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The Best free SEO tools

We all know that selecting the right keywords is an important prerequisite for a good search engine visibility of a blog/website. There are many keyword tools available online, some of them being completely free and some are paid but offer a free edition with a few features.

We decided to list the best of the free tools which can help you research different keywords specific to your site and optimize the site.

Best FREE Tools to Help improve your Search Engine Rank....






Tool #1 – Google Adwords Research Tool 


Where? https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal
Although this tool is primarily meant for Ad words bidders, this is also widely used by webmasters and publishers to measure the popularity of different keywords based on their Google search volume.


What? This tool allows you to research keywords. It tells you the approximate average number of searches per month for a keyword phrase and also suggests similar alternative keyword phrases. 

Why? You need to make sure that your keyword phrase is actually being searched on before you optimize your website. Optimizing your site for a keyword that nobody searches will mean that you get very little or no visitors from the search engines. 

How? Enter your keyword phrase in the box, choose your language and country (or “allcountries and territories” if your website is not country specific) and submit. Choose “Exact” from the drop down menu.

Tool #2 -Wordtracker Free Keyword Suggestion Tool

Where? http://freekeywords.wordtracker.com

When it comes to finding the right keywords, Word tracker is definitely a name you can count on. They primarily provide paid keyword research tools but they have a free tool too, which, for a particular query, can generate up to 100 related keywords and an estimate of their daily search volume.
 
What? This is another keyword research tool. Enter some keywords and you will receive a list of up to 100 related keywords and an estimate of the number of daily searches for each keyword phrase. 

Why? No keyword research tool is 100% accurate, so if you are serious about keyword research it is worthwhile checking your keywords in two keyword research tools. The Google Ad words keyword tool and the Word tracker keyword tool are the best free keyword tools that I know. 

How? Enter your keyword phrase (e.g. dog training is the chosen keyword phrase in the above screenshot) and press the “Hit Me” button. You will then receive a list of related keyword phrases along with the estimated number of searches per day for each phrase.

Tool #3 - Link Popularity Checker Tool

Where? http://www.marketleap.com/publinkpop
 

What? This tool allows you to check how many back links your website has. It will show you how many back links your site has in the Google and Yahoo search engines. 

Why? The number of back links is one of the biggest influences on the ranking of a website in the search engines. The more back links you have to your website, the better your chances are of ranking well for a phrase. 

How? Enter the URL of your website and optionally the URLs of up to three of your competitors. Click on the “Generate Report” button and you will see the number of back links in Yahoo & Google for your site and a number of other sites including any competitors that you have added.


 Tool #4 - Keyword Rank Checker Tool

Where? http://www.seocentro.com/tools/search-engines/keyword-position.html
 

What? This tool allows you to find out where your site is ranked in Google for a particular keyword phrase. 

Why? Most of the traffic goes to the sites listed on the first page of Google, so your aim should be to get your site into the top 10. This tool allows you to check your progress more quickly than you could do manually. 

How? Enter the URL of your website and the keywords that you are trying to rank for and optionally your competitor’s URL. The tool will return the position of your website in the Google search results and compare it to your competitor’s URL.

Tool #5 - Google Webmaster Tools

Where? http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools

 

What? This tool allows you to find the top Google search queries for your website, see errors found by Google-bot, find issues with your website content (e.g. missing tags), submit a sitemap, find out how many back links you have, remove content from the Google index and generate a robots.text file. 

Why? Submitting a sitemap will help to ensure that Google crawls your entire website. The diagnostics will alert you to any errors or broken links on your website and the top search query information can help you to refine your website optimization. 

How? Create an account and then add your websites to the account. You will then need to verify that you are the owner of each of the websites that you added. You can do this by following the instructions to upload a text file to your website or by adding a meta tag to your home page.

Tool #6 - Google Analytics

Where? http://www.google.com/analytics

What? This is an alternative to Stat Counter, as it provides similar information about your website visitors. However, it presents the information in a different way, so you may find it useful to use both Stat Counter and Google Analytics. 

Why? As well as finding out where your visitors come from, how they found your website, how many pages they visited and how long they spent on your website, you can also view the data in a variety of different formats. 

How? Register with Google Analytics and generate a snippet of JavaScript code. Follow the instructions to Install this code on all the pages of your website and then login to Google Analytic to view your site statistics.




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