If you’re a long-time blogger, as I am, you will be familiar with Wordtrackerthat enabled you to search Google keywords from right within your WordPress dashboard. The developer did away the free tool a couple of years ago. I’m glad to report that it’s back in both a free and paid version. (Thanks to Traffic Generation Cafe for these tips).
While a free version is back, it’s not accessible in your dashboard. There is also a Chrome extension called Wordtracker Scout that enables you to see a snapshot of a post with the key words as Google might find them.
According to a Wordtracker post, these are the features of the free version:
- The first level of access returns 50 global results
- The same types of search as in the full tool – ‘keywords in any order’, ‘exact keyword inside a search term’, and ‘exact keyword only’.
- The second level of results is provided when you verify your email. That will give you up to 100 search results – 100 downloadable results for use whenever you wish. Once you’ve verified, you can also carry out your keyword searches for more specific territories.
Here is a screen shot of the information you can get for the keyword blogging in the free version including the KEI (Keyword Effectiveness Indicator) .
Wordtracker Scout, available as a Chrome extension, draws on Keyword Data from Wordtracker’s huge database of search terms. It enables you to get a snapshot of your post that analyzes a page for its keywords. That’s a way to test if you’re using key words effectively.
Using the Chrome extension, here is a screen shot of one of my recent posts. My keywords were Facebook boost so I guess I got that one right.
SEMrush Keyword Tool
I’m only beginning to experiment with the SEMrush keyword tool. But at first glance, it seems to return a more robust level of information than Wordtracker.
SEMrush tracks Google and Bing SERPs for the top 95+ million organic keywords, collecting data on both a domain level as well as landing page rankings for all of the keywords it tracks. The tool tracks and can deliver a wide array of different metrics which I won’t go into here. You can learn more at SEM Features.
Here is only a partial screen shot of the SEMrush tool for the keyword loan.
Are you using either of these tools? How do you research the keywords you use? Let me know in the comments box. Thanks.