5 Free SEO Tools to Help You See More Website Traffic

By: | April 6, 2016 | Tags: ,

5 Free SEO ToolsThe first quarter of 2016 just ended.

Do you know your most viewed article so far this year?

I’ll tell you mine. It’s an SEO guest post, 5 Free Tools to Help You Easily Improve Your Keywords.

Clearly, readers are interested in the topic of how SEO can help them get page views.

They are in luck. In what I consider a follow-up post, Mark Long, an SEO expert, is here to explain how you can use free tools to analyze your website to see if it is optimized properly for search engines, so you can increase your blog traffic.

Mark, take it away.

Top 5 Free Tools for SEO Analysis of Your Website

1. Google Analytics

You may already be familiar with this tool. It is one of the basic tools used by newcomers and experts alike. It is a priceless (literally) tool, that helps you analyze your website, giving you a thorough understanding of your visitors. It is one of the most comprehensive tools available for free.

It not only gives you detailed info about the traffic and the audience of a website, it also provides detailed reports on content and conversion.

2. Hubspot’s Website Grader

Hubspot’s Website Grader is a free online tool that surely deserves a spot in the top analysis tools list. If you are in search of a tool that would give you detailed reports not only on the performance of a website but gives you a thorough analysis of the mobile-friendliness of a website or helps you examine the SEO, then this is just the tool for you. You can obtain detailed, personalized report based on the following metrics:

  • Performance. This report is all about the size of your page, requests, speed etc.
  • Mobile Readiness.  With the arrival of Mobilegeddon, it has become essential for all the websites to be mobile-friendly. This metric helps you analyze if your website is mobile-friendly or not.
  • SEO.  The whole point of all the hard work that goes into making a website is that it is easily found by the searchers and search engines. A comprehensive report about SERPs is put up, taking into considerations factors like page titles and Meta descriptions.

Security. This tool determines if your site has an SSL certificate. An excellent way to let your visitors know that your site is both authentic and it is safe to submit contact information.

You simply have to put in your website URL and an email address. You will get scored on 1-100 bases. A detailed and comprehensive report will be generated instantly.

3. SEO Book

SEO BOOK is actually a suite of free SEO tools. You only have to register for free to access multiple tools including a keyword density analyzer, a page comparison tool to find keywords, an ad group generator for AdWords, PPC keyword wrapper, and a typo generator that shows the most common typos for keywords that you enter.

4. Found’s SEO Audit Tool

Like the name suggests, the SEO Audit Tool by Found is an excellent tool to audit and analyze and solve common SEO errors on a website.

To get an instant audit report, just plug in your URL. This SEO tool consists of three main parts.

 Technical issues.

 Content issues.

 External link analysis.

The above-mentioned sections identify common errors, including Metadata and content and link Information.

The reports from all three sections can also be generated in PDF format.

5. Varvy’s SEO Overview Tool

You can analyze your site’s domain strength, links, image SEO, social counts and mentions, page/technical SEO, page speed, and more with this free SEO tool.

A very comprehensive report is generated instantly about different aspects of your website’s performance. The level of severity of the issues is marked with green checks, red Xs, and yellow exclamation points.

This tool is also helpful in analyzing the strength of your images. A detailed report lets you know whether you are using too many words, missing alt text, or the alt text appears weak. The tool also notifies you when to make the changes.

Conclusion

This post was written by guest author Mark Long. Mark Long is an experienced content and SEO professional at Saba SEO, a San Diego SEO Company.

Readers, had you heard of these SEO tools? I have used and am pleased with Google Analytics. Have you heard of any of the others? Have you used them? What are your experiences with them? Would you recommend them? I look forward to your views.

MostlyBlogging is looking for guest authors. Here is a link to the criteria.

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  1. Cathy Chester

    Thank you for this post. I have Google Analytics but may try one of the others mentioned. It’s important to keep up with many of the issues mentioned. Many thanks.

  2. Carolann

    Yes! Seo is always confusing for so many bloggers no wonder it’s your most popular post! Thanks for sharing this info. You can never empower yourself enough when it comes to SEO!

  3. Anonymous

    This was a great SEO post. You continue to always have great guest bloggers.

  4. GiGi Eats

    I am so checking out ALL these links right now! I am ALWAYS trying to better my blog 🙂

      • Janice Wald

        Hi Gigi,
        Thanks for trying to help me. I did not replace the link, however. I have no trouble getting to the Hubspot site when I click it.
        Since you are having trouble, here is the link Mark left for us:
        http://www.hubspot.com/…/Website-Grader-Analyzes-Over-2-M…
        Janice

  5. Carol Cassara

    I think some of this is covered by WordPress, but not all. Appreciate knowing about them!

  6. Donna Parker

    Janice, this is so good of you to try and help bloggers out this way, SEO is probably one of the most intriguing yet confusing subjects in blogging. Thank you. Hope this week is being good to you. 🙂

  7. Mark Long

    Thank you everyone for liking my post. SEO is an evolving field and new tools and techniques should be tried frequently to obtain the best results.
    @Gigi
    Are you still having the same problem with Hub Spot Link? The link I use has been posted by Janice and it is still working for me.
    @Carol
    There are hundreds of tools being used by bloggers all over the world. Some are just more popular than others and so it is quite common for content creators to cover similar tools. This similarity just tells you how useful these tools are.

    • Janice Wald

      HI Luci,
      Thank you for your comment saying my post was valuable. I had never heard of the Rank Tracker Tool. Thanks for adding to the discussion. I tried to return the blog love and visit your site, but I wasn’t able to open your link.
      Janice

  8. Cally

    Thanks for these tips, SEO has been one of the things I have been trying to learn more about. Much appreciated!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Cally,
      Great to hear from you. I am glad you found the post about the SEO tools helpful. Thanks for the visit!
      Janice

  9. Erin

    Thank you for these! I have been blogging a month now and just focused on creating content. Now I really need to start focusing on content & getting seen 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Erin,
      Congratulations on starting your blog. If you are a new blogger, you have come to the right place. I help new bloggers at my site. I am glad you found my SEO Tools post helpful. The tools will definitely help you get seen at search engines. I would love to encourage you to subscribe, so you always get access to my blogging articles. I am having a big blog party on my site this weekend. I’d love for you to come
      https://mostlyblogging.com/blogger-meet-and-greet-16/
      You could meet new readers that way. May I ask how you found my blog, I always wonder.
      Janice

      • Erin

        I found your post through the SITS Girls Link Party. Thank you, I will make sure to subscribe!

  10. Kathleen

    A fabulous post Janice, it was the most clicked in the Blogger’s Pit Stop and will be featured on Friday.

  11. Siva Ram

    Hi,
    I have been following your website from long time.You are giving great support for us. I am running a blog and i got approved from adsense. Myblog is having 300 to 500 pageviews a day. I have implemented adsense code on my blog and ads are showing. But,i haven´t seen any earnings from my blog in my adsense account. Not even a single penny.Please check my blog and give your valuable suggestion.
    My blog url is:
    http://telugumovies.eu/

    • Janice Wald

      When I get home, I will. Thank you for the kind words about my blog.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Siva,
      What kind words! Thank you! I did not realize you have been following my blog for a long time. I would love to encourage you to subscribe. Am I in your reader?
      Congratulations on getting 300 to 500 words every day! Exciting!
      As far as Google Adsense goes, I am like you. I have never received any money from them. I found a way to check my account, but it only had $7.00 in it, and they don’t mail a check until it gets to $10.00.
      As far as critiquing your blog, I’d be happy to give a cursory review (I charge for more indepth critiques). If you could follow my blog, first, I’d be happy to have a look. My time is so limited since I work outside the home, I set aside the extra time I have after spending time with my family to give extra help to my blog subscribers.
      Thanks for letting me know you are a fan of my blog. The compliments mean a great deal.
      Janice

  12. Susan Langer

    Good tools. I use Google analytics and Yoast with Google analytics on WordPress.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Susan,
      Great to hear from you. I use those as well. Thanks for writing to tell me.
      Janice

  13. Debrah Jiron

    Hey…! This is great

    You hit all my favorite talking point, this is great thank you for sharing this to us.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Debrah,
      I’m glad you enjoyed my guest author’s SEO post. I visited your site too, but I didn’t see a comment box. Thanks for coming by this week.
      Janice

  14. Marie Butterfield

    Hi Janice, I’m glad that I found your article talking about make more traffic in my website, I am new in seo and your tools will help me to improve my web skills.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Marie,
      Thank you for reaching out to me and letting me know about your journey. I agree with how valuable the SEO tools are. Let me know how using them affect your traffic.
      Janice

  15. SEO

    Guess what? Pinterest has a secret solution for these problems. And when you use it, you can actually get more pins than you did before!

    • Janice Wald

      My Pinterest traffic is way down today. Can you please share the secret with me? Is it free? I do not have a budget nor do my readers.
      Janice

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