Top 5 Google Adwords Keyword Research Tool Alternative

Keyword Research Tools

Keyword Research Tools

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.

If you are into SEO field, you must have came across Google Adwords keyword research tool or now known as Google Keyword Planner. It’s one of the best tools SEO experts would recommend.

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.

keyword research 2014 vs 2015

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 (Paid & Free) 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.


I hope this post will help you to find competitive keywords in your target market. So start creating quality content and gradually you will get good ranking and authority.

What other keyword research tools do you use for your campaigns? Share your valuable suggestions in the comments section below.

3 Lesser Known Keyword Research Tactics To Outrank Your Competitors

keyword research tactics

keyword research tactics

When it comes to Search Engine Optimization or Pay-Per-Click ads, it all starts with one simple thing “Keyword Research“. It can be called as the foundation of SEO. Not only SEO professionals or PPC experts, it can also help content marketers or bloggers can figure out what topics their readers are interested in.

Now if you are reading this, you surely know what keyword research is? But if you are a beginner in this field, Wikipedia makes it simple for you:

Keyword research is a practice used by search engine optimization professionals to find and research actual search terms people enter into the search engines when conducting a search.

Do you think that keyword research has changed since it’s initiation? Surely, it did.

Earlier keyword research was coming up with some keywords, throw them into Google Keyword Planner (GKP) and choose keywords based on search volume.

But today all that changes.

If you are looking for new keyword ideas, don’t go with GKP or formerly known as Google Keyword Research Tool, it is not that good at finding keyword ideas.

Brian Dean from Backlinko points out with an example “basketball”, GKP won’t be able to come up with the following related keyword ideas.

keyword research

So don’t rely solely on Google Keyword Planner, focus on other ways to find good keywords. And if are looking forward to increase traffic to your blog, then you should try different keyword research tactics to come up with new keyword ideas.

Here are 3 lesser known tactics you can use to find good keywords and outrank your competitors.

1. Steal Competitor’s Keywords

Do you know you can find the keywords your competitors are ranking for? There is a simplest way to secretly find out your competitor’s high ranking keywords.

All you have to do is THIS.

Step 1: Go to Google Keyword Planner

Google keyword planner

Step 2: Under “Find New Keywords” hit the section “Search for new keywords using a phrase, website or category” there you will find a field called “Your landing page”. Put your competitor’s landing page over there and click “Get Ideas”.

Google keyword planner

You can also filter the ideas based on you location and also search volume and competition.

Google keyword planner

Here you will get some new keyword ideas from your competitor’s website.

Google keyword planner

Filter those keywords and figure out some good keywords with good search volume and medium / low competition.

2. Use Wikipedia

If you are creating a new website from scratch in a competitive niche, keyword research can be challenging. So you have to come up with new keyword ideas.

One of the best way to find related keyword ideas is : Wikipedia

Step 1: Go to google and type “ [your keyword]”

Step 2: When you visit the page, take a closer look for the “contents” section of the page.

wikipedia keyword research

You will find bunch of new keywords for your website or blog.

3. Try Amazon

This will not going to work for every niche, you can use this method if you can find a physical product in Amazon.

Step 1: Go to or / and search for the product.

amazon keyword research

Here you can also find some new keyword to look into.

Step 2: Closely look into the search suggestions, you will find a couple related keywords.

Step 3: Once you hit search, locate keywords in the places listed below.

amazon keyword research ideas

  • “Show results for” menu
  • Main header
  • Text underneath main header
  • “Product Description”
  • Breadcrumb
  • Items listed


Make sure that you re-evaluate your keywords from time to time, even you can do it more frequently. As soon as your website gains authority, you will eventually rank for more keywords, but you have to keep you current rankings and grow on top of that.

What other keyword research techniques do you follow? Share your valuablr tips in the comments section below.

Keyword Research: The Basics [Infographic]

Keyword Research Basics

Keyword Research Basics

Nowadays the SEOs are talking about content, authorship, social signals and many more and in all these things it’s quite easy to forget about one small thing, that is known as the foundation of SEO: keyword research.

If you don’t know how people are looking for your content, it’s real hard to figure out how your content speaks in their language (include the words they search for). Without the proper keywords, your content marketing is somewhat set to fail. You put all your time and effort on creating great content and you get ample amount of visitors and nobody shares.

In today’s world keyword research can be called as the new market research for SEO. Think about it, this is amazing. You can figure out the things that motivates your customers long before you meet them. Their likes dislikes, pains and desires.

It takes a good time, effort and still you might fail to hit the sweet spot. If you can rank for right keywords there can be a flood of traffic to your website/blog organically.

With the help of proper long tail keywords you can beat your competition no matter how big they are, even if rank better on search engines. What matters is keyword research and the strategy you choose to implement on your website.

Now folks at Power by Search have created this infographic which breaks it down for you in an easy to consume visual way. All you need to do is follow the instruction step-by-step, implement it and see you analytics chart bend it’s curve upwards.

So without further ado just dive in, right-click and open the image in a new tab for larger view.

How To Do Keyword Research