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We all know that selecting the right keywords is an important prerequisite for a good search engine visibility of a blog/website. There are many keyword tools available online, some of them being completely free and some are paid but offer a free edition with a few features.

We decided to list the best of the free tools which can help you research different keywords specific to your site and optimize the site.

1: Google Adwords Research Tool

Although this tool is primarily meant for Adwords bidders, this is also widely used by webmasters and publishers to measure the popularity of different keywords based on their Google search volume.

google-adwords

2: Wordtracker’s Free Tool

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When it comes to finding the right keywords, Wordtracker is definitely a name you can count on. They primarily provide paid keyword research tools but they have a free tool too, which, for a particular query, can generate up to 100 related keywords and an estimate of their daily search volume.

wordtracker

3: Google Suggest

Google Suggest also offers a nice way to research keywords. When you start typing a word in the Google suggest box, it starts showing the related most popular search queries in a drop down menu. Therefore you can immediately come to know about the related keywords / sentences for a particular search query. Even Google Toolbar has this feature but it doesn’t show the number of search results for the keywords.

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4: SEO Book Keyword Suggestion Tool

Although different SEO related sites have developed their own keyword research tools, the one by SEObook.com is worth mentioning. It is powered by Wordtracker and provides results which are much more comprehensive than the free tool provided by Wordtracker. It’s worth a try.

seobook-tool

5: Good Keywords

Good Keywords is another handy tool for researching keywords. It is a tiny 500kb program which offers several features when you start it. Mark has already described it in detail here 'Good Keywords': Get Your Keywords Right 'Good Keywords': Get Your Keywords Right Read More .

good-keywords

6: Keyword Discovery

This free search term suggestion tool by Trellian is a nice one too. Although it only shows the first hundred related keywords in its free edition but it still could be useful.

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Have I missed anything out that you use to get the best keywords for YOUR site? Let everyone know in the comments.

  1. Dave Murray
    September 2, 2016 at 1:10 am

    There is Infinity Google Keywords which is not free but it is awesome in that it pulls 7,8,9 word long tail keyword phrases no other keyword tool I have can do and all of these long keywords phrases show up in google autocomplete which means all the keywords do get searches by people.

  2. Louie Sison
    February 6, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I use #1 & #2 of this tutorial tips!
    great collection to try.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. reza
    January 8, 2010 at 3:53 am

    thanks for this article...
    Google Adwords Research Tool was realy useful...

  4. Alexandro Maher
    January 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Hello,
    Very good articles, the tools are the best. I can also recommend Emarketing Keywords from http://www.keywords.emarketinghelper.com .
    It's free and I think it's a must have tool

  5. Dave
    December 22, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Free keyword suggestion tools can be very handy for beginners.

  6. jameel
    December 4, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Good resource guide.

  7. FreelanceWriter
    November 5, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Ur articles is very good. I save this site url and visit again. Thanks.

  8. DateaHotCougar.com
    November 5, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Nice LIst . Keep it up. Thanks.

  9. fora
    September 9, 2009 at 11:32 am

    yeah really good article, but how about google trends for defining of global trends. I think it's very useful thing.

  10. Jack Kuhry
    September 3, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Great info,, thanks for sharing..!

  11. siroos
    August 27, 2009 at 1:04 pm

  12. best keyword system
    May 25, 2009 at 9:08 am

    thanks for the great resources using good strong keywords is definitely the way to go if you want to succeed. and the tools you have shown here will make peoples life so much easier. Thanks.

  13. G Web
    March 14, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    With the Google Keyword Tool, I often search and there are 1000's of results displayed in the Approx Avg Search Volume column yet the data from the previous month is "Insufficient Data".

    This does not make logical senses to me as how can there be no search volume (Insufficient data) during previous months if there are 1000's on an average month.

    Do you know why.

  14. Jared|Speakwealthnow
    February 26, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Thank you for the list. I've been looking for this all over the web and finally saw your site.

  15. mike roberts
    January 13, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Found this information very usefull

    Thank you

  16. Sam
    November 28, 2008 at 4:30 am

    Good tools. Google's is the best of all.

  17. Keywords tools
    June 11, 2008 at 4:20 am

    How good are tools like clickadequalizer or keywordelite?

  18. Madhav Tripathi
    June 10, 2008 at 5:04 am

    Thanks for a great posting its so much helpful for me in my SEO works. All tools are new for me I tried Google, these are things which I waned to know but till now I was...

  19. abhishek
    May 28, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I have been using wordtracker...will try keyword discovery.

  20. Syahid A.
    May 27, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    I use Google Keywords. WordTracker is a good alternative too.

  21. Mnaoj
    May 25, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Thank you for this. This is really useful stuff

  22. Shankar Ganesh
    May 25, 2008 at 7:06 am

    If you ask me, #1 and #4 are the best of the flock :)

  23. Kim Woodbridge
    May 24, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks for this article. I wasn't aware of any of them.

  24. kevin c.
    May 24, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks a lot for this article! I wasn't even aware that google had such a useful tool! Most definetly these free tools will be able to boost traffic to my website!

    Thanks a bunch!

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