One of the key to become successful in blogging is to know what topics to write for your niche AND to ensure the article that you spend hours writing, find its way to the first page of Google. The rule of thumb is pretty straightforward – use long-tail-low-competition phrases as the foundation of your content.
In this week’s program review, we’ll take a look at the efficacy of KWFinder in generating these phrases and whether this tool is worth investing for the long term.
What Is KWFinder
KWFinder is a keyword research software created by Mangools, a Slovakian SEO company. They also have a search competition analysis tool called the SERP Checker which is integrated into the program.
As you can see from the image above, the program interface is basically divided into two sections; the keyword results on the left and the SERPs (search engine results page) list on the right hand side. When searching for keywords, you may use any of these 3 categories to propagate the desired data.
- Suggestions, which is based on our know-how algorithm.
- Autocomplete that generates additional related keywords.
- Autocomplete that generates questions.
The results are then interpreted based on these 5 types of metrics;
- Monthly Searches
- SEO Difficulty (aka competition) – the data from this metric will be extrapolated on the second section to show the top competing URLs for a particular keyphrase.
KWFinder offers two levels of subscription, Basic and Premium, which is billed monthly or annually.
Monthly – $29 (Basic) and $49 (Premium)
Annual – $144 (Basic) and $299 (Premium)
It also comes with a free trial that provides 3 keywords lookups, 3 SERPs and 25 related keyword searches within 24 hours.
What I Like About This Program
- First and foremost, what I like about this tool is that the data loads fairly fast. If you are a frequent blogger, this means you can focus more on content writing rather than waiting for keywords to generate.
- Grouping keywords according to 3 different categories before commencing the search can help to produce results that are more relevant to the original keyphrase.
- KWFinder allows search to target a specific country and language so this would be a good tool to consider if there are certain criteria for your focus audience.
- The trend metric is a nice feature to have as you can visualize the popularity of a keyphrase over the course of 12 months.
What I Don’t Like
- Maybe it’s just me, but I find that having two sections of data makes the user interface very cluttered while trying to interpret the results.
- The SEO Difficulty metric has 8 levels, which isn’t bad for grouping purposes, but I find that this can be confusing as to which keywords is best to use.
- As a pure keyword tool, KWFinder doesn’t provide any brainstorming features nor does domain name searches.
- Lastly, my biggest complaint would have to be the limits that are being applied for each subscription. For example, in the Basic plan, you are only allowed up to 100 searches within 24 hours. If you are a heavy user (which you should be if you want to drive organic traffic through blogging) or building sites for clients, 100 keyword searches per day isn’t going to be sufficient. This limits your overall ability to find new ideas for content creation and totally defeat the purpose of a so-called ‘efficient keyword tool’, in my opinion.
So, Is KWFinder Worthy of Your Money?
In summary, KWFinder does offer some great metrics for keywords evaluation and the program isn’t too difficult to use. However, I feel that the development of the tool is still in its infancy and for a lower subscription fee, I could actually get more features with Jaaxy Keyword Tool such as;
- Brainstorm long tail keywords using the Alphabet Soup Technique.
- Retrieve the search history of my past keywords.
- Check my page ranking for a targeted keyphrase.
- Reveal potential domain names for other niches.
- Search for affiliate programs across four affiliate networks; Commission Junction, Rakuten Linkshare, Digital River and Clickbank.
- Use alongside Wealthy Affiliate which is where I get most of my training and resources on how to grow my affiliate business.
But don’t take my word for it. Enter a keyword below to start your 30 free searches with this powerful tool OR read my in-depth review about Jaaxy here.
I hope you’ll make the most out of the trial to have a better comparison with KWFinder. If you want to know anything else, just leave your comment below and I shall get back to you as soon.
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