Search engines love great content, but your content won’t bring much traffic if you don’t include the exact key phrases people are using.
Keyword research can be a real deal for SEOs, bloggers and content marketers. A proper keyword discovery tool can make the whole process much easier and less time consuming.
Think about this, first you have to find out search volume from Google Keyword Planner, then you have to manually figure out first page competition from Google SERPs. But the right keyword research tools can make this job much easier and more effective.
As various tools use several data sources, it obviously impacts the results, so to be on a safer side you should consider using multiple tools in order to compare the results and find the best solution.
In this post I will share top 5 Google Keyword Planner (GKP) alternative to increase you blog traffic.
1. SEMRush (Paid & Free)
SEMRush is a great tool to figure out your competitors top SEO & PPC keywords.
You can search using your competitor’s domain name to see the top 10 organic keywords it ranks for, or you can use a specific keyword. This gives you organic search volume, CPC, trends and a whole new lot of data sets.
2. Long Tail Pro (Paid)
Long Tail Pro is a great keyword research tools for SEO professionals.
Even though it pulls the data from GKP but what makes the tool useful is the Keyword Competition feature. Not only that, it also shows you some important ranking factors that most tools overlooks such as PA, DA, inbound links and page rank of the top 10 results.
3. WordStream Keyword Tool (Paid & Free)
With a huge database WordStream Keyword Tool gives you the power to customize your searches.
You can filter adult keywords and identify negative keywords. Not only that, it also gives you the option for keyword grouping, and finding keyword niches. With the free version you can access only top 100 results but the paid version gives you thousands of results for your keywords.
4. Keyword Tool.io (Paid & Free)
KeywordTool.io is one of the best tool to find out new keyword ideas. It is quickly becoming one of the most popular keyword suggestion tools.
This tool gives you hundreds of keyword suggestions from Google, YouTube, Bing and even the App Store. You can also copy the entire keyword ideas list and check search volume in GKP. There is also a paid version which gives you all that data in a single screen.
5. Ubersuggest (Free)
Ubersuggest is a great tool for finding new keyword ideas. It also offers vertical results for images, news, shopping, video, and recipes.
Ubersuggest takes any keyword and gives you a huge list of alphabetized and numerical keyword variations of your original keyword.
What other keyword research tools do you use for your campaigns? Share your valuable suggestions in the comments section below.