How to Use Google Keyword Tool to Increase Traffic to Your Blog

Note:  This has now been replaced by the another tool.  Check out the Ultimate guide to Google Keyword Planner.

Are you creating blog posts with relevant keywords to ensure that Google gives you relevant traffic?  Do you know what keywords you should use?

Google Keyword tool is a free tool provided by Google that gives you an indication on the level of searches performed based on keywords you input.  So for example, if you are writing a blot post about social media Google will show you the number of searches for social media and also searches for related keywords.

It’s very useful to know what people are searching on because you can consider this when creating your blog post to ensure you get relevant traffic.

The following video goes through how you use Google Keyword tool.



Have you used this tool? Have you got any benefit from using it?  What are the pitfalls?

  • Jennifer Agrazada-Schreiner

    That was very helpful! I’ll work my way around keywords then. I never really used Google keywords for fear of killing my creativity.

    • Ian Cleary

      Thanks Jennifer, that’s a good point but if people don’t find your work that’s not good either! Have a fab week-end!

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    • AAshish Singh

      thanks you very mouch

  • Ranjeet Singh

    thanks sir
    very useful video

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  • thomas

    Immense information there.

  • janiffer suiz

    Each time I used to always check blog posts within the first hours in the break of day, because I like to get information increasingly more.

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  • iAm Melissa

    Google keyword tool now keyword planes has always been one of the best keyword research tools I am using. Thank you for this very informative and useful article.

  • Isidro Gonzalez Moreno

    it is a very useful and great learning , we all need this

    • Ian Cleary


  • Sandeep Likhar

    useful information but i am still confuse about Low competitor.

    • Ian Cleary

      This is related to competition when you are advertising using those keywords. Higher competition means it will cost more (relative to other similar keywords).

      • Sandeep Likhar

        okay got it. Thanks!:)