Well, it all begins with the best SEO tools.
But evaluating every single tool is a daunting task, isn’t it?
So, we have compiled a list of the best SEO tools of 2019 available in the market.
These tools are free, fast, and easy-to-use.
1. Google Keyword Planner, Search Console, Analytics and Many More
Some of the best free SEO tools are made by Google. If you are new to the SEO business, then you should definitely try working with these tools.
- Keyword Planner: To Find and research keywords
- Trends: To Identify trends
- Search Console: To discover and fix technical and on-page issues
- Analytics: To analyze the number of people visiting your website, where they come from, and who they are
- Pagespeed Insights: To check the speed of your website loading
- Sheets: To collect, process, and analyze SEO data
Some of the other great tools that belong to these categories are “Yandex Metriciana” (analytics tool) and “Bing Webmaster Tools” (works just like Google Search Console).
2. Ahrefs’ Backlink Checker
Ahrefs offers backlink analysis and SEO just like SEMrush. Even though they have a lot of things on common still their unique quirks that make them valuable.
When it’s about keyword research and technical analysis, SEMrush tends to be more effective while Ahrefs gives better results in analyzing backlinks. Ahrefs shows the top 100 backlinks to any web page or website for free. It also shows five most common anchor texts, most linked-to pages, and the total number of referring domains and backlinks. You can also see URL Rating (UR) scores and Domain Rating (DR).
3. Yoast SEO
All you need to do is just enter the main keyword of your blog post. Yoast SEO will recommend you how to tweak that blog post for search engines. You can use this tool to optimize content, Meta tags, generate sitemaps, and etc.
This tool fetches Google autocomplete queries in bulk and segregates them into different lists. It helps in discovering questions that people usually ask in Google. Few tools like “Keyword Shitter”, “Sooyle”, and “Keywordtool.io” does a similar thing.
Quick Tip: This tool is useful when performing basic keyword research for a new website. But in case, you want to see it for an existing website that already ranks well then you might need a more powerful tool such as Ahref’s Keywords Explorer.
You can use this tool to estimate the total amount of traffic a website gets. It allows you to dig deep and look into the breakdown of traffic sources, locations and more. This is a useful tool for performing competitor research.
Just enter any web page or website and you will get up to five keywords to evaluate where you rank. It allows you to check competitors’ rankings in various regions, for example, google.co.uk, google.com, google.de, etc.
7. Beam Us Up
This is a free SEO crawler available for Windows. It is considered to be an alternative to Screaming Frog.
Tip for Mac user, Screaming Frog crawls up to 500 web pages for free (of course with limited functionality)
This tool helps you understand the interest of your audience. You just need to enter any subreddit and it will pull out keywords and monthly search volumes for you.
This is a super useful tool to get all the emails address related to a website in a few seconds. Every email address has a confidence score while few of them have a verified icon (you can also use these email address).
And yes, it offers 100 free requests per month. Not only that, but you can also find an email address of a specific person with just the person’s name and domain.
Some other helpful tools to find email address are “Voila Norbert”, “Find That Email”, etc.
This tool gives you a complete analysis of your website page. It helps you discover any images with missing heading structure, alt tags, Meta title and description, internal and external links, and more. It also offers on-page SEO score ranging between zero and hundred.
This tool helps you find a broken link on the fly. With just a click, you can even export a complete list of scraped links that includes link type, status code information and more to a CSV.
12. Keywords Everywhere
This is a Chrome extension that shows search volume, competition data, and CPC. It pulls data from Google Keyword Planner. All you need is a free API key. Just sign up on their website and you can easily get this.
13. Some Honorable Mentions
Responsive Design Checker, GTMetrix, Portent SERP Preview Tools, SEO Hero, Robots.txt Generator, HEADMasterSEO.
Clearly, you can do a lot with these free SEO tools. We hope these powerful tools help you in 2019!
Abhay is a Tech Enthusiastic and Co-Founder of Logicsofts SEO Agency. He is passionate about helping people make the most out of the online presence. Don’t forget to connect with him on Linkedin