The importance of SEO and link building tools cannot be over-emphasized. Notable website and blog consultants cannot do without the tools I am about to share with you.
To dominate Google’s first page to having an effective backlinks to outpace competitors; successful bloggers, publishers, webmasters and SEO consultants know that these tools are their secret weapons. Some of the tools shared are a complete package for both SEO and link building campaigns.
- #1 WordTracker Tool
WordTracker offers both Keyword research and Link Building services; It is a program that is openly endorsed from Danny Sullivan, John Jantsch and Ian Spencer. Its popularity, effectiveness and usefulness has been featured on Inc magazine, entrepreneur.com, business.com, SearchEngineLand e.t.c
- WordTracker Link Building Tools: helps you identify link prospects quickly, it also help you to quickly identify your competitor’s linking strategies.
- WordTracker Keyword research: Highly recommended if you want more traffic to your site, it also helps you perform analytical studies about your market through keyword research
I highly recommend the above two tools if you are serious about SEO, either as an agency or a blogger that wants to embrace SEO to the fullest. Sign up for their free programs and trial
- #2 ScribeSEO
More than 60 leading, recognized and respected SEO professionals cannot be wrong for recommending ScribeSEO. I am personally using the free version and must confess that its an excellent tool if you are really serious about your web business.
Notable SEO specialists, Jon Cooper, Adam Connell, Aleyda Solis, all recommended the use of these premium tool from Copyblogger Media.
The tool is highly effective and efficient for keyword research and link building.
- #3 SEMRush
SEMRush tool is the complete tool you will ever need for a thorough and indepth understanding of link building. This tool offers comprehensive and analytical details into your link building patterns, strategies and those of your closest competitors with clear picture of each metrics.
Honestly, this is a tool you need to have, SEMRush does not just show links pointing to your blog or website, it does the following in addition:
- the URL rank
- the domain rank of your blog
- External backlinks to your website
- New backlinks obtained, including the dates
- Lost backlinks and the date it occurred
- It also shows you the type of backlinks you have e.g. number of nofollow links, dofollow links, links from images e.t.c
- #4 Buy High Quality PR3-PR10 Dofollow Links and promote your Site Tool
This is rare of me to recommend. This tool is not a tool from the general perspective, it is basically an eBook that contains proven, analyzed and up-to-date high quality PR10, PR9, PR8, PR7, PR5-3 link sources.
The eBook is highly recommended if you are looking to build Google free backlinks and also wanting to learn how to promote your website, online business and blog posts effectively and optimally.
This eBook is forwarded and recommended by Neil Patel, the Copyblogger Media empire Team, BlogTyrant and my noble self.
- #5 Anchor Text Over Optimization Tool
Too much of a particular anchor text will lead to Google penalty ( this type of penalty is called Google penguin), and as such your website or blog will not rank very well. A wise blogger, SEO specialist should seek to diversify the anchor text i.e. there should be variations. The question now is how will you know if your anchor text is over-optimized? the following tool will be of good guide.
Check them out: http://www.removeem.com/ratios.php
- #6 MOZ Open Site Explorer
This is a fantastic free tool from MOZ; and the tool allows you to check for links pointing to your blog, and inner pages. I use this tool a lot. A must check:
This free tool shows you:
- Number and type of inbound links e.g. either nofollow or dofollow links
- Your domain and page authority
- Just discovered links
- Top pages
- Anchor text
- Linking domains
I highly recommend that you check on this free tool: http://www.opensiteexplorer.org/
- #7 MOZ Toolbar
The Moz Toolbar is an important link building tool; Being a free Firefox and Chrome extension, it has the following advantage:
- It shows and highlights no-followed, followed, internal, external links, and keywords.
- It helps you create custom searches; and this includes searches dependent on type of search engine, country, region/city e.t.c.
To use it, you need to download the extension and install on it on your Google chrome or firefox browser.
To get it, check: http://moz.com/tools/seo-toolbar
- #8 Link Research Tools
This unique tool was built by Christoph C. Cemper; and the tool offers lots of advantages, most especially from its paid version at$199/month. They have impressive tools which not only helps in building backlinks but also offers the following unique services:
- Link Detox: This unique tool is very helpful in locating bad links to your blog and website. In addition, the tool also helps in analyzing Page Rank punishments, Links directory links, bad links from blog networks e.t.c
- Link Alert: This tool alerts you anytime a backlink links to your website and blog
Conclusion: A must have tool, good and ideal for SEO consultants and serious webmasters
- #9 Advanced Link Manager
The advanced link manager is an awesome tool, offering both free and premium version. The tool offers the following services:
- Website Optimization for targeted keywords
- Advanced link building management
- Automated reports, backups and updates
- #10 Raven Tools
What can you say about the positive credibility of a company and its software that has been endorsed by the likes of Forbes, Wall street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Mashable e.t.c.
Leading SEO agencies like MOZ, Yoast e.t.c. all make use of Raven tools; Raven tools are a leading and complete package that offers:
- SEO Tools:
- Social Media Tools
- Website Metrics
Honesty, as an SEO agency or you are keen about link building with full SEO insight; this is the main and only tool you need:
Sign up for the free version and have a feel of what I describe as the best tool out there for this particular niche
- #11 MajesticSEO Tools
As the name suggests, this tool allows you to check easily on your competitors backlinks. Being a web browser tool, it allows you to check for backlinks from domain, URL or even from a search phrase. The tool is used by SEO professionals, and it will also list out the referring domains, anchor text variations e.t.c. to you.
Honestly, I carefully selected the below tools you can use for your SEO analysis and campaigns; the tools are excellent to rank high in Google, carry out site audit e.t.c. If you find this blog post interesting, I kindly request that you share it and probably link to it as a reference or citation.
- #12 Spam Detector
Google’s algorithm crawlers are very much intelligent; only the search engines knows whether a blog post contains spam or looks spammy. I carried out case studies of leading URL’s on Google’s first page for any keyword, and on using this tool, I discovered that the tool certify them free of spam.
This free tool is a must for serious SEO, bloggers and webmasters to use; if you are worrying why you are not ranking very well, use this free tool.
- #13 Anchor Text Over Optimization Tool
I made mention of this tool above, scroll up and check it out. It is completely free to use
- #14 Site Speed
To check for your site speed, use the below free tools, and follow their advice on how to make your site and blog load faster.
The load time of a blog/website is an important and integral factor to rank high in Google, so don’t joke with it
- #15 WooRank Website Review
For a detailed SEO report for your website and blog, the use of WooRank is important; its a free tool, though the premium option is there, however, with just the free version, you can simply carry out their recommended suggestions. Very much ideal for SEO consultants, bloggers and webmasters.
- #16 Install the Yoast Wordpress SEO
Honestly, if your blog or website is built using wordpress platform, one of the most important plugin to have is the Yoast wordpress SEO plugin. Please, install it on your site, and follow the suggested recommendations: For optimum use, edit all your post or page one by one, scroll down and make use of Yoast suggestions for the meta tags, meta description, on-page SEO analysis and advice e.t.c.
This tool is important; Please note that the snippet that appears in Google Search for a searched keyword or phrase is obtained taken from these meta tags. This free tool helps you to check how a Google snippet review of a blog or website will be, and of course you are left with the option to go back to the original blog/website post and edit it. Very good tool I must say!!
- #18 Image SEO Tool
A very good free tool from Patrick Sexton, it scans a webpage to check if the image on it follows Google best practices on quality guidelines.
- #19 General Research Tools
The major tools you will need in this niche includes:
- Google Webmaster Tools
- Google Analytics Tools
The two tools above offers fantastic insight into on-page SEO;
Google webmaster tools shows you a brief summary of the following:
- HTML improvements
- Search queries
- External backlinks
- Manual spam action
- Crawl error e.t.c.
I highly recommend that you verify your blog/website using this free tool and monitor the above insight
Google Analytics offers much more details; it shows and reveals to you ( real-time) the backlinks pointing to your website, location of your visitors e.t.c. I highly recommend that you have an analytical account for your site.
- #20 On-Page SEO Tools
On-Page SEO simply refers to strategies, tips used to make sure your blog and website is effectively optimized for SEO. Various factors for an on-page SEO issues includes:
- Keyword density/stuffing
- spammy contents
- Post Permalink Structure
- Level of your keyword appearing n the body of the post
- Number of outbound links
- checking of images if there is presence of ALT Tags e.t.c
Without adequate on-page SEO works for your blog and website, believe me , you won’t rank very well and your competitors will definitely outrank you.
The tool below is the recommended best on-page SEO tools:
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Thank you for taking your time to read through this extensive list, I am pretty sure that if you implement the ideas and tools, you will laugh last and call to congratulate me. if you know of additional tools, please, freely let me know through the comment section.
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