The Keyword Toolbox - Must Haves
Keyword tools help to determine which keywords a site could rank for. The following tools are ones we recommend, they are all free (with the option to unlock more features).
Google Keyword Planner
The Google Keyword Planner is a tool under the “Google Ads” site. This allows users to analyze keywords that they’re attempting to rank for to determine a good keyword strategy.
The site shows simple metrics on each word or phrase, and helps to give an idea of how difficult it would be to rank for specific keywords.
Another part of the Google toolset is Google Trends. This shows users the volume a specific keyword has over time, which gives insights into the likelihood that it would be something to pursue.
Google Trends can show when and how often users search for a phrase that you’re attempting to market yourself to.
Jaaxy is a great freemium keyword tool that gives users the ability to search for keyword ranking difficulty. This will show you how hard it is to get to the top of a results page for each phrase that you check. While the tool is free to use, the premium features will add additional functionality like:
- Niche Targeting
- Competition Ranking
- Keyword Suggestions
If keyword research is something that you’re interested in, we recommend starting with the free version before upgrading.