Why use WordStream’s Free Keyword Tool for keyword research?
Keyword research is one of the first – and most crucial – steps in any search marketing campaign, organic or paid. But most free tools offer limited results and limited utility, especially when it comes to keyword research for PPC. To drive search engine traffic, whether through organic search or paid search advertisements, you need the right keywords, plus a process to expand your keyword lists over time. That’s where our free tool comes in. WordStream’s Free Keyword Tool gives you hundreds of relevant keyword results, plus additional, actionable information like competition level and estimated CPC, all for free!
To drive search engine traffic, whether through organic search or paid search advertisements, you need the right keywords, plus a process to expand your keyword lists over time. That’s where our free tool comes in.
WordStream’s Free Keyword Tool gives you hundreds of relevant keyword results, plus additional, actionable information like competition level and estimated CPC, all for free!
How does the Free Keyword Tool work?
Just enter a keyword and then choose your industry and country (if desired). You’ll get a list of related keyword suggestions, including long-tail keyword variations, as well as their Google search volume.
You can also enter a website URL – such as a competitor’s homepage – to get contextual keyword suggestions and ideas to help you compete against similar businesses.
We’ll show you the top 10 keywords right away. To get the full list of keywords, just enter your email address, and we’ll send you the full keyword list by email for free.
To unlock the rest of the keyword data – including competition level, estimated CPC, and our proprietary Opportunity Score – just connect your Google AdWords account through a secure OAuth sign-in.
What are the Free Keyword Tool’s unique features?
You don’t just want keywords – you want competitive, industry-specific information that helps you prioritize and make the most of your marketing budget.
Our free keyword tool is specifically designed to arm paid search marketers with better, more complete keyword information to inform their PPC campaigns, including competition and cost data, tailored to your country and industry, so you know your keyword list is super-relevant to your specific business.
Another awesome new feature is our proprietary Opportunity Score that highlights your best keyword opportunities. You should prioritize content and campaigns targeting keywords with a higher Opportunity Score because those are the ones that are most likely to deliver results for your business!
Plus – you can link your Google AdWords account through a completely secure connection to get even more data that will make your job easier.
Then download your keyword list as a CSV file to make it super-easy to upload directly into your AdWords account. Put your keywords to work!
Keyword Data Sources for The Free Keyword Tool
The Free Keyword Tool’s keyword and search volume data is sourced through the Google keyword API. However, the Opportunity Score is calculated through our own proprietary algorithm to help you prioritize your work by focusing on your best possible keyword opportunities.
Filtering Free Keyword Results by Industry
With WordStream’s Free Keyword Tool you also have the option to filter your results by industry, which restricts your results and other data including search volume, competition level and estimated CPC so they’re all maximally relevant to your industry.
For example, if you search for keywords related to “cars” while selecting “Arts & Entertainment” as the industry, you’ll see results like “cars movie,” “disney cars,” and “pixar cars.” However, if you input the same term and change the industry to “Finance & Banking,” you’ll see results like “new car incentives” and “new car lease.”
You can filter your results by 24 business verticals, including Apparel, Arts & Entertainment, Autos & Vehicles, Beauty & Fitness, Books & Literature, Business & Industrial, Computers & Electronics, Finance & Banking, Food & Drink, Toys & Games, Health, Hobbies & Leisure, Home & Garden, Internet & Telecom, Jobs & Education, Law & Government, News Media & Publications, Family & Community, Occasions & Gifts, Pets & Animals, Real Estate, Retail & General Merchandise, Sports & Fitness, and Travel & Tourism.
Do you have international keyword data?
You can filter your keyword results and volume/performance data geographically – choose between 23 countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom or United States.
More Free Keyword Tools
We also offer a Negative Keyword Tool and a Keyword Grouper:
The Negative Keyword Tool is a quick and easy way to find irrelevant, costly keywords that are wasting your PPC budget.
The Keyword Grouper takes a list of keywords and automatically sorts them into clusters of related keywords. If you have an unsorted list of keywords from another keyword tool, you can easily sort them into keywords groups that are ready to use in your search marketing campaigns.
The Free Keyword Tool is fast and accurate
Our free keyword suggestion tool provides comprehensive and accurate keyword suggestions, search volume and competitive data, making it a great alternative to the Google Keyword Tool or AdWords Keyword Tool. You can use the Free Keyword Tool to get:
AdWords keywords - find high-volume, low-competition keywords that your competitors haven't discovered.
Keywords for websites - find popular and niche keywords for your website at scale.
Keyword phrases - learn what real phrases users type into search engines to address their needs.
Long-tail keywords - get long-tail keyword queries that are less costly to bid on and easier to rank for.
Negative keywords - save thousands of dollars by discovering what keywords you should exclude from your AdWords campaigns.
Meta keywords - help search engines understand your website with meta keywords.
PPC keywords - research keywords to use in your PPC campaigns.
SEO keywords - export SEO keywords to help your site rank on more organic searches.
Learn more about WordStream
Keyword research is an important step in the search marketing process, but not the only step. WordStream offers plenty of tools to help you optimize your online marketing campaigns, including:
The AdWords Performance Grader – A fast, free, and easy way to audit your AdWords account. Find out how your AdWords campaigns stack up against competitors, and get actionable tips for improvement.
WordStream Advisor - WordStream Advisor makes online advertising easy: You can create, optimize, manage, and measure high-performing paid search and paid social campaigns in just 20 minutes a week. Smart tools, weekly alerts, and visually stunning reports save you time and money.