Niche keyword targeting has never been so important for companies and individuals looking to improve their search engine rankings.
There are many free keyword tools available on the Web that can help you find niche keywords with a good balance of traffic potential and competition. Other SEO tools can be helpful for analyzing pages and identifying keywords that you should focus on or perhaps reduce the usage of.
As a professional SEO, keyword Analysis is an important part of my work. I have been trying many different SEO tools over years so I thought of sharing my experience with you by providing a list of the best free keyword tools available on the Web. Give them a try and send your comments.
1. Google AdWords Keyword Planner
If you are interested in PPC advertisng, the Google AdWords keyword tool is great for finding niche keywords with high traffic potential. Simply enter your main keyword and the tool will return an impressive list of related keywords with cost per click (CPC), search volume and competition estimates. Its search volume data makes it a great SEO tool as well.
Wordtracker is a keyword tool that has been around since 1997. It is great for keyword research and it provides useful data on competition along with search and traffic estimates. Their website currently offers a free 7 day trial and full system access at minimal costs.
3. Google Trends
Great new keyword tool from Google allowing you to compare keywords by search volume over time. Google Insights gives you the option to filter by geographic area and provides a list of related and rising terms.
4. Link Assistant
Great SEO platform allowing you to track how your keywords perform in search engines and access valuable data.
5. Trillian Keyword Discovery
The Trillian Keyword Discovery tool is similar to Wordtracker and helps you find niche keywords while providing detailed search data.
6. SEO Chat Keyword Density Tool
The SEO Chat Keyword Density Tool is another great tool for analyzing the content of your website.
7. Bing Keyword Planner Tool
A nice tool from Bing ads allowing you to compare keyword impressions over time while providing basic demographics for each term.
8. Web CEO
Web CEO is actually a SEO software but it provides such great features that I thought of adding it to my list of free keyword tools. It is good for keyword research and you can track up to 10 keywords with the free version.