8 free and easy SEO tools every bootstrapped owner should know about

8 free and easy SEO tools every bootstrapped owner should know about

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GlobalLinker Staff

GlobalLinker Staff

23 Sep 2019, 10:33 — 5 min read

SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is an integral part of any website. Especially for bootstrapped business owners, who pour in their savings or take funding from their families and friends to start or run a business, having access to SEO tools is like a boon. And as they say, “All good things in life are free”, imagine how easier your life can get using SEO tools that are absolutely free of cost!

Having the basic knowledge of SEO can also help you understand your website better, give you insights into how visitors are reacting to it and whether the keywords you are using are helping you rank on search engines. Most of best known SEO tools are usually expensive and can cost you a lot, but with these SEO tools which as equally good and are absolutely free, your problem can be solved:

1. Keywords Everywhere

Keywords Everywhere is a free SEO tool that can be installed easily on Chrome or Firefox. It shows monthly search volume, keyword data for multiple websites and cost per click ratio. It also saves you time spent on copying data while looking for search volume from another. The best part about Keywords Everywhere is it lets you search for long tail keywords too and shows precise search volume for each.

Keywords Everywhere also shows you data from keyword planner beneath your searches on Google, YouTube and any other website. It is the fastest and the easiest way to look for keywords and to see how many people are searching for it.

2. MozBar

You can get an instant metrics about the page you are viewing at that moment using MozBar. You can easily install a Chrome extension and use the free version of the tool. The best part about using MozBar is you can analyse the competitiveness of a spot in terms of domain and page authority and also the number of backlinks. This can help you build a page that can help you easily reach out to your visitors.

MozBar also allows you to analyse your on-page SEO and export your SERP analysis details to a CSV file.

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3. Ubersuggest

Ubersuggest is a blessing for people who want to write meaningful content for their websites. This tool shows you an exhaustive list of keywords including long tail keywords that can help you curate great content that people would love to read.

4. Soolve

Soolve is an interesting platform that pulls out keywords from websites such as Amazon, Google, Yahoo etc and gives you long tail keyword ideas to build your content upon.

Since the nature of every website is different, it gives you multiple suggestions that you can implement to make your website more interesting and more reachable to your audience.

5. Screaming Frog

This free SEO tool lets you crawl website links, images, apps and codes. You can scan up to 500 URLs and Use this data you can improve your meta tags, alt text for images and any other errors. Screaming  frog also shows you the outbound and inbound links so you can see who is linking back to your website.

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6. Answer the public

Answer the public uses Google’s auto suggestion to give you a map of all the long tail keywords people are searching for. The search insight can be used by the marketing team, PR and the content team to create content that is unique and eye catching.

7. Backlink tool

As the name suggests, Backlink tool shows you which pages are linking back to your website. This can help you reach out to other bloggers and even work on collaboration to create content. The only limitation of using this tool is you can run it just 18 times a day while checking for the best backlink.

8. Google search console

Google search console which was earlier known as Google webmaster is a free tool that helps you achieve so much in a single page. This tool helps you monitor how Google sees your website along with showing you how your website is performing, which keywords are you ranking for and are people searching for your website and what can you do to improve it.

How many of these tools were you aware of? Let us know in the comments section below if you know any other free SEO tool that can help bootstrapped business owners.

Also read: How to write compelling meta descriptions to boost traffic

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