If you are a beginner blogger, you must be looking for ways to rank your website without too many costs. One way is to rank without backlinks while another way is to do keyword research at low costs.
Using free keyword research tool: Keyword surfer
One of the free keyword research tools that I am currently using is keyword surfer. I discovered it just the other day when I was researching on free keyword research tools.
I would recommend keyword surfer to any newbie owing to the fact that it is free as well as easy to use.
The tool is able to give me the search volume per month for a keyword as well as terms that are closely related or similar to the phrase that I have searched for in Google.
It also gives me an estimate of the amount of traffic that each of the webpages is receiving as well as number of words that are in each of the pages.
For people who like visual data, it has a correlation chart that shows the estimated traffic for each site, its number of words as well as the exact match keywords in the first 10 results of the Serps.
What is keyword surfer?
Keyword surfer is a free Google chrome extension. It is a product by the guys who own surfer SEO, a cool on page optimization tool. They have assured us that the tool will remain free.
Lets just hope that they will keep it that way lest they also start charging like Keyword Everywhere did.
How to use keyword surfer?
To use keyword surfer, you only need to head over to chrome extensions and search for keyword surfer.
After typing it, hit the enter key to search and you will get a populated list of extensions that are related to that term.
We are interested in the puple one. Click on it and then click on add to chrome blue button.
There you have it. You have just added keyword surfer to your chrome.
Everytime you now search for a phrase on Google chrome, you will get its search volume and correlation graphs.
It supports datasets from upto 70 countries.
Keyword surfer firefox
For those who love Firefox, you can still add the tool.
You will however need Mozilla Firefox 57 to enable addittion of web extensions.
Go to your firefox browse and search for keyword surfer web extension and follow the procedure to add it.
Keyword surfer for android
You can also add the extension on your android phone.
It is not that straightfoward though because you will first have to go to Google Play store, look for Yandex browser.
The Yandex browser once installed will allow you to add chrome extensions. So after installing it, look for keyword surfer chrome extension.