My 10 Favorite Free SEO Tools 2017

I never get tired of saying it – I love me a good free tool.

With over 1.2 billion websites, it’s a challenge to drive a decent amount of traffic from search engines.

It’s almost impossible to get a good amount of web traffic without using some tools particularly if you are a beginner to SEO.

Now the question is what are the tools should you use for SEO?

If you search on google best SEO tools, you will get tons of SEO tools name.

Most people don’t have a time to give a try with the tons of tools and they often leave feeling totally overwhelmed.

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Therefore, instead of just giving monster list of SEO tools, I decided to ask few SEO experts a simple question- “What are the 3 best SEO tools you recommend in 2016”

1. Google Analytics

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If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’ve used Google Analytics.

The most valuable SEO data is that which helps you understand your visitors  and how they interact with your site.  No tool I’ve used delivers that data like  Google Analytics, and none of the tools I mentioned does a better job providing data that helps you understand the number that matters most – the bottom line.

Thus, GA is the tool I depend on the most.

2. Google Search Console

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Analogous to BWT (yet much richer), Google Search Console – formerly “Google Webmaster Tools” – provides data and configuration control for your site in Google.

3. Moz

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Moz is a suite of user-friendly inbound marketing tools. Below are my favorite free Moz tools:

  • Open Site Explorer is a backlink analysis tool with helpful metrics approximating link equity.
  • Followerwonk shows data on Twitter.
  • Moz Local (formerly Get Listed) lets you see the state of a company’s local citations and is the first place you should go when you first start local SEO on a site.
  • Mozbar is a browser toolbar that lets you quickly get at Moz’s key features for the page you’re on.
  • The SERP Overlay (seen on the right) is part of the Mozbar and shows OSE metrics on individual search results.

4. Google Keyword Planner

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Google’s Keyword Planner, the tool formerly known as Adwords Keyword Tool, lets you pull monthly Google search query volume estimates for dozens of keywords in seconds. I can never understate the importance of knowing what people search for.

5. Screaming Frog

The Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a website crawler, that allows you to crawl websites’ URLs and fetch key onsite elements to analyse from an SEO perspective. Download for free, or purchase a licence for additional features.

The SEO Spider is lite, flexible and can crawl extremely quickly allowing you to analyse the results in real-time. It gathers key onsite data to allow SEOs to make informed decisions.

6. Google (and Bing)

This is one is so obvious that I forgot to include it last year: the Google and Bing search engines themselves are very useful SEO tools. Mastery of search engine functionality is part of mastering SEO. With some Google-fu (and Bing-fu), you can examine indexation and duplicate content, find content scrapers, check keyword rankings, analyze SERP listings, and scout for outreach and link prospects.

Below are useful official help guides, followed by SEO-specific searching tips. Read those and you’ll be on your way to your black belt.

 

7. Bing Webmaster Tools

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Bing Webmaster Tools (aka BWT) remains extremely overlooked. It’s great for keeping an eye on how Bing (which powers Yahoo) is treating your site and also enables you to have some control in the matter. It also shows you clicks to your site from Bing by search query, and it has a feature for looking up Bing search query volume. It also offers benefits beyond Bing by providing insights into crawling, indexation, on-page keyword optimization, and other elements that can impact your performance in Google.

8. Keywordtool.io

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Enter a query in this freemium tool and it will quickly spit out a ton of great keywords based on the autocomplete feature of Google, Bing, YouTube, or App Store Search.

Keywordtool.io is great for generating a ton of keyword ideas containing your seed term, especially long-tail keywords that won’t show up in the AdWords keyword tool due to having  very low volumes.

I usually use Keywordtool.io when I am building a list of potential keywords, especially when I need long-tail keywords.

9. Google Trends

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Marketers who know where the puck is heading tend to win more. Google Trends shows changes in search query volume for specific queries (and topics and entities).

For marketers, especially in volatile industries like technology and fashion, it’s critical to at least keep up with the market. And, if you can master online trends analysis and get a step ahead of the competition, the results can be quite profitable indeed. For search marketers, it’s plain good sense to analyze changes in search query behavior. Even everyday writers can improve their results by understanding which topics are trending.

10.Hootsuite

In 2015, social media is typically vital to SEO success. Hootsuite is one of many platforms for managing social media. I’m not saying Hootsuite is the best social platform, but it is what I’m most familiar with and is plenty helpful for promoting new content and staying on top of opportunities to engage with key influencers.

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