Apart from attention-grabbing websites with interesting and high-quality content, we can’t stress enough how vital Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is for your website or blog! Google has recently been updating their SEO and we only expect it to become increasingly complex in the future.
While it’s possible to do SEO on your own, the SEO rules are a bit complicated and are, at times, difficult to adhere to. Because of this, there are many tools out there that are tailor-made to make optimizing your site a lot easier and will help you conquer the many SEO challenges that you’ll face along the way.
Whether you’re looking for full-featured toolkits, keyword suggestion engines or website crawlers and link checkers, there’s a whole plethora of tools and services out there to help boost your site’s rank in search engines. Here are 5 such tools that will make your job easier, more efficient and enjoyable.
Most of your web traffic is probably going to come from Google searches, so you’ll definitely want to take a look at the Google Keyword Planner. This tool provides a wealth of information on the most popular keywords which you can modify with advanced filtering options. It also comes with historical view that lets you see the popularity of keywords over a 12-month period.
This website offers free on-site and off-site SEO tools. Some of their on-site tools include a Duplicate Content Tool, an LDA Content Optimizer, and a Density of Keyword Tool. Some of the off-site tools are a Competitive Analysis Tool, a Link Atrophy Tools, as well as a Page Rank Recovery Tool. It also offers miscellaneous tools such as a Clean IP Tool and a HTTP Header Check Tool.
SEER’s SEO Toolbox is an all-in-one spreadsheet SEO toolbox that you can use to analyze data from sources like Google Analytics, Majestic SEO, and Twitter. It also comes with some on-page analysis tools and scraping abilities. Since it’s an online spreadsheet, you’re entire team – if you have one – can work on and analyze the data together.
This is probably one of the best, most cutting edge, and most comprehensive SEO services available on the market, mainly focusing on link intelligences and domain-based metrics. It has a collection of useful tools, including the Site Explorer, Backlink History tool, Keyword Checker, Comparator, and a Clique Hunter, among others. The comparative tools require a paid subscription, but the free account will do just fine if you’re only interested in your own blog(s).
The IIS SEO Toolkit features Site Analysis, Robots Exclusion, Sitemaps, and Site Index modules. The Site Analysis module has a robust crawler engine, as well as a Query Builder interface for generating custom reports. The Robots Exclusion module shows robots’ content and enables the user to set “allow” and “disallow” paths, while the Sitemaps and Site Index module allows the user to view, edit and delete sitemap and site index files.