The Cost of Keyword Research

by Gary on November 28, 2006 · 4 comments

in Keyword Research,SEO

Keyword research is essential to me in trying to obtain the best results possible from the SERPS and in maximising traffic to my sites
I went to update my subscription at KeywordDiscovery – the yearly subscription is now nearly $600 per year. Although I believe this to be good value for money I spent some time to find a similar tool that is just as comprehensive or more so for a lesser cost. Wordtracker appeared to fit the bill, it is cheaper at $280 approx but does not seem to have the full toolset.

If anyone has any advice as to the best tools for keyword research it would be much appreciated. I will hold back on the $600 for the time being.

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Richard November 28, 2006 at 4:19 pm

I’d recommend this tool: http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/keyword-suggestions-overture/

Free, but probably not as feature rich at the other programs you’ve mentioned. I’d be curious to learn what features you value that this one doesn’t have.

Joost de Valk November 28, 2006 at 6:01 pm

I suggest you try WordZe, see if you like it :), at $35 a month, that’s cheaper than keyworddiscovery 🙂

Gary November 28, 2006 at 9:42 pm

Thank you for the comments. I ended spending the rest of the day on this. The SEOchat tool is good for a free one but as far as I could make out only gives keywords by count.

I signed up for a month with WordZe, excellent tool and spent a good few hours on it. It has some extra features that KeywordDiscovery does not have but also lacks I couple of features that I am keen to use:

1) Regional UK specific data base option

2) Export of all data including KEI

Thanks again for your input, most helpful.

Joost de Valk November 28, 2006 at 9:56 pm

No problem, glad to be of service 😉