Are you curious about how to do SEO for your blog, but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Or are you looking for an easier way to optimize your pages and make sure they’re Google-friendly? Then this post is perfect for you! We’ve compiled a list of the best free tools out there that will help take care of all those pesky little details. No need to pay someone else when these 9 tools can do it all from one place!
The first tool on this list is called seedkeywords.com. Most keyword research tools work the exact same way. Enter a seed keyword into a tool and get a list of suggestions. The problem with this approach is that everyone types the same exact seed keywords into these tools.
No wonder most keywords are super competitive. That’s where SeedKeywords come in. It helps you sidestep this problem. Instead of pulling seed keywords out of thin air, you actually ask customers how they find you online. Then you use those seed keywords in a traditional keyword research tool. For example, let’s say that you run an online flower delivery e-commerce site. Well, you do see keywords to create what’s called a scenario. Basically, you ask people how they would search for what you sell. Then send that scenario to people. And if you’re like most of us, you’ll be surprised at the responses that you get. Finally put the terms that you find into your favorite keyword tool, and you’ll find some untapped keywords that your competitors don’t know about yet.
Which leads us to our second free SEO tool, Serperator.
Here’s how this tool works. As you probably know the search results change dramatically, depending on where you are and the device that you’re using and this awesome tool helps you check out the search results across different locations.
All you need to do is specify your device and location, and you’ll see exactly how the results will look for someone searching from that location, using that device. Pretty cool.
And now it’s time for our third SEO tool. Exploding topics. You probably already know that finding new trending keywords is an SEO goal of most people..
And it’s simple math. If you target an old keyword, there’s going to be more blog posts, articles, YouTube videos, and content in general that you have to compete with. But when you target new keywords that are trending up, you get in early before the search. Get super competitive. Which means that searches for that keyword are primed to explode. And because you get in super early, you’ll be able to carve out a pretty good ranking for this growing term. How do you find these new trending terms? Well, you could use Google trends, but the issue with Google trends is that you already need to know what you’re looking for.
In other words, Google trends is great for confirming a trend on a keyword that you already know about, but it’s not really helpful for coming up with new trends and topics. Enter exploding topics. With exploding topics, you get a list of new trends to keywords presented to you on a silver platter. And the tool has a database of trending topics across several different industries, including health, fitness, marketing, fashion, consumer products, and more.
Moving right along our next free SEO tool.
LSI graph. You’ve probably heard of LSI keywords before. They’re basically words and phrases that are closely related to your main keyword. And when you include these terms in your content, Google sees your content as comprehensive, which can give you a nice little rankings boost. For example, let’s say your target keyword is Star Wars.
LSI keywords for Star Wars would be things like Luke Skywalker, Jedi, Princess Leia, and the Millennium Falcon. So how do you find LSI keywords? A very cool free tool called LSI graph. Just enter a target keyword into the tool and you’ll get a list of LSI keywords that you can sprinkle into your car pretty cool.
Now, for number five we have tubebuddy, tubebuddy is a free Chrome extension that helps you optimize your YouTube videos for SEO. For example, let’s say that you want to use some of the same tags that another video is using. Well, you can use tubebuddy to easily see those tags and use them in your video, or let’s say, looking for a keyword to optimize your video around.
You can use tubebuddy to see the competition, right on YouTube first page for that keyword.
Which leads us to tool number six, WordTracker scout. WordTracker scout takes kind of a unique approach to keyword research instead of entering a keyword into a tool WordTracker scans a page and finds keywords that show up over and over again. That way you can go over to one of your competitor’s pages and grab the keywords that they’re already using on their content. You can even sort the list of keywords by opportunity, which are terms that have the best ratio of search volume and competition.
And now it’s time for SEO tool number seven, the Google search console.
No list of SEO tools would be complete without talking about search console.
Why? Well, if you take a step back, search console is actually a pretty feature rich piece of SEO software. And unlike almost every other tool in the market, the data that you can come straight from Google. So, you know, it’s legit. For example, you can use the search console as a rank tracker to check your site’s ranking in the SERPs.
You can also use it to get a feel for your site’s backlink profile. Now, this isn’t nearly as good as a paid tool like H refs, but it’s not terrible. Last minute. At least you can see all the pages that your site has indexed in Google. And if you have any technical SEO problems, that’s holding your site back.
Which leads us to tool number eight, Answer the public. Most keyword research tools get their data from the same exact place, The Google keyword planner. Answer the public is a little bit different. This tool focuses on questions that people ask on forums, Quora, Reddit, blogs, and on social media. And it turns those questions into awesome keywords.
My favorite feature inside of Answer the public is that they have a session dedicated to versus keywords. So why is this helpful? In my experience, versus keywords are great for SEO that’s because versus keywords, usually aren’t super competitive. And the people that search for versus keywords tend to be pretty advanced, which means they’re usually close to buying something. Remember these aren’t newbies that are looking up what SEO is or how it works. They’re comparing two different paid tools.
And these are the exact type of people that I want to get in front of, which is why I published that versus post. And like I said, versus keywords, aren’t usually really competitive, which is why I was able to rank in the top within a few weeks.
And now for our last tool, SEO tool number nine, Animalz revive.
Animalz Revive helps you find older content on your site that needs an update. And. Or both before this tool came along, you had to manually find these pages in Google analytics, and it was a huge pain. But with this tool, you get a list of pages that need some TLC. It even shows you how many visitors you’re losing by not updating your old content.
So before we finish off, a quick bonus tool, Site liner.
Site liner is a free technical SEO tool that scans your site for SEO problems like blocked pages, messed up redirects, duplicate content and broken links. You can even drill down into each page on your site to see if the tool found any issues.
You can also compare your site’s loading speed and page size to other sites, insight, liners, and databases, which is helpful for benchmarking. So that’s a list of our nine favorite free SEO tools.
If you are just starting off on your SEO journey, then these are ought to be a few of the best resources you can get your work done with!