70+ Keyword Research Tool Alternatives to Google Keyword Planner

Update: With some contributions from the SEO/SEM Group on LinkedIn, there are now over 80 tools and ideas on this list.

Update #2: I’ve updated this post for 2015. The original post contained around 60 keyword tools and ideas, but the updated post now contains over 90. Feel free to suggest any tools that I missed in the comments below.

I started doing SEO around 2005 or so and back then, it was pretty easy. Yahoo site explorer was an awesome backlink tool and 70+ Keyword Research Tools & Ideas by @sbizideasblog provided a ton of backlink data. Google keyword tool was the top keyword research tool because it provided data straight from Google.

Things have definitely changed a lot since then. Yahoo site explorer is long gone and now Google has made moves to hide keyword data. Many keywords are no longer showing in Google Analytics and many people have complained that Google keyword planner shows very little if any long tail keyword data.

I don’t think that Google will ever conceal all keyword data. They will most likely always display high volume keywords so that Adwords advertisers will be able to target them. After all, Google generates most of its revenue from ads.

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2014 Recap: 1380% Traffic Increase, Pinterest Rankings & Plans for 2015

2014 Recap - Traffic & Rankings Increase in 2014 & 2015 Plans

2014 was a good year in terms of traffic improvements to my websites and I also got a #1 Pinterest ranking. Here are some of my top posts and plans to do even better for 2015.

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Pinterest Marketing: How I Became One of the Top Pinners for “Baby Shower”

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Ranking well on Pinterest can greatly improve your ability to gain followers and tap into the traffic potential of this popular social media channel. Here’s how I became one of the top ranked pinners for the competitive term “baby shower”.

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GoAnimate Review: Make Your Own Business Videos & Video Infographics Online

GoAnimate Review: Make Your Own Videos & Video Infographics Online by @sbizideasblog

Intimidated by online video? GoAnimate is a tool you may want to consider to tap into the effectiveness of online video without breaking your budget.

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LinkedIn Publishing Study: How Top Writers Get Featured on the Pulse

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LinkedIn’s publishing platform provides a new way for writers to gain new followers and promote their business. Here’s how top writers are getting featured on the Pulse.

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