In my post, I show you two excellent tools you can use to find the average keyword search volume for any keyword or keyword phrase. These tools give you search volume data under the search box.
When you do keyword research, having essential data on your screen as you type saves you time. It isn’t necessary to open another browser tab.
All keyword tools show approximate data. Google has the exact average search volume, but they don’t share this data. Therefore, use these tools as an aid in your research. They should be one part of your keyword research strategy.
By the end of this post, you will have monthly average keyword volume data and related search queries on your screen every time you search.
Let’s get started.
What Is Keyword Search Volume?
Keyword search volume is the number of times a search phrase appears in a search engine over a month. This volume is monthly searches performed over the previous twelve months.
When you do your keyword research, you want to find keyword phrases that have monthly search volume.
Let’s look at the first tool.
Keywords Everywhere – Keyword Tool
Keywords Everywhere is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox. It started as a free tool, but now it is a paid tool.
To see keyword search volume data, you need to buy credits. One keyword equals one credit. 100,000 credits cost $10.
On their homepage, they have one-click installs for Chrome and Firefox browsers.
The Install for Chrome link takes you to the Chrome web store.
To start, click on the Add to Chrome link. From the popup, select Add extension.
Next, enter your email address and agree to the terms of service to get the API key to activate Keywords Everywhere. You don’t have to sign up for the newsletter.
Check your email to get the code needed to activate Keywords Everywhere in your Chrome browser.
Click on the link in the email to get your API key.
Copy your API key and click on the Keywords Everywhere icon in your browser. From the menu, select Settings.
Paste your API key into the box and select Validate.
Once validated, you see search volume, cost per click, and competitive score data under the search bar. To see this data, you have to buy credits first.
Related Searches and People Also Search For data is on the right.
WMS Everywhere – Free Keyword Tool
WMS Everywhere is an excellent alternative to Keywords Everywhere. It delivers search volume in the same way as Keywords Everywhere but is free.
Here is WMS Everywhere’s home page.
The extension is only available on Chrome. An extension is planned for Firefox users soon.
Click on the ‘Add to Chrome’ link. That link takes you to the Chrome web store. Then, click on Add to Chrome.
Next, click on Add extension.
Once added, you have an icon in your toolbar. To start using WMS Everywhere, you have to sign up for a free account.
Once you are signed in, you get this message to confirm you are ready to start using WMS Everywhere.
When you search on Google, the search volume and cost per click data show under the search bar. On the right, you have Related searches and People Also Searched For.
WMS Everywhere has a feature to select a country. In the above screenshot, you can see the flag of the United States on the right.
If you target an audience in another country, click on the setting cog.
Then, select a country from the drop-down menu. As an example, I’ll choose the UK.
After refreshing the page, I now have the UK flag. Now I have data for searches performed in the UK.
It is important to remember that Keywords Everywhere and WMS Everywhere show estimated data. Using these tools helps you understand the search volumes of keywords you are targeting.
Use them as part of your keyword research strategy. Once you decide on a keyword, check to make sure it appears in Google’s search suggestions feature. Checking confirms it is a searched-for term. Also, check the competition.
A great place to find good keywords is to look at what your competitors are doing. Check out my ‘The easy way to find competitors keywords that rank for free‘ post to learn more.
Before you leave to install your favorite keyword tool, would you kindly leave a comment to let me know what you thought of my post?
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