Google Keyword Planner is Google’s keyword research tool. Use it to make keyword ideas based on up to ten seed keywords, or from a website or URL.
While Keyword Planner does have boundaries such as a lack of complete search volumes, it’s useful for discovery keyword ideas that you might struggle to find using traditional keyword research tools.
If Bing is a search engine you want to optimize for, don’t forget they have their own Keyword Planner tool. Keyword Generator can also find keyword ideas for Bing, YouTube, and Amazon.
Ahrefs’ Keyword Generator
Ahrefs’ Keyword Generator pulls the top 100 keyword ideas for any beginning keyword or phrase from our database of over ten billion keywords across 170 plus countries. It show the probable monthly search volume for each proposal, plus Keyword Difficulty (KD) scores for the first ten ideas.
Google Trends shows the attractiveness of a topic over time. Use it to vicious circle and benefit from on trending topics, and avoid creating content about those with fading interest.
Keyworddit extract keywords from Reddit. Just come in any subedit (e.g., /r/bigSEO), and it will pull a list of keywords with predictable monthly search volumes.
It is useful for verdict topics that your spectators are interested in, but that you may not have or else considered.
AlsoAsked.com scrape the questions from Google’s People Also Ask (PAA) boxes. Use these to find subtopics and questions that capacity be worth answering in your article.
For example, if you were writing an article about “how to clean a coffee maker using vinegar,” you might want to answer questions like:
- How much vinegar should you use?
- How many times should you run vinegar through the coffee machine?
- Is cleaning vinegar better than regular vinegar?
Keyword Surfer is a free Chrome Extension that shows predictable global and monthly search volume for any inquiry typed into Google. You can also see comparable keywords and associated terms in the sidebar.
This makes it easy for you to do keyword research and competitive analysis with no leaving the SERPs.
On-page SEO tools
These tools help you optimize your pages to rank higher in the search engines.
Rank Math is a WP SEO plugin that helps with on-page and technical SEO.
- Adding titles, meta descriptions, OG tags, and other meta tagsto posts and pages;
- Adding structured datamarkup for rich snippets
- Redirecting URLs
- Finding and fixing dead links on your site.
Similar alternatives: Yoast SEO, All in One SEO Pack, and The SEO Framework.
SERPSim shows what your web page will seem like in Google’s search results. All you have to do is enter your planned title, meta description, and URL.
SERPSim will also inform you if your title and description are too extensive. You should fix these issues to avoid truncation in the search results.
Similar alternatives: Portent’s SERP Preview Tool
- Google’s Rich Results Test
Google’s Rich Results trying tool checks the planned markup on your page to see whether it’s suitable for rich scraps in the search results.
Merkle’s Schema Markup Generator
Merkle’s Schema Markup producer creates ordered data markup in the JSON-LD format. Just choose the type of Schema markup you want to generate (e.g., local business, FAQ, product, etc.), fill in the form, then copy and paste the generate markup onto your site.
You can then check the authority of any Schema markup using Google’s Structured Data Testing tool.
12. Ahrefs’ SEO Toolbar
Ahrefs’ SEO Toolbar is a Chrome and Firefox extension that shows Ahrefs’ SEO metrics right in the browser.
It also generate an on-page SEO account for the visited page with important rudiments such as the page’s title, meta description, word count, headers, hireling tags, canonicals, OG tags, and more.
- Checks for broken links;
- Traces redirect chains(full path);
- Highlights no follow links;
- Displays Ahrefs’ SEO metrics in the Google SERPs;
And much more.
Link building tools
Ahrefs’ Backlink Checker
Ahrefs’ Backlink Checker shows the top 100 backlinks to any website or web page.
It also shows the five most linked pages, most common anchor texts, the total number of backlinks and referring domains, and our proprietary Domain Rating (DR) and URL Rating (UR) scores.
It’s powered by the same industry-leading database as our premium tool. Some stats
- 16 trillion known links
- 170 million unique domains
- 7 billion pages crawled each day.
Hunter.io find email addresses linked with a website. It’s free up to 50 needs per month.
You can also use the tool to find the email address of a exact person. Just go into the domain and the person’s name.
Install the Chrome extension for rapid access, or use the Google Sheets add-on.
Similar alternatives: FindThat.Email, Voila Norbert
Ahrefs’ Broken Link Checker
Ahrefs’ Broken Link manager show the top ten broken inbound and outbound links for any domain, subdomain or URL. You can use this tool to:
- Find broken link building opportunity
- Find broken outbound links on your site, which you can fix to get better user experience;
- Find broken pages on your site to reclaim “link authority”.
If you prefer using Chrome Extensions to check broken links on the fly, you can use LinkMiner or Check My Links.