Keyword Tool is a Google autocomplete scraper which extracts Google suggestions and generates hundreds of long-tail keywords for any niche.
This tool can generate 750+ keywords from Google autocomplete in seconds. The number of Long-tail keywords is more. So you can also get a content idea by looking at the keywords list and planning your content calendar also.
The best part of this tool is that you can scrap local data based on your local language. It supports 83 countries in the local language.
Another benefit of using this tool is, it pulls keyword suggestions from other search engines and social media like Youtube, Bing, Yahoo, eBay, Instagram, Twitter, and play store.
This tool is super beneficial for people who are running an online business and for affiliate marketers who used to promote Amazon and eBay products. Because it also scrapes data from Amazon and eBay.
9. Keyword Sheeter
Keyword Sheeter is also an autocomplete scraper tool that scrapes 1000 keywords per minute. Just enter your seed keywords and hit “Sheet Keywords”.
But this tool is very basic and it doesn’t show anything like search volume, CPC or SEO difficulty, trends like keyword planner, or other free tools. It can only generate unlimited keywords.
Without having any advanced features, I have mentioned here because of one reason. This tool has a feature called “Positive & Negative filter”.
Let’s understand how this feature really works.
In simple English,
“Positive Filter”:- Include given terms in search results.
“Negative Filter”:- Exclude given terms from search results.
Because of this feature, I have kept it in my list, so that it can help us to scrape all related keywords relevant to our topic. We can’t waste time deleting irrelevant keywords.
Note:- I personally don’t recommend this tool to waste your time. Other best tools I have already mentioned, so go with that.
Yeah, I know you are thinking, how can Wikipedia be a keyword research tool?
Let me explain further and stay with me.
Wikipedia is a well-known site to search for information. And almost every article on Wikipedia is ranked on Google. It also covers deep information about each topic in this world and it is highly optimized with keywords. Do you agree with me till now?
That’s why Wikipedia is a goldmine for keywords. Just search phrases related to your topic in Wikipedia and you will get a huge number of keywords to list ideas.
You can also analyze the Wiki articles and make a list of keywords that you want to include in your article. If you include those terms in your article then unknowingly you will help Google to read your content quickly which helps to improve your ranking.
Let’s see the example and understand how you can make your list exactly. I have searched for a “keyword research” article.
As you can see in the above image, I have highlighted some keywords which are related and similar to “Keyword research”. If I include all these terms in my article then it will help google to understand my content better and my ranking will improve.
So you can also use Wikipedia like this for your keywords.
Final words to say
Keyword research is the first process for starting a blog or online business. And when you start then just keep these SEO tools handy so that you can get the best keyword for your website.
The right keyword can give you the right direction to grow online, so it would be better to use these free keyword research tools on a regular basis. When your website grows gradually and you start generating revenue then purchase a paid tool to work with more efficiency.
Did I miss any important free keyword tools on this list? let me know in the comment section below.
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