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Which Keyword research tool is best?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by RyanG, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. RyanG

    RyanG Newbie

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    Theres obviously a flood of them out there, But im in a leaning towards keyword spy. But here are the three that stick out right now:

    1. Keyword Spy
    2. Keyword Elite
    3. PPC Web Spy


    (Obviously the Google Keyword Tool is great too.)


    What say you?
     
  2. Sippy79

    Sippy79 Junior Member

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    I like GKT, KeywordResearchPro and of course my brainy :)
     
  3. yeti_racer

    yeti_racer Junior Member Premium Member

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    I'm using keyword elite, micro niche finder, the G keyword tool, and the seo book keyword tool at the moment.
     
  4. RyanG

    RyanG Newbie

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    why not keyword spy?
     
  5. yeti_racer

    yeti_racer Junior Member Premium Member

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    I dunno, I've just never used it. I got a really good deal on the proggies I'm using and I like them so I quit searching.
     
  6. photoads

    photoads Regular Member

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    I have used the first 2 and also affiliate espionage www.affiliateespionage.com it's a neat tool for $9 ... Has some good videos if you subscribe to the upsell
     
  7. dominodivine

    dominodivine Newbie

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    I like keyword elite and Market Samurai
     
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    eg33k Regular Member

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    i like:
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    keywordcountry
     
  9. Jaz

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  10. qaswer

    qaswer Newbie

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    I have been using a tool which is I find in a SEO software (webceo) and it is the best one.
     
  11. Diegan

    Diegan Registered Member

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    Lol, this thread really shows that there are LOTS of different tools for this kind of work, almost everybody recommends a different one :p

    May I inquiere, apart from the google tools, which of the ones you recommend are free or can be found shared around this forum?
     
  12. SEODr

    SEODr BANNED BANNED

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    top seo's seem to use wordtracker (not free) - i subscribed (about £160/yr). Its good for finding niche keywords but the search volumes they say are so out -especially when you compare with google adwords data. Not sure if this is the same with keyword spy etc.
     
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    bluemagic Regular Member

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    Keyword Discovery Enterprise
     
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    Mysticman Registered Member

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    I still use micronichefinder.
     
  15. 94FBR

    94FBR Registered Member

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    yep... Keyword elite works great...

    google.com also a great one...:)
     
  16. topgun

    topgun Registered Member

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    Google Cash Detective + Keyword Spy
     
  17. blackhatjohn

    blackhatjohn Regular Member

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    Micro Niche Finder (keyword research) + NicheShark (keyword analysis) = Success (make big money) :D
     
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  18. suade

    suade Regular Member

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    although im a noob with keyword
    i use keyword buzz ery simple or keyword elite
     
  19. erzulie

    erzulie Junior Member

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    I use keyworddiscovery.com - you can sign up for FREE trial and then you are limited to only 10 top results. You can search for your keyword global, google, etc. 10 results is ok for me, no need to pay for subscription or whatever.
     
  20. dbomez

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    Google + Google Adwords Keyword Tool is great combination that I use most of the time :)
    It lacks longtails sometimes but you can be sure that the search volumes are most accurate from all tools. Why? Because it's from Google and other tools like Wordtracker use meta search engines for their data source.
    I use Wordtracker especially for local modifiers.. Lately testing keywordspy, traffic travis, nichebot.
    Using Google Adwords Keyword Tool can provide excellent results you just need to know hot to use it. Try different combinations. I first check for couple of sites from that niche in Google KW tool then I drill down deeper. To drill down deeper you have to enter enter each keyword once again for search because Google will show you only 200 keywords at 1 time and it shows the keywords from the top. Also it's good to enter different similar keyword variations in 1 GKWT search. 1 thing can be written in 100 way so you need to come up with all those variations. Also USE GOOGLE. It's so important factor and nobody uses it. All of this 100-200 keywords I get can be Googled and checked in GKWT too get new ideas and variations. In many queries Google will give you suggestions on the bottom of the page. When you start typing your kw in the Google homepage you will see 10 Googles suggestions so Google and check in KW tool each of those.

    Of course to see how competitive phrase is use quotes. Up to 5k results it's easy, up to 10k mid hard, up to 30-50k results with quotes is hard but possible. This is flexible and it doesn't have to be like that it's just and estimate and it depends how good are you in SEO and Link Building.

    When you make your list of lets say 100 keywords you want to target paste it again in the keyword tool ALL OF THEM, remove the check on synonyms suggestion and check Don't show ideas for new keywords so only your keywords will be displayed. Then put exact matches export to csv for excel then open in excel SUM all the results and you'll see overall search volume if you target them all. To be sure remove top 10 results so you don't contaminate results. I count on 10% of that result to be my search volume if I get to the page 1 for my keywords.
    Also you can use Google Adwords Traffic Estimator, just paste all keywords and see how many clicks you will have it usually is the around the amount what I get with 10% of my estimation. And remember Adwords gets 1/5 of organic search volume so there is a chance you get more traffic but Adwords usually have better conversion.
    I sometimes work 2-3 days on KW research but I think it's worth because this are the keywords I'll be working on promoting for some time.

    Anyway I talk to much. Doesn't matter what tool you are using as long as you are good in what you do ;)
     
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    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009