SEO Tools You Should Be Using

 

SEO is a pretty nebulous term, wouldn’t you agree? It involves creating content relevant to target keywords, finding backlinks, and ranking in the search engines.

There are tons of SEO tools out there, but which ones should you be using. And for what purpose?

We’re going to go over Chrome extensions, plugins, sites, and software to help you find the right SEO tools for your website.

Plugins

SEO Yoast
Probably the best SEO plugin available. It’s great for SEO newbies and pros. It will help you fill out all the right SEO pieces for your posts and pages. (Free version)

SEO Clean
SEO Clean helps optimize your overall website, not just your posts. It does a few things like clean up your source code and get rid of extra HTTP headers. These are things that can affect your rankings, but can be hard to fix on your own if you’re not tech savvy. ($19)

All in One SEO Pack
Downloaded over 30 million times, so you know it’s good. It doe so many things from advanced canonical URLs to generating META tags automatically. (Free version)

Chrome Extensions

Check My Links
This Chrome Extension is used to help with your broken backlink strategy. (free)

SEOquake

This popular extension gives you tons of metrics right on the search engine results page. Info includes domain score, estimated traffic, and more. (Free)

Websites

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SEMRush
This site helps you gain intelligence on your competition. Research keywords, backlinks, advertising data, and more. (Starts at $99.mo)

Moz
Moz uses a suite of tools include Keyword Explorer for targeting keywords, Open Site Explorer for finding content and link building opportunities, and MozBar for analyzing social, search, and page metrics in your browser. (Free trial, Moz Pro starts at $99/mo)

Ahrefs
Lets you track backlinks, brand mentions, and keywords. (Free trial, starts at $99/mo)

Software

Screaming Frog
This free SEO tool is installed on your computer. It can crawl website links, images, CSS, scripts, and apps to determine onsite SEO. (Free)

 

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About MARKIT Group

MARKIT Group is a full-service traditional and digital marketing and public relations firm with an emphasis on social media, reputation management and monitoring, as well as brand management. Headquartered in Bonita Springs, Fla., with offices in New York, Pittsburgh and Charleston, S.C. www.markit-group.com.
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