Ultimately, we awarded Editors’ Choices to three tools: Moz Pro, SpyFu, and AWR Cloud. Moz Pro is the best overall SEO platform of the bunch, with comprehensive tooling across keyword research, position monitoring, and crawling on top of industry-leading metrics incorporated by many of the other tools in this roundup. SpyFu is the tool with the best user experience (UX) for non-SEO experts and the deepest array of ROI metrics as well as SEO lead management for an integrated digital sales and marketing team.
SEMrush is among the most useful software tools for keyword research. It is also a large collection of SEO tools and it offers some informative dashboards for analyzing a site’s current state. SEMrush is being actively developed, but so far, it is not as informative as SEO PowerSuite in other SEO niches, ex. backlink research and rank tracking.
Another epic post as always Brian! Backlinko is hands down one of my all-time favorite blogs (of any kind). People always ask me how I learned SEO and online marketing, and I always say it’s through reading blogs like yours, Neil’s, Moz and others.
“User engagement is just as important as any other on-site element in this day and age,” says Matt Banner of OnBlastBlog.com. “If a visitor enjoys your website, they’ll stay on your site longer, visit more pages, help contribute to a lower bounce rate for your site overall, and most likely become a returning visitor.
So does the problem with reciprocal link mean site to site, or page to page? other words, if I link to one page on their site, but they link back to a different page on my site (assuming all useful to readers), does everyone win?
Titles can be both short and informative. If the title is too long or otherwise deemed less relevant, Google may show only a portion of it or one that’s automatically generated in the search result. Google may also show different titles depending on the user’s query or device used for searching.
You should use a few accurate keywords describing the page as well as your own brand name. Only use relevant keywords though, and the most important thing to consider is that although you are formatting for search engines, you should write for humans.
If your site isn’t in Google – Although Google crawls billions of pages, it’s inevitable that some sites will be missed. When our crawlers miss a site, it’s frequently for one of the following reasons:
The challenge however is having customer engagement. As an agency, suprisingly sometimes the client isn’t always as engaged or responsive when it comes to these areas for us. That creates issues when trying to find targeted areas in their industry as they know it a lot better than we can.
When selecting an SEO tool, it’s important to first understand what the software you’re considering offers. Some tools cover the gamut of SEO – keyword research, web crawling, backlink analysis, social media, etc. – while others focus on just one or two areas. Oftentimes, SEO requires the use of several tools in conjunction with one another, so don’t be afraid to look into more specialized tools and then consider others to fill in the gaps. It all depends on your needs and budget. It’s wise to get all these aspects down on paper before proceeding.
The very first tool I recommend is KW Finder. If you need a quick and easy tool to lookup search volume than this is it! This is one of those tools that never closes on my computer.Whenever I am writing new blog posts or creating landing pages the very first thing I do is “keyword research” with this tool. Don’t assume people are searching! Be smart and look it up.
7. Search Engine History – There is such a thing as a search engine freak. If you’re really curious about how search engines started, how many there were, what they were able to do, and how they evolved, this detailed article is manna from the skies.