Best SEO tools? Paid or free

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I am looking for an SEO tool with analytics and an array of functions to use for my SEO consulting and growth coaching business. Open to paid or free, any suggestions?
#free #paid #seo #tools
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    If you are looking for tracking purposes than why wouldn't you try Google Analytics? Its one of the best and its free.
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  • Profile picture of the author tritrain
    As far as paid tools are concerned, I've not used SEMRush, but it is supposed to be as good (in its own way) as ahrefs online tool. Next would probably be Majestic and MOZ. I like Majestic for its cost as it's less expensive than all the rest. There are plenty of other tools, but those are the four main ones.

    You can try all of them during their respective trial periods.
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  • Profile picture of the author Killua7
    I think the tool you want maybe the Ahrefs or Google Console
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  • Profile picture of the author sunpeaks589
    As per your requirement Google analytics will be best tool for you
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  • Profile picture of the author jduck1979
    Google Analytics is probably the main one to worry about these days.

    There's a PHP script you can install in your webspace (check any installers in the cpanel) called "Piwik" that does effectively the same thing as Google Analytics, though it looks like they've decided to change the name of it now to "Matomo", for some unexplained reason.
    https://matomo.org/

    There should be a basic set of "Site Stats" in your webhost's cpanel.

    Another option is "Hello Engines"... first got an earlier version many years ago when I signed-up at my webhost's and they send me a disk with a load of web design software, and I've since downloaded and upgraded to "Hello Engines 9", which is a free basic version now.
    SEO Software - Hello Engines! for search engine optimization and website promotion!
    The makers of that also do a paid SEO software solution called "ASEOPS" ASEOPS (AceBIT SEO Professionals Suite) - The complete software suite for professional search engine optimization

    Another I have in my armoury is a thing called "Traffic Travis", there's a free basic version that lets you run up to 2 sites on it.... more than that and you've got to pay to upgrade (and you can earn from Clickbank selling the full unlimited version, not that I've earned squat from it yet). https://www.traffictravis.com/
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  • Profile picture of the author tritrain
    There are free browser addons that can save you a lot of time. Take a look at these tools:
    https://www.tcpiputils.com/browser-e...-accelerators?

    https://www.ranksignals.com/?utm_sou...me%2BExtension

    and another called META SEO Inspector v2.0.x, which is very handy for seeing problems with onsite SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author flamingphoenix
    For my everyday use - I use Ahrefs - best for link profiling, ranking and more (content etc) SEMRush - paid ads, competitor analysis.
    Screamingfrog for onsite audits (manually done as I don't trust a bot to be able to complete this well enough).

    Ranking - if its just your own site use Webmaster otherwise something like Unamo or Antranks is pretty cheap.

    G/A for your measurements and goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Lancheres
    Like everyone else has said, Ahrefs is by far the best. I wish they had an affiliate program so I could make a ton from all the referrals I have sent over the years! (But then again, the reason they probably don't have an affiliate program is because people recommend them anyways!)

    Seriously, that's pretty much all you need. SEMRush is a close second (and in some instances, does things better than Ahrefs).

    Other than that, you have Screaming Frog SEO which is useful for some site diagnostics (but Ahrefs is integrating a lot of the checks that Screaming Frog does...).

    Really, forget the rest, the only answer is Ahrefs.
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  • Profile picture of the author techellie
    Hi

    Here are some best SEO tools, Paid or free.

    KeywordTool.io
    SEM Rush
    Google Adwords Keyword Tool
    Google Trends
    Ahrefs
    Majestic SEO
    Google Page Speed Tools


    Hope it helps you.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnfraklin
    Sem rush is the best tool .you can search keyword or to do competitor analysis.sem rush stands best in market
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  • Profile picture of the author bestwebsolca
    Best SEO tools are a free one. It drives natural and organic traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author divyakochar
    Hello,
    I've used some of tools that are really good:-
    1. Semrush
    2. Seoptimer
    3. Serps
    4. Aherfs
    5. Google Analytics
    6. Majestic
    7. KeywordTool
    Hope this will help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author emilyjohnson538
    Here are some worth PAID SEO TOOLS:

    Screaming Frog's SEO Spider
    cognitiveSEO
    SEMrush
    Linkdex
    Searchmetrics Suite
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  • Profile picture of the author mizanur20
    seo andthe best thing to do is pay the money.Like everyone else has said, Ahrefs is by far the best. I wish they had an affiliate program so I could make a ton from all the referrals I have sent over the years!
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  • Profile picture of the author HokuRaj
    I will recommend
    1. Google Analytics
    2. ahrefs
    3. Semrush
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  • Profile picture of the author toysoldier80
    I have used Rank Magic's SEO's services in the past and they did wonders for search engine optimization a website that took me nearly a year to design. I was only earning around $10 a day before utilizing their services. Once I decided to go for their services I made around $50 per day. This was the world to me because my business began to snowball.

    They do not offer free SEO tools or anything like that. Instead, they offer free consulting. The map out a plan for your website and company and then deliver a pricing solution for you and your business.

    One thing I noticed when searching for these type of services is certain companies give off a flat rate. Without consulting your website, they already have a price in mind and solutions offered without taking a peek at your site. Many companies offer services like this. They will have a nice website offering SEO services, rank high in Google, have awesome testimonials and videos but deliver a so called trusted solution without taking a look at your website. They will take your money, promise you the best, and then leave you on your way once the well runs dry.

    Companies like Rank Magic take the time to do an analysis of your site. They do not just tell you what you want to hear in order to earn your trust. They analyze you and your business and give a professional analysis that is unique and catered specifically to you and your business instead of a broad approach that is hit or miss.
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  • Profile picture of the author guyfromnb
    Some like Market Samurai, others like Long Tail Pro... I personally had a lot of success with Traffic Travis either the free and paid version to find keywords that are easy to rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author romanepo
    Most effective tools google tools ,than other tools can help improving your idea for increasing rank.
    1.Moz (Free & Paid)
    2.SEOQuak (Free & Paid)
    3.Power Suite (Paid)
    Auditing tools
    1.SEOPTIMER (Free & Paid)
    2.ZadroWeb (Free & Paid)
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  • Profile picture of the author ariyes
    "ahrefs" Expensive but worth it. One thing you have to keep in mind, there is no tools in the market that can give you the exact statistic. Because they all use their own algorithm to get the result. So my suggestion is not to use a single SEO tools, Use multiple tools at-list 3 of them and get the result from all of it and the decide yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
    I recommend Semrush, Moz, and Ahref. They are so far the best SEO tools right now. They have great features and I think these tools are exactly what you are looking for.

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  • Profile picture of the author nidhisingh1688
    In my opinion free tools are best as compared to paid.
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  • I am personally using the following tools and completely satisfied with it.
    Smallseotools
    Ahref
    Semrush
    Google analytics
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    • Profile picture of the author Maxima123
      Google analytics tool is the best tool which is free and easily available so i would like to recommend it. Apart from it you can also try the following tools.
      Originally Posted by SnowflakesSoftware View Post

      I am personally using the following tools and completely satisfied with it.
      Smallseotools
      Ahref
      Semrush
      Google analytics
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajeshwari Raje
    Hi, I would like to suggest few tools which I'm using
    1. ahref
    2. seo profiler
    3. Moz
    4. Woopra
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  • Profile picture of the author NTeddy
    Thanks for the input fellow warriors.

    I've been using GA for most of the time. Been thinking of trying paid tools.

    Will definitely try ahref/semrush.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezrankings
    The best SEO tool to track traffic is Google analytic. Also you can use Ahref, SEM rush, webmaster tool also shows impression and clicks for your websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mehrdad Ali
    SEMRush and Moz is the best
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  • Profile picture of the author Castor Troy1
    There are lots of tools exist which are really helpful for doing seo, these are like:
    -Search Engine page insight speed
    -keywordtool
    -Analytic tools by Search Engine
    -Google keyword planner
    -website analyzer etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author gainerp
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    Some of them are paid and remaining are free.
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  • Profile picture of the author ConnectWithAMms
    I think SEO Moz, SEOQuake are the best...
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  • Profile picture of the author Mineim
    There are 12 SEO tools you can't be without

    --onecrawl
    --screaming fog
    --site bulb
    --Url profiler
    --SEMRISH
    --MOZ
    --Litte Warden
    --Sistrix
    --Ahrefs
    --Majestic SEO
    --Deep Crawl
    -- Google search console

    I hope it will will help you the best
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  • Profile picture of the author flipsky021
    Free:
    Google keyword planner
    Google search console
    Google analytics
    Google trends
    Keywordtool.io
    ubersuggest

    Paid:
    AHREFS
    Majestic
    SEMRUSH
    MOZ
    KWFinder
    CORA
    Scrapebox
    Screaming Frog
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  • Profile picture of the author guyfromnb
    For me, the best free tools to find "Easy to rank" keywords are Mozbar and Traffic Travis.
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  • Semrush
    Ahref
    seoquake
    small SEO tools
    keyword planner
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  • Profile picture of the author CharuAggarwal
    There are lots of tools to help in digital marketing. But it depends on you, what you find useful. All tools og Google are very important and easy to use.
    • AHref
    • GT Matrix
    • Google Trends
    • Screaming Frog
    • SEO Quake Toolbar
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  • Profile picture of the author marindependent
    For Free Use Google Search Console.

    Paid - What most have said, ahrefs, seoquake, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author jacobruben
    Google Analytics,
    Semrush
    Ahref
    The above tools are helpful to track the visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dianna Pettyfer
    I would recommend Google analytics for free. But as of paid, you can have a look at these websites.

    SEMRush
    Moz
    Ahrefs
    Elitesiteoptimzer

    They also provide free trial period, where you will have access for the entire tool. This helps you to check and proceed for the paid version.
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  • Profile picture of the author antennaexperts
    You should use Google Analytics because it is free tool and provide the best information.
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  • Profile picture of the author gainerp
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    Google analytics
    Search console tool
    Majestic
    GTMatrix
    Page Speed test
    SEMRush
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  • Profile picture of the author BryrDe
    Originally Posted by Zoey Bullock View Post

    I am looking for an SEO tool with analytics and an array of functions to use for my SEO consulting and growth coaching business. Open to paid or free, any suggestions?
    there's no specific tool for that. You need to use a variety of tool and combine their advantages. you need to be more specific with what type of service - is it about keyword? links?
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  • Profile picture of the author bestwebsolca
    You can go for the free one like Google Analytics. It is very useful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hostech Support
    Best SEO tools:

    1. Google Keyword Planner
    2. Google Analytics
    3. Google Adwords
    4. Seo chat tool
    5. Webmasters tool
    6. Woorank
    7. GT Matrix
    8. SeoMoz
    9. small SEO tool
    10. Google trends
    11. XML Sitemaps
    12. SEO Site checkup
    13. SEO tester online
    14. KwFinder
    15. SEO Analyzer
    16. ubersuggest SEO tool
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajeshwari Raje
    Hi, Are you searching best SEO Tool correct? I would like to suggest few paid and free tool for you. Basically you want to track your website traffic means you go for an google analytics is best option to you and it's free one. If you want to know other than traffic means like backlink of your website and keywords position track activities you can refer ahref, SEOProfiler and Moz is best one. these tools are having both paid and free version.
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  • Profile picture of the author Prrmod
    crawlcenter.com

    Crawlcenter's free account has a crawlimit of 1000 URLs. It is the best on-page seo tool
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  • Profile picture of the author mamtag
    You can try following Free & Paid Tools Suggested by Brian Dean:

    1. AuthoritySpy (Paid)
    2. Buzzstream (Paid)
    3. Linkody (Paid)
    4. Upcity (Paid)
    5. Check My Links (Free)
    6. disavow.it (Free)
    7. Browseo (Free)
    8. Panguin Tool (Free)
    9. JustReachOut (Freemium i.e. free & Paid)
    10. Seobility (Freemium)
    11. SpyFu (Freemium)
    12. TubeBuddy (Freemium)
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