We are in the best of times when it comes to SEO tools. So many tools now exist for any SEO problem which will help build your online traffic to your website.
The great thing about all this competition from makers of SEO tools, is that a lot of tools are offered free as a form of content marketing.
The bad thing about this is that it creates lots of noise, right now there are so many offers it takes a lot of time to figure out which are the best ones for you.
So we are going to show you some of the ones we like and use. Whilst some are not strictly SEO tools they do ultimately help you with your SEO.
Quick, clean keyword inspiration and data dump.
It’s quick and you can download to CSV with the free tool, which can give you up to 750 keyword ideas. A quick search for “guitars” threw up keywords that are missed by Google.
I see this as being additional to the Google keyword tool and helps get a wider coverage. Getting your edge over you competitors keywords can really help, so worth trying out something new.
The paid version will give you more keywords, plus search volume etc…
Also: Check out keyworddiscovery.co.uk
2. Google Analytics
It may be an obvious one to the seasoned SEO, but newer students of SEO may not realise this is still the best, free package available. The UI is sometimes confusing to new users due to feature bloat. But once mastered there is no better free tool out there for digging into your data.
Also: Another free alternative that has the benefit of being easy to use is Clicky, which is good to use if you don’t want your data gobbled up by Google.
3. Screaming Frog Spider
The free version of the Screaming Frog spider tool does a great job at crawling your website revealing information on webpages, links, images and other useful data.
It does have a paid option to crawl more than 500 links and lots of other features.
Also: Xenu which has been around for a long time and I still use from time to time.
4. Google Websmaster Tools
5. Open Site Explorer from Moz.com
6. Google trends
7. Similar Web
8. Check your rank for free
9. Create an XML Sitemap
10. Google mobile speed test
11. Robots text generator