7 SEO Tools All The Experts Recommend

If you were to search on Google for the term ‘recommended SEO tools,’ you would find countless articles, and almost certainly, no two of them will list the exact same ones. This is to be expected as each individual will have tools that they do and do not like. However, you will notice there are certain SEO tools that tend to appear on every list, and here we are going to list 7 of the SEO tools that almost every SEO expert rates highly. Google Analytics: A no-brainer in the sense that if you want to rank on Google who better to analyse your website than…Google? Google Page speed Insights: With load speeds playing a particularly important role in ranking, knowing how fast your website loads in the eyes of Google is invaluable. This tool will analyse your website load speed for desktop and mobile. Yoast SEO Plugin: There are lots of great SEO plugins but only one of them can be the most popular and that accolade goes to Yoast. It is #1 for the simple reason that it has proved itself time and time again when it comes to helping website owners improve site rankings.

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How Google Search Console Can Help With Your SEO Strategy

There is a plethora of paid tools and software which can help with your SEO strategy, and no doubt each of them has it merits. However, there is a free tool, which means it is often overlooked or given the credit it deserves. That tool is the Google Search Console, and it has several excellent features which can give your SEO efforts a significant helping hand in terms of being able to see how Google sees your website. Google Search Console isn’t one tool but is instead a collection of tools that provide information relating to search traffic, crawling data, and search engine appearance. You may have heard of it being called one of its previous names, which were Google Webmaster Central and, more recently, Google Webmaster Tools. To start using Google Search Console, there are a few steps you need to complete, which include opening a Google account if you do not already have one and then verifying your account, which can be done in several ways, including using SEO plugins such as Yoast. You will then need to select settings such as whether you want your website to have ‘www.’ or not, how often you want Google to crawl your website, and if others work on your website, adding them as users. Once you have everything set up, you can take advantage of the Google Search Console’s reporting features and, more importantly, start using them to make any changes to your SEO strategy that the information they provide suggests.

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Why You Should Be Using the Free Tools Google Provides

Ask 10 SEO experts what SEO tools they use or recommend, and you will undoubtedly get 10 different answers. No one answer will be right, nor will any be wrong. The truth is that there are lots of tools available, and not one of them can provide you with all the information you might want for SEO purposes. One thing that is certain; the tools which these consultants might be using will mostly be paid tools. The cost of each tool will range from as little as $10 per month to as high as $1000 per month for agencies who need high capacity and multiple user access for specific tools. If you’re just getting started or do not like the idea of paying out for these tools, then you need to consider some tools that come from the very source that all these other tools are trying to second guess; Google. They have three tools which can help you with your website SEO, and they don’t cost you a single penny.

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