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Best Method To Check Keyword Competition

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seoactive, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. seoactive

    seoactive Regular Member

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    Like many of you, I used to use market samurai to check keyword competition. I am sure that tool is no longer the best tool and would like some updated insights on this.

    Are there any better tools out there that you guys can vouch for?
     
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    Try long tail pro. It's better than market samurai but you have to upgrade to platinum (recurring fee) after paying the initial one-off fee before you can use the keyword competition feature.
     
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    YEs! I'm going to use long tail pro for 10 days free after that I've to conclude myself to buy :)
     
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  5. seoactive

    seoactive Regular Member

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    while long tail pro seems interesting, but i dont think it is cost-effective for me, since i really dont have that much keyword research to do that justify $97+month for it.
     
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    I swear by LongTail Pro (or Platinum). If you ever used a popular tool called MarketSamurai you'll pick this up very quickly. The interface is very similar. LongTail pro really doesn't leave anything to be desired in my opinion.
     
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    +1 for long tail PRO!
     
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    Looks promising this method.
     
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    I absolutely fell in love with KeywordRevealer.com... It's free and owned by a BHW member.
     
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    KeywordRevealer.com And Keyword Planner = Same Result
     
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    Except Keyword Planner doesnt do competition analysis... so not quite the same.
     
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    keywordrevealer.com is the best tool for me right now,it's FREE...has features same with long tail pro,also using same moz api key...but for sure dont trust the meter 100%...i see if the result full of sites with PA 1,the tool will consider it too easy keyword...different with long tail pro as it said those result is moderate or high..maybe long tail pro devided with the DA if it see the sites have a PA 1. Also dont trust keyword revealer backlinks&long tail pro result..just manually check with ahrefs.
     
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    Agree 100%. If you know how to properly analyze the SERPs, you can use keywordrevealer to get a quick picture of the competition, then copy/paste the ones you want to check by hand straight into market samurai (or a free tool like Majestic or aHrefs or OpenSiteExplorer's trial versions). I've never used LongTailPro but I think people who rely on tools like that are kind of foolish, you can never rely on a single number when doing SEO, you always have to look at the bigger picture.
     
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    lalit_burma Senior Member

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    If you guys do not want to buy the long tail pro than use

    Market Samurai (for basic details - like in title, url and ranking urls) + Ahrefs (for link details) = Know the competition level.


    This will give you more broad details.
     
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    Long Tail Pro is total CRAP. The keyword difficulty feature is of no use at all! Trust me when I say this, you cannot determine the difficulty of a keyword just by pressing a button. You have to analyze the top 10 results in google and you can do that with market samurai.

    I would strongly advise you to check backlinks of your competitors, if you can afford it use Ahrefs.com if not try backlinksnow.com (free)

    Also use keywordrevealer.com it is way better than LTP + it's free and has awesome results. Even the difficulty level is way ahead of LTP.

    Good luck!
     
  17. lalit_burma

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    Mate your free resource died.

    Not opening
     
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    Spyfu, Ispionage and SEMrush are my kw checkers. I don't have time to piss away with LTP or MS although I own both. I don't miss those days of kw planning waiting for those pathetic tools to get results. Like watching grass grow.

    Forgot Keyword Canine as well. Nice and fast tool that gets you on the right track quickly.
     
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    backlinksnow.com has gone now.
     
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