SEO, Content Tools & Web Hosting

Below is a list of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), content, and technical tools I use.

Keyword Research, Rank Tracking, Backlinks, Site Audits, and Competitive Analysis

  • Ahrefs - The best and most up-to-date link research tool.
  • KeywordKeg - One of the best tools for keyword research.
  • Moz Pro - Rank tracking, keyword research, and link research tools. Moz is the leader in SEO advocacy and education.
  • Screaming Frog SEO Spider - A tool with hundreds of uses. Find missing or duplicate titles, meta descriptions, create XML sitemaps, etc.
  • SEMrush* - Comprehensive rank tracking, SEO site audit, link research, and more.
  • Sitebulb - Versatile website crawler with beautiful and comprehensive reports.

Local SEO, Citation Building, and Reporting

  • Brightlocal Local Rank Tracker* - Provides a good dashboard of your local search rankings, along with screenshots of the SERPs. 1-month free trial.
  • Moz Local - One of the best and most low-cost options for businesses to get their location data synced out to all 4 major data aggregators. This is best for do-it-yourselfers and the technically inclined.
  • Whitespark Citation Building* - Great for building extra citations for specific niches or locations.
  • Whitespark Citation Audit & Cleanup* - This is a comprehensive service and is perfect if you have changed your business name, addresses, or phone numbers, or you haven't been consistent about how you list your business online.
  • Whitespark Local Rank Tracker* - Get an accurate idea of how your website is ranking in location search in various markets.

Site Speed Tools

Reputation Management and Customer Reviews

Text, Content, and Technical Tools

  • Builtwith.com - Find out technology, content management system, tracking codes, and other details about websites.
  • Hemingway App - For more clear and concise writing.
  • Grammarly
  • HTTP Status Code Checker - Are your redirects set up properly? Use this tool to check.
  • WordCounter.net - An online text editor, character counter, and more.
  • XML-Sitemaps.com* - Generates an accurate XML sitemap on a daily basis so you can keep Google and Bing up-to-date about your website. Also reports on broken links and  XML sitemap history.

Website Hosting

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