No doubts paid tools are amazing for the SEO but, are too costly to afford for most of the people.
But, if done right, free SEO tools also work great – just choose the right tools.
There are a lot of free tools for SEO but most of them are junk and do not serve their purpose correctly.
So, here we have come up with the Top 10 Handpicked Free SEO Tools that you will not see many people talking about.
Here we go…
Less Known Top 10 Free SEO Tools
Below goes the complete list.
1. Ahrefs’ Free Backlink Checker
Ahrefs’ Free Backlink Checker tool is an amazing tool to check the top 100 backlinks to any website. By being very limited as compared to the full version, it still provides a lot of value for free.
Not only the backlinks, but it also shows the top 100 referring domains. Looking at the metrics like top 5 most linked-to pages and top 5 most common anchor texts along with the Ahrefs’ premium stats like UR, DR, etc. does also help.
2. SEMrush SEO Writing Assistant
If you are into a lot of content writing, this SEO Writing Assistant by SEMrush might be your dream tool. It comes as a Google Docs AddOn and WordPress Plugin to help you in writing.
The tool analyzes the top 10 Google search results related to the topic that you’re writing and provides suggestions like:
- Number of Words in Your Article
- Overall Content Score
- Readability Score
The best feature of this tool is that it suggests the number of words that your article should be to rank on Google by analyzing the top 10 competitor’s results on the topic.
Ubersuggest, now owned by Neil Patel, is one of the most underrated SEO tools which is great for doing Keyword Research.
The tool Ubersuggest provides you with the hundreds of Google’s Autocomplete keywords along with the other stats like CPC, Competition, Monthly Search volume, etc. You can also filter negative keywords that you don’t want to see.
Using Ubersuggest is pretty simple – just enter your keyword in the search box and hit enter, it will start showing you hundreds of results within a few seconds.
4. Google’s Pagespeed Insights
We all know the value of speed in SEO. If your website is not fast enough then you will be losing most of your precious visitors.
Google’s Pagespeed Insights is an awesome tool which lets you test your website’s speed in a very detailed manner. It also provides you with various suggestions to improve the speed of your website.
The tool provides speed test results for Desktop as well as the Mobile devices. You can know which resources are taking too long to load and make changes accordingly.
5. Answer the Public
Unlike most of the keyword research tools, Answer the Public does not fetch the keywords suggestion from the Google Keyword Planner. Instead, it looks for the various questions that people ask on forums, social media, blogs, etc. and turns them into keywords.
Answer the Public also provides “vs keywords (e.g. Apple vs Samsung)” which are easier to create contents on and also easier to rank in the Google.
The tool groups all the suggested keywords in a circular style which you can download as an image or a spreadsheet.
6. Keywords Everywhere
Keywords Everywhere is a simple Google Chrome extension which provides on-the-go search volume, CPC and competition of the keywords that you search on Google.
The extension also provides Related Keywords and People Also Search For Keywords along with their volume, competition, and CPC in the sidebar of your search results.
By the way, the Keywords Everywhere tool does not only supports Google Search but also Google Analytics, Google Trends, Google Search Console, Google Search Widgets, Amazon, eBay, YouTube, Bing, Answer the Public, Moz, etc.
7. Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test
On most of the blog sites, more than 60-80% of the readers visit using a smartphone. And, if your site is not mobile-friendly then you might lose a considerable amount of visitors.
There comes Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test tool which will tell whether your website is mobile friendly or not. And, if not where can you do changes to make it so.
The tool is pretty simple and straight forward to use – just enter your website’s URL and press enter. It will try to load your website on a mobile device and provide you with the complete analytics and suggestions to make it mobile-friendly.
If you are into YouTube then this tool is a must-have. VidIQ is a Google Chrome extension which will tell you whether your video title is SEO friendly and if you are using correct tags for the video.
The tool VidIQ is great for finding new topics by researching your competitor’s videos. It shows some stats like Twitter and Facebook followers of the channel, tags, controversial keywords, like-dislike ratio, etc. which no other free tools can.
9. What’s My SERP
As the name suggests, What’s My SERP is a completely free tool to keep a record of the main keywords of your website. You will have to enter the Domain name, Region, Platform and Keywords that you wanna keep an eye on.
And, if you want to know the current position of your keywords, just click refresh and, within seconds, it will show the current position along with the positive or negative changes in the Google rankings.
10. SimilarWeb Chrome Extension
SimilarWeb Chrome Extension is a website analytics tool which provides information like monthly traffic, engagement rate, keyword ranking and traffic source for any website.
You will need to just install the Chrome extension and click on the SimilarWeb icon while visiting any website – it will provide you key metrics for any website for free.
Free SEO Tools which are listed here provide you with a lot of value and there are many SEO experts out there who are still using free tools while making tons of $$$.
So, now, it’s your turn…
Which tool from the above list do you use regularly?
Or, have we missed any important tool?
Either way, let’s know by dropping a quick comment right now.
Deepak is the founder of the digiTechnolog and a blogger, digital marketer, and WordPress expert. He loves writing about WordPress optimization and various other internet related topics.
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