Using Keywords Everywhere For Accurate Search Volume Data
Oh, keyword planner. How you’ve always been there for me, providing results on search terms that made my life just so much easier.
I really appreciate the help, I truly do.
If only I could say the same today. Good things do in fact come to an end, and the days of getting accurate search volume data from keyword planner are over. Finished. Kaput.
I remember waking up one morning and seeing the following:
What does that mean? Can you imagine trying to explain to a client that their target keyword is getting anywhere from 100 to 1000 searches per month?
I’ll be honest, I watched several YouTube videos and tried implementing their tactics to bypass the Campaign stage but nothing worked. My heart started beating, as I knew the day had come when I finally had to set up and run an AdWords campaign to see the data I once had. After accepting my fate, I went over to create my campaign in AdWords.
Throughout this journey, I stumbled upon an extension called Keywords Everywhere. A Google Chrome Extension that takes under a minute to install and set up. I went ahead and added it to my list of extensions, updated my settings and hoped for the best.
Shortly after, I saw the following:
That’s correct. The actual search volume data. Not a number between 100 and 1000.
As an SEO, keyword research is critical. Without it, you wouldn’t know what search terms to target and how to effectively optimise a website. As with anything, it’s almost impossible to do the job without the right tools at hand. The last thing you want to be doing when optimising a website is guessing what works and what doesn’t.
In this post, I’ll explain how to set up the Keywords Everywhere Extension, it’s features, & how it can help you.
Set up & Installation
Head over to the Keywords Everywhere extension page in the chrome store and click add to chrome.
You will now be redirected to a new page where you need to insert an email address to receive an API key. Insert your address and select email me API key.
Navigate to your inbox folder and click and access your API Key.
Copy your API key and paste it into your settings and click Validate.
Now you need to select preferences such as your country and currency.
Next, determine which metrics you would like to see. I have enabled all metrics.
Determine which platforms you would like the extension to work with.
You have the option to highlight metrics that result in specific numbers, set your own preferences here.
Last but not least, the miscellaneous settings. Again, this is up to you.
You should now be able to see data (if checked) within Google Search and all the other platforms.
Great, the installation and set up is complete. Now, what can we do with this tool?
Bulk Upload Keywords
There’s a YouTube video on this – If you prefer videos.
Head over to the extension in the top right and select ‘Bulk Upload Keywords’.
This feature allows you to get search volume, competition data, and CPC results based on the keywords you have entered all at once.
Let’s insert our keywords and select ‘Get Search Volume and CPC’.
We now have our list of keywords with metrics that include search volume, CPC, competition as well your chosen country. This is quite similar to keyword planner in how its layed out and we can now either copy our keywords to the clipboard, export to CSV, excel, pdf or print it. Up to 10,000 keywords can be uploaded at once for as many times as you like. Very helpful.
The bulk keyword uploader is going to save you time and I would highly recommend it when conducting keyword research.
Save Your Favourite Keywords!
This is a handy feature that allows you to save all your favourite words and store them.
Simply click on the star next to a keyword to add it to your favourites.
Another great feature this tool includes is a built-in page analyser. Simply click analyse page and see the results.
To start off with, the page analyser gives you some basic yet helpful information such as your title tag, description, and word count.
There’s even a drop-down menu on the right that allows you to choose from a range of different phrases.
Similarly, to the bulk uploader, we now have a list of all the keywords found on the page we are analysing. This data is helpful to understand exactly what keywords a page is targeting and where it can improve.
These metrics are set up by where the keyword was found (H1, H2, H3) keyword density, number of occurrences, and then the search volume, CPC and competition data.
At the bottom of the page, there is an export of the full script containing all the words found on the page.
What Platforms Can I Use It On?
The Keywords Everywhere extension is available on the following platforms: Google Search, Google Trends, eBay, Answer The Public, Google Keyword Planner, Bing, Etsy, Soovle, Google Search Console, YouTube, Ubersuggest, Majestic, Google Analytics, Amazon, Keyword Shitter & Moz Open Site Explorer.
Where Can I Found the Data on These Platforms?
Google Search Console
Where Does Keyword Everywhere Source the Data From?
In short, from Google. Google releases their search volume and Keywords Everywhere collects the data from there. However, sites such as Amazon and YouTube do not release their search volume. Therefore, Keywords Everywhere shows the Google Search volume whenever you run a search on YouTube, Amazon or other non-Google sites.
All the paid keyword research tools use Google’s data to estimate what volumes would be used on these sites.
So, there you go. A free keyword research tool that’s there to help you perform keyword research. As for Keyword Planner, you will need to set up and run a campaign to get the old data back. As someone who doesn’t use AdWords, this doesn’t excite me in the least.
To make things worse, accounts that are spending below the threshold per month are also only able to see limited search volume information. You have to spend above a certain threshold which Google hasn’t provided. Unfortunately, the tool doesn’t provide data for individual states and cities within countries. Hopefully, the Keywords Everywhere tool can help you.