Bulk Competitor Keyword Search Tool
What Is This Tool?
The primary purpose of this tool is to find out which keywords are the top sources of organic (search engine) traffic to other websites. This is very useful when creating pages for your website, as understanding which pages are valuable to your competition can help inspire pages on your own site.
There are many tools that let you look up stats of individual websites, but very few let you run bulk searches, and we haven't yet found one that enables you to search for competitors (and their top traffic keywords) based on a simple keyword search.
This makes our tool faster and more effective at rapidly generating keyword and topic ideas for content creation, social media, or SEO purposes. Pretty neat, huh?
How Do I Use This Keyword Tool?
We created this keyword tool to be very easy to use. There are two ways to use it.
Option 1 is to scrape the web for competitors. This is very handy if you don't have any websites in mind, but you still want to search based on a topic, product, or keyword. This option takes a little longer, but it is better at rapidly generating bulk results.
Option 2 is a more targeted search. If you have a list of known competitors and you're curious about which keywords are driving traffic to your site, you can enter them manually.
After running the search, let it sit for a moment until it completes. After it's finished, you can download an Excel CSV to use these results later.
How Is This Different From Other Keyword Tools?
There are a few cool things about this tool that make it unlike most competitive keyword research tools on the internet.
- The first is that it's arguably the most powerful free tool that you can use without giving away your personal info or signing up for a free trial. It's free to use, and aside from limiting results to 10 per search, there are no restrictions, and you can search as often as you'd like.
- The second is that it's the only competitive keyword tool that finds your competitor's highest traffic keywords in bulk. Most keyword research software allows you to find data on individual websites, but you have to supply that data, and you still need a bunch of tabs open with their software to accomplish that. Since our tool can search ten competitors at a time, it's much more effective for quick prospecting and inspiration.
- The third is that it's powerful, fast, and reliable. I mentioned already that it's free, but there's a decent amount of tech going on in the background to power this tool. We wanted to create some free software that was useful and reliable.
- The fourth is that it's the only competitive keyword tool that lets you scrape the web for results and using those results to find their top-performing keywords. This is especially powerful for bloggers and SEOs, where you may not have any competitors in mind, but you still want to find competitors in your industry to see what's working for them.
It's a small but mighty tool. If you're enjoying it, please drop us a line! We'd love to hear your feedback, and we're always taking note of feature recommendations and improvements that we can add in the next release.
"What? These Keywords Aren't Very Good..."
There are two ways to use this tool, so we'll cover both:
If you used Option 1, the chances are that the keyword you used was too generic. In this case, you might see sites like Amazon, eBay, or Wikipedia - expected results for common queries. Use more specific and complex topics that are relevant to your industry. These searches will dig up much more relevant competitors.
If you used Option 2, there are two potential reasons why your keywords weren't helpful. The first is that your list of competitors may not be handy to you or that their websites may not have enough traffic data. The second is that their top keywords aren't beneficial to you, which means you need to keep searching. Not every website is doing great with its SEO, and some websites have strange top keywords driving traffic to their websites. This doesn't mean the results are bad - they are accurate. It just means that some of their keywords aren't going to be very relevant.
Keep playing around with Option 1 and Option 2. Try searching competitors with successful blogs or finding specific pain points in your industry and using those search phrases as keywords. You'll start to get much better results.
I Entered a Website, and It Isn't Working.
There are a few common reasons for this.
The first is that you didn't hit enter, space, or comma to confirm your first entry. The website URL that you entered will turn blue when it has been inputted correctly. If you typed a single website and immediately clicked "Find Top Keywords," this could be your problem. This is a bulk keyword tool, so it is waiting for you to confirm your first selection and type in a second. Try hitting enter, space, or comma after typing your first URL. When it turns blue, you're ready to run the search. Resolved If you type in a single website and hit search without any other input, your search will now process as normal.
The second possibility is that the websites your searches returned don't have any traffic data. This is common with very small or brand-new websites. Websites without traffic data won't show up on this list. We considered putting "Not enough website data" but later determined it would be cleaner to exclude these from the results altogether.
Another possibility is that the keyword that you used doesn't return any results on the web. If you used a long string of random characters, it wouldn't find anything on the web, and therefore your search will return with a blank screen. This situation can also happen if your search accidentally triggers local search results; for example, searching for "landscapers" will make search engines look for local landscapers. You can usually resolve this issue by using more detailed search queries and avoiding keywords like "buy," "near me," "find," and other local keyword phrases.
Lastly, it's possible that there's a connection issue. We utilize proxies to scrape several different platforms, APIs, and services. Proxies are a powerful and helpful technology for data collection, but they aren't perfect. If your search hangs for a long time and doesn't complete, try refreshing the page and trying the exact search once more. Our app connects to a new proxy on every query, so if one is broken, chances are pretty good that a second search will be successful.
If you've tried multiple searches and the tool is still broken, please reach out to us on our contact form. We'd greatly appreciate it, and we'll make sure it is promptly fixed.
Why The Limitations? Can You Remove Them?
In short, spammers. Automated bots would shut down this bot quickly if we didn't limit our results to 10 searches per query and have a captcha. These two limitations keep our app running very fast and prevents abuse.
We want to limit the users of our tools to humans (that's you!) - no robots allowed.
We are planning on expanding this tool in the future to a larger and more complex paid tool, but until then, these limitations have to stay in place to prevent abuse and excess server resources from bots and spammers.
What Are The Applications For This Tool?
Being a content marketing company that creates top-tier blog posts for its clients, we created this tool to assist with blog post topic ideas.
Most businesses that we've talked to have no idea how to check their competitor's keywords. Many are also surprised to see that some of their keywords are giving their competitors so much traffic and business. They then realize they can create similar pages to compete with them and get a slice of that pie.
Our tool isn't just useful for blog posts - it's useful for pay-per-click management and ads. If you find that a competitor is getting a lot of traffic to specific keywords, you can create ads for those exact same keywords on Google Ads and start getting more visitors and business.
It's also helpful if you're thinking of new pages or products to add to your site. One of our clients is in the event industry and was shocked to know that their product with the most traffic is something that they weren't selling. Since adding that same product to his site, he's now ranking above his competitor and taking a cut of that business.
Knowledge is power. This is a powerful little tool, and use the data you harvest with it wisely.
How Can I Get Ahold of You?
If you'd like to get in touch with us, please use our contact page!
Please don't send us solicitations. However, if you are interested in featuring our tool in your blog post, if you have a feature suggestion or bug to report, or if you'd just like to ask us a question, feel free to drop us a line.