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Keysearch Review

Keysearch Interface
Written by Bryan

For: Keyword Research, Competition Analysis, Rank tracking


Ease of Use

Intuitive interface

Effectiveness

Gets the job done fairly quickly

Support

Response within 24 hours

Price

Multiple pricing options - flexible monthly or lifetime 

SUMMARY: Keysearch is my current go-to keyword research tool. I took the plunge and bought the lifetime license. I use it in conjunction with Long Tail Pro for keyword competitiveness analysis. In this review, I will show you behind the scenes of how I use it to do keyword research, link analysis and rank tracking. Keep on reading and see if this tool lives up to the hype.

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Keysearch Review - What is Keysearch

Keysearch is one of the latest cloud based keyword research tools developed by Dan from the original FCS networker team. My first impression is that is has a very clean and intuitive interface. As you can see from the image below, you can run keyword research on the left and competition analysis on the right for your chosen keyword. The competition analysis data looks similar to Market Samurai, which was my favorite keyword research tool.

Keysearch Interface

Clean and intuitive interface

In this keysearch review I'm going to talk about the five main functions and features of this cloud based application as well as its pros and cons.

  1. Keyword Research
  2. Link Analysis
  3. Rank Tracker
  4. YouTube Research (Beta)
  5. API/Reporting​

Keyword Research

The speed is very fast and it only takes a few seconds to complete the task for one seed keyword. You can even search multiple keywords at once. There are several sources you can choose to pull the data from and each of them are good for different purposes, be it looking for high volume main keywords or long tail keywords.

  • ​Keyword Planner
  • Google Suggest
  • Bing Suggest
  • Youtube Suggest
  • Competitors Keywords
  • Other Ad Networks

Keyword Planner - This is the same as what you would get with the normal google Keyword Planner tool. It shows you the most complete data with high volume keywords.

Google, Bing, Yahoo Suggest - These are useful for long tail keyword research.

Competitors Keywords - This is a very handy option as it will go and find keywords that the current domain is already ranking for.​ Just type in your competitor's URL and find out what other profitable keywords that you can target too.

Other Ad Networks - Use this to do additional keyword research through other ad networks such as 7 search.

Other than that, ​you can choose to import your own keyword list or Keyword Planner CSV for further research.

List of Features

There are other functions that you can use to conduct a better keyword research.

  • ​Keyword Competition Score
  • Bulk Difficulty Checker
  • Deep Analysis
  • Keyword Comparison
  • Keysearch History
  • Filter
  • Exact Domain Check

Keyword Competition Score - Another great feature of the keyword research tool is the Competition​ Score. It is similar to KC of long tail pro, which uses their own algorithm to determine the competitiveness of keywords. Just click the check button and it will show you the score in just 2-3 seconds.

Bulk Difficulty Checker - It's even better with the bulk difficulty checker. Simply copy and paste a list of keywords and you can have a quick glance to see which keywords are worth pursuing. 

Deep Analysis - You can do further analysis for a promising keyword by clicking on the Deep Analysis button. It will fetch more data for that specific keyword, which includes TF, CF, Alexa, Age, Social Media stats and LSI Keywords.

Keysearch Deep Analysis

Additional Data

Keyword Comparison - You can also​ select multiple keywords and compare them. 

Keysearch History - Once you have done ​with the keyword research, you can either save it to a new list for later use or export it to CSV/PDF. The rest of the keysearch history will be stored for 7 days only.

Filter - I find it very useful especially when I want to filter keywords that contain a specific word that I would like to target.

Keysearch Filter

Neat feature that saves a lot of time

Exact Domain Check - This is useful if you still want to scout for exact keyword domain.

One thing I noticed is that some keywords already had their ​KC score checked out so you don't have to waste your credit to run the KC score again. I believe it's because of the cloud based service that saves up recent searches by all keysearch users.

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Link Analysis

This feature is a great addition to keysearch. Link analysis consists of 2 functions - Backlink Checker and URL Metrics. It allows you to do link analysis by using mozscape API to pull intelligent metrics such as Page Authority, Domain Authority, Moz Rank, Domain Rank, Unique Links and Auth Links.

Keysearch Link Analysis Backlink Checker

It shows important metrics

The URL Metrics allows you to do bulk checking on a list of URLs, which is handy to have a quick glance over your competitors. Again you can use the filter function to sort out important metrics.

Keysearch Link Analysis URL Metrics

Quick glance over competitors metrics


Rank Tracker

I didn't expect a rank tracking feature for a keyword research tool so it's another nice addition to the tool. It starts to keep track of your ranking as soon as you entered the URL and keyword.

As far as I can tell, it will refresh the ranking everyday or you can simply click on the re-check button to refresh it manually, probably once a day too. For now, it only tracks Google search engine and you can keep track between 20 - 100 keywords depends on the plan you choose.

Keysearch Rank Tracker

Main interface of rank tracker

It has a notification tab that allows you to set rules to trigger a notification to be sent to your email address, which is quite useful if you want to know if your rankings have a big boost or drop.

Keysearch Rank Tracker Notifications

Notifications tab to set trigger rules

Lastly, you can create reports to share or just to keep records of your ranking data. It's useful if you want to generate a report for client or for your own use.

Keysearch Rank Tracker Reports

Choose your report options


YouTube Research - Beta

This is a newly added feature on 1st April. It's similar to the regular keyword research section. It does keyword research, difficulty scores and competition analysis for YouTube. I'm not sure how effective it is but here's a screenshot of the research interface:

Keysearch Youtube Research

YouTube Research Main Interface

Deep Analysis doesn't give you much extra info except the LSI keywords.


Pros


  • Multiple pricing option (Monthly/Lifetime)
  • No functionality restrictions based on plans
  • Clean and user friendly interface
  • Keyword competitiveness calculator
  • Cloud based - Fast processing speed
  • Whitelabel report and API access at any pricing package
  • Convenient bulk check for keyword difficulty and link analysis
  • Added YouTube Research (Beta)
  • Responsive support ticket

Cons


  • Daily quota
  • No Ahrefs integration
  • Limited keyword for rank tracker
  • Sometimes keyword analysis won't load properly
  • Few more bugs need to be ironed out
  • Slight delay when switching tabs

Improvements I would Like to See

Primary:

  1. Integration of AHREFS  (Dan told me they might integrate it in the future)
  2. Change to monthly credits
  3. Ability to add own URL in keyword research

Secondary:

  1. Analyze top 20 results
  2. Increase rank tracking limits for each pricing option
  3. Live chat support

Pricing Table

Plans

Starter

Pro

Elite

Monthly Pricing

$17

$34

$59

Lifetime Pricing

$219

$349

N/A

Daily Keyword Difficulty Analysis

200

500

1000

Daily Research Searches

20

50

100

Compare & In-Depth Analysis

Yes

Yes

Yes

Results Per Search

Up to 1000

Up to 1000

Up to 1000

Exact Domain Check

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rank Tracker Keywords

20

50

100

Rank Tracker URLs

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Create Lists & Filtering

Yes

Yes

Yes

White Label Reporting

Yes

Yes

Yes

API Access

Yes

Yes

Yes

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​Conclusion

Overall this is a great product, but there are still a few bugs need to be ironed out. Other than that, it gets the job done fairly quickly and it saves me a lot of time on keyword research. It seems that Dan is constantly adding new features to keysearch (newest was YouTube research), I believe it would get better overtime and become the mainstream keyword research tool.

There's a free trial with ​5 research and 50 difficulty analysis credits, why don't you give it a try now and let me know what you think? Simply leave a comment below, I'd love to hear your opinions too!

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