Sometimes back when I was starting SEO, things were very much easy. Tools like Ahrefs offered us a free two week trial period.
I signed up to their trial tool with as many Gmail accounts as possible.
And then most recently, there was Keyword Everywhere which would show you the searches per month for a keyword, give you related terms to the keyword as well as the word count in web pages.
Things are different now. You will have to cough at least $7 to try Ahrefs for 7 days trial. And then from there, you can decide to start the subscription at a higher cost or ditch it all together.
Keyword Everywhere also introduced charges for using their tool.
Ahrefs and Keyword Everywhere are great tools for keyword research.
But for newbie bloggers who might be hard on cash, getting these fees no matter how small they may seem might be a tall order.
They therefore want free tools that they can use to do their keyword research.
Well, I am your guy in this.
This is a free chrome extension tool.
It gives you the search volume per month for keywords you search on Google as well as the number of words in each of the search results plus the estimated number of visitors each of the domains on the SERPs have.
We saw that Ubersuggest is a freemium tool meaning that you can use for a limited number of times and as a paid tool if you want to use all its features.
I have found it to be a great tool and have been using it for most of my keyword research works.
This is a chrome extension tool similar to Keyword everywhere.
It gives you the search volume of keywords you search on Google while at the same time giving you related searches and their search volumes.
Again this is similar to Keyword everywhere. But it will not give you related search terms.
Google Keyword Planner
Sometimes back, bloggers would use the Google Keyword planner to dig the searches per month for keywords.
All that one needs to sign up for is Google ads as though they are about to pay for ads.
However you need to skip this part and move ahead to expert mode so as not be charged for setting up campaigns.
Ahrefs Keyword Generator
After cutting out their free two weeks trials, Ahrefs still offers what they call keyword generator that gives you a maximum of 150 keywords related to the seed term you enter into this tool
Say for example that I am interested in the keyword ‘free keyword research tools’.
I will head over to ahrefs keyword generator and enter the phrase into the tool search bar and hit the find keywords button.
I could also specify from which country I want to do the search: