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    A list of free keyword research tools


    ahrefs Keyword Generator

    Discover keyword ideas, all day long.

    Find relevant keywords from our database of over 8 billion queries. Just enter up to ten words or phrases and choose from one of six keyword ideas reports.

    See key SEO metrics

    Every keyword comes complete with local and global monthly search volume estimates and other advanced SEO metrics — all powered by clickstream data.


    Keyword Magic Tool by Semrush (need to create a free account

    Research a database of 20 billion keywords to find new ranking opportunities in just a few clicks.


    Google Ads – Keyword Planner

    Choose the right keywords: The right keywords can get your ad in front of the right customers, and Google Ads Keyword Planner is here to help.

    Discover new keywords : Search for words or phrases related to your products or services. Our keyword research tool will help you find the keywords that are most relevant for your business.


    Google Trends

    Google News Initiative : The Google News Initiative is our effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age. If you’re interested in finding out how to use Google’s tools, explore our training centre for over 40 lessons on Google products, including Google Trends.



    Keyword Surfer – Chrome Extension

    Keyword Surfer is a 100% free extension that allows you to see search volumes directly in Google search results.

    Keyword Surfer is the fastest way to reveal search data, run keyword research, and get content guidelines directly in Google Search. 100% free, forever.

    With Keyword Surfer, comprehensive keyword research and data-driven content guidelines are two clicks away.

    For every new search in Google, you’ll uncover search volumes, CPC, keyword suggestions, related terms, visibility metrics, and on-page data.

    You can also set up a Content Editor with NLP-driven guidelines for your content and start creating right away. Go through the whole content creation process—researching, writing, and optimizing—without ever leaving Google Search.

    WordStream Free Keyword Tool – URL based for competitor research

    We’ve revamped our popular Free Keyword Tool and it’s better than ever, with more features, more data, and exclusive info to help you manage, optimize, and expand your search marketing campaigns.

    Keyword research can be a slog, but WordStream’s Free Keyword Tool makes it fast and easy to find the keywords your business needs to drive traffic through organic and paid search.

    Want to know more about WordStream’s new and improved Free Keyword Tool?  Then keep reading!


    Keywords Everywhere – Chrome Extension

    The Keywords Everywhere browser add-on can be easily installed on either Chrome or Firefox. The best part is that we show you monthly search volume, CPC and competition data of keywords on multiple websites.

    Keywords Everywhere is going to save you a lot of time, time that would have otherwise been spent on copying data from one website while finding search volume from another. Keywords Everywhere lets you find long-tail phrases with their accurate search volume, CPC and competition data.