Robbie Richards of Actionable Online Marketing Strategies, recently surveyed 105 SEO experts to discover their favorite three SEO keyword research tools. Robbie then compiled the votes into this list:
Top 10 SEO Keyword Research Tools
- SEMrush (61 votes) …
- Google Keyword Planner (54 votes)
- Keyword Tool.io (18 votes)
- Ahrefs (15 votes)
- Search Console and Longtail PRO (12 votes)
- Buzzsumo (11 votes)
- Moz (10 votes)
- Google Trends, AnswerThePublic and Ubersuggest (8 votes)
- Google Analytics (7 votes)
- KWFinder (6 votes)
Over the years we have used literally every single one of these tools at some point.
Today we use all free keyword research tools like Google's Keyword Planner to get a basic idea of which keywords people MOST LIKELY to have an interest in what we are promoting are using when searching and shopping online. Using this compiled list as a guide, we move on to creating AWESOME content and sharing that content to as wide of an audience as possible.
Keyword research is something you only need to do once per project – regardless of how deep you want to dig into the search data, demographics and the backlink profiles of competitors.
Get it, get it done and be on your marketing way.