What are some essential SEO tools?

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Just as the title states, what tools do you find most useful and why?
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  • Profile picture of the author Titu Islam
    Domain Age Checker, Domain Authority Checker, Plagiarism Checker & Grammar Checker
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  • Traffic Travis- for my SEO reporting and tracking
    MOZ tools- same as Traffic Travis
    Ahrefs- for backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author hynds
    Here below are some popular SEO tools, just share them to you.

    - Google Keywords Planner
    - SEMRush
    - LongTail Pro
    - Open Site Explorer
    - BuzzSumo
    - Ahrefs
    - Alexa
    - Google PageSpeed Insights
    - Google Analytics
    - Google Webmaster Tools
    - Yoast SEO (For WordPress)
    - CopyScape

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Mostly, your brain should be the best tool that exists. Tools do a whole lot of guessing based on models that work a lot of the time but not all of the time. A good SEO can do that far better than any tool. He/she can look at a web page and modify it for better SEO, can look at a backlink profile and see where things need to be improved, can look at the sites on page one for any given keyword and tell whether there is a good ROI on trying to rank for it, can find the sites that clearly link to other sites and create content that is extremely likely to get a link from those other sites.

    But, if you really need a tool to help you, one of the best ones out there that seldom gets mentioned is CanIRank.
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  • Profile picture of the author neal patel
    Some essential SEO tools:

    Keyword Analysis Tools
    Rankings Tools
    Rankings Tools
    Link Building Tools
    Link Removal Tools
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  • Profile picture of the author cedriclajoie
    6 essential types of SEO Tools for 2017

    To compete with SEO, it's essential to have the best tools at your fingertips enabling you to find new opportunities, save time and keep track of how your SEO can be boosted. We think that harnessing the insight available from tools isn't just important for SEO specialists, but essential whether you're Director of Search for a multi-national business, digital marketing manager, working as an account manager in digital marketing agency, owner of an SME, even if you run your own blog

    1. Keyword Analysis Tools
    2. Rankings Tools
    3. Content effectiveness tools
    4. Link Building Tools
    5. Link Removal Tools
    6. Technical SEO tools
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  • Some of the essential SEO tools are:-
    1) Google Analytics.
    2)Google Search Console.
    3)Google Keyword Planer.
    4)MOZ.com
    5)SEMrush
    6)SimilarWeb
    7)Domain Authority Checker
    8)Page Authority Checker
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  • Profile picture of the author webwing10
    This Backlink Analysis Tools That'll Help You Understand Your Link Profile and this essential SEO Tools helps to Improve Your Site

    1. Ahrefs

    2. Open Site Explorer

    3. SEO PowerSuite

    4. Monitor Backlinks

    5. Majestic SEO

    6. LinkResearchTools

    7. Google Analytics

    8. Google Webmaster Tools

    9. Bing Webmaster Tools

    10. SEO Tool Set

    11. Google Trends
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  • Profile picture of the author pragnya123
    Here is my selection of the essential SEO tools that will help analyze specialized issues and streamline your website:

    SE Ranking is the SEO tools to utilize in case you're doing rank tracking, keyword and competitive research.

    Google Webmaster Tools is a free tool that gives you a chance to perceive how Google sees your website and can make you mindful of webpage issues like 404 pages and if your webpage has been contaminated with malware.

    Google Trends is a free keyword research that gives you a chance to perceive what varieties of a catchphrase or expression is functioning admirably in look. It likewise is an extraordinary instrument to give you a chance to conceptualize content.

    Google Analytics is a free tool that is exceedingly suggested as should be obvious how different things that you ought to know about in case you're in internet promoting. Utilizing this apparatus will make you ready to see how your site is getting along from an everyday, month-to-month and year-to-year point of view.
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  • Profile picture of the author aditikulkarni021
    some SEO tools & plugins
    SemRush.com
    Seositecheckup.com
    Pingdom.com
    SerpTrends.com
    Grammerly
    WookRank.com
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  • Profile picture of the author vickyciky
    list of my favorite 5 SEO Tools which I consider being the most powerful on the market.

    1. SEMrush
    2. SpyFu
    3. Pro Rank Tracker
    4. Seobility
    5. Yoast SEO Plugin
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  • Profile picture of the author ezrankings
    Hi Jaysmyne,

    Some useful tools for SEO are Domain Checker, MOZ, SemRush, Seoquake, Copyscape, Seoptimiser for on-page, Buzzsumo, Google Analytics, Google Webmaster
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOtraveler
    Buzzsumo - to check actively shared content and engagement values
    Queue - presents possible performance metrics for your media campaign
    Google Analytics - website traffic, most visited pages, who's your audience and much much more
    Majestic SEO - for backlinks
    SEO PowerSuite - covers rankings&backlink checks, on-page issues, link building
    MOZ - all-in-one
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Read the OP's post, not just the title thread. The question was what and why, not just what.

    So, why do you find them useful?

    Originally Posted by Titu Islam View Post

    Domain Age Checker, Domain Authority Checker, Plagiarism Checker & Grammar Checker
    Originally Posted by hynds View Post

    Here below are some popular SEO tools, just share them to you.

    - Google Keywords Planner
    - SEMRush
    - LongTail Pro
    - Open Site Explorer
    - BuzzSumo
    - Ahrefs
    - Alexa
    - Google PageSpeed Insights
    - Google Analytics
    - Google Webmaster Tools
    - Yoast SEO (For WordPress)
    - CopyScape

    Hope this helps.
    Originally Posted by neal patel View Post

    Some essential SEO tools:

    Keyword Analysis Tools
    Rankings Tools
    Rankings Tools
    Link Building Tools
    Link Removal Tools
    Originally Posted by cedriclajoie View Post

    6 essential types of SEO Tools for 2017

    To compete with SEO, it's essential to have the best tools at your fingertips enabling you to find new opportunities, save time and keep track of how your SEO can be boosted. We think that harnessing the insight available from tools isn't just important for SEO specialists, but essential whether you're Director of Search for a multi-national business, digital marketing manager, working as an account manager in digital marketing agency, owner of an SME, even if you run your own blog

    1. Keyword Analysis Tools
    2. Rankings Tools
    3. Content effectiveness tools
    4. Link Building Tools
    5. Link Removal Tools
    6. Technical SEO tools
    Originally Posted by Travel India Guide View Post

    Some of the essential SEO tools are:-
    1) Google Analytics.
    2)Google Search Console.
    3)Google Keyword Planer.
    4)MOZ.com
    5)SEMrush
    6)SimilarWeb
    7)Domain Authority Checker
    8)Page Authority Checker
    Originally Posted by webwing10 View Post

    This Backlink Analysis Tools That'll Help You Understand Your Link Profile and this essential SEO Tools helps to Improve Your Site

    1. Ahrefs

    2. Open Site Explorer

    3. SEO PowerSuite

    4. Monitor Backlinks

    5. Majestic SEO

    6. LinkResearchTools

    7. Google Analytics

    8. Google Webmaster Tools

    9. Bing Webmaster Tools

    10. SEO Tool Set

    11. Google Trends
    Originally Posted by aditikulkarni021 View Post

    some SEO tools & plugins
    SemRush.com
    Seositecheckup.com
    Pingdom.com
    SerpTrends.com
    Grammerly
    WookRank.com
    Originally Posted by ezrankings View Post

    Hi Jaysmyne,

    Some useful tools for SEO are Domain Checker, MOZ, SemRush, Seoquake, Copyscape, Seoptimiser for on-page, Buzzsumo, Google Analytics, Google Webmaster
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  • Profile picture of the author oldJD2
    It appears many of the major SEO tools are mentioned above and most are great tools. But I feel the need to add my two-cents:

    Not Mentioned? Screaming Frog (SF) is a great "technical SEO" tool. It's free if your site is less than 500 pages. By technical I am referring to your Page titles, Meta descriptions, H1, H2 tags, et cetera. SF crawls your site and responds with all of your info in spreadsheet format that makes the data easy to review. You can export the data and save it. It checks lengths, canonicals and canonicalized URi, images, alt tags, and more. Nice to know that your canonicals are pointing where you intend them to point.
    SF builds up-to-date sitemaps and gives you a chance to edit out pages that you do not want in there. Lots of free sitemap.xml programs out there but many of them are not up-to-date in their format.
    You can also crawl your competition's site and see it there is something that you can do better (or not).
    I used SEMrush (SR) and loved it until GoDaddy blocked the SR crawler which took out a large block of what SR did. Great thing with SR it is month-to-month so when GD blocked the crawler I called SR and they stopped my subscription immediately. SR also has a wonderful support team that responds to your questions quickly.

    Google Search Console (formerly known as Google Web Tools) is mentioned in every response above. Great place to check your robot.txt and sitemap.xml functions. You can also submit your sitemaps here. Plus there is tons of keyword info, ranking info, CTR, and your site's performance reported here.
    You can submit your new or updated pages in GSC and "request" a Googlebot crawl.
    Oh yeah, and GSC also picks up any HTML improvements that Googlebot stumbled over.

    Bing Webmaster (Bing Web Tools) does much of the things that GSC does but in a little different format. VERY USEFUL. Also lets you submit and update your Bing Places business ad (free). Easily see how your pages are doing, which pages are getting activity, and how things are performing in relation to the last period. Great info.
    Like GSC, you can submit your sitemap.xml. Submit new/updated pages and request a Bingbot crawl.

    Google Analytics: I think this was mentioned by everyone above. See where your visitors land (pages) where they go, how long they stay on each page. Plus advanced info if you have an online store (I do not).

    Siteliner: Free (monthly check of 200/250 pages)to check dupe content/pages, broken links, inbound links, broken links and some other need-to-know info. Also how do you compare to like and similar sites. Produces some great reports that you can save and work as your workload permits.

    Google Page Speed insight (GPS) (mentioned by everyone): Must use tool (in my opinion). If your pages are image heavy then GPS will tell you immediately that you need to work those images with TinyPNG or one of the other dozen or so free programs that will lighten the images to help increase your page speed. GPS also informs you if you might be able to speed things up by tinkering with your CSS, HTML, and a few other items.

    In closing, there are some great YouTube videos out there on how to use these tools and get the most out of them.

    JD
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  • Profile picture of the author geatartist
    Lots of tools are available but Google Webmaster tools, Bing Webmaster tools and ahrefs. It's all you need to do a successful SEO campaign.
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  • Profile picture of the author Highest And Best
    A Little Help Here!

    I'm glad to see so many people responded to your question - and some very good tools suggested - BUT, Hey, your question can't really be answered without a little help from you.

    The tools YOU need depend and what you are doing or trying to accomplish. You wouldn't walk into Harbor Freight and ask what are the most essential tools to have... would you?

    The answers already given are just going to overwhelm you, and many of those tools will not apply to your needs.

    So please, tell us what you are doing so we can recommend the best tools for you!!

    -Scott
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    • Profile picture of the author geatartist
      Good Reply I was thinking the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author mayawingstone56
    Well, There are SEO tools accordingly you purpose like if you want to analyze your site then Google analytics will help you out. Google PageSpeed Insightsp provide information about the loading speed of your webpage. Google Trends help you to find out keyword ranking. Alexa Rank Checker allows you to get the Alexa traffic rankings of you and your competitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author saurabh mathur
    There are various tools available for SEO among which some of them are described below as:-
    • Google Search Console
    • Google analytic
    • SEMRush
    • Open site explorer
    • Google trend
    • Open keyword planner

    Among all these tools , I found google search console the best and helpful for my use.
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  • Profile picture of the author dragoshs
    Moz Free tools. spend some time to accommodate with them. watch some tutorials first. you could start from that point if you\re a beginner
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  • In the good old times.. we just had to make do with just
    site:"www.xyz.com"
    link:"xyz.com"
    "xyz.com"

    we didnt have any tools back then :-) :-) :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun Marrs
    The more I use AHRefs the more I love it, the way my projects are going it is going to be the only tool I use soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allianceit
    Google Keywords Planner and Google webmaster tool ( search console)
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  • Profile picture of the author posinfo1
    Tools help you get the job done.
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  • Profile picture of the author steverobert
    1. Keyword analysis tools
    2. Ranking tools
    3. Content effectiveness tools
    4. Link building tools
    5. Link removal tools
    and there are many essential tools for SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunpeaks589
    We mostly use Seo tools :-
    Ahrefs,
    smallseotools
    Google keyword planner
    Alexa
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  • Profile picture of the author victor brooks
    For doing seo we have many tools required ,choose better tools and do better seo for your website I will describe some more tools regarding seo .
    • Keyword planner
    • Seem rush
    • I web check
    • Woo rank
    • LXR market tool
    • Backlink checker
    • Copy scape
    • Uber suggest
    • Answer the public
    • Kwfinder
    • Moz's keyword explorer
    • Keyword tool
    We have many tools for doing better seo practices above list I had been describe few tools for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carlos Jane
    Here is some of my most favorite seo tools: 1) google analytics 2) google webmaster 3) moz 4) google adwords 5) smallseotools
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