Is Google Keyword Tool really reliable for finding good keywords for SEO?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (5 posts)
  1. FranyaBlue profile image77
    FranyaBlueposted 9 years ago

    Is Google Keyword Tool really reliable for finding good keywords for SEO?

    Are there any other, better ways of finding good keywords?

  2. Sterling Carter profile image66
    Sterling Carterposted 9 years ago

    Yes, Googles' Keyword Tool is a must have, must use, can't live without tool.

    Even though it is a free tool you need it to determine the amount of traffic you can count on for certain keywords.

    But once you find the keywords you want to build your campaign around you should use WordTracker as well.

    Google will give you the keywords that are making money for Google. That means these keyword receive a lot of traffic and Google wants you to bid on them.

    Word Tracker will break down these keywords into the long tail keywords and that is where 94% of the traffic for most websites comes from.

    Building your website or articles around these long tail keywords will improve your chances of being seen quickly.

    Word Tracker has an affiliate program which I participate in.

    If you click the link below and  become a paying customer of Word Tracker I will receive compensation.

    They have a 7 day test drive that will show you all that you are missing with only using Google. BUt it all Starts with Google.

  3. chrislloyd515 profile image60
    chrislloyd515posted 9 years ago

    Sterling Carters answer is a very good answer, in addition to what he says I find that the best way in my eyes is to pure and simply look at Google analytics! You can find keywords so random in there that you would never even think of targeting!

  4. jmelees profile image55
    jmeleesposted 7 years ago

    We work on keyword buying for tree services and it is important to
    narrow results to an exact match when using the Google Keyword Tool
    and to go after terms in the 250 local searches range.

    We used it as a starting point as well as and then started to chip away the best performing keywords with our web site software

    Here is a link to a report about what terms tree services should be buying in 2012 but it is relevant as a starting point to the logic we use. … e-Websites

    1. GetitScene profile image67
      GetitSceneposted 6 years agoin reply to this



This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)