Reliable/accurate free/low-cost KW difficulty research tool?

dano2

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Hi, so I know there's KWFinder/Ahrefs (too expensive), Ubersuggest (not sure how to use properly; supposed to have a keyword difficulty metric but doesn't show it in search results), and Moz/Keysearch.co are options, I guess, but I don't know how trustworthy their KW difficulty scores are. I'm confused with all the methods of doing manual research too. I read Hacko's post but KWFinder's too expensive. What can I do? I'm a noob, obviously. Should I just buy KWs? Also, I tried registering a Moz trial but my card didn't work. I already have a Semrush trial running.

I'm on Semrush and the lowest difficulty for the kws I searched is 50. Is Semrush reliable?

Keyword Keg looks good but it's too expensive for me at the moment.
 
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I'm following the Amazon 5a guide and using Keywords Everywhere to tell me kw difficulty but everything I search is either a 0 with no searches or a 1 with searches. For example, smith machine has a competition of 1 and smith machine 2018 has competition 0 but no searches. KWFinder for best smith machine (limited searches for now) says Easy (29). Should I just Fiverr buy a bulk KWFinder search, find easy related kws and start a site and writing content already?
 

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you can get Ahref for about 20$ a month with seotoolgroupbuys (or groupbuyseotools) . I used to buy WordAi seperately from one of those sites for 6 bucks and they actually give me access to their account for a month. But still ,do it at your own risk. You could be scammed.
 

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you can get Ahref for about 20$ a month with seotoolgroupbuys (or groupbuyseotools) . I used to buy WordAi seperately from one of those sites for 6 bucks and they actually give me access to their account for a month. But still ,do it at your own risk. You could be scammed.
So should I just rely on Ahref? Also, if I decide to buy a kw in the marketplace, do the services just give you one $20-$50 kw or do they deliver a bunch of kws? Are they for micro-niche sites or authority sites? They don't say in their descriptions. Is there something I'm supposed to know or should I ask them?
 

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So should I just rely on Ahref? Also, if I decide to buy a kw in the marketplace, do the services just give you one $20-$50 kw or do they deliver a bunch of kws? Are they for micro-niche sites or authority sites? They don't say in their descriptions. Is there something I'm supposed to know or should I ask them?
I never bought kws from those services. You can ask them for sure.
 
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