Top Free Search Engine Optimization Tools
Search Engine Optimization is not a hard nut to crack if you have the right tools for doing the job for you. For beginners, free SEO tools can be a blessing. Whether it is searching for the keywords or brainstorming content ideas, the market has copious tools to cater to every SEO need.
And here’s the best part; most of the handy ones are free (or offer a free version). You’d be surprised to see how resourceful are they for a free tool.
Here’s a list of our favorite five free SEO tools:
Google Search Console
When it comes to analyzing the performance and traffic of your website, Google Search Console takes the lead. Equipped with search engine giant’s latest algorithms, Google Search Console allows you to add a number of websites as your property (that you can analyze).
It also lets you check if your website is violating any term or has received any warning or not. Google Search Console is a very common tool used by both; the experts in the SEO as well as the beginners.
Google Analytics, part of the Google Search Console, is a very handy tool for auditing websites. The tool gets updated with the SERP. This means that the analysis it provides is always in line with the Google algorithms. You can monitor the traffic of your website and check where it is coming from thoroughly.
The Pagespeed Insights provides an analysis of the loading time of your website. You can check and compare the changes in it as well.
Yoast SEO (Unpaid version)
Everyone who has either for on SEO or been around someone who does have heard about Yoast SEO. It is one of the simplest SEO tools tailor-made for beginners. Once you learn what part does what, it is only a matter of some practice to get the hang of it.
You can add meta descriptions, keywords, edit URL, and how the post appears on social media using Yoast. The best part about this tool is that it gives a brief summary of the readability as well as the SEO at the bottom. This way you can identify what parts to modify in order to improve the content according to the set standards of SEO.
If Neil Patel’s blog is your go-to for the SEO then you must be already familiar with Ubersuggest. It is an all-in-one tool for SEO content and keyword ideas, website analysis, backlinks, and whatnot. By simply adding the domain, the tool provides you with a general outlook of your website’s SEO (keywords, monthly traffic, and domain score).
You can even view which of the pages are bringing more traffic and on what keywords. All the provided data is exportable. You can save it to view later.
Keywords Everywhere is a chrome extension specially designed to sift keywords out of online pages. The extension offers a few very handy features. You can analyze pages as well. You can check the stats of the page and compare them with up to last six months’ data (which offers great value given that it is a free SEO tool).
You can also keep a record of the keywords you use using the extension. The extension also allows you to filter the search results based on the location (all the prominent countries are mentioned with more to be added).
If you start looking for free SEO tools online, we bet you’ll come across an exhausting list. Many of these tools have limited features that are available for free. For instance, the free version of Yoast SEO allows you to add only a single keyword whereas you can add up to five with the paid one.
The aforementioned ones would suffice in the sense that they cover the basics that you need to get your website started with the optimization.
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