Keyword research can be a daunting task. Depending on your business and/or industry, you could need to sort through thousands of different keywords in all sorts of combinations. This type of work requires tools that can save you time and help you organize your information. There are hundreds of keyword research tools out there, but which one is right for you and your blog?

I’ve put together a list of 12 that I find extremely helpful for planning a keyword strategy for blogging. Many of these are free or at least have a free option. Check them out and let me know how they work for you!

Keyword Research

Here are 12 free keyword research tools for bloggers:


This is a customizable engine that provides the suggestion services from all the major providers in one place. Soovle does not crawl the net – all services and their content are the property of the respective providers.


Google’s Keyword Planner

Keyword Planner is a free AdWords tool that helps you build Search Network campaigns by finding keyword ideas and estimating how they may perform.


They’ve collected the top 20M search phrases that Amazon visitors use everyday as they shop. If someone has searched it on Amazon, it’s in the database. Get suggestions and volume data at the click of a button!



Get keyword ideas with Übersuggest the free keyword suggestion tool that makes good use of different suggest services.

Seed Keywords

Find valuable keywords, with a little help from your friends. Simply create a search scenario and ask your contacts to type in the keywords they would use to solve it.

Seed Keywords


Get insights into your competitors’ strategies in display advertising, organic and paid search, and link building. Cross, combine, and visualize SEMrush data to compare competitive domains and estimate keyword difficulty with a few clicks.


Search for any domain and see every place they’ve shown up on Google: every keyword they’ve bought on Adwords, every organic rank, and every ad variation in the last 9 years. Learn how to connect with these domains, too. Find online and traditional leads methods — social media, email, phone, and address — you can’t find anywhere else.



It’s not easy to figure out how you’re doing in paid search. That’s why they have created quick and easy Graders. Get instant insight into your paid search account performance, plus tips for better results.

Merge Words

Merge words, fast and easy. Use it for domain registrations, Google Adwords, whatever. Type your keywords in the 3 boxes and press Merge! Or load some sample data (Domaining, Linkbuilding, Adwords) and add it to the boxes.


Keyword Eye

Keyword Eye is a cool tool to help you with your keyword and competitor research. It makes keyword research creative, fast, simple and even fun.

Google Trends

Search historical data for any set of keywords to help you plan content that will spike at the right time. Also a great tool to identify what’s happening now on the web so you can cater your content to it.

Google Trends

Keyword Revealer

Keyword Revealer is a huge time saver for anyone looking to uncover low-competition keywords. Start focusing your SEO efforts on easy-to-rank terms with low difficulty scores.

Do you have a favorite keyword research tool? Share it with us!

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