70+ Keyword Research Tool Alternatives to Google Keyword Planner, Pt 2 of 2

Other Desktop Keyword Tools (42-49)

1. SEO Gadget for Excel
SEOGadget for Excel is a tool that connects to Majestic SEO, Moz, aHrefs, Grepwords, and SEMRush API’s and sends the data to Excel.

2. Market Samurai
Market Samurai was an old favorite desktop tool for many SEO’s when it came to keyword research. The new version of Market Samurai uses exact match search with Keyword Planner so it might not be an alternative but rather a tool that makes using Keyword Planner more convenient.

3. Traffic Travis
Traffic Travis is a free desktop SEO tool from Affilorama with a premium version that cost $97. It’s an older tool that gets data from Google, Yahoo and Bing.

4. Good Keywords
Good Keywords is a desktop software that finds keywords. The home page says that it uses Google Keyword Tool though, so not sure if it’s up to date.

5. Scrapebox Keyword Scraper

Scrapebox has a keyword scraper that scrapes keywords from various sources, including keyword suggestions from Amazon, eBay, Google, Bing, Yahoo and more.

6. Scrapebox Webpage Meta Scraper
Scrapebox has a built in feature to scrape title tags, meta descriptions and meta keywords from a list of website URL’s. You can easily grab keywords from your competitors with this tool. Take this data and run it through the Scrapebox Keyword Scraper for even more ideas.

7. Keyword Bee
Keyword Bee is a free tool that you can download. It can crawl website URL’s and suggest new keywords. Check out their 2 minute video on their site.

8. Places Scout
If you are doing local SEO, then check out Places Scout. It has a keyword generator that does keyword suggestions from the 3 major search engines, can import adwords data, and can even suggest exact match domain names with your keywords in it. This tool is targeted to finding keywords for local, so check it out if you are doing local SEO.

Old Data (50-51)

A good way to find evergreen keyword ideas is to look at old sites and old Google Analytics data.

1. Other Blogs and Websites
Another idea is to go to other blogs and websites in your niche and see what they are writing about, especially if you know that they do SEO on their sites. I usually find a few ideas that I overlooked through traditional keyword research when I look through other websites.

Old Made for Adsense (MFA) sites are particularly good sources and I have scoured these sites for ideas for my own sites, especially ones that were created before 2011. These were sites that were specifically made to get Adsense revenue by targeting keywords.

Older MFA sites had the keywords blatantly displayed in the navigation links and as page titles. Sometimes you will have to look further than the first couple of pages in Google to find these sites as many are no longer ranking well in Google. You can also use Bing instead to pull up these sites more easily in searches.

2. Old Analytics Data
If you have older websites that have been around for awhile, take a look at older Analytics data before when Google started to conceal data with encrypted search. This can be a good way to find keywords related to evergreen topics.

You can also use Google Trends to see if searches for those keyword phrases are declining, increasing, or remaining steady.

Competitive Analysis Tools (52-55)

Some competitive analysis tools can be used to obtain keyword intel from your competition.

1. Keyword Spy
Keyword Spy is a tool that you can use to do keyword research or to see a competitor’s free and paid keywords. The free version will only show limited data and paid plans start at about $90 per month.

2. Spy Fu
Spu Fu is another competitive research tool that shows keyword ideas as well as competitor keywords. The free version is limited – upgrading to a paid version will reveal more data.

3. Ispionage
Another competitive analysis tool that can also be used for keyword research.

4. Screaming Frog SEO Spider
The Screaming Frog SEO spider can crawl websites and see what keywords are being used in the title tag and meta fields. Although this tool was meant to identify technical issues on your own site, it can also be used for competitive keyword research.

Browser Add-ons and Plugins (56-57)

1. Wordtracker Scout
Cost: $27/month with free trial

Wordtracker Scout is a Google Chrome plugin that shows on page keywords in a visual cloud. It also accesses Wordtracker’s large keyword database to display other keyword insights.

2. KGen
This Firefox add-on allows you to see what keywords are used frequently on a web page.

Analytics Tools (58-62)

1. HitTail
HitTail is an Analytics software that is designed to show long tail searches that users have used to find your site in real time. Another great feature of HitTail is that it also suggests keyword topics that you should write about based on what keywords are currently bringing you traffic.


2. Raven Tools – Keyword Opportunities Tool
Raven Tools is a popular paid SEO suite that has its own keyword manager.

3. Search Metrics Suite
Cost: Free version and paid versions starting at $69/month

Search Metrics Suite is an SEO and analytics tool that includes keyword research tools and search volume data. Includes competitor keywords as well as related keyword suggestions.

4. Compete Pro
Cost: Starting at $199/month, Free trial available

Compete collects its own data from about 2 million Internet users (roughly 1% of the US population) and uses statistical analysis to estimate activity on the top 1 million websites on the web. With Compete Pro, you can see what keywords your competitors are targeting as well as projected keyword volumes.

5. Ginza Metrics
Cost: Starting at $1000/month, Free trial available

Ginzametrics a competitive analysis tool that allows you to compare your site to your competitors and see how you compare for keyword rankings. It’s the only platform to update keyword ranking data daily. Uses Moz data.

Other Search Tools (63-68)

1. Latent Semantic Analysis Tool
This tool finds the relationship between keywords from data from millions of documents. I won’t pretend to even begin to understand what all the fields in this tool do, but play around with the searches and you will find some keywords.

2. LSI Keywords
LSI keywords finds keywords that are related in context to other keywords found in a group of documents. This convenient tool pulls up several keyword combinations.

3. Yahoo Answers and Forums
A good place to look for natural keyword phrases that people are using is Yahoo answers and similar sites. Forums are another place where you can look for these patterns.

5. Thesaurus
An online thesaurus can be used to find related synonyms that you haven’t thought of, which can be used to form new keyword phrases and combinations.

6. Dictionary
Looking up keywords in the dictionary can also reveal related keyword phrases and concepts.

7. BoostSuite
BoostSuite has a keyword analysis tool, but not a keyword iteration tool, so it doesn’t suggest alternatives to keywords you’ve entered. After you add your keywords to BoostSuite, it will analyze them and rank them based on opportunity (low competition & med-high monthly search volume) and number of conversions from organic search visitors for each. It will then help you assign these high-opportunity keywords to your new and existing content to optimize it.

Other Ideas (69-80)

Here are a few other ideas for generating keywords.

1. Survey and Engage with Your Audience
Another overlooked opportunity for getting real keywords is to simply survey your audience. Ask them open ended questions and see how they reply. Look for patterns in the language used.

If you ask enough people, then you might start to see patterns in the words that they use. As Google continues moving towards better serving conversational search, this can be a good way to come up for keywords that might not show up in other tools.

2. Internal Site Search
Using internal site search can also be a good method of keyword analysis if your site has a lot of traffic, as this data is information that you can access. You can see what keywords and phrases that people are searching for on your site. This data can also be useful in coming up with new content ideas.

3. Analyze Traffic to URL’s
If you are creating a ton of content or have a large site, then analyzing traffic to website URL’s can be highly beneficial. Basically, you look at the URL’s that are getting the most search traffic and then take any keywords from those pages and plug them into your keyword tool of choice. From there, you can analyze keyword opportunities and make educated estimates on volume.

4. Use Filters
For advanced Analytics users, you can use filters to get back some keyword not provided data. EConsultancy wrote a good article about how to do this.

EConsultancy – How to Use Filters to Get Back Some Keyword Not Provided Data

5. Hashtags.org
The free version won’t show you much, but with a paid account at Hashtags.org, you can view data for hashtag searches on Twitter.

6. Hashtagify.me
You can enter a hashtag to see related hash tags on Twitter. The free version only provides a few, but the $5/month paid version provides up to 50.

7. nTopic
nTopic is a tool that suggest keywords for the articles that you write to increase relevancy. A study that they showcased on their site shows how adding relevant keywords can increase search traffic.

8. Brainstorming Sessions
A brainstorming session is a great way to come up with some good keyword ideas. Tools don’t always show you related keywords. To get even more ideas, get a team together and create a database of keyword ideas that all team members can contribute to.

9. Print sources
Industry magazines, newsletters and direct mail are another possible source for ideas. Look through these to find words and phrases that you might have missed.

10. Social monitoring and listening tools
Social monitoring tools like mention.net can provide some new ideas. Sometimes, for example, people will reword the default wording of your tweets and pins or add their own hash tags.

11. Conference presentations / Slideshare
Watching conference presentations or viewing Slideshare Powerpoints can be a good way to find more phrases to target.

12. News Feeds and Aggregators / Industry Bookmarking sites
Check out news feeds for your industry and also aggregators and bookmarking sites like Scoop.it. Headlines can be good inspiration and a source for keywords, especially if you see the same terms repeated in various articles.



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