The Ahrefs backlink checker crawls four billion web pages every twenty-four hours and updates the index in fifteen-minute increments, ensuring the freshest data is available to you at all times. Use the Site Explorer to monitor the backlinks of any URL and gain valuable SEO metric information.
Zach, we love Ahrefs and SEMRush and of course would like to add the MarketGoo Free SEO Report! It stands out from other SEO audit tools because you can generate an unlimited number of free reports, download it as a PDF, see full details of the pages on your site with technical SEO errors, thin content issues and it tells you what to prioritise.
Lastly, I would use SEMRush for competitive analysis. This tool reveals a wealth of information that provides actionable insights. I’ll have admit that I don’t use this tool enough. But when I do, I am beyond grateful for its robust capabilities.
I use Analytics, GTMetrix, Screaming Frog, Yoast SEO plugin and other reliable programs to test various aspects of my site. While I certainly want and need to make sure any incorrect urls are redirected, I certainly don’t want to redirect unnecessarily.
On adding keywords to your content, you should do it naturally – don’t force keywords into your content. This is why having ten (10) alternative keywords is so important. If one keyword does not fit, you have nine (9) other alternatives 🙂
No matter which tool you opt for, always look out for prospects who opened your email multiple times but didn’t respond. They are prime candidates for a follow-up—just wait a few days before doing so.
Review: Overall Sitebulb looks to be a great ‘allrounder’ in the site audit category, and its flexibility will be useful for experienced SEO’s and newbies alike. Disclosure: I am an affiliate for Sitebulb. You can get a FREE 14 Day Trial of the tool by clicking here (AFF).
Well we have a differing opinion because even to this day, I skimp and save on money by taking advantage of free trials to get all the premium features without paying a penny. Especially when its an odd ball task I might only need to do a handful of times.
“This is not the final version of our rater guidelines,” says Google Senior Program Manager and Search Growth & Analysis Mimi Underwood in this post. “ The guidelines will continue to evolve as search, and how people use it, changes. We won’t be updating the public document with every change, but we will try to publish big changes to the guidelines periodically.”
“Organic” search engine marketing (organic search listings) combines the best practices of creativity, technology, usability, copy, and online promotion / PR. This is because many search engines base their relevancy algorithms on a combination of the text they see on a page, site, video, or image and combine the content information with external elements such as links and user behaviors/preferences demonstrated over time for a domain, content source, or specific content element.
9. Do keyword research at the start of the project. If you’re on a tight budget, use the free versions of Keyword Discovery or WordTracker, both of which also have more powerful paid versions. Ignore the numbers these tools show; what’s important is the relative volume of one keyword to another. Another good free tool is Google’s AdWords Keyword Tool, which doesn’t show exact numbers.
You can search for blogs that accept guest posts in your niche with Scrapebox. Scrapebox will run all queries corresponding to the term guest post and send you a large list. Doing that manually would take you more than a day.
SEO is a game of time & patience. One have to learn first what to do and what not do and apply the basics carefully. You have to wait for some time to get results. Many thanks for this awesome article for beginners.
I always admire the way you write. Every article on Backlinko are true gems. Some of the above mention tips I often use for growing traffic to my blogs. While other I will definitely try in future. Thanks.
Ever wish that you could see Google Search Console data from more than 90 days ago? Well you can’t. That is, unless you use the awesome Search Analytics for Sheets addon. Simple add to Google Sheets, authorize with GSC, and you’re good to go.
Editors Note: This post was originally published on Aug 25, 2014 – we’ve made some updates to this post to highlight some new tools that have entered the SEO scene. Are we missing your favorite tool? Let us know in the comments below 🙂
When writing a new post, always link to previous relevant articles you have written. That will help your users spend more time on your website by visiting other useful articles. A better average time on your website leads to a lower bounce rate and a greater user experience. Make the navigation through your website as smooth as possible.
Whatever path you choose, make sure you’re reevaluating your search strategies every six-to-12 months. Search engines will continue to morph, shift, and become more sophisticated. If you want to be successful for the long haul, you’ll need to change, too.
I use to read several posts regarding SEO each day. But Brian, this post really save my day. I went through it right before an interview and you know what!! The 1st question was “What is Broken Link Building Strategy” You Rocks!!
I can recommend Ubersuggest for quick Google Autocomplete research, too, and also I’ve found Answer The Public to be very useful, too, when investigating what QUESTIONS are being asked on Google by users about a certain topic.
Many enterprise and small businesses do not know where to turn for search engine optimization services. While there are many professional SEO Consulting agencies that follow Google SEO Webmaster Guidelines, the industry also has hundreds of risky and low quality SEO Marketing Companies, which do not follow ethical best practices.
On the flip side, remember that any message you don’t control is potentially damaging. If you use affiliates, monitor them very closely, and consider crowding out brands whose message may override yours (“Save Money. Live Better” is definitely not associated with the Apple brand).
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We are developing a free tool that does something different to those listed here. Check out Meta Forensics (https://metaforensics.io) – it is a website architecture, internal link and SEO analysis tool.
Google Keyword Planner / Trends / Webmaster Tools / Analytics / Sheets — Must-use tools for all SEOs. Find and research keywords (Keyword Planner) and identify trends (Trends). Identify and fix website issues (Webmaster Tools). Analyse how many people are visiting your website, who they are, and where they come from (Analytics). Gather, process, and analyse all kinds of SEO-related data (Sheets).
I’d also include MicrositeMasters. They offer a free plan for 10 keywords. Also if you want a free trial for a paid plan, you can use this link to get your first month free: http://www.micrositemasters.com/We-Met-In-Person.
Want to rank on the first page of Google? In this article, we will teach you exactly how to do it. Really, you only need to do 5 steps. Those steps are determine the keyword, create an amazing piece of content, get a backlinking strategy going… Read the rest in the post.
It makes your content much more linkable and much more likable search engine terms. In other words, content repurposing does what content alone fails to do: it gives your content the much-needed legs to go to where your customers are and bring them back to your site in the form of traffic and sales.