Robert_Charlton - 7:35 pm on Jul 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
Is there a reason to use tools like WordTracker and Keyword Discovery anymore?
Here's a thread from about a year ago on which I compare the various tools. Essentially, the situation is still the same....
Would you please suggest some useful keywords tools?
Google has been fuzzing its tool data in ways that IMO have made it harder to use for SEO purposes, but it's still by far the best of the free tools out there.
There's a free Trellian Keyword Discovery tool that I think can be very useful as a check against the Google Tool. It doesn't give monthly numbers, but it does give numbers accumulated over time, and its search information is often granular enough to be helpful. It's a distant second to the Google Tool. I often use Google and KWD together.
WordTracker, IMO, still has too small a database to be truly useful, and I haven't looked at it in a long time. From what I remember of it, I'd love to see the WT interface with Google data... though I feel that some Wordtracker "features", like the KEI, eg, are simplistic.