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Top 10 Google Keyword Planner Alternatives You Should Use

If you work online as the website advertisers or SEO professionals or into part-time freelance writing or a professional blogger, then you might know the major secret behind organic traffic is using the KEYWORDS which help in ranking your article or a website.

Best Alternatives to Google Keyword Planner Tool

Free Google Keyword Planner Alternatives

The best thing is to use the keywords having less or moderate competition to get your page rank on Google’s first page. And for this, you need to know the exact number of searches for a particular keyword which can help you in getting traffic to your website and make it rank on the first page of Google.

Before starting with my article, I would like to talk in brief about “what is Google Keyword Planner?” It is a tool, AdWords tool which allows the users in viewing the related terms and volume of keywords. This tool helps the website advertisers in finding the best keywords for targeting the AdWords ads, paid advertising and much more. But the SEO professionals discovered that this tool is doing more than paid advertising, like keyword research.

You people might think that Google Keyword Planner is the best AdWords tool, why I am here with its alternatives which you should use. So, guys, you might not know that recently Google has made some changes and took decisions regarding integrating the tool tightly with AdWords.

The users not only have to log in to use it but even most of the useful research functionality has been removed from it. And yes, it has made their decision of not showing the exact search volume data in its keyword planner.

So, here we will be talking about the top 10 Google Keyword Planner alternatives you should use. And it is significantly important because, to decide the right keyword, it is crucial to use the proper keyword research tool.

SEMrush: Best Analyzer Tool

SEMrush is one of the best keyword traffic finder and analyzer tools which can help the SEO professionals in finding some profitable keywords along with the niche ideas. It is a very easy-to-use tool which not only helps in keyword research but even has tons of features.

YES! It does tell about the other websites ranking with the same keyword. Not only this, it is a tool which even tells about the SERP result type of the site links, ranking domains, knowledge graph and much more.

WordZe: Free Research Tool

WordZe is a free keyword research tool which recently came into the market, and thus, not many people use it. But this doesn’t mean that it is not worth to use. This tool gives pretty accurate traffic results for the keywords. Even it does provide an option for searching long tail keywords according to your searched keyword. This tool is for those who are looking for a free keyword planner.

Ahrefs: Excellent Suite of Tools

Ahrefs is an excellent suite of tools which can help you in carrying 99% of your SEO tasks. Even many of the professionals couldn’t even operate their SEO process with Ahrefs. This keyword planner looks simple and elegant as well as shows a list of keywords with few metrics. Though it comes with a little higher price, yet it is a good deal as it can replace most of the SEO tools.

Moz Pro: Dedicated Keyword Explorer

Recently, Moz has launched its own dedicated keyword research tool where it gives the filtered keyword options excluding the particular query and giving the best ideas. It gives estimated search volume of the searched keyword along with the keyword difficulty score it even displays the domains which are currently ranking in Google with the same keyword.

Scrapebox: Black Hat SEO tool

Scrapebox is a black hat SEO tool where your keywords can quickly turn into hundreds in thousands of possibilities. It does have the white hat uses as well including the keyword research. It is software which can be used on the Windows desktop. And this software comes with a one-time purchase option that is for a monthly or annual subscription.

Wordstream: Paid Keyword Research Tool

Wordstream is a keyword planner tool for the search marketers which help in managing their pay per click campaigns. It has its keyword tool which is for free and allows the users with a limited number of searches. If you use the free version, then it will give you the related keywords, but for a paid version, it will give the search volume as well.

Long Tail Pro: Desktop Keyword Research Tool

Long Tail Pro Keyword Research Tool

Long Tail Pro is a desktop keyword research tool which is available not only for Windows user but even to Mac users as well. It is considered to be the best alternative to Google Keyword Planner because its trial version is full-featured. It allows the users in creating projects within the application with some keywords. Overall, it is worth to try this application.

SpyFu: Brother of SEMrush

SpyFu is a similar keyword research tool like SEMrush, but it doesn’t require the users to sign up for using its services. The data which this tool displays in the keyword research finder includes related keywords, search volume, a rate for the keyword, and CPC.

Keyword Tool Pro: Accurate Keyword Research Tool

Keyword Tool Pro is a keyword planner which allows the users in finding relevant keywords with least competition and high search volume. It does expose more keywords than the Google Keyword Planner and gives a wider option of keywords. It even has the Google Search ‘autocomplete’ feature which helps in finding the hidden keywords as well. Before going with the Pro version, it does give the users an option to get a free trial, and even 30-day money back guarantee if you didn’t like the product after purchase.

Term Explorer: Suite of Tools

Term Explorer allows the users with some operations as it gives the best and profitable keywords which can be used for ranking the page in Google. This tool even provides a limit of 5 keyword searches, and then the user needs to sign up. It is a tool which looks up for the requested keywords and gives the relevant metrics with the search volume with CPC and difficulty index.

So, these are the top 10 Google Keyword Planner alternatives you should use. I know there are some more alternatives as well and if you think any one of those is worth to get a place in this list, then don’t forget to share the details with all of us in the comments below. 🙂

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Priya Batra

Priya Batra is a passionate freelance writer from New Delhi. She is a founder of YoGadz, YoAlfaaz, and YoCosmo. She is post-graduate in English Literature. She has been into writing since 2010 and has a good grip over most of the niches. She is a writer by day and a reader by night. She has a passion for reading novels, photography, writing poetry and quotations. You can find her on social sharing websites, sharing her daily updates.


  • Hi Priya,

    I would like to say thank you for putting your time and efforts in explaining this tools. Being an SEO, every day i have need of keyword researching tool. Mostly i am using Google Keyword Planner tool and next is SEMrush tool.


  • Thanks for the share Priya, great article!

    Which of these alternatives do you use the most and which one is your favorite?

    Kind regards,

  • Great Information about the Keyword tools but most of them are paid. There is no tool that shows the exact volume of traffic for the particular keyword or keyword phrase.
    You can also give a try to and KWFinder.

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