13 Keyword Difficulty Tool Free Choices: This is How to Boost Web Traffic

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Keyword Difficulty Tool Free Options

Keyword Difficulty Tool Free Options.

Isn’t it nice we don’t have to pay for tools so necessary?

After all, without keyword analysis tools, our articles would get stale on the proverbial shelf.

Keyword competition tools are the gifts that keep on giving.

Use them, you’ll get organic traffic from search engines, and you’ll generate traffic for years to your posts.

Welcome to Day 8 of my 12 Days of Christmas series!

Every day between now and January 5, the end of the 12 days of Christmas, I’ll be featuring a different category of free blogging tools.

Each day a bite-sized blog post of blogging tools grouped by function for your convenience.

This post will share 13 keyword difficulty tool free choices.

Thankfully, modern keyword research tools make it easy to find relevant terms to drive more traffic to your articles.

13 Keyword Difficulty Tool Free Choices

  1. Alexa.com Alexa will tell you the keywords people use to find you and the websites that enabled people to find you. Put those words in long-tail keywords and compose content around those long-tail keywords. [Read This is What You Need to Know to Use Alexa.com].
  2. Google Keyword Planner If you’re not familiar with this popular keyword suggestion tool, read this Google Keyword Planner tutorial.
  3. Google Search Console shows you the keywords people typed into Google to find you. When you get to Google Search Console, click Performance/Queries.
  4. Google Suggest at the bottom of the Search Engine Results Pages. You’ll see actual words used in people’s queries.
  5. Google Trends Dan Ryland, an expert in enhancing the user’s experience, recommends Google Trends for both YouTube SEO and Blog Posts SEO. “For example, you could use Google Trends to decide which keywords are popular to add.”
  6. Hubshout I use Hubshout to see which pages on Google my articles rank. Hubshout tells me which keywords people typed into the search bar that brought up my articles.  As you can see, my backlink builder strategies article is in Position 5 for the keyword term “backlink builder.”
  7. Keywords Everywhere is a Chrome browser extension. After installing, put a keyword you’re interested in using in the Google search bar. You’ll see the volume and keyword difficulty of the search word and other related keywords. [For more information about Keywords Everywhere, read How to Do the Best Free Keyword Research Every Time & Never Leave Google]. 
  8. KWFinder I find this SEO keyword tool so easy to use, I became an affiliate!
  9. Moz Keyword Explorer allows you 10 searches for keywords per month.
  10. SEMRush is another popular keyword suggestion tool.
  11. Soovle When you enter your keyword, many keyword alternatives appear.
  12. SpyFu Use SpyFu to check your competitors’ keywords. You’ll get valuable insight. I am a SpyFu affiliate. I hope you’ll sign up through my affiliate link if you register for an account. [Read How to Spy Now so You Can Boost Traffic and Sales Tomorrow.]
  13. Ubersuggest, After you type in your keyword, wading through the alternative keywords that used to appear would exhaust me, but now the tool only shows 7 keywords at a time and offers you the option of seeing more. Ubersuggest even tells you the chances you’ll rank in the Top 20 with your keyword. If you’re not familiar with Ubersugest, read this Ubersuggest tutorial and this Ubersuggest tutorial. Ubersuggest is Neil Patel’s tool.

Readers, please share so people not familiar with these tools learn about them.

I look forward to your opinions in the comments. Which free keyword tool is your favorite?


Many of these tools first appeared on 137 Best Free Blogging Tools.

  1. Linkpak

    Nice list of tools. It will must stay longer on my bookmarks list. Thanks.

  2. Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan

    I hope the New Year finds you in good health and excellent spirit!

    • Janice Wald

      I wish the same for you Ryoma. Thank you for writing me. Happy new year!

  3. Fernando

    Although we have to write for the visitors and not for search engine robots, keyword research is one of best ways to discover new content ideas and grow traffic. I never used Hubshout, looks a good tool to evaluate what’s working and what isn’t.

    • Janice Wald

      Hubshout use is where I get my ideas for my internal links. Since those posts rank, I get to boost their rankings by using them as links. Thanks for commenting and happy new year to you.

  4. Elvis Michael

    I haven’t focused on such tools in a very long time, as i’ve put most of my energy into streamlining and growing my main blog.

    That being said, this year i’d like to resume several things that i’ve had put off (such as publishing articles, since most of the pieces published on the blog are from guest bloggers). I will also add one of these keyword tools to my wishlist; SEMRush seems very promising. Thanks for the glorious reminder!


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Elvis,
      Nice to see you. Happy New Year to you! Good luck maintaining your blog this year. Have a combination of guest authors and your own writing. That way, you’ll have time to explore SemRush and other tools.

  5. bhavya

    good to see you after long. happy new year .hope your 2019 fullfill your all dreams. and u can post more and more post for us

  6. bhavya

    good to see you after long. happy new year .hope your 2019 come with new begining..i want to see you writing like this for us.have a wonderful year ahead

  7. navin pawar

    Helpful tools for a booger who want make their website SEO friendly…

  8. Bella D. @ Self-Publishing Made Easy Now

    I really liked this article. Thanks for sharing these cool keyword tools. I can’t wait to try all of them. I love how these tools are effective and free.

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