I’ve never been a fan of paid keyword tools.
Mostly because of the price. For anyone just starting out in Internet marketing, the cost of paid keyword research tools is prohibitive. So I’ve used free keyword research tools as a matter of principle, until fairly recently.
Regular readers will remember my NicheBot review, so I won’t repeat all that here. The short form is that NicheBot is a way of getting access to paid keyword tools at a fraction of the price.
The trade off is that you pay per query, rather than get unlimited use. For those just starting out, or for the terminally stingy among us, that’s a fine trade off.
I’ve recently been using NicheBot to research a potential new niche. While I’ll mark out the actual keywords, I wanted to show you a portion of the results screen.
This data comes from the Keyword Discovery database, and cost me one NicheBot credit to generate. Keyword Discovery is $49.95 a month for unlimited access directly, but the one NicheBot credit cost me about $0.10.
The KEI figure shows your likelihood of ranking well for this keyword based on the available competition. Higher numbers are better, so there are several decent keywords in this bunch, including the main one.
The search volume is relatively low, but that contributes to it being an untapped niche. There’s still enough traffic to generate some sales.
By comparison, the make money online niche has overall better traffic, but you’d have a poor chance of coming out on top in the search results quickly.
You can try NicheBot for $1 for a couple of weeks. You’ll get 5 credits to play with, which allows you to do enough keyword research to decide if the tool is for you. If you decide to continue with it, it’s $9.95 for 50 credits a month, far less than any other paid keyword tool out there.