Can AnswerThePublic help you with keyword researching? Is it worth using? This is what I will be covering in this AnswerThePublic Review 🙂
Finding the perfect keyword for your piece of content takes time. You need to analyse the competition, understand which keywords are the most searched in Google and check that the chosen ones do actually make sense to the reader.
I find that the most difficult part about keyword researching, is coming up with niche keyword ideas for something that otherwise would be too competitive.
Let’s say I want to write about SEO. Well, I would never stand a chance to get my post ranked if I used that as my keyword. It is just too competitive!
So what can I do to find a less competitive keyword? What kind of questions do users ask about the topic I want to talk about? Well, AnswerThePublic can tell you what these are!
What is AnswerThePublic?
If you have ever done keyword research before, then you would have probably taken advantage of the “find as you type” feature of the Google search engine.
This is when you have a keyword in mind and type it in Google to see what the most common searches are.
Let’s type “Wealthy Affiliate” as an example:
Wealthy Affiliate is a great affiliate marketing course that I have been following for a while and the above are the most searched sentences for the main keyword that I typed in Google search.
People are looking for reviews and success stories.
AnswerThePublic takes the hard work off your hands.
When you use AnswerThePublic, you no longer have to type in a combination of words in Google, wait for the results and write them down.
All you do is just search for the main keyword, such as the one above and AnswerThePublic will do the rest, by finding any type of searches that contain that word:
Is AnswerThePublic free to use?
AnswerThePublic can be used for free but it has some limitations. Their website lists a few differences between the Free and the Pro version, but to me the ones listed below are the only possible real blockers:
- You are limited to 3 searches per day (This is not confirmed on their page, but I have always hit that limit when testing)
- You can only perform searches in the UK
- Reports are not automatically saved
As you can see, they recommend you go Pro if you are an agency or a big team.
If you are just a regular blogger who posts a few times a week, then the Free version is more than enough (unless you need to perform localised searches), as long as you are 100% sure of the main keyword you want to perform a search for on that day 🙂
Remember that if you decide to go Pro, the $99/month will be billed automatically each month, until you cancel!
What kind of data will AnswerThePublic return?
The data returned is split into the following:
These are search queries that start with or include ARE, CAN, HOW, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHICH, WHO, WHY and so on.
Here is an example:
These are questions that start with or include prepositions such as NEAR, TO, WITH and WITHOUT.
See this example below:
Queries that relate to comparison searches and start with or include comparatives such as AND, LIKE, OR, VERSUS and VS.
Here is an example:
This are all the queries found, listed in alphabetical order:
These are queries that are closely related to the keyword you have entered:
All data can be viewed in both text and visualisation format.
Images can be downloaded and text can be saved as CSV, giving you the opportunity to create your own little folder with data that can be used at a later stage.
Can AnswerThePublic help me improve my content?
It can indeed!
AnswerThePublic is a great tool that can help you expand your initial ideas and turn them into answers that users have been looking for.
However, your keyword research should not stop there.
Once you get your data from AnswerThePublic, note down the keywords that you like the most and seem the most appropriate for what you want to write about, then make sure you check their search volume and competition, so that you can pick the winner!
I use this online keyword search tool, which allows me to see both volume and competition of a keyword:
Make sure you also type these keywords into Google search, to see how many results a certain query returns.
This, for example, is just too competitive for a new website to rank well:
This one is already a bit better:
Always make sure that you go for the long-tail keywords, if your site is still new 🙂
Conclusion: AnswerThePublic can really open your mind when writing new content!
I really like AnswerThePublic. It has a simple interface, it is easy to use and has enough free daily searches for us solo content writers.
This tool definitely takes keyword researching to the next level, allowing you to save time and come up with ideas that you might have never thought of otherwise!
Head to answerthepublic.com, if you want to try it for yourself 🙂
I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it!
Are you going to try AnswerThePublic yourself? If so, feel free to leave a comment below to let me know how you found it.
You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer 🙂