SEO, SEO Tools

5 Free Tools for Competitor Keyword Research

Here are five free tools to get you started in finding a variety of keywords being used by your competitors. These tools will help you see what keywords bring them traffic as well as other interesting details that can help your SEO campaign.


SEOmoz Term Extractor

To use this tool, you will need to register for a free account at SEOmoz. You will then have access to this tool as well as a variety of their other free SEO tools. Once you’re logged in, head over to the SEO Tools section and choose the Term Extractor. Enter the URL of your competitor to receive one word, two work, and three word phrases the website is targeting as well as the HTML elements those terms are found in on the website.

SEOmoz Term Extractor Keyword Tool

Needless to say, the bottom area is a good way to learn some on-site optimization tips as well!


Open Site Explorer

Open Site Explorer also falls under the SEOmoz tools umbrella, so once you’re logged in to SEOmoz, you have access to this as well. To use this tool for keyword ideas, enter the competitor’s URL and go to the Anchor Text Distribution tab.

SEOmoz Open Site Explorer Keyword Tool

This will show you up to 20 of the keywords that your competitor uses for anchor text when link building, hence letting you know what they are targeting and how strong their link building campaign is with the number of root domains and links using that anchor text.


Google AdWords Keyword Tool

I know, I know, we all know about Google AdWords Keyword Tool. Usually I use the type in a word and let it make suggestions for me aspect, but for this exercise, I entered a domain to see what would happen.

Google AdWords Keyword Tool

The key is to go to the Columns, and check Extracted From Webpage. Then you will find that if you entered domain.com, it focuses on a particular page from the domain, and not the domain homepage. So if there isn’t a domain.com/index.html or other similar type of page, you won’t get the homepage’s keyword suggestions. But for other specific pages on the site, you can pin down the keywords that AdWords recognizes from those


SEMRush

SEMRush allows you to enter a domain and view ten of the top keywords that the website ranks for organically, showing the keyword, position in search results, traffic percentage, and other useful information, especially if you are going to use CPC for your website.

SEMRush Keyword Tool

It also shows what URL on the site ranks for the specific keyword, but I removed that column to make the image fit in the space above.


Alexa

Aside from just giving you your traffic score, Alexa also gives you the chance to see keyword queries that bring a high percent of traffic to a particular URL. Just go to the Site Info tab and enter your competitor’s URL. Once you Get Details, go to the Search Analytics tab to see top queries driving traffic to the site, and keywords that are on the rise / decline.

Alexa Keywords in Search Analytics


If you scroll down from here, you will also find lengthy lists of keyword phrases for high impact search queries for the URL, search engine marketing activity based on ads for particular keywords, and additional keyword opportunities that the competitor (or you) could pursue.

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Google Banned Checker Tools

Google Banned Checker tools help SEO optimizer and link builder to notify the websites which are removed by Google for spamming, malware or computer harmful website (virus affected).


WHY SEO/LINK BUILDER SHOULD CHECK GOOGLE BANNED WEBSITES?

You may be aware of Google terms and policies (Webmaster Guidlines). Sometimes while doing off page optimization, optimizer submit their website into such websites which are banned especially by Google or other major search engines. The submitted website to such blacklisted websites leads to non ranking state by Google, in other words websites which have good ON Page SEO in their website do not rank because you are linked with a malware website. SEO/Link Builder must not have greed to just submit their website blindly to save time. Make sure you use the following tools to avoid the blacklisted websites.


TOP GOOGLE BANNED CHECKER TOOLS

These are most popular tools used for Google banned websites check across the world

Other Tips to Avoid Google Banned Websites
  • Check if the Page rank of a website(directory or any other) is genuine
  • Search the website by site:www.example.com into google.com
  • Avoid using software for link builing (do manual link building)
  • Avoid link exchange with websites which do not have category.



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Top Video Submission Sites

Here are some of the top video submission sites where you can submit your videos, get backlinks and free website promotion.
www.youtube.com – PR9 – You do get a dofollow link back to your site in your channel profile.
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SEO Tools

Best Seo Tools for SEO Experts

Backlink Tracker Pro: Free tool to check you’re paid / exchanged links. Get alerts when your backlinks have been removed or converted to no follow links.
Similar Page Checker: Search engines are known to penalize websites that contain duplicate / similar content. Your content could be similar to other websites on the Internet, or pages from within your own website could be similar to each other. This tool allows you to determine the percentage of similarity between two pages
Search Engine Spider Simulator: This tool simulates a search engine crawler by displaying the contents of a webpage exactly how a search engine would see it. It also displays the links that a search engine would follow (crawl) when it visits the webpage.
Backlink Anchor Text Analysis: This tool help you determine the link text used by your backlinks to link to your website.
Backlink Builder: This tool helps you build a LOT of quality backlinks. It searches for websites of the theme you specify that contain key phrases like “Add link”, “Add site”, “Add URL”, “Add URL”, “Submit URL” etc, most of the results could be potential backlinks. Text links are important for ranking well in search engines.
Backlink Summary: This tool will give you a summary of your competitor’s backlinks.
Keyword Density Checker: This tool will crawl the specified URL, extract text as a search engine would, remove common stop words and displays the density of your keywords.
Redirect Check : It is import that a search engine is able to follow any redirects that you may have set up. This tool helps you determine whether the redirect you have created is search engine friendly.
Kontera Ads Preview: Allows you to preview Kontera ads on your website.
Link Price Calculator: These tools will help you provide SEO Services by determining the appropriate amount you should be paying (or charging) per month for a text link (ad) from each and every page of the specified website.
Reciprocal Link Check: This tool helps you ensure that your link partners are linking back to your website. It also determines the anchor text used by your link partners to link to your website.
Check Yahoo WebRank: Yahoo seo tools that helps you evaluate the importance of a URL as perceived by Yahoo
Domain Stats Tool: This SEO tool helps you get all kinds of statistics of your competitor’s domains. The statistics include Pages Indexed by various Search Engines, Backlink count, Alexa Traffic Rank, and Age of the domains, etc.
Domain Age Tool: Older domains may get a slight edge in search engine rankings. This tool displays the approximate age of a website on the Internet and allows you to view how the website looked when it first started. It also helps you find out the age of your competitor’s domains.
Keyword Suggestions Tool: This tool will help you determine relevant and popular keywords related to your website.
Website Keyword Suggestions: This tool tries to determine the theme of your website and provides keyword suggestions along with keyword traffic estimates.
URL Rewriting Tool: This Search Engine Optimisation tool helps you convert dynamic URLs into static looking HTML URLs.
Keyword-Rich Domain Suggestion Tool: Having a KEYWORD-RICH domain name is an important factor for Search Engine Optimization. This tool will suggest keyword rich domain names.
Website to Country: Many people wonder why their websites don’t rank well in country specific search engines, most of the search engines determines country of the website based on the location of the domain web hosting server. This SEO tool helps determine the Country in which the specified website is Hosted.
Alexa Ranking Tool: This SEO tool allows you to get the Alexa traffic rankings of you and your competitors.
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