Search Engine Optimization is the main thing which helps you to improve the ranking of your website in search engine’s search results. With better ranking, you will see better organic traffic coming to your website. We have already covered a lot about SEO in past. Basically, there are two kinds of optimizations we do: off-page SEO and On-page SEO. For both of these kinds of optimizations, there are various things to follow. To make our work easy while performing SEO, there are various tools to help us in keyword research, finding backlinks, competitors analysis, backlink analysis and other things. There are so many SEO tools available and all claim a lot. So, it creates a confusion while selecting the best tool for SEO. In this post, I am listing few best SEO tools which you should use to perform SEO on your blog. I am listing tools based on my personal experience.
This article will have both free and paid SEO tools to try. I tried to keep only essential tools and make this list as small as possible.
Best SEO tools you should use
This is the list of Best SEO tools that I recommend you to try in 2017. First one is my favourite and I use it personally.
I personally like SEMrush and use it for me and my clients. This tool helps in performing in-depth research on a website’s organic traffic, keywords, keywords position, backlinks and the same kind of research on your competitor’s websites. So, you can easily create strategies to compete with your competitors. You can find out their backlinks, keywords they are ranking for and more things that could help you in making a better plan. I also use this tool to find high-paying keywords to
I also use this tool to find high-paying keywords to boost Adsense income. I also published the full review of SEMrush after using it for few days. I am very impressed with this tool’s usefulness. You can use this tool in various kind of SEO related research.
This tool is paid but worth to try. It offers the monthly subscription and trust me, the price of SEMrush is affordable but the services it offers are really good.
2. SEO Powersuite
SEO Powersuite is another paid tool for SEO which you should not ignore. I already published the review of SEO Powersuite. I like this tool because it is for both off-page and on-page optimization. Basically, it is a set of tools to help you in link building, keyword search, competitors research and rank tracking. So, it is an all-in-one tool for SEO gurus and web masters to perform their SEO strategies and get better ranking in Google’s organic results.
3. Google Webmaster Tools (Search Console)
Google Webmaster Tools is the free tool provided by Google. This tool is basically for web masters to communicate with Google. Google can also notify web masters if there is anything wrong on the website. This tool helps us in knowing how Google sees our website and reacts to it. We can generally see what kind of organic queries are driving traffic and who are linking to use. If there is any kind of error in content structure, we can easily know about that. It is a free tool and offers a lot of things. Now, it is your turn to see how you can use this tool to help you in improving the traffic of your website.
Setting up your website is easy. You just need to add your website and get the meta tag. Adding that meta tag in your website is the last step.
4. Google Keyword Planner
Google Keyword Planner is the part of Google AdWords. This tool is basically for keyword research. It helps you in finding the highly searched, less competitive and high-paying keywords. So, this tool is not only helping in finding keywords for better ranking but also helping indirectly in improving AdSense revenue by optimizing content with high paying keywords.
Not just me, most of the pro-bloggers recommend Google Keyword Planner as best free keyword research tool.
Rankscanner is an online tool that helps in tracking keyword positions. It automatically shows you the keywords you are ranking for, smart suggestions, create usable SEO reports, measure SEO performance and more.
The tool is free, but you need to create a free account to start. You can use this tool to track up to 30 keywords per domain but get unlimited keyword suggestions. If you go with premium plans, you will enjoy more features and number of keywords to track.
6. Screaming Frog
Screaming Frog is a free SEO Spider that finds broken links, error pages, redirects and more. It helps in analyzing Page titles, metadata, and discovering duplicate pages. The free version of the tool comes with 500 URLs crawl limit.
In the pro version, you can get unlimited crawl limit, and more things to analyze. If your blog does not have too many pages, free tool is good enough for your work.
7. Ahrefs’ Site Explorer and Backlink Checker
This is another nice tool for bloggers and SEO specialists. It is also considered to be one of the Best SEO tools available. It helps you in getting the complete overview of website, pages, and links. It shows link analysis, keyword analysis and more to give you the better view. You can also use this tool to analyze any other website and track why they are ranking better than your website.
8. Yoast SEO plugin (For WordPress users)
Yoast SEO Plugin is also a very good thing WordPress users must use. This plugin helps in on-page optimization. Do a proper keyword research by using available tools and then use this plugin to optimize content for that specific keywords. Most of the popular bloggers use Yoast SEO plugin to optimize their content.
If you are serious about earning money from your blog or improving the revenue of your blog, you must start to consider SEO as an important thing. I recommend you to start using SEMrush to see good results. I hope this list of Best SEO tools helps you.
There are numbers of SEO tools available for free and paid. But I tried to list cost effective and good tools along with those free tools which are essential. Adding numbers of SEO tools to create confusion is not a good thing. So, you should only focus on these tools and you will get almost everything you look for in an SEO tool.