How do I check how many searches are done for a keyword? I will show you how to find keyword monthly search volumes for free. If you use Firefox or Chrome browsers then you only need to install a free addon called ‘Keywords Everywhere’. Once you have this addon installed, each time you use Google, YouTube, Bing, Amazon, and many more. You will see the average keyword search volumes right under the search bar. You will also see the cost per click and competition difficulty.
As of October 2019, Keywords Everywhere became a paid tool. I am disappointed that they decided to do this, but they said they had to do it due to the free tool being manipulated. Their paid version is very cheap, therefore it is still a valuable keyword research tool, but not free anymore.
Let’s get started.
- What is the free tool?
- How to install the Keywords Everywhere tool.
- Where do I get the Keywords Everywhere API key?
- How to use Keywords Everywhere.
What is the free tool?
The free tool to check how many searches are done for a keyword is called ‘Keywords Everywhere‘. If you use Firefox or Chrome you can install this tool as an addon.
Once you have installed Keywords Everywhere, you will see monthly search volumes under the Google search box.
This is Keywords Everywhere’s homepage.
How to install the Keywords Everywhere tool
I use Firefox as my browser, therefore I will have screenshots of installing Keywords Everywhere on Firefox.
To get this tool for Firefox click on the red ‘Install For Firefox’ link near the top of the homepage.
After you click on install you get this page. To continue, click on the blue ‘Add to Firefox’ link.
After you click on this link. Firefox will ask you to give permission to install this tool.
Click on the blue ‘Add’ link to continue.
After you add Keywords Everywhere you will have a popup appear on the top-right to let you know that should you want manage this addon, you can do so in the menu.
Click on the blue ‘OK’ link.
To start using Keywords Everywhere you need an API key.
Where do I get the Keywords Everywhere API key?
To get your API key you need to give your email address and tick the two boxes. After that, click on the red ‘Email Me The Free API Key’ link.
You will then see a page that asks you to check your email inbox.
You will have an email from Keywords Everywhere. In that email you will have a link to your API key.
Once you click on that link, you go to a page with your personal API key.
You need to copy your API code and then click on the ‘K’ icon in your browser. Once you click on the icon you will get a drop down menu. In that menu, click on settings.
After you click on setting you will go to the page where you need to paste your API key.
In the box that I have highlighted above, enter the API key you got from your email link.
Paste your code and then click on the grey ‘Validate’ link. If you have entered your API key correctly. You will see a green ‘The API key is valid’ message.
In the middle of this page you can see all the websites that you can find keyword monthly search volumes for.
How to use Keywords Everywhere
Once you have validated your API key. You can use Keywords Everywhere to find monthly search volumes.
All you need to do is go to one of the supported websites on the list and type in a keyword.
I will show an example of this in Amazon.com.
Here is Amazon.com’s homepage.
I will do a search for action cameras. As I start typing ‘Action cameras’, Amazon will offer search results based around my keyword. Next to all those results, you will see three sets of data.
The first is average keyword monthly search volumes, the second is cost per click, and the third is competition difficulty.
Here is another example. I will type ‘Action cameras’ into Google search.
Directly under the search box you can see keyword monthly search volume, cost per click, and competition difficulty.
On the right of the search results you also get ‘Related keywords’ and ‘People also search for’ data.
You get all this information automatically once you have Keywords Everywhere installed in your browser.
It is important to remember that this data is estimated. Only Google has the true keyword monthly search volume data. And they are not sharing this data with anyone.
All keyword tools gather their own data from tests and studies they do themselves.
Keywords Everywhere is great for helping you when you do your keyword research.
I love Keywords Everywhere because it is so easy to use. It serves data straight from your browser without you having to click on anything.
The extra information given on the right is very helpful. You get different variations of your keyword search volume and also questions people ask around your keyword.
Keyword tools are there to help you when you do keyword research but I would not rely on the data 100%.
If I think the keyword is something someone would search for but I get a 0 in the keyword monthly search volume. I would just ignore that. I only use Keywords Everywhere as a general guide.
A great place to find good keywords is to have a look at your competitors. To find out how you can do that, visit my other post, ‘The easy way to find competitors keywords that rank for free.’
What keyword tool do you use?
Do you use keyword tools?
Have you ever used Keywords Everywhere?
I look forward to reading your comments.