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If you are serious about SEO, you’re going to need a tool that will help you find keywords and relevant data such as the search volume and difficulty.
SEMrush is one of the best tools to use for this and it also offers many other features.
But, today, we are going to compare SEMRush vs Keysearch, which is a low-cost alternative that also displays keyword data.
We’re going to be comparing the features and pricing of these tools to see what they have to offer.
SEMrush vs Keysearch: Key Differences
The key differences between SEMrush and KeySearch are the pricing and features. While Keysearch comes at a much lower price, it also comes with significantly less features, as you would expect from the price difference. Both tools work well for keyword research, SEMrush just has more features.
However, KeySearch surprisingly seems to do really well here.
Both tools provide pretty similar numbers for most terms, if not the same.
On some keywords, KeySearch will show more searches, and judging by my search console, I must say that a higher search volume for those keywords seems pretty accurate.
For 9/10 Keywords KeySearch and SEMrush will show you the same search volume or a very similar search volume.
Next, we have Keyword difficulty.
This is a really useful metric, as it shows you the difficulty score so that you can filter out the low competition keywords.
Here, SEMrush does seem to have the upper hand, as it seems to give you a more accurate indication of how competitive a keyword is.
Take this example of the “drop servicing” keyword for which Franklin Hatchett’s ecomelites.com (DR 48) and digitalmarketer.com rank (DR 80), both have also written on the exact keyword and got multiple links to that specific page.
Left = SEMrush and right = KeySearch
While this metric can save you a ton of time when filtering out results, you shouldn’t rely on it.
For the keywords that you really want to rank for, you should do manual checks to see what exactly your competitors have in terms of content & links.
So, which one should you choose? If you’re looking for an all-in-one tool that will also help you a bit more with your advertising campaigns, backlinks, and more in-depth technical SEO, go for SEMrush.
On the other hand, if you’re just looking to find some profitable keywords, track your rankings, get basic audits, and are not really too bothered about the rest or you’re on a budget, I would definitely go with KeySearch.
Either way, they have both proven to be two brilliant tools.
SEMrush has shown that it is worth the price and KeySearch has proven to be an absolute bargain and a real cost-effective alternative.
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