Top 5 Free SEO Tools for Bloggers

We walk you through our 5 favorite SEO tools

Top 5 Free SEO Tools for Bloggers

If you are a blogger, a content creator, or a podcaster, it is important for you to use the available free SEO tools to check your website, as well as your links, and backlinks. Having the right SEO tools doesn’t necessarily mean that your WordPress blog or website will automatically rank higher on Google. You’ll need a good SEO strategy for that. But if you’ve got a few good SEO tools in your back pocket, you can see how good your SEO strategy is.

Here are the Top 5 Free SEO Tools that our Los Angeles web design team sets up and/or recommends to our WordPress and web design clients:

1. Google Webmaster Tools

As a blogger, or webmaster, you must use Google Webmaster Tools. This is not a recommendation; this is a requirement.

This free SEO tool enables you to quickly check crawl errors such as 404 pages and redirection problems, duplicate content issues, backlinks, and site indexation status including sitemap and crawl frequency. Google Webmaster tools can be integrated into your WordPress website easily.

If you need help to add Google Webmaster Tools to your WordPress blog, contact CrushLabs today.

2. SEO Site Check Up

SEO Site Check up gives you a very complete and free analysis of your onsite SEO.

Plenty of elements are checked, including page statistics, site data, meta tags, page notes, objects, site security, and many more. The tool also helps you check your backlinks.

3. Yellowpipe Lynx Viewer Tool

Yellowpipe Lynx Viewer Tool is an online SEO tool that allows you to see how search engine robots see your website. Indeed, you can see your web pages in Lynx, a text-mode web browser.

In addition, Yellowpipe Lynx Viewer Tool helps you check which of your web pages are accessible to the vision impaired. You can also download the full version of the tool to get better results. It is available for both PC and MAC.

4. Open Site Explorer

Open Site Explorer is one of the most popular free SEO tools by SEOMoz. It offers a strong analysis of onpage signals such as HTML tags, outbound links and their respective authority, and many more.

The tool is really similar to Google Webmaster Tools, but Open Site Explorer also features time evolution tracking. The SEOMoz Pro (premium version) offers more features. But, you can start a free trial to see how beneficial it is before being locked in.

5. Majestic SEO

Majestic SEO is a very useful free SEO tool, notably for backlinks analysis. Their majestic site explorer gives you a summary of all referring domains and external backlinks.

Their backlink history tool allows you to determine the number of backlinks for your website and tracks their evolution over time. You can therefore easily control and manage your linkbuilding campaigns. More features are available in their premium plans.

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