Friday, April 24, 2009

TOP 5 Free Keyword Research Tools For Web Developers And Online Marketers

by Cory Threlfall

The benefits of finding the best free keyword research tools online today are plentiful for you. With so many popping up online you often ask yourself which one is worth using for my basic keyword research needs.

Well in this article I'm going to give you some great links to what I think are the best free keyword research tools on the web to help you with your keyword analysis. They'll give you some great stats to work with and hopefully do the job you were hoping for.

There's just one thing I want to mention about these free keyword research tools below and that is they only give you the amount of searches for that given keyword phrase. What they don't give you is your competition for those given keyword phrases.

But what we're really trying to do here is find out if there's a market for your interests and passions before you start building and marketing your website.

So with that said here are the free keyword research tools I think are the best for you to get started with and are very easy to use.

Lets start with the first one.

1) Wordtracker

With this free keyword research tool all you need to do is enter a starting keyword to generate up to 100 related keywords and an estimate of their daily search volume.

Go to: http://freekeywords.wordtracker.com

2) Google Adwords

This keyword research tool I think is by far the best because it allows you to enter keywords for analysis or a website URL(Hint: Great for analysing your competitors sites).

Go to: https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

3) SEO Book

SEO Books keyword research tool is powered by Wordtracker's API, plus it cross references Google and Yahoo search results to give you a detailed view of your keyword analysis.

Go to: http://tools.seobook.com/keyword-tools/seobook/

4) NicheBot Classic

With NicheBot Classic which also uses Wordtracker's API allows you to insert your keyword and will give you the TOP 50 keywords and there daily search count and competing pages in Google, MSN and Yahoo.

Go to: http://www.nichebotclassic.com

5) Good Keywords

Good Keywords is a free Windows software for finding the perfect set of keywords for your web pages. Good Keywords is completely free. No registration, no payments and no nag screens.

Go to: http://www.goodkeywords.com

So there you have it, 5 of the TOP free keyword research tools available to you on the web for free to get you started with your keyword research.

There are of course paid services and software that give you more detailed keyword analysis but if you don't have the money to spend these are a great starting point for you.

It all starts here with your keyword research because what's the point of starting a website or paid advertising campaign without this valuable information in your hands.

I hope this list of free keyword research tools helps you and the best of luck with your websites and advertising campaigns.

About the Author

Cory Threlfall owns and operates a blog called The Web Development Central BLOG. Here you'll receive Expert How-To Articles, Video Tutorials and Recommended Resources for getting your first website up and generating traffic. Visit today and subscribe to his Free RSS feed or Twitter feed so you'll be the first to receive his latest blog updates. Go now to: http://www.corythrelfall.com