5 Best SEO Keyword Research Tools for Startups

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Are you trying to find the best keyword research tool?

If so you must be tired of writing content that never get any rankings in Google. I will help you to overcome all that.

I will be sharing with you today 5 keyword research tool that you can use to create better content, to make sure that you can rank for certain keywords for SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

These keyword research tools will also allow you to get highly targeted search traffic to your website.

Some of these tools are free to use and some are free for a period of time until you are required to subscribe to get the full usage.

But either way, these tools will help you to discover what keywords you really need to be paying attention to.

I will ensure that by the end of this article you will be able to do effective keyword research using the right tools and know what keywords your competitors are ranking for.

I will be sharing with you two bonus keyword tools that you can use to get more traffic to your websites. So make sure you stick around because you will love these keyword tools and the benefits they offer.

So without further due let’s talk a bit more about keyword research.

How to do Keyword research?

In order to rank in the top Google search results for specific keywords, you will need to know specific data of any keyword you are trying to rank for.

In order to find out this information, you will need to do keyword research.

How to do keyword research? Simple. Just put the keyword in the keyword research tool. Simple right?

Well not exactly if it was that simple everyone would know how to do effective keyword research.

The main focus when doing keyword research is to pay attention to keyword data.

Some of the data you want to look for when doing keyword research is :

  • Competition data
  • Search volume (search data)
  • SEO difficulty
  • Keyword trends

Now let’s talk a little bit about these terms and what exactly they are.

Competition Data.

You will need to know how many competition a specific keyword has. With this information, you can see what your competitors are doing to rank for specific keywords and know what you can do better to be able to rank in the top search result on Google for any keyword.

Search Volume.

This is the most important data you need to pay attention to when doing keyword research. This will tell you how many searches a specific keyword gets per month. This will determine the estimated amount of traffic you can get if you rank in the top search results for that particular keyword.

SEO Difficulty 

Most of the keyword tools that I will be sharing with you today will give you data for SEO difficulty for specific keywords. Having this data will help you to determine how difficult it is to rank for a specific keyword.

Keyword trends

The keyword trend tells you if the search volume for the keyword is going up each month or going down. You want to pay attention to this data and try to go after keywords that are trending.

trending keywords = more traffic.

These are the four main data that you want to pay attention to when doing your keyword research.

Now that you are aware of the fundamentals required to do effective keyword research Lets dive into the different keyword research tools.

#1 MOZ

This keyword research tool is at number 1 for many reasons. But the reason I decide to list this keyword tool first is that I think its one of the best amongst all keyword research tools that I have used. If you type SEO in Google’s search bar you will see that the first organic search result that comes up is for Moz.com.

WIth Moz keyword research tool. You can filter a specific keyword by the query. You will see all the question that persons are searching for surrounding that particular keyword.

You can also filter for similar keywords this will give you ideas of LSI keywords to include in your content.

The Moz keyword research tool provides search volume of the keyword, difficulty, and Priority for any keyword. SERPS analysis and keyword suggestions are also shown.

The SERP analysis shows the top 10 results that are ranking on Google’s first page for the keyword that you search for.

Moz has helped me rank amongst most competitors for many different keywords.

The price for Moz subscription is for  $179/mo. Its a bit expensive but the price is not only for the keyword tool Moz offers many other SEO services within the Subscription package.

Check out Moz


#2 Ubersuggest

Ubersuggest is a free Keyword Tool. Very effective with Keyword data. All keyword data that is provided by Ubersuggest is pulled from google live data. I used Ubersuggest most of the time when I am looking for LSI keywords to include in my Content. Ubersuggest provides data for keywords such as :

  • Search Volume.
  • SEO difficulty
  • Paid Difficulty
  • Cost Per Click (CPC)

ubersuggest search data


I have been using Ubersuggest for a very long time now until I decide to get more inside data on my competitors.

research went on to get a paid subscription keyword tool which I still use to date which is Semrush. This helped me to find out what keywords my competitors were using to rank organically in Google’s Top search results.

I recommend using Ubersuggest because it’s totally free and the data it offers is Very valuable and effective.

Checkout Ubersuggest


#3 Semrush

Semrush is my preferred keyword research tool when it comes on to paid keyword tools. I have subscribed with SemRush because I love the way it provides inside data for the top websites that are ranking for specific keywords organically. you can enter any website’s domain in the keyword tool and it will show you all you need to know about the website. It provides all the information about the backlinks of the website etc.

Semrush Keyword tool

Also, you are provided with information of where all the backlinks are coming from that are linking to that website.

You can also see all the top Keywords the website is ranking for. So if you see a website in your niche that is ranking on the first page of Google you can enter that website in the tool and it will give you a list of all the keywords that the website is ranking for. Incredible right?

Semrush Still provides search volume, keyword trends, related keywords etc. all these information are provided when you enter a keyword in the tool.

You can try it below.

There are many other features that this keyword tool offers such as a writing assistance, Site audit, Topic research and so on. You should really check out this tool. There is a free trail version and then after that, you pay a monthly fee for the selected package that you want to use.


#4 Keyword Tool.io

Have you ever taken an online SEO course? If you have you might already know that one of the main key fact that the course recommend is that it’s better to rank for long tail keywords.

This is the best keyword tool to use if you want to find longtail keywords for a specific keyword.

This keyword research tool pulls data from Google suggest, but that’s not where it stops.

You can search for keywords from various websites such as Instagram, Youtube, Bing, Amazon,eBay Etc.

keyword tool io

All these websites are places that people go every day to search for stuff or a solution to a problem.

Keyword Tool will provide you with all the data you are looking for about any Keyword. you can also select questions to see all the questions that people are asking related to any keyword. This will help you create content and answer more question that the online world is asking.

There is a paid and a free version for this keyword tool. The paid version will give you every data available for any keyword you plug into the tool.

The free version will only provide you with a limited amount of data on any keyword that you search for. But the free version is still worth a try.

There are three different paid subscription package.

keyword tool price

Check out keyword tool io

Here what a few person’s has to say about Keyword tool.

success stories keyword tool

#5 Google Keyword Planner

This is not really a keyword research tool but you can use it for a bit of keyword research.

The Goole keyword planner is used mostly by persons that are doing paid ads but if you want to know what keywords are getting the highest bid for paid traffic this is the best tool to use.

This tool provides the most accurate CPC data for keywords.

I use Google keyword planner to do moslty research to know what keywords are getting the highest bids.

Google Keyword planner

If a keyword is getting alot of bids that means it has alot of value and that tells me i should create content and optimize it to rank for that particular keyword.

I only use this tool every once or twice a month. All the data I gathered from this tool has helped me in every way expected.

I would mostly recommend this tool if you are thinking about doing paid ads.

Note: You must have a Google Adwords account in order to use this tool.



So as promised I will be giving you two bonus keyword research tools that will help to improve your SEO rankings for keywords.

The first keyword tool I will be sharing with you today is a paid tool but it has a free trial version.


Jaaxy. This keyword tool is really worth the price I have used it for many months now because It included the Wealthy Affiliate Subscription that I have purchased.

I use Jaaxy to do most of my keyword research for most of the content I create. Most of the content that I use Jaaxy to research keywords and create got indexed in Google in less than 24 hours of publishing them.

Jaaxy keyword tool

You can use Jaaxy free version where you get 30 free searches. Check it out and tell me if you like it in the comments below.

I got rankings for Content that I created using Jaaxy keyword research tool.

Enter a keyword in the Jaaxy search bar below.


Keyword Everywhere

This is the second keyword tool that I will be sharing with you today. This keyword tool is an extension that you add to your browser. It is compatible for both Firefox and Google Chrome browser.

As you enter any search term in Google this keyword tool will give you data on that search term.

Keyword Everywhere

You can do the same for Amazon.

All the data provided for each search term is pulled from google. These search term can then be used in your content as potential keywords that you can use to boost your rankings.

Give Keyword Everywhere a try now



Use any of these 5 keyword tools listed above and start getting immediate results.

Watch your rankings grow insanely.

I have used all of these keyword tools listed and I recommend you use at least two when doing your keyword research.

Using only one will give you only so much data that you need. I have been using Semrush and ubersuggest together for a while now and both tools make a perfect duo.

I hope this information helps increase your search traffic and rankings in Google’s search results.

Please leave comments below and let me know if you have used any of these keyword tools and your experience.

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julienne murekatete · October 19, 2018 at 6:59 pm

Thank you for sharing such valuable post. Many people find it difficult to find keywords . You tried to be clear on how keywords can be found.

I am also struggling with this term” keyword research” but i have bookmarked this site i will pass through it and i hope i will get much .

Keep it up

Daniel · October 19, 2018 at 7:01 pm

I personally think that keyword research is very important and we must choose the best keyword tool. I am using Jaaxy so far and it is one of the best tools I saw. Although SemRush is good I heard that it is not 100% accurate. I also used Moz in the past and it is definitely worth.

    Micheal · October 20, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    If you are using multiple different keyword tools you will realize that all tools gives the keyword data in a different reading. No keyword tool is accurate they all provide estimation of Keyword data.

Nicki V · October 19, 2018 at 7:02 pm

This is really great! I already use Jaxxy and I have heard of Ubersuggest because I’m a huge fan of Neil Patel.  I didn’t know that there was an extension for Chrome that you can use to see the value of each keyword you search – that’s pretty friggin awesome! I will download that now.

I will try out the other tools that you listed here.  I believe that each platform can possibly offer something a little different to help with your KW research.

Thanks for this list. I’m going to bookmark it for when I’m ready to investigate these other KW tools!

    Micheal · October 20, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Thats true. Thats one of the reason i used two main KW tools to do my keyword research. It allows me to get different perspective view of each keyword from different angles..

Quinn · October 19, 2018 at 7:05 pm

This was a amazing 5 best SEO keyword research tool for startups article. You really gave some great information on each of these keywords I really appreciate it and most of all my favorite keyword research tool is Jaaxy. Because I’ve been able to rank my articles in Google and my website.

I also use Uber suggest because someone showed it to me and I kind of got used to the way it work.

All of these keyword research tools are perfect for any kind of keyword research you did a good job by giving us and heads up. Especially when you made Jaaxy a bonus.  Thank you again for this great article and there’s no going wrong with using any of these keyword research tool.

James · October 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm

Thanks for this great article. Finding the right keywords is crucial for a succesful money making blog. Without it, you won’t get much traffic.

I use Jaaxy the most, and sometimes SEMRUSH.  I think Jaaxy is the best for finding low competition, highly searched keywords and phrases. 

Sometimes I use Google, but I haven’t had much luck with that. And I am excited to try this Ubersuggest, from what I can understand it is for CPC campaigns?

    Micheal · October 20, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Not exactly for CPC campaigns. All keyword tools provide a bit of CPC Data. The reason for this is to give you a better understanding of the value of the keyword you are searching for. 

Michael · October 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm

wow thanks for this great list of keyword research tools. I have heard of most of the ones you listed, but currently am only using 1 and am finding no need to use something else to be honest.

However I will look into these other ones just to see if they can help me in one way or another. I’m not sure if I missed it, but why do you use two? What things are you looking for that one keyword tool has that the other doesn’t?

    Micheal · October 20, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    its ok to use 1 keyword tool if thats ok with you but the reason i used ubersuggest and semrush is because there are alot of different things that Semrush can do that Ubersuggest cannot do. Semrush has the ability to give you headline that will match a specific keyword. There is also a writing assistance tool in Semrush that will evaluate your content while you write it. 

    The writing assistance tool is used with Google docs. It gives you a list of LSI keywords to use throughout your Content. also gives a readability score of your content. all these features are not included in Ubersuggest. 

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