KWFinder – A great Google Keyword Planner alternative

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Google takes it all, they say. Is it true or a cliché? Let’s have a look why KWFinder became a number one alternative to recently changed Google Keyword Planner (GKP), but also a tool providing a lot more useful stuff with exact monthly search volumes.

Google Keyword Planner shows data based on its recent changes. It means that in case you don’t spend “enough” money on Adwords, you will see a search volume range instead of exact monthly search volume. Fair enough? No, we don’t think so.

Are KWFinder’s data relevant?

KWFinder is not affected by these changes, it provides exact monthly search volume data, and, in addition, it extends the keyword research with many useful metrics. The exact search volumes are identical to the ones in GKP.

The data we use are from multiple providers and well-known industry players, including Moz, Majestic, which we also use as a basis for SEO difficulty calculation. The exact search volumes data are part of our know-how.

Now we’re getting to the main topic: “Search volume range vs. exact search volume”.

Here’s a short case study

We chose “seo” keyword whose numbers we want to check in California, US. The result we get in Keyword Planner is 10 K – 100 K, which means that this particular keyword’s monthly search volume is from 10,000 up to 100,000. In plain words, it’s not very useful.

Screenshot 1: KWFinder exact values vs. Google Keyword Planner

Screenshot 1: KWFinder exact values vs. Google Keyword Planner

On the other hand, when we look for the “seo” in KWFinder, we get an exact number – 18,100 – and that’s the exact average monthly search volume in the last twelve months. Moreover, there are other useful metrics. You can find all the features and metrics in KWFinder guide.

Screenshot 1: KWFinder exact values

Screenshot 2: KWFinder exact values

To sum it up, KWFinder provides you with exact data, which is probably the biggest buzzword of these days and makes the research more comfortable thanks to friendly interface and graphic visualisations. On top of that, Moz and other metrics will take your research to the next level.

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  • KWFinder is definitely the latest “Kid On The Block”. Am enjoying using your tool.

    • Hello, thanks a lot, we are happy you like the tool. Have you tried ? It’s our new tool you automatically get as a part of your account.

  • Max Mills

    Hi, where is the data from? You mentioned Moz, do you get it from anywhere else?

    • Hello, we have many data providers, yes on of them is Moz, then other well-known players on the market and there are data from Google as well.

      • Waldemar Pross

        How can anyone but Google know how many people google a keyword? I am far from being from an SEO expert, but just judging by my (also limited) knowledge of how internet works, I wonder how can a third party know how often a KW is searched in Google. Don’t get me wrong, even if it is around 80% accurate, I would be happy.

        Important is that we know how serious we can take the data we see, not to have perfect data.

  • Dale

    Do you mind sharing how you’re extracting the search results for each keyword that the tool finds? You’re getting the search results for potential hundreds of keywords. I didn’t think Moz or Majestic had this feature.

    I tried to do something similar before, and ended up having to scrape Google directly. But even with proxies it was much much much slower than what you’ve been able to achieve.

    • Hi Dale. As it is listed in the article, we have multiple data providers. Yes, you are right, Moz or Majestic provide different metrics. However, we are keeping the search results process extraction as a part of our know-how.

      • Dale

        Fair enough.

        Mind giving a super general hint? Are you scraping the data yourself, or getting from a third party?

        • Multiple data providers altogether with our know-how 😉

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  • xtopher66

    Whats stopping automated tools bumping up the search number volumes. Is each keyword search a unique ip address? So much inconsistency from keyword numbers in the past from various sources!

    • Hello,

      It always depends on data sources these tools use. Generally speaking there are Google based search volumes and clickstream data. Both have pros and cons.

      In a recent comparison I read that the reason why KWFinder has lower search volume than GKP is that we don’t update our data. I must say it was funny because the author clearly didn’t know that we are post-processing the data to make them more precise. Raw search volumes by Google are getting grouped more and more.

  • Where the data came from? In keyword tool from adwords I get “10k to 100k”, but your tool says 5k for an specific keyword.

    • Hi there,

      the search volumes are Google-based plus we do our best to detect and clear the search volumes of close variant keywords.


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