There are many Keywords Everywhere alternative tools.
This guide gives you the top free tools that are most similar (in terms of features) to Keywords Everywhere. Only one of them is almost identical.
There’s also a list of ALL the other free and paid keyword research tools that offer the same and other features like those of Keywords Everywhere. And there are some unique keyword research tools as well.
You’ll also discover my keyword research strategy. This can help you generate a massive list of thousands of keywords. And then filter the list to find keywords that are “easy” to rank for and have good search volume.
Finally, you’ll learn something important about the accuracy of the search volume data provided by keyword research tools.
Keywords Everywhere is a Chrome extension.
In a nutshell, you give it a keyword for example “learn yoga” and it gives you a list of related keywords and their search volume. The tool also provides the Cost Per Click (CPC) data for each keyword.
The plugin integrates with Google, Youtube, eBay, Amazon and other keyword tools like Google Keyword Planner or Answer The Plugin.
When you search those sites using your keyword, you’ll see data directly on the website.
For example, in Google, you’ll see the data on the right hand side.
It used to be a free tool.
But now it generates a list of related keywords but you’d have to pay some money to see the search volume for those keywords.
In the above screenshot, we’d have to use 8 credits. You can buy 100,000 credits for $10.
Now here’s the list of alternative keyword research tools.
There are a lot of keyword research tools listed in this guide. Below you’ll find those free tools that are the most similar (in terms of features) to Keywords Everywhere.
All of them are Chrome Extensions just like Keywords Everywhere.
The best free alternative is…
This provides search volume for the keyword you search in Google.
It gives a list of related keywords and their search volume directly in Google, just like Keywords Everywhere.
It doesn’t provide CPC data and unlike Keywords Everywhere it’s not going to work with Youtube, Amazon, etc. It works only with Google. But it has some unique features too.
In this video they explain all its features:
Surfer is the company behind the Keyword Surfer free chrome plugin. They have another popular onpage SEO software called SEO Surfer.
The second best is…
Just like Keywords Everywhere after you search on Google, e.g. “learn yoga”, it gives a list of related keywords. And their search volume and CPC data.
But unlike Keywords Everywhere this tool only works with Google search engine. It won’t work with Youtube, Amazon, etc.
Here are some other similar free tools.
This provides a list of related keywords. It works with Google.
It has some other useful onpage optimization and keyword research tools to generate more keywords.
From my testing, the following tools aren’t as good as the others.
This will provide the search volume and CPC of the keyword you search for in Google. Just like Keywords Everywhere or WMS Everywhere.
But it won’t display a list of related keywords. And it doesn’t work in all countries.
This provides search volume and CPC just for the keyword you search for in Google. It does suggest a couple of related keywords but doesn’t give any data for them.
This gives you an estimated keyword difficulty score. You just search your keyword in Google and see this data below it.
The keyword difficulty score is how tough it will be to get ranked on the first page in Google.
There’s a more thorough explanation of the Keyword difficulty (KD) score and some other metrics in the final part of this guide.
It does provide a lot of other data related to competition and onpage SEO.
#7 SEOStack – This provides a big list of keywords. No data. It’s a chrome extension but unlike the other tools, it doesn’t provide the results in Google search engine itself.
The following tools generate a list of keywords only. They don’t provide search volume or other data.
I use them to generate a big list of keywords. The way I use these free tools is explained in the final part of this guide.
Most of these tools give you some sort of option to export the keywords.
These tools use Google’s Autocomplete feature to generate keyword lists. These are the keywords Google suggests as you type.
You can type “learn yoga b” (or c, d, all the way to z) to see more suggestions. Keyword research tools do this automatically to generate a big list of related keywords.
According to my testing even though these tools use practically the same method to generate keywords, some tools may find keywords that others don’t.
So it makes sense to use as many tools as possible to find more keywords.
Remember to use all the features they provide.
For example, KeywordTool.io allows you to find keywords using Google, Youtube, Bing, Amazon and more. You can find more keywords by using those options.
Google Keyword Planner This one generates a list of keywords and provides search volume for free as well.
But unless you’re advertising with Google Adwords you won’t see the exact search volume for each keyword.
You’ll see a range, for example “between 10 – 100”:
But you can run a simple ad, and maybe spend just $1 – $5 and it will be enough to see accurate search volume data.
Now here are some paid tools.
These generate a list of keywords but the benefit they provide over the free tools is the search volume data and keyword difficulty score.
You can import the keywords you generate with the free tools to find all that data.
Some tools display the search volume or keyword difficulty score for free for the first approximately 20 or 30 keywords. You’d have to pay to see data for all keywords. Some allow you to use it for free but only a few times per day.
So they may allow you to use the tool for free, but with a lot of restrictions and limitations.
Some of these tools provide other metrics such as CPC.
And some provide more tools than just keyword research. For example, they might allow you to find keywords by using a website URL or analyze your competitor’s backlink profile.
Once again I wish to remind you to use all the features they provide when doing keyword research.
For example, this video shows you 3 methods to find keywords using Kwfinder. It can suggest keywords, it can use Google’s Autocomplete and it can generate a list of questions people ask in search engines.
Ahrefs’ Keywords Explorer This is my favorite keyword research tool. It provides CPC and useful metrics. And provides other tools.
KWFinder This is also my favorite tool. It provides CPC too and provides other tools.
Here are some different keyword research tools.
LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing) keywords are words and phrases that have a very similar meaning to your main keyword.
If you can place some of these keywords in your content it can help Google understand better what your content is all about.
Read all about this in this very detailed free guide by Ahrefs “LSI Keywords: What are They and Do They Matter?”
I don’t use these tools just because I don’t have enough time to do everything.
Keyword research and writing the actual piece of content takes a considerable amount of time. Furthermore, I convert my articles into pdf files as well.
The good thing is that if you write a long article, with about 2,500 – 3,000 words you’ll naturally use LSI keywords.
Answer the Public This tool generates a list of keywords that are in the form of questions. Some keyword research tools like KwFinder do this.
But some sources say Answer The Public generates unique question-based keywords that you won’t find with other tools.
It also generates a regular list of keywords sorted alphabetically.
Google Trends – This tool is useful to know if a particular keyword is losing or gaining popularity over time. You don’t want to optimize a page for a keyword that’s losing popularity.
The graph tells you if a keyword’s popularity over time is more or less the same, or if it’s increasing or decreasing.
You should specify a long time range, e.g. 5 years to see predict more accurately the keyword’s popularity trend.
I use this tool only if I’m going to optimize for certain keywords that may be affected with time.
SearchVolume.io This provides search volume data for up to 800 keywords at once, for free.
But I compared the data it provides with the data from paid tools like Ahrefs and KwFinder. And the data deviates from what those tools provide.
More detail about search volume data in the next part of this guide…
Here are some important features you’d need to be aware of when doing keyword research.
Search Volume data
Search volume will vary from one tool and another. That’s because they pull in the data from different sources and perform some other calculations.
Ahrefs did an in-depth study about this and explains it all in their article titled “Keyword Search Volume: Things you didn’t know you don’t know”.
I highly recommend you read it because in my opinion, it’s very important to use a tool that gives accurate search volume data.
You don’t want to optimize for a keyword that supposedly gets 400 visitors a month, but in reality, it gets only 100.
Personally, after studying the various research that was made about this I only trust Ahrefs and KwFinder’s search volume data.
But some other paid tools give accurate data too.
Keyword Difficulty (KD) Score
This is another important metric if you’re going to do search engine optimization. I don’t know of any free tool that provides this data.
This score tells you on average how hard it will be to get a first page ranking for the particular keyword. Different tools may use different names when referring to this score.
This is a score from 0 – 100. The higher the score the more difficult it is to get a top 10 ranking for that keyword.
The keyword “SEO” has a difficulty score of 94 according to Ahrefs. It’s super hard to get a first page ranking for this keyword.
In Ahrefs very low KD keywords are marked bright green and have a score between 0 – 10.
Other tools use a different KD score system. These are Kwfinder’s KD scores:
If your website is brand new it’s even more important to choose keywords with a very low KD score.
As your domain authority increases, you can choose slightly more competitive keywords, with a higher KD score.
That’s because your domain is “powerful enough” and able to compete and rank for more competitive keywords.
What’s Domain Authority (DA)?
Domain Authority is number between 0 to 100. It tells you the “ranking strength” of a website.
The “official” method to calculate your DA score is with Moz. Other tools can give slightly different DA scores because they use a different approach to calculate the score.
A higher domain authority score means the website has more backlinks and other positive factors such as MozRank and MozTrust.
Every new domain that hasn’t any backlinks starts with 0.
DA is calculated using a 100-point logarithmic scale. This means the higher your score the harder it is to increase it further.
It’s significantly easier to increase your score from say 0 to 30 than it is to grow from 70 to 80.
How To Generate More Keyword Ideas
I use the free keyword research tools in this guide to generate a massive list of keywords.
Let’s say you input “learn yoga” and get thousands of new keywords.
From my testing, I’ve realized that If you input a slightly different keyword e.g. “learn yoga at home” the tools can find NEW keywords.
That’s because these free tools tend to give you keywords that are very similar to your keyword.
Therefore you can pick any keyword these tools suggest. And use it in the tools to find even more NEW keywords.
The keyword you input in these tools is known as a “seed keyword”.
Any keyword research tool is going to suggest a bigger list of keywords if you use a seed keyword with just one or two words, like “yoga” or “learn yoga”.
A more general keyword like “yoga training” will also return a bigger list of keywords than a more specific keyword like “yoga training app”.
Everyone seems to have their own slightly different keyword research strategy.
My strategy consists of 3 steps.
It helps me generate a list of thousands of keywords in most cases, all related to the seed keyword. And find the best keywords from that massive list.
Keyword research is a very important step when doing search engine optimization.
I decide upon a seed keyword for my next piece of content e.g. “learn yoga”.
Then I use most of the tools in the ”free keyword research tools” section of this guide. I input the seed keyword and the tools generate a massive list of related keywords.
These will all be related to “learn yoga”.
Most tools have some sort of export feature. I use that and copy all keywords to an Excel File.
There will be many duplicates, so you can use free online tools (e.g. textfixer.com) to remove duplicates.
Sometimes the list contains thousands of keywords. Keyword Grouper Pro is a free tool that will take your list of keywords, analyze them and sort them into related groups.
Next, I import the sorted keyword list in one of the paid keyword research tools in this guide.
Currently, I’m using either KwFinder or Ahrefs. I use those paid tools because from my research they (and some other paid tools) provide the most accurate search volume data.
And only paid tools provide the “Keyword Difficulty (KD) Score”.
The KD score tells you how difficult it will be to get a top 10 ranking for a particular keyword.
I analyze the keywords, checking carefully their search volume and KD score. I find the best keywords and export them. The best keywords are the ones with a low KD score and good search volume.
I’d like to pick keywords that get at least about 200 monthly search volume. Sometimes you find really good keywords with a very low KD score and very high search volume. These are “hidden gems” 🙂
The bigger your list of keywords the more likely you’re to find those “hidden gems”.
After step 3 my list of thousands of keywords ends up with just a couple hundred or fewer keywords. But these are the best ones from the list.
Finally, from this list, I pick the keywords that make sense.
For example, I’m not going to select the keyword “learn yoga in east delhi” unless I can create content specifically about that.
You can find this same strategy in more detail in this step-by-step keyword research checklist.
There are many Keywords Everywhere alternative tools. But only one of them, Keyword Surfer has almost identical features.
It provides a list of related keywords and their search volume data.
It doesn’t give CPC data or the “Keyword Difficulty Score”.
The company behind it is very reputable. It has a popular onpage optimization SEO software called SEO Surfer.
There are a lot of other free, paid and some unique keyword research tools in this guide.
Whichever and how you’re going to use them depends on your keyword research strategy.
I gave you my strategy.
I use almost a dozen free tools to generate a big list of keywords.
And then I use just 1 paid tool to get accurate search volume and “keyword difficulty score” for each keyword.
Keep in mind these tools change their features and even pricing models from time to time.
Ubersuggest was probably the most popular free keyword research tool. But in 2020 Neil Patel decided to charge $10 a month for it.
So it may be a good idea to bookmark all these tools. If you’d ever need an alternative tool you can find one quickly.
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